Plenty of options in Helsingborg – 10 hot restaurants you mustn’t miss in the pearl of the Öresund
Where the Öresund is narrowest lies the Scanian town of Helsingborg. The town is surrounded by parks, castles and not least a beautiful harbour area with active boating – a trip to the idyllic city of Helsingør in Denmark takes no more than 20 minutes by ferry. In Helsingborg, food culture is strong and there are classic and new and innovative restaurants. Here we recommend 10 tasteful restaurants you must not miss in cosy Helsingborg.
It’s easy to fall in love with Helsingborg. With a historical and compact city centre and with its proximity to the sea, the city is a real gem – especially during the summer months. There are lots of good restaurants in Helsingborg too. In fact, Helsingborg is one of Sweden’s most restaurant-filled cities.
The best of the sea at Sillen & Makrillen
The large area of grass and wooden boardwalk in Helsingborg that lies between the Norra Hamnen and Fria Bad is called Gröningen. Here people gather in the summer months to sunbathe, swim, hang out and just enjoy life. Also here at Gröningen and right on the waterfront lies Sillen & Makrillen – a restaurant with the sea at its centre. Here they prepare food with carefully selected raw ingredients from local suppliers and customise the menu for each season’s selection. Sillen & Makrillen is great for anyone looking for an elegant and luxurious dinner in the slightly higher price ranges. Here you can hang out and enjoy a delicious dinner while having a view of the Öresund and Danish Helsingør (aka Elsinore).
Exciting flavours at AnJo Wine & Dine
On Bruksgatan, one of Helsingborg’s most classic and idyllic streets, lies the newly opened restaurant AnJo Wine & Dine. The menu is carefully composed to suit all tastes – it offers good fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is intimate and cosy and aims to make you feel at home as a guest. The à la carte menu is exciting and innovative; you can for example try cured meats, the oysters of the day, or wild duck. With its central location, you have access to shopping, culture and accommodation – Clarion Grand Hotel Helsingborg is only a few minutes away and is a classic hotel with modern design. Here on Stortorget you are at the heart of the city life with only 100 metres to the main shops on Kullagatan.
Gastro – award winning and elegant
On Järnvägsgatan 3, right in the centre and around the corner from Clarion Grand Hotel Helsingborg, is the splendid Gastro restaurant. Since its inception in 1998, Gastro has been ranked as one of Sweden’s best restaurants for many years. The kitchen has an international focus with Scandinavian influences and a penchant for Northwest Scanian raw materials. In historical premises dating from 1898, food and beverages are served for connoisseurs who are looking for a gastronomic experience.
Kitchen and Table by Marcus Samuelsson
At Clarion Grand Hotel we love good food. With an exciting restaurant concept, Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson offers both hotel guests and the locals a mix of local produce and Manhattan. Experience “fun dining” in magnificent and classic premises right in the centre of Helsingborg. Your dinner will be perfect with a good drink from the bar – Kitchen & Table has established itself as one of Sweden’s best gin bars with over 86 kinds of gin to choose from.
KOL & Cocktails – grilled food is great food
Are you hankering after grilled food and a good drink in a nice atmosphere? Then KOL & Cocktails is definitely worth a visit. Focusing on the overall experience, you as a guest here will have an evening to remember. The restaurant is centrally located on Södra Storgatan 11-13. In this restaurant they mainly focus on charcoal grilling in all its forms. Meat, seafood, fish, vegetables, fruit and bread – here almost anything can be grilled. Combined with a sterling wine list and an atmosphere of music, cosy furnishings and friendly staff, a visit to KOL is something very extraordinary. There is also a wide range of cocktails at the bar, the basis for which lies in the self-pressed juices. KOL & Cocktails is definitely an excellent option for those looking for grilled food in a cosy atmosphere with a real pulse of the city.
Traditional and rustic at Redimat
Traditional home cooking made from scratch is the idea at the Redimat restaurant, located on Badhusgatan 4 between Hamntorget and Sundstorget. The restaurant opened in Helsingborg in 2015 with an aim to create a genuine and homely feeling that makes the restaurant a natural meeting place. By serving classic dishes combined with new tastes and ideas, it has quickly become a favourite among its guests. The restaurant only uses the best of raw materials and cooks all the food from scratch – here you can taste everything from lamb roast and chanterelle soup to fish casserole and anglerfish. Redimat is a good choice for anyone looking for rustic and rural food at a good price.
Olsons skafferi – Italian at heart
Popular Mariatorget, behind and across from Clarion Grand Hotel Helsingborg, is a gathering place for many cosy restaurants. In the square, which incidentally has the city’s oldest church in the centre, Sankta Maria Kyrka, is a gathering of restaurants with flavours from around the world. Olsons Skafferi is a cosy place with Italian food at mid-range prices. With good ingredients and dedicated chefs you can enjoy classic Italian dishes such as antipasto, pasta, risotto and tiramisu. Suitable for family dining or as a romantic choice for those visiting Helsingborg with their partner.
Drottninggatan is the street that runs from Knutpunkten the central station to Tinkarpsbacken before Sofiero. On the street there are several really good restaurants with awesome dishes for all budgets. Tokyo 15 is conveniently located on Drottninggatan 15 and is a modern Japanese restaurant offering a symphony of food, drink and socialising. Here you can get really good sushi and sashimi but also juicy and delicious grilled meats. With more than 20 years in the industry, the head chef makes sure your visit an experience to remember!
Social and elegant at Drottninggatan 35
Further down Drottninggatan, behind Gröningen and the seafront, is the elegant yet casual restaurant Drottninggatan 35. Here you will find dishes and wines that you and your friends will simply love. By offering small portions you can try 2-3 different dishes – a social and lovely way to experience different types of food. Here you will find everything from tuna and kycklingknyte (a type of chicken dumpling) to carbonara and flap steak. In a relaxed yet vibrant environment, you get the chance to experience good food and drinks at a reasonable price.
In 1997, Thai Corner opened its doors in Helsingborg. With its good and cheap Thai food, the restaurant has become a favorite among visitors as well as local residents. With its central location on Bruksgatan 32-34 and its extensive range, the restaurant has something for everyone. In a newly renovated, cozy and relaxed setting, you can eat real Thai food at a good price. From the restaurant you have only 10 minutes to Comfort Hotel Helsingborg. The trendy hotel has simple and smart solutions and is the obvious choice for those who appreciate affordable accommodation with city-style, stylish design and modern rooms.