4.5 based on 85 reviews
This wonderful gem in the middle of the Swedish woods serves all organic food, and with a great attitude. Our party of three came a bit late, so the hostess recommended not to wait for their famous pizzas. Instead, we ordered the local meatballs and the house special burger. The waiting time - half an hour or so - we spent looking around the farm, including rabbits, goats and piglets. Food and atmosphere was great and absolutely worth the wait. We'll be back .-)
3.5 based on 89 reviews
Some of the reviews on here are too harsh. Sure, the service isn't top-notch but, then again, it is rare to find that in Sweden, let alone a small town.
The restaurant is on the front patio of the quaint, pink stucco "city hotel" in Vimmerby. It is on a little square, which is closed for motor traffic during evening hours. As such, the location is perfect for people watching and - according to the staff I chatted to - is the place to be seen for locals on Friday and Saturday night.
As others have mentioned, the availability of a well-priced children's buffet is great for parents. Just make sure they eat some meatballs or pasta before hitting the pancakes! For adults, the starters may be a tad on the small side given the price but the mains are good. My wife really enjoyed her fish and my steak, while a little overdone, was juicy and tender. We skipped dessert as there is an excellent SIA ice cream booth on the square, directly opposite the Statshotellet.
Unless you want to go out of town to Bryggeriet (the Brewery), then Statshotellet is the place to go in Vimmerby. And actually, despite the better ambience and service at Bryggeriet, Statshotellet's food is better.
4 based on 10 reviews
Visitando la casa di Astrid Lindgren, è comodo fermarsi nel ristorantino annesso.
State attenti agli orari perché fino alle 13 servono il buffet, che secondo me è quello con il miglior rapporto qualità prezzo - altrimenti si può optare per delle classiche köttbullar in versione bimbo (te ne danno 3) o adulto (te ne danno 8).
Il servizio è estremamente lento, quindi se usate l'opzione buffet, vi arrangiate da soli, ma se invece prendete dell'altro, mettetevi comodi per almeno 30-40 minuti, anche se non c'è nessuno che deve essere servito prima di voi.
4 based on 70 reviews
I anslutning till Åbro Bryggeri i Vimmerby finns sedan 2006 Brygghuset Restaurang & Pub. Vi är en pub med ett brett dryckessortiment samt god, vällagad mat. God mat och dryck helt enkelt.
After getting a terrible restaurant tip from the local Tourist Info office (Monte Carlo, don't go there), we instead headed out of Vimmerby towards the local Åbro brewery and its gastro pub restaurant Brygghuset (the Brewery). It is a 20 minute hike along streets and under motorway flyovers so maybe you should take a cab instead (taking your car will preclude you from sampling the brewery's fine product!).
We called along the way and booked a table and it was a good thing we did. The restaurant recommended a table outside as the weather was nice and we agreed. When we arrived, however, we found the the outside patio to be little more than a shaded porch, facing the lorry parking lot and fenced in by chain link fence. We immediately swapped tables to one inside the coze, library-like dining hall. There is a second dining hall they call Tysksalen (the German hall, don't ask why) but that was much less cozy. After a little wheedling, we got moved to a nice leather booth with a Tiffany-style lamp. Try to book a booth inside if you're going!
The menu looked really good and the selection of beers even better - no surprise as this is a brewery after all! But they also featured lots of lagers, IPAs and bitters from around the world. My wife ordered fish n' chips which was quite good (especially for Sweden where they never seem to get the batter quite right) and I ordered baby-back barbeque ribs. The ribs that were served, however, were the much larger and much tougher spare ribs that I usually avoid like the plague. And these were no better: hardly any meat, tough as nails and tasteless (i.e. devoid of any taste). The kids had pancakes, which was a waste of a chance for kids' burgers or fish n' chips, but they were happy.
We also had a chef's selection starter which was fairly priced but ultimately pointless: 8 (count 'em!) home-made tortilla chips, a sausage and cheese mix that was quite nasty, a good olive tapenade and some olives. Skip it.
Overall, I'm in two minds about Brygghuset. I really, really want to like it and before the food arrived I was already telling my wife we should go back for dinner the next night. The service was friendly and helpful, the ambience was great, the selection of beers awesome (see the picture of my propping up the bar!) but the food was a let-down. Needless to say, we didn't go back the next night but I would still recommend it as an experience. Just don't order the ribs. :)
5 based on 1 reviews
3.5 based on 12 reviews
Our party of three popped by around 7 pm, and asked for 1 child's menu and 2 adult menus. After taking our order the two young females supposed to serve us asked if we were staying at the hotel. We said no. Then the one female disappeared and came back to inform us that the restaurant was full. This seemed very strange because we were the only party present! What a rude and snobbish treatment of passing by customers! We will never come back.
3.5 based on 9 reviews
Ostkaka is of course a must if you visit Småland so do stop by and try it. The cafe in itself is not spectacular, decent.
4 based on 3 reviews
3.5 based on 24 reviews
There are no really good cafes in Vimmerby, I live nearby so I - unfortunately - know firsthand, but this will keep you going. Nothing spectacular good about it, just a regular place with no real feeling to it. Has light meals to eat. Can't really recommend it but at the same time can't recommend anything else in Vimmerby. For a good cafe and restaurant, travel to Västervik by the seaside.
3.5 based on 15 reviews
You can order pizza or sit down in the reastaurant and have great food in in a cozy enviroment with exprienced and easy going nice staff
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