Dinner on Bornholm

Are you looking to be inspired by the Bornholmer kitchen or are you simply too tired to make your own dinner? Perhaps you've made your way to Bornholm exclusively for the taste experience? No matter what brought you to Bornholm, there's good reason to go on a gastronomic exploration across the island.

A lot has happened on the island these last couple of years, and if you were to ask us, Bornholm shouldn't solely be known as Sunshine Island, but also as Food Island. New exciting and creative restaurants have entered the stage, and the well-established ones, with years of experience, keep impressing us and our taste buds.

We have put together a list of the restaurants we prefer on the island right now. Here you will find alternatives for the whole family, the ones with an appetite, and for those who are looking for good chow that doesn't ruin your budget. 

 

Gourmet restaurants on Bornholm

Kadeau, Pedersker

Picturesque and hidden, surrounded by sand, sea, and forest on southern Bornholm - we present Kadeau. In an old beach pavilion awaits an exploration of modern, Bornholmer-Nordic cuisine, based on local produce. The place has been renovated and decorated in bright materials, and the food is, inter alia, served on Bornholmer ceramics. All in all, a high-quality experience that people travel from afar to try. 

Kadeau has been recognized for its high standard, and received its first Michelin star in 2016, which they have maintained ever since. 

Note: The restaurant is closing down for the season on September 25th 2022.
Address: Baunevej 18, Aakirkeby

 

Stammershalle Badehotel & Restaurant, Tejn

Stammershalle Badehotel & Restaurant is encompassed by the wild Bornholmer nature and crude cliffs. The barren nature is a stark contrast to the restaurant's bright and cozy interior, from where you can enjoy dinner as well as the view of the Baltic Sea and the craggy coast.

Over the years, Stammershalle has built up quite the crowd of regulars, who visits time and time again. The atmosphere is hospitable and relaxed, and the dishes are locally inspired and characterized by seasonal ingredients; thus the meny changes from month to month. 

The restaurant has its own grand piano, and on special occasions professionals as well as local pianists are invited to play while the guests are eating - only pleasant tunes, of course.

Note: The restaurant is open until November 30th 2022.
Address: Sdr. Strandvej 128, Tejn

 

Restaurant Molen, Nexø

On the outmost peak of Bornholm's second largest town dwells Restaurant Molen. Its height offers a beautiful view, befitting the food. Follow the arrivals and departures of boats in Nexø harbour as the chef, Daniel Kruse, serves his wonderful courses. 

Daniel has previously been named Chef of the Year, and has run Restaurant Molen a couple of years since. The food is Scandinavian, inspired by fish and shellfish as well as seasonal produce. 

Tip: Remember to try out a dessert or two when dining at Molen, for Daniel has a background with confectionery, tutored by the Copenhagen-based patisserie La Glace - making the desserts something out of this world. 

Address: Havnen 6, Nexø

 

Melsted Badehotel, Melsted

In 2018 Melsted Badehotel got new owners. They brought a skillful kitchen staff with them and opened up its doors for the island's guests and locals. Since then, the seaside hotel's restaurant has become a success on Bornholm's east coast, and we can certainly understand why! 

Badehotellet is authentic and the restaurant serves classic cuisine. The food is neat, well-cooked, and is based on seasonal ingredients. On the menu you'll find, among other things, fried plaice, which you can enjoy along with the beautiful view of the Baltic Sea. 

You can either dine in the restaurant or, if the weather is clear, sit outside on the terrace.

Note: The restaurant is open until October 23rd 2022
Address: Melstedvej 27, Gudhjem

Child-friendly restaurants on Bornholm

Restaurant Pakhuset, Svaneke

Restaurant Pakhuset in Svaneke is located deep in the heart of Svaneke, between Svaneke Torv and the harbour, in an old, red warehouse. The restaurant is especially known for its child-friendly atmosphere, with room for both the young and old. The menu is extensive and you will without a doubt find a dish for you. You can choose between a variety of courses of fish and meat, and there's also a seperate kids menu with classic kids meals such as fish fillets, nuggets, and meatballs.

The steak on a plank has in particular been a classic throughout the years, and, as for the children, they seem to find great pleasure in the self-serve ice cream bar, with its abundance of frostings and sprinkles.

Note: The restaurant is open from Easter and until October 22nd 2022
Address: Brænderigænget 3, Svaneke

 

Svaneke Bryghus Restaurant, Svaneke

If you're longing for a good meal and a beer in a cozy environment, go to Svaneke Bryghus Restaurant. Most of the food is, to the most possible extent, based on the local cuisine, and offers something for everyone. On the menu are courses of fish and meat, and for the kids you can order known child favourites such as Pasta Bolognese, fish fillet, and fish meatballs.

If the mood is right, the grown-ups should try one of the many locally brewed beers. The beers are brewed in a big copper boiler, and the restaurant's brewmaster likes to experiment with new brews that are only available in the restaurant. 

The restaurant is a favourite among both tourists and locals. Wherefore it's open all year round, giving you the oppurtunity to visit the restaurant even during winter. 

Note: The restaurant is open all year round. 
Address: Svaneke Torv 5, Svaneke

 

Texas, Rønne

In Rønne you'll find the American inspired steak restaurant, Texas. Visiting the restaurant is a given if you like steaks, burgers, and ribs - for all of it is on the menu. Also, there is a seperate kids menu.

The atmosphere at Texas is amiable and relaxed. Our primary reason to visit the restaurant - besides the food, of course - is the feeling of its intimacy and service. At Texas you'll always be greeted with utmost hospitality, like you are a long lost patron coming back home.

Texas shows the major sporting events in its premises. Super Bowl especially has become a success for the restaurant in Rønne, which also is open all year round. 

Note: The restaurant is open all year round. 
Address: Store Torvegade 14, Rønne

 

Good food, better prices on Bornholm

Provianten, Gudhjem

One of our absolute favourites since 2018. A cozy port bar in Gudhjem harbour with room for chatter and prattle, communal dining, and wine tasting.

It's on the small side and space is therefore limited. Provianten is a bar and not a restaurant, but it's still possible to get your hands on something appetizing to eat. There are always one or two plat du jour on the menu - often it's a meat stew and a vegetarian pie - along with a handfull of different snacks.

On Thursdays it's communal dining, where you dine by a long table with everyone else who might turn up. They serve one course, often on big platters and in big bowls. It's a pleasant way to enjoy a good meal for a meagre sum (95 DKK) and a great way to meet new people - locals as well as tourists.

Tip: If you want to try the communal dining, you have to sign up by calling Provianten. There's limited space, so we recommend booking your spot in advance.

Note: Provianten has varied opening hours, which they continuously update on their Facebook-page.
Address: Ejnar Mikkelsensvej 28, Gudhjem

Det Røde Pakhus, Rønne

Det Røde Pakhus is a restaurant located in the heart of Rønne. This is where Troels and Daniel - who are also the ones behind Restaurant Molen in Nexø -  have opened up a long anticipated restaurant in i Rønne. 

The owners' vision for Det Røde Pakhus is to combine "the best the sea and the forest has to offer in one place" and thereby offer the guests an experience out of the ordinary. The menu varies depending on the season, but will always have something for everyone, regardless if you prefer fish, meat, or vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is cheerful and charming with a relaxed atmosphere and agreeable prices. Definitely worth a visit!

Note: The restaurant is open all year round (Mondays closed)
Address: Snellemark 30, Rønne

 

Gastronomy on Bornholm

For most people Bornholm is primarily famous for its smokehouses, and the regional cuisine "Sol over Gudhjem" can be seen on menus all across Denmark.

In addition, Bornholm's food production has grown significantly on the island, and this has resulted in the production of everything from basic goods such as fruit and vegetables, which are grown locally on the island, to the processing of food and, in particular, confectionery.  

 

Smokehouses on Bornholm 

Every small town on Bornholm with an ounce of self-respect has at least one smokehouse. Some has more. It can be difficult to know where to go for the authentic experience and the really delicious smoked herring. That's why we've made a list of our top five smokehouses here.

Smørrebrød on Bornholm

The famous regional dish "Sol over Gudgjem" is a smørrebrød that you will be able to find in almost every restaurant in Denmark that serves smørrebrød. And, of course, going on a holiday to Bornholm does not exclude you from having a taste of smørrebrød. 

The best place to visit when it comes to smørrebrød on Bornholm is Det Røde Pakhus in Rønne. They make the classics with high quality. 

Should you find yourself on the island's east coast, drop in at Svaneke Bryghus Restaurant. Here you can enjoy one of their locally brewed beers together with your smørrebrød.

Both places only serves smørrebrød for lunch, not dinner. 

Most of the Bornholmer smokehouses also have their own restaurants, where you can try the smoked wares on, for example, a smørrebrød.

 

Lunch on Bornholm

Everyone needs lunch - especially after having spent all day on the beach or having explored all of Bornholm. 

Here's our favourite lunch spots, to save you some time.  

Inspiration for your holiday on Bornholm

Explore the extraordinary scenery around Hammerknuden and Dueodde, deep dive into culture and history with a visit to Hammershus and the canons, or try the local produce at one of the island's many superb restaurants. Maybe you want to do something entirely else? Bornholm is jam-packed with experiences for everyone - regardless of passion, age, and levels of activity.

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