Three Swedish restaurants can be found on the British Restaurant Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 best restaurants. The top Swedish restaurant is Frantzén/Lindeberg in Stockholm’s Old City – it lands on the 12th spot.

“Of course it feels good, really great,” says Björn Frantzén, who with Daniel Lindeberg runs the restaurant. Last year Frantzén/Lindeberg could be found on the magazine’s 20th spot, so it has taken quite a leap towards the top. The great score is motivated by the “use of an incredible amount of ingredients”. 95% of the ingredients used in the kitchen come from Sweden, many are handpicked straight from the restaurant’s own garden.

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“They judge restaurants from all over the world, so this is extremely satisfying,” Frantzén says. “Ours is a small restaurant, we only have five tables. This must mean that we have customers who are very happy.” When asked what makes the restaurant so special, Frantzén says there are several factors: “We focus on raw produce, which we mix with a touch of Japan, and that’s uncommon in Sweden.” A recent press release on the restaurant’s website states that Frantzén and Lindeberg will go their separate ways, and that the restaurant in the future will be called Frantzén only.

Fäviken in Järpen, Jämtland, comes in on the 34th place, and Mathias Dahlgren in Stockholm, the third Swedish restaurant on the list, on 55th place. According to the list, the best restaurant in the world is El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, followed by Noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy.

For more information:
www.restaurantfrantzen.com
www.faviken.com
www.mathiasdahlgren.com

And for the complete list of the best restaurants as per Restaurant Magazine:
www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners