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.


Price: Expensive
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 138 018.

SK Mat & Människor

Price: Expensive
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, Sweden
Telephone: +46 (031) 81 25 80.


Price: Expensive
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 775 5920.

Lilla London

Price: Moderate
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 18 30 93.

Hos Pelle

Price: Moderate
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 121 031.

Lilla Tavernan

Price: Cheap
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 128 805.

La Sombrita

Price: Cheap
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 428 855.

Joe Farelli's

Price: Cheap
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, Sweden
Telephone: (031) 348 11 40.
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