Malmo Restaurants and Dining

(Malmo, Skane County, Sweden)

Al fresco dining in the summerEating out is always a good way to end a day sightseeing around Malmo and the city is home to plenty of restaurants, which feature everything from cheap eats, right through to fine dining, with more than 300 different eateries of all descriptions. Swedish cuisine is also worth sampling at Malmo's restaurants, and many visitors choose to enjoy a 'smorgasbord', which is a buffet-style meal, consisting of both hot and cold meats, along with salads and tasty bite-size nibbles.

Fine dining is extremely important to Swedes and even a simple afternoon coffee and snack is taken quite seriously by the locals in Malmo. Whilst many international restaurants and similar eateries are also readily available around the city, it is the Swedish food that most visitors are looking to sample.

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When to Eat / Opening Hours

The majority of restaurants in Malmo tend to open for lunch between the hours of 11:30 and 14:00, opening again for evening dining from 17:00 until around 22:00, or slightly later on Friday and Saturday nights.

Where to Eat

For dining on a budget, head to the Möllevangstorget and nearby Ystadsgatan, where a range of cheap eateries reside, including a number of very reasonably priced Indian and Thai restaurants. However, most people looking to eat out in Malmo find that the cobblestone square known as the Lilla Torg (Little Square) is the best place to start. Filled with restaurants and bars, the Lilla Torg is at its most appealing during the summer months, when many tables are moved outside.

Of particular interest in Malmo is the Radhuskällaren restaurant on the Stortorget, which is actually located beneath the town hall, within its 16th-century vaulted cellar. Alternatively, another good dining option in Malmo is the Thotts Restaurang on the Ostergatan, where wild boar served with berries is a particular speciality.