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Dinner, Drinks, and the Best View of Malmö - Date Night at Kitchen and Table + SkyBar

Andrew and I aren’t really “fancy restaurant people”

…and there are a couple of reasons for that.

If you know the Valentine’s Day wine bottle story, then you know that the fancy restaurant gods are not in our favor.

Thankfully (for our bank accounts sake), Andrew NOW knows I’m not the kind of girl who is impressed by fancy shmancy dining experiences - or absurdly priced bottles of wine.

After a long work week, you’re more likely to find us eating takeout sushi on the couch with a box of red wine than going out for dinner… except a couple weekends ago when we finally went to a restaurant we’d been talking about trying for ages - Kitchen and Table + SkyBar at the Clarion Malmö Live Hotel.

Though the rooftop location might give you the impression that there’d be an uppity vibe, I actually found the atmosphere to be really laid back. The staff was friendly and welcoming, the food was good, and the views were even better.

If you’re looking for a good date night restaurant…or just a cool place to grab a drink and take in an epic city view, Kitchen and Table + Malmö Skybar is the perfect spot.


Malmö SkyBar

Located on the 25th floor of the Clarion Malmö Live Hotel, the SkyBar has hands down the greatest view you’ll find of the city.

The cocktails are as delicious as they are beautifully presented, and the views of the Turning Torso and Oresund Bridge are unbeatable.

I’d recommend arriving early to grab a few pre-dinner drinks at golden hour.

If you like gin and want a light, refreshing drink, try a classic French 75 (complete with an adorably dainty elder flower flourish)… or my not so classic favorite, Any Last Words - made with gin, apricot, green chartreuse, lime, pineapple, sugar, basil. So yum.

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Kitchen and Table

After kicking things off with drinks at the SkyBar, walk on over to Kitchen and Table, one of the hotel’s two restaurants by Ethiopian Swedish chef, Marcus Samuelsson.

Read more: About Marcus Samuelsson

We came for dinner, but they also have a cocktail brunch every Saturday from 11:30-2.

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Cosy, cosy, cosy DECOR

The laid back atmosphere at Kitchen and Table is due in part to the awesome staff, but also the rustic and cosy decor. After the sun went down, the candles were lit, and their flickering made the space feel even more warm and welcoming… no pun intended.

The restaurant has an open kitchen layout (complete with a wrap around bar), and a community style high-top table in the center of the room which I really liked.

Some of my family members are planning to visit Malmö in the summer, and, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I could totally picture us all sitting down for a beautiful (and rare) meal together here.

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Date Night at Kitchen and Table + Malmö SkyBar | HallAroundtheWorld
Date Night at Kitchen and Table + Malmö SkyBar | HallAroundtheWorld

snacks & STARTERS

Given that we aren’t really fancy food people, some of the terms on the menu were a bit over my head. Thankfully our waitress Daniella was awesome (and a total foodie). She explained everything in detail and gave us some great recommendations.

To start we had Kissed by the Sun (crispy Jerusalem artichokes and a delicious, creamy parmesan mayonnaise) and the Cuttle Me (grilled octopus, spiced cream, black radish, apple, and olive oil). You can’t go wrong with either one, but, I personally preferred the contrasting flavors of the octopus and green apple in the Cuttle Me.

We also had a surprise /TAI(R)´TAI(R)/ (sans ox heart), which we both LOVED. The flavors complimented each other well and it was beautifully presented. This was another dish that had Andrew saying, “Oh my gosh… so good” every other bite - For reference, the same thing happened at the hotel’s restaurant downstairs, Eatery Social Taqueria. I’m tellin ya, this Marcus Samuelsson guy is on the something.

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Date Night at Kitchen and Table + Malmö SkyBar | HallAroundtheWorld
Date Night at Kitchen and Table + Malmö SkyBar | HallAroundtheWorld

Mains

I honestly could have made a meal out of just starters and sides here, but we went with Daniella’s recommendations and tried some different things instead.

His: Potato Rhapsody with Beef Sirloin - Crispy potato, roasted potato broth, pickled potato, Leicestershire Red cheese, and a grilled sirloin (not pictured because Andrew eats too fast).

Hers: What What to the Halibut - hilariously named, and so delicious. Baked halibut, salsify, miso beurre blanc, potato puree, and dried porcini mushroom. To be honest, I don’t know what half of those words mean… but I can tell ya it was good.

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The sweet stuff

For dessert, after much deliberation (aka arguing over who got the Pulp Fiction), we decided to get that and the Eton Mess.

His: The majority of the Pulp Fiction. The sherbert icecream and carrot cake combination was pretty good… but we both agreed I made the better choice.

Hers: The Eton Mess - a delicious meringue, tonka bean, cream, and seasonal berry treat that literally melted in my mouth. The berry of the day was blueberry… and, again, they knocked this one out of the park - so yum.

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Date Night at Kitchen and Table + Malmö SkyBar | HallAroundtheWorld
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Overall, I really enjoyed our dining experience at Kitchen and Table, (and also the fact that there were no pricey wine bottle mishaps). Thanks again to Daniella for teaching us more about each dish and recommending such delicious combinations!

Whether you’re having a date night or just looking for a cool spot for after work cocktails, the food, drinks, and views at SkyBar + Kitchen and Table will not disappoint. I can’t wait to go back to try their Saturday cocktail brunch, (& also to bring my family here this summer - lookin at you, mum. BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ALREADY)!


Hours + Location

Lunch
Monday-Friday: 11.30-14:00

Dinner
Monday-Sunday: 17.00-22:00

Cocktail Brunch
Saturdays: 11.30 – 14.00

Sky Bar
Monday-Thursday: 11:30-14:00 & 17.00-01.00
Friday: 11:30-14:00 & 16:00-01:00
Saturday: 11:30-01.00
Sunday: 17.00-00:00


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The Best Mexican Cuisine in Malmö - Eatery Social Taquería

I’m a huge sucker for Mexican food…

…and I mean HUGE. I’d eat guacamole everyday if I could, but, unfortunately, avocados are pretty freakin’ expensive.

When visiting Malmo for the first time last September, I was excited to quickly find a place where I could get my Mexican food fix - Eatery Social Taquería at the Clarion Malmö Live Hotel.

Despite coming across the place at the end of last summer, it wasn’t until recently that Andrew and I actually went to try it… and now we kind of can’t stay away.

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“Mucho Mas Que Una Taquería”

Eatery Social Taquería is, as their slogan suggests, “Much More Than a Taco Restaurant.”

They serve up some seriously tasty tacos, yes… but they also offer guests an awesome atmosphere. Eatery Social is the perfect spot for any occasion - whether you are grabbing a quick bite and after work drinks or celebrating something special.

Created by Marcus Samuelsson, the restaurant’s dishes are influenced and inspired by the food and cultures of Mexico, Manhattan, Peru, and Scandanavia.

Samuelsson, an Ethiopian Swedish chef has been cooking his whole life. On his personal website, he says, “My mission with each project – whether it be a new restaurant, book, or TV show – is to celebrate the food, the culture, and hopefully inspire others to be adventurous, learn something new, and get cooking!”

Read more: About Marcus Samuelsson

At Malmo’s Eatery Social Taquería, Latin American flavors are combined with a local twist to make unique and delicious foods. It’s also pretty freakin’ cute.

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Food + Drinks

For starters, we always get the nachos. They are served with salsa and guacamole, which for me is a no brainer because avocados… duh.

You might find your main course decision to be a bit more tricky because they have SO much to choose from.

If you’re hungry, go for a sharing platter. On our last visit, we got the chicken fajitas and, I kid you not, Andrew said “OMG THIS IS SO GOOD,” every other bite. It was WAY too much for the two of us - so unless you’ve got a big appetite, I’d suggest bringing a friend (or two).

If you’re in the mood for something smaller, try the tacos. It is a taqueria afterall!

The tacos are served in pairs and are quite filling (but not TOO filling). You should be left with just enough room for some guac and dessert. They have five different styles to choose from, but my favorites so far are the Pineapple Pork Tacos - (full disclosure… they’re also the only ones I’ve tried… When you find something THIS delicious, it’s hard to switch it up).

It wouldn’t be a trip to a Mexican Restaurant without a good ole’ adult beverage. Grab a Cerveza or one of their delicious cocktails. We got the Mexican Bulldog because it was Friday… and, if I were you, I’d maybe save this one for the weekend. Go for a regular margarita if you don’t want a pounding headache. Turns out, we can’t throw em back like we used to.

We somehow managed to save some room for dessert, and decided to try the Chocolate Y Jengibre and the Coco Pannacotta, but we both preferred the first - hands down. The sweetness of the white chocolate and sour flavors of the lime jelly complimented each other really well... But don’t take my word for it… go try it for yourself!

Check out their full menu here.

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The Best Mexican Cuisine in Malmö - Eatery Social Taquería | HallAroundtheWorld
The Best Mexican Cuisine in Malmö - Eatery Social Taquería | HallAroundtheWorld
The Best Mexican Cuisine in Malmö - Eatery Social Taquería | HallAroundtheWorld


Brunch

Yes, you read that right… They also have brunch (but only on Sundays)!

BOTTOMLESS brunch - complete with Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Which is basically a combination of all my favorite B words… Breakfast Beverages and Bottomless Brunch.

I have yet to try it for myself, but, if it’s anything like their dinner, it must be pretty dang good. The next time I have a Sunday off, you know where to find me… Or maybe you don’t know where exactly to find me… which is why I conveniently listed the location and hours below!

Location + Hours

Eatery Social Taqueria is located at the Clarion Malmö Live hotel.

Their address is Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2, 211 18 Malmö

Dinner Monday–Saturday 17:00-23:00

Bar Monday–Thursday 17.00 – 23.00
Friday-Saturday 17.00 – 00.00

Bottomless Brunch at Live Every Sunday 12:00-16:00

Reserve a Table

Given that I’ve yet to see this place on a slow night, it’s pretty safe to assume that it’s generally always packed. The restaurant is really popular among hotel guests and locals alike. If you don’t reserve a table ahead of time, chances are you’ll either end up waiting for hours, or you may not get a table at all.

Avoid the uncertainty and reserve your spot… especially if you plan on going for their bottomless Sunday brunch!

Have you been to Eatery Social? What’d you think?

Let me know in the comments below!

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