Gastro Natur on Hjälmaren in Örebro, Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Escape the ordinary gastronomic experience with Gastro Natur 2019 on the Swedish lake Hjälmaren

This blogpost was written in collaboration with Katrinelunds Gästgiveri & Sjökrog and Visit Örebro.

A couple of weeks ago I visited Gastro natur on the lake Hjälmaren, this was one of three gastronomic experiences with Örebrokompaniet this year. In short the concept was a pop-up restaurant in an unexpected environment, e.g. in the middle of the forest, out on a lake or down in a mine. Me and about 25 other guests was served an innovative menu of locally sourced ingredients on the lake. This was for sure an unforgettable nature experience.

The raft

First off we took a bus about 40 min from Örebro out to Katrinelunds gästgiveri, who was responsible for the food of the night. Then we were greeted with champagne on a beautiful raft with live music. We all got onboard and the owner and head chef of Katrinelunds gästgiveri told us about tonights menu and how the night was going to unfold. Thereafter we had 3 smaller dishes while we slowly sailed out to the actual floating restaurant.

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The amazing raft
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The starters
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Beef tartar
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Grilled oysters
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The floating restaurant and the menu

Have you ever seen anything like this? We were greeted by one of the chefs as we slowly approached the floating restaurant. We got onboard and we all fell in love with this tiny restaurant, complete with kitchen and grill onboard.

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The floating restaurant
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The floating restaurant
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The chefs from Katrinelunds Gästgiveri and the grill onboard

The food was absolutely amazing. 9 dishes in total with natural flavours of Sweden. A fine selection of fish, lamb and vegetarian dishes.


The 360 view was breathtaking from the floating restaurant. A fun fact is that the lake Hjälmaren actually is Swedens 4th biggest lake but it is not deep at all, we could all get in and it was only knee-high! The deepest parts of Hjälmaren are about 22 meters though.

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Sundown by the lake


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Loving the view

Behind the scenes

Was there a toilet?! Yes! Of course we were all wondering how it would work since we were all in the middle of a lake. But trust me, the solution was great! Have you ever seen a toilet in a nicer environment? This mini toilet was just perfect!

But what about the dishes? Easy! In the middle of the evening the raft came back to get the dishes and also to deliver our dessert. In the mean time the dishes was kept in the water as seen in the picture below. So smart!

An amazing night!

I can not stress enough what an amazing night and experience Gastro natur truly was. If you have the chance to book it, do so! I am so curious about the two other pop-up restaurants in the woods and down the mine, I want to experience those as well. For now, just let me thank the amazing team from Katrinelunds Gästgiveri for excellent service and food and also a big thanks to Örebrokompaniet who invited me to this amazing experience.

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The chefs and our excellent waitress Hanna
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Magical sundown
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Coziness on the raft back home

Here is a film from last year’s Gastro natur if you want to see more of how the events can look.

Read more about Katrinelunds Gästgiferi & Sjökrog.

This blogpost was written in collaboration with Katrinelunds Gästgiferi & Sjökrog and Visit Örebro.

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Food Guide: Spice Sushi, Gothenburg/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

The most colourful sushi in town

Okay, this is no joke. This is the most colourful sushi in town. And it’s also delicious! Don’t do the nigiri at this place, it’s all about the Spice maki rolls (the fried tempura rolls). Fried sushi is AMAZING!

Sushi and Sake

Try different maki rolls with yakiniku, tuna, fried shrimp or pork. Yes, inside the sushi roll. And don’t forget the edamame beans on the side! The rolls come in 8 pieces (whole, 189/199 SEK) or 4 pieces (half, 95/99 SEK) and I recommend you to order 4 pieces of many different rolls, so you can try many! My personal favourite was the shrimp tempura with Swedish skagenröra on top. Simply amazing.

The interior

As you can see the interior is awesome! The place is small, so book a table, at least if you are a big group or are going on the weekend. The staff was great but keep in mind that the food might take a while if you order the fried rolls!

Of course, the meal is finished of with fortune cookies. I reckon that you already are in great luck if you had a meal at this place!

Spice Sushi

📍Linnégatan 44, Gothenburg

🕰 Monday – closed. Tuesday – Thursday 17.00 – 21.30. Friday – 17.00 – 22.30. Saturday – 16.00 – 22.30. Sunday – 16.00 – 21.30

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Today my guest blogpost “7 brunch tips around the world” was published on Swedish travel website

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Picture from NOOK, Bali – one of my brunch tips around the world.

If you want another brunch tip in Gothenburg, read this Food Guide: LE GBG, Gothenburg/Sweden

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Food Guide: LE GBG, Gothenburg/Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Gothenburg´s best smoothie bowl

Are you a brunch lover? Because I sure am. This pretty newly opened place in Gothenburg is one of a kind. Friendly staff, amazing food and cute seating. Be in time tho, because there are only a few seats inside and there’s usually a queue out the door. And that’s no wonder with those delicious smoothie bowls!

The menu at LE GBG

The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu consist of smoothie bowls, avo/salmon toast, pancakes, banana bread, salad bowls and smoothies. I tried the avo toast (95 SEK) and the banana bread (55 SEK). I think the pricing is good compared to all the tasty food you get! I love all the colors and the variation of the greens and fruits.

Try the cappucino

The coffee was also on point at LE. The only thing that struck me negatively was the lack of seats, since the place is really small. But I guess that’s part of the charm too.

Go get your fresh breakfast or weekly brunch at LE GBG, you won’t be sorry. My personal suggestion is to go togehter and order a bit of everything and share between you!


📍Lilla Risåsgatan 25, Gothenburg

🕰 Tue – Fri 09.00 – 17.00. Sat – Sun 10.00 – 16.00

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