In every city you find one eatery that in some way has become a cultural monument. And in Malmö, it is Tempo Bar & Kök. Rustic. Bohemian elegance, Swedish dishes and French classics. And for an intimate little restaurant serving Malmö’s savvy good drinks, DJs and a weekly changing menu that focuses on simple compositions with few raw ingredients on the plate? Belle Epoque on Södra Skolgatan 43.
Brogatan is a classic with excellent pyttipanna (Swedish hash) and husmanskost (traditional Swedish fare) at the bar. Rosen Bar & Dining on Mäster Johansgatan 15 is a local favourite for seasonal dishes with a French touch and a popular Sunday brunch (with pancakes).
Downtown happening spot
Bastard, Malmö’s newest, sexiest, overnight success offering nose-to-tail cooking is renowned for its masterclass dining but also has a superb bar menu.