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    Photographer: TINA STAFREN

The table at Gunnebo House

When you book the table at Gunnebo House and Gardens you can enjoy delicious ingredients from the estate’s kitchen garden, surrounded by stately oaks, in a beautiful historic setting just outside Gothenburg.

The well preserved 18th century manor of Gunnebo, and its elegant kitchen garden, is Gothenburgers’ haven of choice when big city life needs to be swapped for calming natural surroundings. The House lies between two lakes, just half an hour from the centre of Gothenburg, and is easily reached on public transport. A 15 minute walk from the House takes you to a pretty oak grove where the table awaits, situated on a wooded hillside near Lake Stensjön, in the middle of the leafy park grounds.

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Photographer: Lina Ikse

Locally grown from the kitchen garden

Gunnebo has become widely known, not just for the popular guided tours of the house, but also for the delicious food made there. And to a large extent that is thanks to the extensive kitchen garden in the grounds, where vegetables and herbs are grown with care then served in the restaurant. All ingredients are of course organic. The menu when you book the table at Gunnebo consists of vegetarian delicacies from the kitchen garden – butter sautéed carrot with chervil, wild herb salad, egg, and hazelnut yoghourt. The recipe was created by Gunnebo’s head chef Hannes Högberg, who designed a menu, working closely with the gardening staff, which was inspired by ingredients that will be in season at the time.

Food at Gunnebo Castle

Photographer: Happy Visuals

Lovely area for walks

Around the house both the gardens and the wild landscapes are full of greenery. In the approximately 100 hectare large historic grounds there are plenty of lovely walking trails, for both shorter and longer hikes, including a pushchair and wheelchair friendly loop.

Take the opportunity to go on a 45 minute guided tour of the house, where you’ll explore the whole building and get to hear many fascinating stories and anecdotes about the past. Just east of the kitchen garden lies Gunnebo Farm, where children can say hi to the horses and cows and play in the play area.

Half an hour from Gothenburg awaits a huge range of sights and activities, including Scandinavia’s biggest amusement park, Liseberg, Universeum’s mysterious rain forest and an archipelago on the doorstep with fantastic paddling waters.

Book the table

The table is bookable on Thursdays from May to September (starting 23 May). There are twelve places around the table so it can be booked by two parties at the same time. Here’s more information for anyone wanting to book.

 

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.