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Food and Drink in West Sweden

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So what do you eat when visiting west Sweden? Bohuslän is the place for fish and seafood with its long coastline, islands and numerous fishing villages. The forest and lake province of Dalsland produces wild game and freshwater fish, while the farmland province of Västergötland and its vast fields of wheat also produce vegetables and artisanal cheeses.
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Norebyn 12, 660 10 Dals Långed, Sweden
Carin and Christer Falkholt gravitated to Dalsland in 1995 after many years on the Stockholm and Gothenburg restaurant circuit. In this converted old school building on Lake Grann, the couple use local produce and pure ingredients with no...
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Fyrunga, 535 91 Kvänum, Sweden
This Art Nouveau castle on the vast plains near Vara i Västergötland was built 1911-1914. Knut Henrik Littorin was a wealthy businessman who commissioned the most renowned architect of the time, Ferdinand Boberg, to build his family a...
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Thorskog 100, 463 93 Västerlanda, Sweden
Thorskogs Slott is a small, beautiful castle located just 25 miles north of Gothenburg, and only a few hundred yards from the banks of the Göta River. Nestled in a meticulously designed and maintained English park, the grand manor...
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Centrumvägen 2, 666 30 Bengtsfors, Sweden
The combination of art, great food and delicious pastries has made Not Quite one of Dalsland's most popular destinations. The bistro and café serves simple but modern dishes like a BLT sandwich with aubergine, bacon and homemade...
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SKEPPERSHOLME 123, 474 74 Käringön, Sweden
This fish restaurant on the small island of Käringön is so popular that people have to reserve a year in advance. The ambiance is friendly and relaxed, and the dishes are on the generous side. While...
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södra kajen, 450 46 Hunnebostrand, Sweden
The Gothenburg-based restaurateurs behind the one Michelin-starred restaurant Koka spend their summer in Hunnebostrand on the Bohuslän coast. Owners Björn and Sofie Persson stay on their sailboat and serve summer dishes with a...
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Grönemadsvägen 61, 457 95 Grebbestad, Sweden
A lobster dinner or mussel soup in this sjöbod, or traditional fishermans hut, in Grebbestad, is as genuine as dining gets in the fishing province of Bohuslän. The outstanding quality of the local seafood is due to...
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Viktoriagatan 12, 411 25 Göteborg, Sweden
Koka, one of Gothenburg's Michelin-starred restaurants, is known for its personal take on seasonal cuisine—food that is deeply rooted in the traditions of western Sweden but with a new Nordic twist. Only set menus are available, ranging from three...
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Götaplatsen, 412 56 Göteborg, Sweden
An evening with a succession of small dishes from various parts of Asia, like dim sum, Korean pancakes, and potstickers, awaits you at Toso. All are served with great wine—or a fresh drink with watermelon, ginger, or chili. The dark interior with...
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Adolf Edelsvärds gata 5, 414 51 Göteborg, Sweden
You’ll find almost any food you like in Gothenburg, but if you are looking for a taste of classic Swedish cuisine with a west coast twist, the Sjömagasinet Michelin-starred restaurant is a good bet. Located in the harbor, the red wooden building...
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Klädesholmen, 471 51 Tjörn, Sweden
Pickled herring is a Swedish speciality, and the best comes from Klädesholmen, where Salt & Sill follows up on the tradition by serving pickled herring in all kinds of ways. Don’t miss their classic six servings of pickled herring...