Among the true fine dining stars in Uppsala, you’ll find Miss Voon. You might even want to call it a literal star, since it’s situated closer to the sky than any of the other mentioned bistros. Located on the 11th floor of the gold coated four star hotel Elite, the mademoiselle invites you to a hip Asian atmosphere, gastronomically as well as decorationally, and to the city’s highest viewpoint. The fact that the bar, serving experimental yet delicious drinks that would impress any cocktail connoisseur in a flash, is facing the room’s most panoramic vista isn’t bad either – at least if you’re not afraid of heights. Feeling more hungry than thirsty? We’d recommend their renowned lobster taco with shizo and shishimi. And maybe just a nibble of the chocolate fondant with thai basil.
Dryck & Mat
Traveling to Uppsala by train and in the mood for a delicious meal after your arrival? Then Dryck & Mat is the place to go. But be careful – you might walk right past it. This palatable pearl of a place seems to be one of Uppsala’s best kept culinary secrets, even among locals. Even though stationed in the central station building, which is perhaps the singular most frequented place in town, the secret doesn’t appear to be out in the open. All the more curious, the secrecy and the hush-hush only increases the number of Dryck & Mat’s starry-eyed supporters. Since their re-opening a couple of years ago, chef Niklas Engemar and colleagues have received nothing but words of praise. Dryck & Mat translates into “Drink & Food” – and that the drink precedes the food is no coincidence. The staff grants their guests not only with excellent service, but also with an in-depth knowledge of wine and spirits. Thus, what comes out from the kitchen is usually composed to match what’s in your glass, and not vice versa.
Just a stone’s throw away from one of the most Uppsala-esque trademarks there is, the two-headed cathedral, lies boutique hotel and White Guide restaurant Villa Anna. Before its’ current occupation, the almost 150 year old building has hosted a student nation, the library of a medical association and christian girls’ school. Today, the magnificent house is home to one of Uppsala’s most appreciated menus with a special love for refined Scandinavian tastes. If you have a lot of time on your hands, you won’t regret spending it at Villa Anna: before dinner, savor some Afternoon Tea accompanied by a glass of champagne, and spend a luxurious friday evening enjoying a massage in one of the beautifully designed rooms afterwards.