Restaurants in Gothenburg
Like much of Sweden, fresh organic fare is a top priority for Gothenburg’s restauranteurs although there are plenty of less high-minded eateries should you be so inclined. Don’t forget to sample the shellfish – the local langoustines are among the best in the world.
The Gothenburg restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over kr900)
Moderate (kr400 to kr900)
Cheap (up to kr400)
These Gothenburg restaurant prices are based on the cost of a three-course meal for one person, including a half bottle of house wine or equivalent (where available). Please note that many restaurants are closed on Sundays, so check before visiting.
A newish addition to Gothenburg's restaurant scene, Bhoga is already winning plaudits for its Scandinavian fusion fare. Local specialities such as whitefish roe and baked coley are updated with Heston-style flourishes – flavoured foam appears to be a favourite. There's also a cosy little bar attached where you can relax with a post-prandial digestif.Address: , 10 Norra Hamngatan, Gothenburg, 41114
Telephone: (031) 138 018.
SK Mat & MänniskorCuisine: European, Swedish
At SK Mat & Människor you can enjoy such culinary delights as dry aged local sirloin and seared scallop. Watch the chefs prepare your meal in this Michelin-starred restaurant while sipping on excellent wine. The meals come in up to eight courses if you like and can stomach. Or book a cooking course with these award-winning chefs. Reservations are essential.Address: , Johannebergsgatan 24, Gothenburg, 41255
Telephone: +46 (031) 81 25 80.
Located by the Älvsborg Bridge with a gorgeous view of Gothenburg's harbour, Sjömagasinet is a classy spot specialising in fish and seafood. One of Gothenburg’s top restaurants, it boasts a Michelin star (and a Michelin price to match) but, Feskekörka notwithstanding, is the best place to get a taste of the city’s exemplary seafood.Address: , 5 Adolf Edelsvärds gata, Gothenburg,
Telephone: (031) 775 5920.
Hos PelleCuisine: Swedish
Fine food at friendly prices is hard to come by in Gothenburg but this intimate restaurant does it beautifully. Ingredients are traditional and many of the dishes are rustic, but don't let that put you off: everything is perfectly prepared and cooked. There's also an excellent wine bar on site.Address: , 2 Djupedalsgatan, Gothenburg, 41307
Telephone: (031) 121 031.
Lilla LondonCuisine: British
Proof that British food isn’t just popular in the UK, Lilla London offers all the classics, including bangers and mash and fish and chips, whipped up from fresh, local ingredients. There’s also a menu of Swedish classics to choose from, although many have been given an Anglo-Saxon twist.Address: , Vasagatan 41, Gothenburg, 41136
Telephone: (031) 18 30 93.
Joe Farelli'sCuisine: American
If you’ve had enough of Sweden’s organic delights, Joe Farelli’s is the place to get your fat and carb fix courtesy of a good old-fashioned burger or an extra-large pizza. The Italian American restaurant specialises in the classics and does them well for reasonable prices. Brunch is excellent and there’s usually live sport on TV if conversation falters.Address: , 12 Kungsportsavenyen, Gothenburg,
Telephone: (031) 348 11 40.
La SombritaCuisine: Spanish
A lively and fun Spanish restaurant that specialises in tapas, La Sombrita is one of many pleasant restaurants along Linnégatan; an avenue running through one of the more bohemian parts of town. The food and drink are plentiful and excellent, while the atmosphere is charming – made more so by regular live performances.Address: , Linnégatan 23, Gothenburg, 41304
Telephone: (031) 428 855.
Lilla TavernanCuisine: Greek
A neighbourhood restaurant that's always packed at the weekend, Gothenburg's 'little tavern' offers authentic Greek cuisine at reasonable prices. Expect the usual suspects, from tarama and moussaka to grilled lamb and baklava, friendly (if sometimes hectic) service and warm atmosphere.Address: , 17 Olivedalsgatan, Gothenburg,
Telephone: (031) 128 805.