Restaurant Ester Kök & Bar

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Phone: +46(0)36-34 90 20

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Tel: +46(0)36-34 90 15


Borgmästargränd 20, 553 20 Jönköping

The restaurant bears the name in memory of Ester Ellqvist. The wife of John Bauer, the mother of Bengt "Putte" Bauer and an artist with great talent. Correspondence between Ester and John has demonstrated that she possessed a combination of temper and patience. This was tried by John's mental problems, which affected the family throughout their life.

These elements made their relationship both stormy and loving. In the correspondence between Ester and John, she showed a strong will and she was everything else than calm and submissive. After all, she was his muse and greatest inspiration for many of his works.

Ester Ellqvist left our earth in 1918 when she and her family were aboard on the steamer Per Brahe when it was wrecked outside Hästholmen in lake Vättern. Ester Kök & Bar shares the Family Bauer's fondness to the nature. John showed Småland's nature in his magical paintings and we aim that you shall get to experience that in the food and the drinks. Locally produced and organic ingredients has been used at the restaurant in a decade. We cooperate with Hagshultskossorna which is located outside Skillingaryd, about 5 miles south of Jönköping.

Through the years, the focus on ecology and locally produced food became larger and 2016 the restaurant did a lot of work that made the restaurant the first ecolabelled restaurant in Småland. To further take advantage of the region's products, as well as promoting our various producers, we are member of the Regional Culinary Heritage Småland.

À la carte

Monday-Friday: 17.00-22.00
Saturday: 17.00-22.00

Closed on Sundays

Welcome to restaurant Ester Kök & Bar, located in the heart of Jönköping by the lake Munksjön. 

Menu »

Lunch buffet

Monday-Friday: 11.30-14.00
Saturday: 12.00-15.00 

We serve lunch of the day Monday-Friday, a buffet. Besides the lunch of the day there is also served a vegetarian dish, a pasta dish and fish of the week. 

The price is 145 SEK Monday-Friday.
The price is 165 SEK Saturday.
Including sparkling water, sallad buffet, coffee and a homemade cookie. 

Breakfast buffet

Monday-Friday: 06.00-09.30
Saturday-Sunday: 07.30-10.30

Can not be pre-booked, drop-in subject to availability

Breakfast buffet: 175 SEK

Table reservation

About us

Member of the Regional Culinary Heriitage
We are proud to announce that we are Småland's first ECO labeled tavern, which means that we work with as much organic and local produce as possible, including organic wines and beverages. We are also members of the Regional Culinary Heritage to take advantage of the region's raw materials and favoring local producers.

Weddings and parties
We have great experience in catering for venues as weddings, parties, and grand openings. Since every event is unique, it is important that we work together with You to accommodate the service according to Your needs and wishes. We are open to suggestions and we can handle the most.
We also host cooking classes, wine and chocolate tastings in connection to your conference, kick off, bachelor/bachelorette party. 

For more information please contact our chef Morgan Östberg 
Phone: +46 (0) 36-34 90 15

No cash
We do not accept cash as a payment in our restaurant which means that you can only pay with credit card.

Ester's Christmas table 

On 24th of November, we serve the first Christmas table of the year at Ester Kök & Bar. With local delicacies topped with our own specialties with local ingredients. A large lovely dessert buffet with everything you can imagine and of course is everything homemade, from the herring to the Swedish meatballs.

Most welcome!

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+46(0)36-34 90 20
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