Gothenburg's hottest restaurants

Gothenburg's hottest restaurants

New restaurants pop up in Gothenburg the whole time and it's not easy staying up to date with everything, especially if you're just passing through the city. To help keep you in the know, we've created a guide to Gothenburg's hottest restaurants right now. You'll find everything from trendy food trucks and sceney bars to hip fusion concepts and creative Michelin restaurants - quite simply, the places everyone's talking about at the moment. The guide is updated regularly so you're kept in the loop. This is our guide to trendy restaurants in Gothenburg.

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  1. Trendy restaurants in Gothenburg
    1. Jacy'z – Glamorous Art Deco style
    2. Project – Precise teamwork
    3. Ma Cuisine – Modern classic
    4. Brasserie Lavette – Shellfish and grilled dishes
    5. Mei Rose – Spectacular views
    6. Chicca Belloni – Italian trattoria
    7. Scandic Göteborg Central – Up above the rooftops
    8. Suggan Vinbar – Vinous living room
    9. Restaurant Saga – Southeast Asian tasting menu
    10. Bar Centro – Hot Italian
    11. Epoque – Feel right at home
    12. Micmatbar – Uncomplicated
    13. Spike Streetfood Kitchen – Well-known collaboration
    14. Cheri-Lee – Elegant and playful dinner club
    15. Wine Mechanics – Extremely local wine in urban surroundings
    16. Human – Lofty ambitions
    17. Valentinas – French-style neighbourhood restaurant
    18. Bar Palavas – Local and carefully curated
    19. Levantine – For the Francophile
    20. Faccia Grassa – Pasta e basta
    21. Boulebar – Favourites from the French Riviera
    22. Restaurang Tiljan – Dinner at the theatre
    23. Diket – Trendy and intimate
    24. The Parlour – Gothenburg's only Nikkei restaurant
    25. BP Brasserie – Mediterranean favourites in brasserie surroundings
    26. Bar La Lune – The wine bar on everyone's lips
    27. OGBG – Asian fusion and rooftop bar
    28. Kaifo – Happy flavours
    29. Hasselssons Matlucka – Fast food from the sea
    30. Poppy – Taking lunch seriously
    31. Restaurant Tizne – Just like at a Mexican granny's house
    32. VRÅ – Japanese with West Coast ingredients
    33. Cuckoo's Nest – Innovative flavour combinations in quirky surroundings
    34. Södra Larm – French hotel bistro with Nordic influences
    35. Gurras – Street food from superchef
    36. Pigalle – Parisian decadence
    37. Restaurang Natur – Passion for produce
    38. Lokal Råda Säteri – Manor house gastronomy
    39. Oizo – Hot hangout in Kålltorp
    40. Familjen – Popular and unpretentious
    41. Bulot – West Coast flavours
    42. Rollin Bistros – Cocktails, Japanese beer and streetfood
    43. Alba – Food, wine and views
    44. Brasserie Waterfront – Housed in an old brewery
    45. Joe Farelli's – Little Italy in miniature
    46. Slice – Ping pong and pizza
    47. MG5 – A love of rock & roll
    48. V Italiano Moderno – The city's living room
    49. Totale – A second living room
    50. Bar Minimal – Pizza party
    51. Noot – Homecooking with a creative touch
    52. Unity Jazz – The jazz club that finally found a home
    53. Tolv Vinbar – Artisanal wines and finger food

Trendy restaurants in Gothenburg

Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort – Hottest restaurants
Jacy'z Hotel & Resort

Jacy'z

Glamorous Art Deco style

With 27 spectacular floors, Jacy'z is a proper "go-to-place" in Gothenburg. This playful resort is full of restaurants and bars in glamorous Art Deco style. Eat American classics from morning until evening at Archie's, stop by for lunch at Gaby's, or admire the view from the Asian rooftop bar Gogogaga on the 27th floor. 

Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project
Project – Hottest restaurants
Project

Project

Precise teamwork

Swedish-Australian couple Anna and Cameron Irving run the show at this ambitious restaurant. While Anna is in charge of drinks, Cameron takes care of the food and this set-up, along with top-notch service, has been so successful that they've been awarded a Michelin star. Every detail is carefully thought-through and their unique dishes are a whole process - their bread, for example, takes five days to bake.

Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Hottest restaurants
Ma Cuisine

Ma Cuisine

Modern classic

Ma Cuisine may have been at the same address for more than 20 years, with a loyal group of regulars, but they still manage to remain relevant and draw in new guests. Swedish produce in season steers the menu, while the cooking is classic French. Whether you come by for a cocktail, lunch or evening out with dinner you can count on a complete experience with ambitious service and flavours. 

Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Lavette

Brasserie Lavette

Shellfish and grilled dishes

An unpretentious passion for food and high ambitions characterise Brasserie Lavette, where you can enjoy a French menu that includes whole grilled fish, spankingly fresh seafood and smash burgers. Come by this rustic yet modern brasserie for a drink, a slap-up dinner, or why not treat yourself to weekend brunch?

Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Mei Rose Rooftop Bar & Bistro

Mei Rose

Spectacular views

Eight floors up in the Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, Mei Rose takes you on a fast-paced flavour journey through Hong Kong, with a view of Gothenburg's skyline. The menu consists of Chinese small dishes to share with your table, and for a truly authentic experience you can try the "baijiu flight", where you're served three samples of the Chinese spirit, baijiu.

Chicca Belloni

Italian trattoria

Forget you're in Gothenburg at Chicca Belloni – the team here would rather take you on a sensory journey to a sunny day by the Mediterranean. Here, simplicity is the watchword when it comes to both the menu and the atmosphere, so settle down with a glass of wine and some snacks, or go all-in with an Italian style family dinner.

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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
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Above – Hottest restaurants
Above

Scandic Göteborg Central

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Up above the rooftops

If you're in the mood to sip cocktails and eat dinner up above the rooftops with views over the river, head to Above, Scandic Göteborg Central's rooftop bar. The fourteenth floor takes inspiration from Miami and the Caribbean and there's great music and a relaxed atmosphere. Sit indoors or out.

Suggan Vinbar

Vinous living room

A pig-shaped disco ball is not something you come across every day, but that's exactly what you'll find glittering on the ceiling of Suggan. In addition to wines in all colours and types, this charming wine bar also serves a lively menu of small and medium dishes that's updated regularly. And the atmosphere? A relaxed living room filled with all your best pals.

Restaurant Saga

Southeast Asian tasting menu

Dishes from Singapore and Southeast Asia, served in the form of tasting menus, are the order of the day at Saga. The flavours may be far-flung, but the kitchen focuses on locally produced ingredients in season, for which the restaurant has been awarded a green circle by the sustainability guide 360°Eat Guide. Choose between a large or small tasting menu, both of which can be accompanied by perfectly paired drinks packages.

Bar Centro

Hot Italian

Are you passionate about natural wine and trying new flavour combinations? Or are you just longing for the charm and vibrancy of Italy? Then Bar Centro could be just the spot for you. This trendy little Italian is as much a coffee bar as it is a lunch and dinner spot. Come here for a steaming hot espresso, warming risotto or a couple of small dishes and wine. From time to time they have guest performances in both the bar and the kitchen.

Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Hottest restaurants
Epoque

Epoque

Feel right at home

“Tasty grub and great wines” – that's the name of the game at Epoque, which is run by the same people as Publik in Lysekil. They've created a second living room here where you can drop by for a glass of wine in the bar, a few snacks, a main course or a whole set menu made with top quality ingredients and accompanied by a wine package. Make yourself at home among white tiles, shelves full of wine bottles and personal art. 

Micmatbar

Uncomplicated

Delicious food, beer and wine are the cornerstones of Micmatbar, located behind a big green door on Storgatan. The menu changes frequently, but always includes a variety of snacks and small dishes that are perfect for sharing with your table. Quiz nights, visits from winemakers and tasting sessions are just a few of the fun activities that take place here.

Spike Streetfood Kitchen

Well-known collaboration

While Mugwort's BBQ Shack eagerly awaits the opening of its own restaurant in Slakthuset, they've joined forces with Spike Brewery. The barbecuing will have to wait until the new premises, for now they serve tasty street food paired with beer from the brewery

Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Hottest restaurants
Cheri-Lee

Cheri-Lee

Elegant and playful dinner club

The gang behind the old Peacock dinner club have opened a new dinner club with modern Asian influences in the heart of Avenyn. Cheri-Lee serves food and cocktails against a backdrop of flowery sofas, painting-packed walls and a great atmosphere. Gather your friends for a weekend brunch or stay on after dinner to party the night away.

Wine Mechanics

Extremely local wine in urban surroundings

At Gothenburg's (and perhaps Sweden's) first "urban winery" you can enjoy a dining experience with influences from around the world, from street food and oyster bars to classic French cuisine and the best of the West Coast. Alongside the food, Wine Mechanic serve their own wine, which is produced in the premises right next to the restaurant in the Slakthuset area, Gothenburg's former meatpacking district. If you just fancy a glass of wine and a few snacks, you can also visit their wine bar in Stora Saluhallen indoor food market.

Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
Human Restaurang

Human

Lofty ambitions

New Nordic cooking is the order of the day at Human - ie. Nordic flavours and local ingredients in season. These are transformed into luxurious multi-course tasting menus, a slightly shorter version at lunchtime and a longer one at dinner. But despite the kitchen's lofty ambitions, this is far from being a stiff establishment with snooty rules – on the contrary, it's a relaxed and personal place to enjoy good food and drinks.

Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Hottest restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck

Valentinas

French-style neighbourhood restaurant

Valentinas, which first opened in Lilla Bommen, can now also be found in equally elegant and comfortable surroundings in Kallebäck. Come by for a relaxed lunch or a post-work drink or glass of wine with French vibes.

Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Hottest restaurants
Bar Palavas

Bar Palavas

Local and carefully curated

At Bar Palavas, the concept is as simple as it's popular: small dishes made with ingredients from local producers and growers, carefully selected wines and beers from local microbreweries. Flavours are Swedish-French and the restaurant's run by co-owners Viktor, Hugo and Christian, who have known each other since their teens and who got the inspiration for the pub on a trip to Palavas-les-flots in the south of France.

Levantine

For the Francophile

The chefs at Levantine take guests on a flavour journey to Paris, with French favourites such as bouillabaisse and moules marinières on the menu. Food can be perfectly paired with selected French wines and you can also visit the bar for a fabulous cocktail. Or why not take your cocktail outside and enjoy it with a game of boules in the lilac arbor. 

Faccia Grassa

Pasta e basta

Comfort food in the form of homemade filled pasta accompanied by really good wine is the order of the day at Faccia Grassa. They aim to be an unpretentious space that doesn't compromise on culinary ambition. As well as pasta, they serve Italian snacks, small dishes and desserts.

Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund
Boulebar Rosenlund – Hottest restaurants
Boulebar Rosenlund

Boulebar

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Favourites from the French Riviera

Boulebar isn't just a popular summer hangout, it also draws in foodie guests with its French food and drinks. Eat rustic classics à la southern France, and enjoy brunch dishes and a dessert buffet at the weekend. Don't miss trying the classic boules drink, pastis, for a true southern French experience.  

Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan
Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan
Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan
Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan
Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan
Restaurang Tiljan – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Tiljan

Restaurang Tiljan

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Dinner at the theatre

Head chef Stefan Stenbom, together with star chef Ulf Wagner, has created the menu at Gothenburg City Theatre's in-house restaurant, Tiljan. Classic dishes take centre stage here, such as posh fish pie and Toast Skagen. Come by for a simple supper or a full three-course meal, or why not combine your theatre visit with a meal before the performance.

Diket

Trendy and intimate

A bright star in the restaurant sky shines in the heart of Majorna. Diket is run by three experienced chefs, and the menu is based around what they consider to be the most exciting produce around at the time. Wine is served on tap and by the bottle. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and casual; book in a major celebration and order the entire menu or drop by for a relaxed weekday dinner.

The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – Hottest restaurants
The Parlour

The Parlour

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Gothenburg's only Nikkei restaurant

Drop by The Parlour on Avenyn for an unparalleled flavour experience. The kitchen conjures up exciting Japanese/Peruvian fusion dishes - a cuisine known as Nikkei - and you can choose from dishes such as ceviches, tacos, spring rolls, dumplings and raw food, ideal for sharing with your table. The cocktail lounge serves perfectly blended cocktails that reflect the place's cosmopolitan vibe.

BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Hottest restaurants
BP Brasserie

BP Brasserie

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Mediterranean favourites in brasserie surroundings

Biljardpalatset's restaurant BP Brasserie has a menu filled with Mediterranean favourites. You'll find popular dishes such moules and bouillabaisse. If you appreciate fine wines you can pick and choose from 220 unique kinds from Biljardpalatset's wine cellar, and if you prefer beer there's a wide selection to choose from. Come by with friends, family or colleagues and enjoy a delightful dinner experience, along with an exciting game of billiards or shuffleboard.

Bar La Lune

The wine bar on everyone's lips

This little wine bar in Vasa has become something of an institution among Gothenburg's gourmets. The team here are extremely knowledgeable about both food and wine and the wine selection includes unique wines that you won't find anywhere else. 

OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang
OGBG Bar & Restaurang – Hottest restaurants
OGBG Bar & Restaurang

OGBG

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Asian fusion and rooftop bar

Asian flavours with a contemporary twist are the order of the day at popular OGBG. Velvet sofas and modern murals give the restaurant an international buzz. According to The Rooftop Guide the bar, TaKeT, with its panoramic views over the entrance to Gothenburg harbour, is the best roofbar in the world.

Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Hottest restaurants
Kaifo

Kaifo

Happy flavours

Kaifo serves up Asian ”happy fusion", a lively bar scene, live music from DJs and a menu packed with raw and grilled snacks and medium-sized dishes for sharing with the table. The spectacular two-floor restaurant has plenty of space for laid-back drinks at the bar or slap-up meals in the dining room. The cocktail bar mixes up a storm - how about one of their many gin & tonic combos, for example?

Hasselssons Matlucka

Fast food from the sea

At Hasselssons, the concept is fast food from the sea, in the form of dishes like fish 'n' chips and fish burgers. Naturally, everything is made with fresh ingredients straight from the sea and the food is served faster than you can say "catch of the day".

Poppy

Taking lunch seriously

"A very serious restaurant and future wine bar" - that's how Poppy describes herself, and at the moment the restaurant is fully committed to serving excellent lunches. The weekly menu is updated on Instagram, where they list one meat dish, one with fish and one veggie. If you want to splurge, you can add a starter or dessert, or opt for the three-course offer with any main course.

Restaurant Tizne

Just like at a Mexican granny's house

The common denominator here is Mexican: everything you eat is either inspired by the food the chefs' grandmothers once made, the street food they like eating in Mexico, Mexican party food, or just tasty, authentic Mexican food with influences from all over the country. Pair with complementary drinks and take in the atmosphere and pared-back decor. 

VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Hottest restaurants
VRÅ

VRÅ

Japanese with West Coast ingredients

The emphasis is on sustainability at this well-respected restaurant. The entire menu is traceable and made from locally-produced ingredients, while techniques are taken from Japanese cuisine. The menu includes sushi, sashimi and steak tartare made from organic ingredients from the West Coast. Luxurious, minimalist interiors mirror the culinary theme.

Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Hottest restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest

Cuckoo's Nest

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Innovative flavour combinations in quirky surroundings

This creative restaurant in the Riverside Hotel boasts waterfront views over the Göta älv river. This slightly quirky hotel restaurant has been lauded for its rich, detailed design and it's a perennially popular watering hole for anyone looking for exciting flavour combinations. The menu mixes and matches flavours from all over the world in innovative dishes, using seasonal ingredients. Pair your food with one of Cuckoo's own cocktails. 

Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – Hottest restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro

Södra Larm

French hotel bistro with Nordic influences

Södra Larm bistro, within the Hotel Flora, combines the best of French, international and Nordic cuisine. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner - come by any day of the week for any meal, or skip the food and take a pew by the bar for something delicious to drink. This international bistro welcomes all kinds of groups, large and small, to their relaxed, welcoming oasis with a lively atmosphere.

Gurras

Street food from superchef

Gurras is run by award-winning chef Gustav Trägårdh, who has created a menu filled with the restaurant's own interpretation of internationally-inspired streetfood dishes. Compose your own menu from a choice of starters, main courses and desserts, or drop by for a few snacks and a cocktail. 

Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Hottest restaurants
Restaurant Atelier

Pigalle

Parisian decadence

Up on the fourth floor of the famous Hotel Pigalle is the hotel restaurant, Atelier. Velvet banquettes and chandeliers create a feeling of turn-of-the-last-century Parisian decadence. The cocktail list follows the same theme and the kitchen also takes its inspiration from France, although the ingredients they use come from local producers.

Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Hottest restaurants
Restaurang Natur

Restaurang Natur

Passion for produce

Restaurang Natur places a great emphasis on all parts of the restaurant experience, from the charming decor and service to the well-composed dishes and exciting natural wines. Ingredients take centre stage here, carefully selected based on the season and the chefs' mood. The kitchen enjoys great artistic freedom, which attracts both regulars and new guests.

Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Hottest restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri

Lokal Råda Säteri

Manor house gastronomy

In the elegant 18th century manor house at Råda Säteri, the focus is fully on local gastronomy. Local ingredients are showcased using modern cooking techniques, resulting in seasonal à la carte with a clear Nordic heritage. A relaxing and historic oasis to enjoy lunch or dinner.

Oizo

Hot hangout in Kålltorp

Oizo in Kålltorp go all-in on all the things they like the most - pizza, natural wine and locally-brewed beer. Don't miss Oizo's Detroit-style pan pizza either. Spontaneous visits are encouraged and drop-in is the name of the game here. When the weather allows, the sun-drenched alfresco dining area is the place to be.

Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Hottest restaurants
Familjen

Familjen

Popular and unpretentious

Familjen's welcoming glow has made it a second living room for many regulars and it's an easy place to drop into whether you're after a drink, something simple to eat or a three-course gourmet meal. Simple is best, is the kitchen's motto. The Michelin Guide agrees, awarding Familjen their Bib Gourmand award for excellent food at reasonable prices. 

Bulot

West Coast flavours

At Gabriel Melim Anderson and Emil Bielke's playful restaurant on Norra Hamngatan, ambitious tasting menus and carefully composed drinks packages are the name of the game. If you prefer to create your own menu, there's also a West Coast-orientated à la carte to choose from. The restaurant has a neo-bistro style and includes no fewer than two outdoor seating areas, one of which can be found in a beautiful courtyard.

Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard
Rollin Bistros Backyard – Hottest restaurants
Rollin Bistros Backyard

Rollin Bistros

Cocktails, Japanese beer and streetfood

Rollin Bistros Backyard serves up nice vibes, plenty of places to sit and varied cuisine in industrial surroundings. Choose from Asian food and drink in the Japanese beer hall, creative cocktails in the bar or streetfood dishes in the restaurant. A friendly hangout that works as well for lunch or dinner as a post-work drink.

Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba
Alba – Hottest restaurants
Alba

Alba

Food, wine and views

In Röda Rummet's former premises you'll now find Alba restaurant and its little sister restaurant, Röda Rummet. Head to Alba for dinner or, as they put it, “crazy good food, a proper Gothenburg view and a well-chosen bottle of wine”. The menu lists meat, fish and vegetarian options, in a classic starter-main course-dessert format.

Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront
Brasserie Waterfront – Hottest restaurants
Brasserie Waterfront

Brasserie Waterfront

Sponsored

Housed in an old brewery

If you fancy mingling with international visitors and admiring the view over the Göta Älv river, don't miss the restaurant at the Quality Hotel Waterfront. The building used to be a brewery and you can meet up these days over both food and a wide selection of porters and other beers.

Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Hottest restaurants
Joe Farelli's

Joe Farelli's

Sponsored

Little Italy in miniature

Joe Farelli's is a classic watering hole on Avenyn which has maintained the same high standard for many years. Entering the restaurant is like stepping into a miniature version of Little Italy, with red-and-white checked tablecloths, pastel leather booths and black and white photographs on the walls. The menu is full of Italian-American favourites and the cocktail bar serves up drinks in a buzzy atmosphere. 

Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice
Slice – Hottest restaurants
Slice

Slice

Sponsored

Ping pong and pizza

Relive the fun of youth at the youth centre, but in a more adult setting, at Slice. Ping pong combines with food and drinks in nightclub-like surroundings. Just gather your friends for a full evening of ping pong, freshly baked pizza slices, and well-shaken cocktails at the bar. You can also book a private ping pong room for festive occasions such as birthday parties, hen dos, and stag dos.

MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – Hottest restaurants
MG5 by 2112

MG5

A love of rock & roll

American street food, a wide selection of drinks, and a cool vibe are the order of the day at MG5, named after its address - Magasinsgatan 5. The restaurant spans two cosy floors, with red walls and details that reflect their love of rock & roll. The food menu features hearty dishes such as burgers, ribs, and fried chicken.

V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno
V Italiano Moderno – Hottest restaurants
V Italiano Moderno

V Italiano Moderno

The city's living room

Restaurang V serves up nice, relaxed vibes on Västra Hamngatan based around something most of us like - pizza. It's made here in Genovese style and topped with both classic and innovative accompaniments with variations to suit everyone, both vegetarian and meat. But the most important thing is the warm, friendly atmosphere that transforms the restaurant into a living room where everyone is equally welcome. The cool paintings on the wall are by artist duo Pichiavo.  

Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale
Totale – Hottest restaurants
Totale

Totale

A second living room

Fire plays a starring role at Totale - all dishes are prepared here over an open fire or in a wood-fired oven. In terms of taste, Italy is the lodestar, but ingredients are local. With a wonderfully loud, buzzy atmosphere, the restaurant has become something of a living room where relaxed hanging out combines with gastronomic experiences.

Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Hottest restaurants
Bar Minimal

Bar Minimal

Pizza party

If this pizza and wine bar in Haga has escaped your attention, it won't be long until you dragged there by friends or family. Bar Minimal was founded by a team of passionate pizza enthusiasts who also love wine. The menu is updated regularly with whatever flavours take their fancy, and the same goes for the wine selection.

Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar – Hottest restaurants
Noot Nordik Kitchen & Bar

Noot

Sponsored

Homecooking with a creative touch

You'll find Noot Nordik Kitchen inside the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, serving traditional Scandinavian dishes with its own modern touch. The menu includes meatballs made from wild boar, among other things. The restaurant is elegantly decorated in Scandinavian minimalist style with blonde wood and green plants.

Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Hottest restaurants
Unity Jazz

Unity Jazz

The jazz club that finally found a home

If you're in the mood for jazz, Unity is the place to come. The jazz club, which used to be a travelling members' club, has now moved into Kale'i's former premises and opened up to anyone who wants to listen to some groovy jazz. Cheese fondue, whisky and jam nights are just a few of the delights on their events calendar.

Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar
Tolv Vinbar – Hottest restaurants
Tolv Vinbar

Tolv Vinbar

Artisanal wines and finger food

A wide selection of wine by the glass and bottle, combined with medium-sized dishes with flavours from the Mediterranean and Scandinavia. Staff here are passionate and knowledgeable about food and wine, and you can upstairs after your meal for a spot of shopping at Vallgatan 12.

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