Michelin restaurants use Orrefors

8 out of 15 Michelin restaurants use Orrefors

A rain of stars over Swedish restaurants in the Michelin Guide. Not just in the big cities, but small towns like Tranås, Växjö and Borgholm. All of the gourmet restaurants use crystal glasses from Orrefors.

An extra mention goes to PM & Vänner in Växjö, the first restaurant in Småland to earn a star for “a very good restaurant in its category”. The Michelin Guide writes that PM & Vänner earned the star for “its sophisticated dishes based on forest, lake and meadow”. PM & Vänner has been serving wine to epicureans in Orrefors crystal glasses since it opened in 1992.

“Orrefors glasses are completely unique in design and craftsmanship – the natural choice to accompany modern Swedish gastronomy.”

– Per Bengtsson, creative director and gastronomic manager at PM & Vänner in Växjö

The Oaxen Krog in Stockholm earned its second star in the Michelin Guide in 2015, making it “worth a detour” according to the guide. The Oaxen selects unique ingredients grown very close to home or at least within the Nordic region. Quality, flavour, sustainable agriculture and humane treatment of animals are requirements for all ingredients in their kitchen. Like most other leading restaurants, the Oaxen uses only crystal glasses from Orrefors.

“Now that I’m used to drinking out of a Difference glass, all other glasses feel clumsy.”

– Agneta Green, owner, Oaxen Krog & Slip in Stockholm

The world’s best restaurants use orrefors

If we look at the world’s best restaurants outside the borders of Sweden, we need only cross the Öresund. Noma in Copenhagen continues to top the list of the prestigious restaurant guide, S. Pellegrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. To rank among the best, a restaurant must also have the world’s best drinking experience, and Orrefors are proud to offer the Difference wine glass series, with a different crystal glass for each type of flavour and maturity. The series is mouth-blown in Småland and designed by glass professor Erika Lagerbielke in close collaboration with wine writer Bengt-Göran Kronstam.

“The primary reason we chose Orrefors Difference was its beautiful, simple, organic shape. The design meets our demands for a glass that doesn’t distract from the most important element – the wine – with unnecessary details that take focus away from the context.”
– Lau Richter, service director of Noma in Copenhagen

The restaurant world’s most prestigious lists, S. Pellegrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, are announced annually by the British Restaurant magazine in London. Over 800 professional restaurant personalities worldwide have a say, which gives the list an extremely high status in the industry. All jury members vote on four restaurants in their own region and three outside their region. They must have eaten at the restaurant they vote for in the past 18 months.

Orrefors at your restaurant?

Contact us for a consultation on how we can enhance your customer satisfaction through design and taste sensations that can only be achieved with Orrefors crystal glasses. We offer both mouth-blown and dishwasher-safe crystal glasses.

Henrik Swartling, Export Sales Director
+46 (0) 733 941 031

The Michelin guide

The first issue of the Michelin Guide came out in 1900, when everyone who bought a car in France received one (at the time there were only 3,000 cars in France). The primary goal was to encourage people to drive around and wear out their tyres. In the early days, the guides contained information on where you could get fuel, how to change tyres and where travellers could eat or spend the night. The system of star rankings was introduced in the 1930s. All inspectors are trained in cuisine and the restaurant industry and they also have six months of internal training. They are always anonymous and pay for their meals.

Star rankings:
– Three stars means that a restaurant is “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”.
– Two stars means “excellent cooking, worth a detour”.
– One star means “a very good restaurant in its category”.

The inspectors look at:
– The quality of the ingredients
– The craftsmanship, the flavours and preparation
– Personality, how the chef manages to convey his or her own unique expression
– Value for money
– Quality over time; it should be a fabulous experience no matter when you visit the restaurant.

MICHELIN restaurants in sweden

Two stars

Frantzén – Orrefors
Mathias Dahlgren-Matsalen
Oaxen Krog & Slip – Orrefors Difference, More och Beer
Fäviken Magasinet

One Star


Mathias Dahlgren-Matbaren
Sushi Sho

Koka – Orrefors
Sjömagasinet – Orrefors
SK Mat & Människor – Orrefors More, Beer, Illusion och Enjoy.
Thörnströms Kök
Upper House – Orrefors

Ambiance à Vindåkra
Bloom in the Park – Orrefors


PM & vänner – Orrefors Difference, More, Pulse, Beer och Merlot

Skåne Tranås
Daniel Berlin