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
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