Where to Eat in Gothenburg
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
The Gothenburg culinary scene is blooming and ranges from Michelin-starred restaurants to food trucks, with inspiration taken from all over the world. High-end New Nordic cuisine is well represented, as well as foods from across Asia, a popular vegetarian movement, and, of course, traditional Swedish fare.
Vasagatan 58, 411 37 Göteborg, Sweden
If you want a taste of true Swedish cooking, then this is a must. The 70-something chef, Leif Mannerström, is a living legend in the Swedish restaurant world, with barrier-breaking culinary achievements, bestselling cook books, and high rated TV...
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...
Norra Hamngatan 10, 411 14 Göteborg, Sweden
Bhoga is pure joy for foodies who have an open mind and a love of veggies (and natural wine). Gustav Knutson and Niclas Yngvesson are two chefs who value the freedom of going their own way after having worked for top chefs both in Sweden and...
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...
Haga kyrkogata 14, 411 23 Göteborg, Sweden
This is one of the tiniest restaurants in Gothenburg, but also one of the most ambitious without being pompous. Grab a seat and indulge in scallops with chicken mayo or baked parsnip with goat cheese sauce. This is a place where locals hang out....
Trädgårdsgatan 6, 411 08 Göteborg, Sweden
Drottningtorget 10, 411 03 Göteborg, Sweden
Fresh fish from the North Sea and the Japanese sushi tradition has formed a beautiful friendship in this small restaurant within the large Clarion Hotel Post, located in what used to be the main post office in Gothenburg. The oysters are...
Kyrkogatan 11, 411 15 Göteborg, Sweden
Beef from the Västergötland plains and other locally sourced products are the basis for this brilliant hamburger restaurant. The drinks list is also based on Swedish products, like aquavit and local craft beers. Of course you can have something...
Aschebergsgatan 22, 411 27 Göteborg, Sweden
This local hangout is styled after a French bistro with dishes like moules marinières and steak frites. For the summer there is an outdoor bar with boules lane. Go for a drink and a game of boules and then head inside for a meal.
Övre Husargatan 3, 411 22 Göteborg, Sweden
Slottsskogsgatan 46, 414 70 Göteborg, Sweden
A short tram ride will bring you to Mariatorget in Majorna, where Roberto Maglia serves traditional Italian cuisine in a modern style. This is very much a place for locals, but also has the kind of reputation that will make people travel to try...
Olof Palmes plats 3, 413 04 Göteborg, Sweden
Here you’ll find maybe the best vegetarian food in Gothenburg. Folk managed to bring this formerly neglected culinary art to life with such brilliant veggie dishes as slow-cooked carrots with soy butter, yogurt, and sunflower seeds and sautéed...
Västra Hamngatan 6, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden
Hidden in the old antique market is this café with generous lunch salads, sandwiches, and sponge cakes. Find your seat on a sofa or armchair and enjoy your coffee, while thinking about looking around the antique stores for old watches, silver...
Teatergatan 32, 411 35 Göteborg, Sweden
Hidden on a street parallel to Gothenburg’s main Kungsportsavenyn avenue and very cool in an urban, artistic way, this is the place to go for a healthy lentil soup and vegan chocolate cake rather than the classic buttery cinnamon roll.
Mariagatan 13, 414 71 Göteborg, Sweden
This cool café in Majorna sports free Wi-Fi... and swings! And also light meals like salads and sandwiches with a focus on healthy, vegetarian options. It's a nice place to hang out, with a few seats outside in the sun for a sunny day.
Götabergsgatan 28, 411 34 Göteborg, Sweden
What do you do when your wine cellar is bursting with quality vintage wines? If you are like gourmet restaurant 28+, which serves luxurious French food with a modern, Swedish twist and has held a Michelin star for over 27 years, you open a wine...
Kyrkogatan 31, 411 08 Göteborg, Sweden
This daytime café located in a narrow alley turns into a tiny restaurant at night—with only 12 seats! The food is presented family style, with communal servings of the day's set menu. Inspired by both the cuisines of Europe and Asia, the chef...
Storgatan 22, 411 38 Göteborg, Sweden
Go for an Italian-style brunch or dinner in this downstairs restaurant/bar/hotel (they have one guest room). If you are brave, ask for the chef's table, which is actually located in the kitchen. There is a wide beer selection both on tap and in...
Andra Långgatan 15, 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden
The most recent addition to the bustling, bar-based nightlife of Andra Långgatan is a wine bar—a reincarnation of the much loved cellar wine bar Vink. Tvinky is in an old converted garage and serves food (in both whole and half portions) as well...