Noma is the best restaurant in the Nordics 2016

Noma is the best restaurant in the Nordics 2016

15 Nov 2015

WHITE GUIDE NORDIC: The second edition of The White Guide Nordic was launched today in Helsinki. More than 200 journalists and restaurateurs took part in the event. The new guide covers the 300 best restaurants in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and now Greenland.

Just as last year, the evaluation of the restaurant scene has resulted in a Top 30 list. The list is topped by Noma in Copenhagen, making this their second year as the highest-scoring Nordic restaurant; one more accolade in their long list of achievements. The following restaurants are new entries on the Top 30 list since last year:

This year the guide covers 54 restaurants in Finland, 56 restaurants in Norway (including Svalbard), 92 restaurants in Sweden, 85 restaurants in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and 17 restaurants in Iceland. This edition also gives a sneak peek into the gastronomy of the Baltics in an appendix on 25 Estonian restaurants produced by Flavours of Estonia according to the White Guide’s testing criteria.

The texts and points in the book regarding Danish and Swedish restaurants are derived from the respective national guides with a few additions of newly opened or re-assessed restaurants. Only the 85 best restaurants in Denmark and the 92 best restaurants in Sweden have been included in the Nordic edition, but the national guides are available in their entirety (in Danish and Swedish) at the App Store.

All of the restaurants in the Nordic guide are rated and grouped by country, category and location. The restaurants in the White Guide are assessed on a scale of 100 points, according to the following: food (40 points), service (25 points), beverages (20 points) and setting/atmosphere (15 points). The food score is the most important as it determines the restaurants rating on the Top 30 list.

The White Guide Nordic is sold through established channels and distributed via partners. In addition to the printed guide, e-book and website (, you can also download the app, containing complete reviews in English as well as an -interactive map, at the App Store starting November 17th.

We’ve already noticed a growing international interest in the 2016 edition,” 
says Managing Editor Mikael Mölstad. “This is thanks in part to our increased 
geographic footprint, but I think it’s also due to the reputation of Nordic cuisine 
around the world.

I am very pleased that we have succeeded in further developing the guide this year, 
by adding over 25 new restaurants in places like Greenland, Rovaniemi and the 
Westman Islands to the mix. I’m also excited about the app, which will be a useful 
tool for all food-interested visitors to the region,” says Editor-in-Chief Lena Ilkjaer.

The White Guide
The White Guide has been the leading restaurant guide in Sweden since 2004 and was launched in Denmark in early 2014. These guides cover over 900 restaurants in the two countries, promoting continuous development in the world of gastronomy in this dynamic region.
       The White Guide Nordic 2016 is a comprehensive restaurant guide in English covering the 300 best restaurants in Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Sweden, Norway (including Svalbard), Finland and Iceland. NB. For Sweden and Denmark, the points are mainly based on the national 2015 White Guides with some additions from the continuous testing for the national 2016 White Guides.

The top 30 Nordic List HERE

Read the full press release HERE

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