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All Nordic winners in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022

The 4 Nordic restaurants that are among the best in the world

Each year, a poll made up of international chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands and restaurant critics each cast votes for their own personal choice of ten restaurants – the results are listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This year saw a total of four Nordic restaurants featured on the list, with Copenhagen taking the lead as the Nordic region’s culinary champion with its three entries. Geranium in Copenhagen was awarded the epithet best restaurant in the world, while new entry Alchemist was positioned at 18th place and Jordnær at 38th place. Stockholm has Frantzén to thank for also making the cut at 25th place.
Geranium Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Geranium Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Geranium []

Rasmus Kofoed was the first chef in Denmark to earn three Michelin stars back in 2016. However, his restaurant Geranium does not rest on its laurels. In 2022, Kofoed brave decision to turn the restaurant into a meat-free zone was met with mixed reactions but has ultimately shown the world that a meal consisting solely of local seafood and vegetables from organic and biodynamic farms in Denmark and Scandinavia can satisfy even the pickiest foodie.

Geranium
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Geranium

Alchemist Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Alchemist []

What if food could be transformed to transcend the traditional dining experience? That is what Danish chef Rasmus Munk sets out to do through “holistic cuisine” at Alchemist. As a gastronomic sorcerer, his 50-meal dinner, ​​divided into five acts and served at various spaces within the restaurant, draws upon elements from the worlds of theatre and art, as well as science, technology and design, in order to create an all-encompassing and dramaturgically driven sensory experience. It’s edible magic.

Alchemist
Refshalevej 173C
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Alchemist

Restaurant Frantzén Stockholm Sweden
Restaurant Frantzén Stockholm Sweden

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Frantzén []

Frantzén is hands down one of the best meals we have ever experienced. What makes the 23-seat Michelin three-star restaurant so memorable is not only the remarkable food and outstanding service but also the truly how the immersive dining experience involves all three floors of a Stockholm townhouse, designed by local interior architectural studio Joyn. Ring the doorbell to be greeted by your name, step into the elevator and let chef Björn Frantzén take you on a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic adventure that is carefully considered down to the very last detail. Set aside four hours for a meal at Frantzén.

Frantzén
Klara Norra kyrkogata 26
Stockholm
Sweden

Photography courtesy of Frantzén

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Jordnær []

At Jordnær, Danish for ‘down to earth’, real-life partners Tina and Eric Vildgaard serve up a feast made out of the delicacies plucked directly from the ocean: langoustines, turbot and king crab, not to mention the copious amounts of caviar that plays an important role throughout the meal. At Jordnær, located in the unassuming Gentofte Hotel a little north of Copenhagen’s city centre, the dining experience is all about the joy of scrumptious flavours and exquisite produce.

Jordnær
Gentoftegade 29
Gentofte
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Jordnær

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