When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance.
"One cannot think well, love well,
sleep well, if one has not dined well."
A good thing about being a food-interested local is that you know where to eat best. We have tested all restaurants in the region more than once and we are quite picky about what we like. Guess which restaurants we have included for you in our package... At lunch you will choose any main course you like and for dinner you select a starter, a main course and a dessert from the menu.
At the restaurants we have reserved the best tables for you at the time specified in the itinerary. The restaurants are all very popular and it's tricky to get tables otherwise.
Johans Krog, Marstrand
Johan och hans köksteam bjuder på klassiska rätter med fransk touche, och tar även vara på det bästa västkusten har att erbjuda. Utgångspunkten är att alltid servera en perfekt balanserad måltid med höga smaker och därtill hörande drycker. Allt i en miljö som förstärker hela upplevelsen av Marstrands unika dragningskraft.
Grand Hôtel Tenan, Marstrand
The Grand Tenan restaurant is rightly famous for signature dishes beef tenderloin Africana and garlic gratinated langoustine; both from the original recipes. Here you also can dine á la carte on top-class Bohuslän archipelago-inspired dishes.
On the veranda, with a marvellous view of the Paradise Park and the harbour, you can follow the boats coming in from a day at sea and people strolling along the dock.
By the way "tena" is the cage we use for catching langoustines or lobster...
Marstrand has an intriguing history as a royal getaway that few other places can rival. People have been enjoying therapeutic sea bathing at Marstrand since the early 19th century and ever since it has been the centre of seaside culture that developed in Sweden, inspired by the German, British and Dutch coastal resorts. Sweden’s King Oscar II spent nearly every summer between 1887 and 1907 on Marstrand, endowing the island with royal glamour.
Kungsplan (King's plane), where you find Kurhotellet, developed into a natural hub for the vibrant social activities that have made Marstrand the popular destination it is today. Societetshuset, the adjacent assembly rooms built in 1886, is where you can enjoy a fantastic lunch on the outside veranda.
Salt & Sill’s restaurant boasts one of the very best locations on the west coast. Seating on the dock and windows with ocean view offer an almost unrealistic proximity to the ocean – an ever-changing scenery all year round.
Here you can enjoy seafood and our Chef’s specials “Sillplankan” and “Klädesholmaren”, both of which are great contributors to the restaurant’s international recognition and have highlighted the herring as food experience. Since our launch in 1999, our menu has always been characterised by local produce from the coast and ocean
Petersons Krog, Käringön
Ok, we might be a bit subjective as we live on Käringön, but Peterson's Krog is probably the most genuine archipelago restaurant along the entire west coast.
You have to try the gratinated mussels. You are going to want to enjoy the food and the view for a long while. On our part, we have eaten a whole lot of mussels there.
Fru S, Klädesholmen
Fru S means Mrs S in Swedish. Who is this mysterious lady? Mrs. S. is the woman who traveled through time and space to collect food stories. She takes us on a trip to Naples where she learned the art of making pizza. On to Holland to experience Virgo Herring in the traditional way. That experience later became Klädesholmarpizzan. Experience it at Fru S. on Klädesholmen. And if you haven't managed to find out who Fru S is when you leave Klädesholmen, we promise to tell you the secret when you get to Käringön.