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“Wonderful dinner with great service”
Review of Chateau Foret

Chateau Foret
Ranked #11 of 288 Restaurants in Helsingborg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Swedish
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
sweden
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner with great service”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love the lunch at Ch. Foret and as a cafe is is brilliant. I didn't know that this place had dinner service. We had their tasting menu which was a selection of their ordinary dishes but at a better price than if purchased individually. They did not have a paired wine menu. At first I found this disappointing, but the waiter (owner?) was so knowledgeable and enthusiastically suggested great wine and micro-brewery beers with our dishes. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, and above all phenomenal service. This place is full at lunch time and in the afternoons, but I don't think people know that they are now open for dinner. If I must find fault with something then it would be that our table was too close to the wall, next time I would take a table away from the wall. It felt so unnecessary to be cramped against the wall in the otherwise spacious restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Samuel W
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Helsingborg
Level 6 Contributor
516 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“Very good to excellent place, fantastic service and great food. A must!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Chateau Foret started some four or five years ago as a small café and bread shop. We were told that this place had great bread, among the very best in Helsingborg, and became regular customers. The café was expanded into offering some lunch alternatives, and we kept hearing good things also about this, and tried it, and enjoyed that too. Small rhubarb pies in spring time became a must, enjoyed there or at home. One day celebrated with a Champagne breakfast, and felt really spoilt :-). Suddenly discovered that they had started with restaurant in the evenings as well! Had to try! Have now been there twice in the evenings, and enjoyed thoroughly. The restaurant consists of a big room, like a lounge. Furniture are basic, in the fifties/sixties style, and as someone else said, it feels like being at home with a friend. Their guests gender and age vary, parties of three to four female friends out to enjoy moules frites. A young couple. An old couple. Very young and trendy female friends with purple hair. At Chateau Foret everyone feels welcome and at home! The young couple who have the place are Micael and Anna. She previously worked at neighbouring fine dining restaurant Gastro, and has won two silver medals (world championship and olympics for chef teams) so don't expect less than perfection :-). Micael is an extremely nice and talented person, running the dining room as your friend, the host. You can pick one, two, three, four or five courses yourself, or enjoy their five course set menu. We decided on less than that, started with one of the snacks available, pimientos de Padrón which were made exactly as in Spain - thank you!! Skipped the starter (next time I will either try the oysters, 3 at 75 SEK or the carpaccio, or the asparagus...) and went straight to the main course. We were a party of four, two couples, and each couple decided to choose two main courses and share. So, confit de canard and secreto from iberico pig were the choices. Beautifully arranged, perfectly prepared - a delight! A small but very good selection of wines. Had an inexpensive but very good Rhône wine from Chapotier and were very pleased. Available on the glass also if you'd like a refill. Rounded off not with one of their tasty cheese plates (have tried one on our first visit and it was perfect) but with something sweet. Both of us had rhubarb, pistacchio, cardamom, youghurt (oooh, I was this close to ordering a second) while our friend had a licorice pannacotta with walnut and passion fruit. Zoegas coffee, special blend with a fantastic perfume and a double espresso finished a truly enjoyable evening! We'll come again!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Helsingborg, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“On of the best in Helsingborg”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place makes everything right. The atmosphere is great and easy. They have a small lounge area where you can just sit and drink wine or beer or maybe just a coffee.
The food is carefully selected and varied, and superb prepared. And the bread they bake is one of the best in town.
Service is very good and they have good knowledge about what they serve at the place. Selection of beers is not big but carefully selected some VERY good beers, which makes it just as good

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Niklas L
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