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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.

Expensive

Bhoga

Cuisine: Swedish

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.
Website: http://www.bhoga.se

SK Mat & Människor

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.skmat.se

Sjömagasinet

Cuisine: Seafood

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.
Website: http://www.sjomagasinet.se

Moderate

Hos Pelle

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.hospelle.com

Lilla London

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://valand.se

Cheap

Joe Farelli's

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.joefarelli.com

La Sombrita

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.lasombrita.se

Lilla Tavernan

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://lillatavernan.se

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A stylish business hotel in a more than 100-year-old building, the Elite Plaza Hotel opened in 2000 and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Gothenburg. There are 121 rooms and six suites, all with satellite TV and broadband internet connection. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, Svea Hof Restaurang & Bar, as well as an English pub, The Bishop's Arms.

Dorsia Hotel

Mixing aristocratic artistry with a contemporary palette of plums, rubies and jades, the Dorsia Hotel is one of the finest establishments in Gothenburg. With mulberry silk duvets and Egyptian cotton linen in the sleeping quarters, plus grandiose sitting rooms that call out for a slow brandy or port, it's a refined inn that few will wish to leave. Free Wi-Fi and lava-android TVs come as standard and the excellent in-house restaurant is more foie gras than fries.

Upper House

The clean and contemporary sleeping chambers at Upper House, with their Nordic sharpness and modern apartment-like space, are found in the top floors of the Gothia Towers. While the attention to detail is first rate, with king-size, cushion-filled beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, choice flat screen TVs and a changing room service selection, it's famed for the large, wall-sized windows that afford incredible views over the city vista. The hotel also has three swimming pools, Turkish baths, spa treatments and a locally-sourced breakfast.

Hotel Bellora

With a choice of 98 chic rooms, the Hotel Bellora is a beautiful lifestyle-hotel that mixes Italian Dolce Vita with a cosmopolitan flair. With an Espresso Bar warmly nestled in reception area that sources speciality beans to complement its indulgent chocolates and Italian pastries, it’s not just the 4-star comfort of the rooms that keeps visitors returning.

Hotell Liseberg Barken Viking

The 4-star Hotell Liseberg Barken Viking is housed in one of the few remaining four-masted barques in the world. The ship was built in 1907 and is moored in the Gothenburg guest harbour next to the Gothenburg Opera. The hotel offers rooms and a restaurant with a unique maritime atmosphere and furnishings. There are several conference rooms on board as well.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

This sophisticated luxury hotel in Gothenburg, opposite the central train station, has 349 elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi access, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness centre. The hotel also offers excellent conference facilities. The Atrium Bar & Restaurant is located in the hotel lobby.