6 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Umeå
Are you planning to visit this lovely city in northern Sweden, or do you live here and wonder where to sip some great wine? We have explored the city's wine bars and restaurants and these are our favourites!
Phone: 090-14 33 50
Address: Operaplan 7, Umeå
Elektra is a restaurant and wine focused bar located in Norrlandsoperan in Umeå. The interior combines light wood with maroon fabrics, and while the restaurant is bathing in light, the bar is a bit more dimly lit and cosy. Mainly a lot of French wines on the list, as well as classics from, for example, Spain, Italy, Germany and the US. On the restaurant menu you’ll find wine friendly dishes like steak tartar and, of course, roe from the area.
Phone: +46 90 690 33 00
Address: Storgatan 46, 903 26 Umeå
Gotthards Krog at the grand hotel in Umeå takes inspiration from the port cities of the world, but the harbour at home takes centre stage. The restaurant is separated into three parts and Gotthards’ wine list is focused on the Old World. On the wine list you will find classics from Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Piedmont, but also wines from the US and even Brazil!
Phone: 090-15 63 21
Address: Vasaplan, Umeå
Restaurant and wine bar TC is located at Vasagatan in the very centre of Umeå. The interior combines a welcoming lounge feel with a Nordic touch, and both the overall concept and the wine program is under development, much thanks to Restaurant Manager, sommelier Hanna Eriksson, who joined TC earlier this year. The wine list offers affordable wines from well-known producers and regions, with around 20 wines served by the glass, as well as a nice range of beer and cider. On the food menu classic, wine-friendly, dishes with flavours of northern Sweden.
Phone: +46 90 13 56 60
Address: Rådhusesplanaden 17B, 903 28 Umeå
Köksbaren in Umeå is a gastro bar where the menu follows the seasons and the produce is mostly locally sourced. The wine list at Köksbaren offers both well known wine houses and smaller producers from wine regions like Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy and Piedmont. But there is also room for new world countries like USA, South Africa and New Zealand on the wine list.
Phone: 090-77 85 88
Address: Rådhusesplanaden 2E, Umeå
Harlequin is a small and cosy wine bar and restaurant at a pedestrian street right in the centre of Umeå. On the menu mostly small dishes, but also a few main courses that change regularly. The wine list at Harlequin stocks a serious selection of Californian wines but also bottles from classical regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux, as well as some fun stuff from the New World. Usually around 50 wines by the glass, but since they’re not listed, ask the knowledgeable sommeliers for recommendations. Harlequin also offers a “wine hotel”, where you can store exclusive bottles that you don’t want to...
Phone: 090-70 60 50
Address: Rådhustorget, Umeå
Rex, located at Rådhustorget right in the centre of Umeå, is a classic venue that opened in 1996. The Brasserie is a bustling restaurant that serves French food with a Nordic touch, based on local produce. Relaxed, fun, and usually pretty crowded. Downstairs, in Rådhuskällaren, you’ll find straight-forward street food and a wide range of craft beer.