Culinary tourism is one of the most common reasons for choosing the holidays destination nowadays. In addition, currently it is the fastest growing segment of tourism. Development of culinary tourism is possible only by creating culinary routes. Creating and popularizing of the Baltic Sea Region Culinary Route is our goal. Travel, Taste and Experience the Baltic Region!
Baltic100BestRestaurants.eu presents the list of the 100 best restaurants in Baltic Sea Region (Quality List). These are the most famous and exceptional dining rooms from all across the countries of the Baltic Sea.
Baltic100BestRestaurants.eu combines the rankings of different guides (Michelin, Gault&Millau, TripAdvisor, OAD, The Best Chef, White Guide, Andy Hayler' Restaurant Guide, Poland 100 Best Restaurants, 100 Best Chefs Germany) and puts them together to establish the list of the best. Only the best restaurants can become the representatives of their country during the finale of the Baltic Sea Region 100 Best Restaurants 2023!
The criteria of ranking is based on the Baltic Sea Region Score and the opinions of Baltic Sea Region Guide representative gourmets. As for the Baltic Sea Region Score for each listed restaurant, we calculate the average of all standardised review scores, weighted by each source’s trustworthiness index.
The final product of the whole project will be the Baltic Sea Region 100 Best Restaurants printed guide – designed so it will be an useful tool for restaurant customers – as well as the online version. The 100 best restaurateurs will be granted awards during the Baltic Sea Region 2023 Awards. The location will be revealed soon.
Traditional Danish flavour is based on what was historically available nearby or could be farmed during Denmark's short summers. Traditional ingredients such as potatoes, root vegetables, cabbage combined with local herbs created the cuisine and tradition that is known to this day. Nowadays Danish cuisine is a fascinating mixture, embracing both the gourmet aspects of The New Nordic kitchen as well as the traditional local cuisine. Denmark is also known for its high quality bacon, beer, fish & seafood and cookies. The country itself is known all around the Europe for its great restaurants and chefs. Their skill and knowledge about cooking will give you a great and memorable taste experience.
Estonian cuisine has developed from the countryside and farm cooking basis which was later brought to the urban areas. Every season expresses itself with different flavours in the Estonian kitchen. Summer and autumn are distinguished for fresh and light dishes with seasonal fruits and mushrooms, preserves and meat dishes are prevailing during winter and spring is the fish dishes season. It makes you want to come back to Estonia on every season just to taste it.
Finnish cuisine originates in the tastes of nature. The wild berries, mushrooms, game animals, fish and reindeers provide the strong flavours of Finnish food. The kitchen has been influenced by East and West, which has given a big impact on food in Finland. The regional and traditional dishes are rich in flavours and alongside completely new functional food innovations, Finnish cuisine stands as one of the greatest in the Europe.
Northern Germany is famous for their natural and unique regional products. The cuisine has a great variety here and right at the top of every menu you can find fresh fish from the Balic Sea, prepared in several delicious ways. In the autumn season you can taste incredibly prepared venison from the forests. One of the most common specialities of the northern kitchen is buckthorn. And of course we cannot forget about the 700 years ongoing tradition of brewing in this region. All this sum up creates great possibilities for organization of food and beverage festivals, culinary days and manor kitchen weeks during the whole year. The cuisine of the Northern Germany is very important part of its culture – you can see it, smell it and most importantly you can taste it!
The Latvian culinary is distinctly seasonal with usage of wild food. Spring brings the taste of birch juice, the Summer tastes like caraway seed cheese and beer. In Autumn the taste is influenced by mushroom hunting and cranberry gathering which are a national obsession. The taste of Latvian Winter on the other hand is the taste of smoked meat and fish, warming soups and bacon pies – which are amazing!
Lithuanian cuisine is known for its countryside influence. The taste of black rye bread, big variety of potatoes dishes, dairy products and smoked meat are something you will definitely experience while eating in Lithuania. Lithuanians are proud for their old going traditions of bear, mead and fruit vines. They also have big choice of natural herbs and plants from local meadows. Combined with the wild berries and mushrooms from the ancient forests of this country they allow you to experience a unique taste of Lithuania.
Owing to its location and history, Poland has very rich culinary heritage. Polish cuisine derives from many cultures – West and East, North and Southern – you can find all this culinary cultures in Polish dishes. They are full of flavours and aromas which originate from local herbs, as well as spices brought from faraway lands. Poland is known all around the world for its cold meat, bread and dairy products but the real advantages of polish cuisine are yet to be discovered for the larger public.
Sweden is known for being one of the largest countries in Europe. The most interesting fact however is that merely 3% of that surface is inhabited by citizens. The rest of the country is all wild nature. The cuisine of Sweden is based on what land and sea have to offer. As the winters are long and cold, people of Sweden had to use different methods to preserve their food. That is why common products of Swedish cuisine are cured, salted and pickled fish, meats and vegetables. Swedish kitchen bases on the natural pantry and unique quality products.