We renew our history with knowledge and Restauration Gubbhyllan brings the story to life
Restauration Gubbhyllan is part of Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum, tasked with presenting the whole of Sweden in a single place.
Gubbhyllan echoes that mission, aspiring to present all Sweden’s food. We are devotees of the traditional Swedish cuisine, with all its pickling and preserving methods.
Our raw materials vary, depending on the season of the year, and come from all the geographic regions of Sweden – the sea, the coast, the plainlands, the forests, the lakes and the mountains. At Gubbhyllan we often highlight raw materials which, despite longstanding use in Sweden, tend to be overlooked.
The name Gubbhyllan (literally, “Old Men’s Shelf”) alludes to the guests who would sit on the terrace over the veranda, relishing their punch and cigars. The history of the place goes right back to 1810, when what is now the core building of the present establishment was first erected on Djurgården.