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The Edible Country – Gunnebo

This stately home is nestled between two lakes just 15 minutes from the centre of Gothenburg, and is easily reached by public transport. When you book the table at Gunnebo House and Gardens you can enjoy fresh ingredients from the estate gardens, surrounded by imposing oaks in a beautiful cultural reserve just next to Gothenburg.

 

When you book the table at Gunnebo House and Gardens you can enjoy delicious ingredients from the estate kitchen gardens, freshly baked bread from the bakery and one or two herbs you’ve picked yourself. The table is placed by idyllic Lake Stensjön and surrounded by imposing oaks, in Gunnebo’s leafy cultural reserve just next to Gothenburg.

The well preserved 18th century estate of Gunnebo House, with its formal gardens, kitchen gardens and surrounding park has historically been where city jaded Gothenburgers head when they need the peace and quiet of the countryside. The House is situated between two lakes, just 15 minutes from the centre of Gothenburg and is easily reached by public transport. A short walk gets you from the House to the pretty oak grove.

Book the table at Gunnebo House

 

The table is bookable on Thursdays from April to September, starting on 22 April.

 

Grown here on the estate

Gunnebo is one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. Over 200 original drawings and water colours survive to inform the Gunnebo of today. The building is famous for its neoclassical architecture and well kept gardens. Many also come for the food made with Gunnebo’s own seasonal ingredients. The KRAV certified organic vegetables and herbs from the kitchen gardens are harvested and served to guests. Guests who book the table at Gunnebo can expect a menu consisting a main course created by Gunnebo’s chefs. The ingredients basket is also packed with fresh bread and cakes from their own bakery and organic ‘kokkaffe’ to make Swedish boiled coffee.

Gunnebo House is just outside Gothenburg, or to be exact, in Mölndal, about ten kilometres south west of the centre of Gothenburg. It’s easy to get there on public transport.

GETTING HERE

 

Lovely area for walks

Around the house both gardens and the natural landscapes are lavishly planted. In the historic grounds covering approximately 100 hectares there are plenty of lovely trails, for both shorter walks and longer hikes.  These include a pushchair and wheelchair friendly round walk, among others.

Take the opportunity to go on a guided tour of the house, where our knowledgeable guides will relate fascinating stories about the first owner, John Hall, one of Sweden’s richest men, and the other families that lived there. East of the kitchen garden lies Gunnebo Farm, where children can say hi to the hens and have fun in the play area.

Fifteen minutes away Gothenburg awaits, with a huge choice of sights and activities, including Scandinavia’s biggest amusement park, Liseberg, Universeum’s impressive rain forest and an archipelago on the doorstep with fantastic beaches and paddling waters.

 

The Edible Country

Cook together with good friends, discover new and exciting ingredients and get close to Swedish nature. There are three tables you can book in West Sweden: one on Ramsvik in Bohuslän, one at Gunnebo House near Gothenburg and one by the Göta canal.

What does the booking provide?

A booking provides a seat at the table which is placed in an oak grove in Gunnebo’s cultural reserve.

For 200 kr/person you will receive a cookery kit which includes:

  • A basket of ingredients (Swedish vegetarian summer food, bread and Swedish fika with coffee).

  • All the necessary equipment to be able to make and eat the food yourself.

  • Recipe created by Gunnebo’s chefs and information about how to find the table. You will also receive tips on what you can pick growing wild nearby as an extra flavouring for the food (such as herbs or berries, if in season.)

 

BOOK THE TABLE AT GUNNEBO HOUSE

 

 

 

GOOD TO KNOW

The experience is paid for when booking.

Collect the cookery kit on arrival at Gunnebo Kaffehus och Krog.

The booking is for between 11.00-16.30. Return the hired cookery kit to Gunnebo Kaffehus och Krog no later than 16.30.

Places for 8 people in total according to current Public Health Agency restrictions. However max 4 people/booking. The table can be booked by two groups at a time.  

Eventual cancellations should be made no later than 48 hours before arrival. Please also be aware that Gunnebo has the right to cancel your reservation due to inclement weather conditions or fire risk during a prolonged dry period.  

If you have any questions about your booking please contact the booking team at Gunnebo House and Gardens. kontakt@gunneboslott.se or +46 (0)31 334 16 00.