Food makes Christmas merry. Whether you are one who sticks to the traditions or wants to renew at least one of the dishes every year, there is something about the flavors of Christmas. Enjoying a really good Christmas dinner in a restaurant with a great atmosphere can inspire anyone and might give you a new favorite to introduce to your family. Dare to try something different or allow yourself to be treated to a sensationally well-cooked classic. More vegetarian dishes, more local producers and greater care for the raw materials are trends that are noticeable all over the country. In Blekinge, there is a whole range of genius restaurateurs who know how to present a Christmas buffet with a twist in fantastic environments.
Here are some of our very best "Julbord"-makers – how many can you pay a visit this holiday season? You’d better get started right away!
The pilot tower's Christmas buffet at the citadel
Drottningskär's Citadel at Aspö, Karlskrona
Welcome to Karlskrona’s archipelago, where you can have a Christmas dinner in the middle of a world heritage site. Once you enter the citadel, pass by the thick stone walls, spot the fires that are lit in the courtyard, you travel in history. The feeling is especially strong during winter. Each Christmas buffet sitting begins with mulled wine and mingling, where all guests are welcome to explore, and be wowed by, the citadel’s historic and unique environment. When seated, you can enjoy the servings of cold and hot dishes, brought to you at a steady pace. During the evening session, there’s entertainment – Christmas music performed by troubadours. Would you like to treat employees or customers to a true "archipelago-julbord-experience"? Take a look at our affordable package deal, including accommodation (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
Book via the website or call +46 455-339016.
Period 19 Nov-17 Dec
Seatings: Saturday at 16:00–18:30, or 19:00–22:00 Price: SEK 499. Sunday 13.00 Price: SEK 399.
Young guests: The Christmas buffet is free of charge for children under the age of 6, from 6 to 15 the price is SEK 199. Drinks are included.
Celebrate Christmas with a winter party
Restaurant Ankaret at Best Western, Karlshamn
This winter, Ankaret will serve a traditional and luxurious Christmas buffet. Add a bronze, silver or gold beverage package and boost the holiday spirit with a spectacular Christmas show! This year, you’ll be entertained by Paul Rey, known from the Swedish musical competition Melodifestivalen, Mattias Andréasson from EMD, Cecilia Kallin from Timoteij, and a few talented local profiles.
Book via firstname.lastname@example.org eller ring +46 454 - 58 87 00
Occasions November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9 and 10.
Price: starting at SEK 1095 (show included).
A 5-course Christmas dinner in a lovely atmosphere
Äggaboden, Gärestad by, Ronneby
Experience the Christmas flavors in the form of a 5-course menu in a rural and pleasant environment at Äggaboden in Gärestad village. Here, the chefs make their own interpretation of the flavors you are used to and everything is made from scratch. Almost everything is locally grown and locally produced; everything is delicious.
Bring your friends, family and colleagues!
Time period November 24 –December 17, 18.00-22.00
Price: SEK 695
Mansion style Christmas loveliness
Christmas dinner at Hoby Kulle Mansion, Bräkne-Hoby
Much like a delicious piece of pastry, Hoby Kulle mansion towers over the fields, all pink and impressive. Here, the Christmas menu is set in the main building's magnificent halls between November 18 and December 18. It’s quite something, enjoying the traditional Christmas flavors in the spacious and elegant mansion, all decorated for Christmas festivities. Why not choose the package with accommodation and sleep like a landlord after the meal?
Time period: November 18 to December 18, 18.00
Price: SEK 645 per person. (children up to 12 years old, SEK 250 per person)
Are you game? Christmasy, wild & local flavors
Christmas buffet at Eriksberg Hotel & Safaripark in Trensum, Karlshamn
Eriksberg is an extraordinary venue. The safari park is closed for the season but you have the chance to see the wildlife along the road between the entrance and the courtyard. Many of the delicacies on the Christmas smorgasbord has its origin in the game park, but there is also herring, salmon and sweets, all cooked with great love by the talented chefs. Why not book an overnight stay at the hotel and combine the Christmas dinner with luxurious accommodation? At Eriksberg you can even enjoy a Christmas meal on Christmas Eve itself! No stress, just joy and great tasting dishes – lovely! Take a look at this package deal: Christmas buffet and accommodation.
Bookings: Via email@example.com or +46 454-56 43 56
Time period: November 18–December 23.
Price: From SEK 645 per person, children from SEK 125. Further information on what’s included, the price range etc. is found here.
Green & charming - A vegetarian Christmas buffet
Mormors Bakeri in Nötabråne, Karlshamn.
For those of you who appreciate small-scale simplicity, Mormors Bakeri (Grandma's Bakery) in Nötabråne is pure heaven. During Christmas, a green, special version of the classic Christmas dinner is presented. Every Thursday in December, a festive vegetarian buffet with both gluten-free and vegan options as well as homemade desserts is served. Book a table and look forward to the cozy atmosphere in the pleasantly decorated old house, delicious food and drinks in nice company. And if you prefer to eat at home, there’s a take-away option. Perfect!
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 762-477 160.
Time period: December 2–December 17, 17.00 to 19.00.
Price: SEK 199 per person. Children SEK 99. No beverages included.
A Christmas miracle in Blekinge forest
Astensmåla Mat & Vingård, Svängsta
Calm, quiet and rural – a narrow gravel road leads you to Astensmåla Mat & Vingård. During a few weeks in November and December, you can enjoy a Christmas menu in the manner of the Astensmåla chefs in the pleasant family farm. The fireplace brings light and warmth as you experience lovely “golden oldies” and dishes with newer influences that surprise both the palate and the eye. The wine knowledge is great here at Astensmåla in the forest of Svängsta, hence do go for the beverage package.
Information & bookings: Book at www.astensmalagard.se. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Time period: November 25–December 11
Price: SEK 895 including mulled wine. Beverage packages available.