New restaurants frequently open up their doors in Gothenburg and, for those of us who love trying out new places, the city is a foodie dream. This guide is updated regularly to ensure you're kept in the loop with all the latest news on the restaurant scene. We list restaurants that have opened in the last year, as well as upcoming new openings. Please get in touch if you know of any brand-new restaurants in Gothenburg.
New restaurants in Gothenburg
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Gothenburg's latest restaurants
- Mugwort's BBQ Shack – In 2024
- Hasselssons – In 2024
- Wine Mechanics – Winter 2023/2024
- Suggan Vinbar – 2023
- Faccia Grassa – Autumn 2023
- 2RUM bar & kök – Autumn 2023
- Bar El Guiri – 23 November 2023
- Micmatbar – Autumn 2023
- Restaurang Danilo – 4 November 2023
- Restaurang Lokal – 30 October 2023
- Umizu – 29 October 2023
- Enoteca Maglia – 27 October 2023
- Kranen – 26 October 2023
- Valentinas – 20 October 2023
- Bennys – 18 October 2023
- Objektiv Mat & Bar – 16 October 2023
- Cosmopolitan – 13 October 2023
- Brasserie Draken – 1 October 2023
- Heurlins – 1 October 2023
- Spice Gbg – 16 September 2023
- Chicca Belloni – September 2023
- Naansense – 7 August 2023
- Alba & Röda Rummet – Summer 2023
- La Pizetta – 24 July 2023
- Potatisen – 14 June 2023
- Poppy – 12 June 2023
- 14 m2 Bao – 28 June 2023
- Grace – 9 June 2023
- Le 20ème – 3 June 2023
- Sushi Lee G – June 2023
- Nittinian – 11 May 2023
- Thaibaren – 26 April 2023
- Jesper på hörnet – 20 April 2023
- Robb – 14 April 2023
- Perspolis – 4 April 2023
- Velvet – April 2023
- Mei Rose – April 2023
- Rozen – Spring 2023
- Pannhuset Kafé & Krog – Spring 2023
- Pezzo – Spring 2023
- Sing Sing – 16 March 2023
- Hasselssons Macklucka – 1 March 2023
- Husette – March 2023
- Dirty Dough – 27 February 2023
- Karibia – 14 February 2023
- Cơm – 4 February 2023
- Falafel House – February 2023
- Balagan – 24 January 2023
- Restaurant Tizne – January 2023
- Löfqvist å Vi – 9 January 2023
- Buteco – 4 January 2023
- Makka Ölkafé – 29 December 2023
- Axet – 19 December 2022
- V Italiano Moderno – November 2022
- KOMO – November 2022
- Jacy'z – 2 November 2022
- Fei – 1 November 2022
Gothenburg's latest restaurants
No smoke without fire - if you love proper smoky BBQ you'll love Mugwort's. BBQ enthusiasts Johan Kullberg and Sanna Kullberg keep the grills glowing. Until their permanent premises opens you'll find them at their pop-up at Spike Brewery.
Hasselsson have made a name for themselves with their fish and shellfish-based street food, which has several branches in Gothenburg and one in Stockholm. They're now planning a “Hasselsson 2.0” on Drottninggatan. The new Hasselsson has an open kitchen and pared-back interiors that reflect the harbour and the city's fishing culture. Seating is available both inside and outside, as well as at the bar counter.
Wine Mechanics describe themselves as an urban and modern winery that uses grapes from some of Europe's top vineyards. 48 hours after the grapes are picked, they reach the winery in Gamlestaden where they immediately start crushing, pressing and fermenting the grapes into wine. Enjoy the wines in the bar in Saluhallen indoor food hall, along with paired dishes.
Suggan wine bar will be an exciting new addition to the Majorna scene when it opens this year.
2 rum bar och kök is run by a family of food-loving restaurateurs, whose aim is to offer a cosy meeting place to eat and drink well. Come here for everything from a romantic date or business lunch to an evening with a group of friends or a family dinner.
23 November 2023
Spanish flavours take centre stage at Bar el Guiri. The restaurant consists of four sub-concepts including a pintxos bar, a classic restaurant with an open kitchen, an ice cream parlour serving ice cream, churros and coffee, and an upstairs lounge. In true Spanish spirit, they serve both beer and wine from selected producers and you can play both shuffleboard and boules in the leafy lounge, just like on a Spanish summer's day.
You may well already have tasted Mic Matbar's street food at events around town. Now they have their own premises at Storgatan 22 where you can enjoy a constant flow of food and drink, a fun menu and everything from bar hangouts to full dinners.
4 November 2023
Danilo has a new address and a new look. They describe the changes as new and fresh but with the same welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy crispy stone-oven Italian pizza slices or juicy burgers while Frank Sinatra blares from the speakers and wine is poured at the bar. There's also a new basement floor, which goes by the appropriate name Downstairs.
30 October 2023
Culinary craftsmanship is the order of the day at Råda Säteri, a stately 18thcentury farm in Mölnlycke. Raw ingredients take centre stage when modern cooking techniques used to conjure up both Nordic and international flavours in a beautiful manorhouse setting.
29 October 2023
Umizu,specialises in luxurious and affordable sushi, alongside various Asian and Japanese main dishes. The menu includes everything from traditional nigiri to exciting rolls and poke bowls, as well as tasty hot dishes for all tastes and occasions. There's something here to suit all tastes, whether you need a quick, tasty lunch or you're gathering a group of friends for a relaxed dinner.
27 October 2023
Half of Enoteca Maglia is now The Monk at 46. In this part of the restaurant, they've left Italian flavours behind and instead take their inspiration from countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Southern Europe and America - basically anything they think is tasty and want to cook. The whole experience is enjoyed in the form of sharing plates to enjoy in relaxed surroundings.
26 October 2023
There's something here to make all beer lovers happy, as the bar boasts over 150 beers, around 30 of which are on tap. The Gothenburg aspect is important here, so it goes without saying that beers are selected from local craft breweries, and that only Gothenburg artists are played on the speakers. Food is vegan.
20 October 2023
Valentinas first opened in Lilla Bommen, and in the autumn it opened the doors to this twice-as-large sister branch in Kallebäck. Come to this French-inspired neighbourhood pub for a glass of wine with some charcuterie, a business lunch or sharing dinner. The menu is regularly updated with different French classics, but always includes a couple of variations on their signature dish, tarte flambée.
18 October 2023
“Slice up your life" is the motto here - pizza slices, that is. They serve their specialty pizza in so-called New York-style, in large slices with a thick, crispy outer crust and a thin, foldable middle which makes it easy to eat. Pair your pie with beer on tap and other drinks.
16 October 2023
In the old Hasselblad factory, Objektiv Mat & Bar serves up breakfast and lunch with Swedish flavours. The menu has everything from classics to modern interpretations with an innovative twist, all based on Swedish traditions.
13 October 2023
What used to be Le Pain Français on Engelbrektsgatan is now Cosmopolitan, a glittery purple and pink two-floor restaurant that aims to be a destination for international culinary experiences. The menu reflects inspiration from a mixture of countries and cultures, but there's a strong bistro theme and includes salads, pasta, fish and meat dishes.
1 October 2023
Brasserie Draken in the Clarion Hotel Draken is a lively restaurant and rooftop bar on the 33rd floor. The later it gets, the livelier, and there's regular live music. Food and drink-wise, perennial classics take priority over passing trends, and everything's given a personal twist.
1 October 2023
Clarion Hotel Draken has created a salty seaside bistro with a sweet tooth. Seafood, cakes and pastries and bubbles combine in a lively atmosphere which regularly plays host to live music.
16 September 2023
"Spice your life" proclaims Spice on Instagram, promising heat and spice in Gothenburg. They serve South African food such as tasty stews, street food and rice-based dishes with plenty of protein and sauce. Will you choose mild, spicy or extra spicy? As well as Gothenburg, there are also branches of the restaurant in Frankfurt and Barcelona.
Do you love swanning around on the Italian riviera, eating fritto misto for lunch and cooling off with a Pigato under a parasol? Then Chicca Belloni could be the place for you. The concept will serve up ambitious yet unpretentious Mediterranean food.
7 August 2023
Naansense is an Indian restaurant that came about after two foodies bonded over their love of Indian street food, which is exactly what is served here. The menu lists various vegetarian variants of curries, samosas and other colourful street food.
The classic young people's hangout, Röda Rummet, has been given a slightly more elegant image. In the same premises, Alba will be serving seasonal, modern three-course meals in colourful, inviting surroundings, while Röda Rummet will focus on alcoholic drinks and pastries and will be open from morning until evening.
24 July 2023
We all know how hard it can be to choose between various pizza toppings - a problem the gang at La Pizetta have created a solution to by offering pizzettes; small pizzas in different flavours so you can try several different combinations and flavourings. The toppings on offer vary by season, and the menu also lists classic pizzas and a couple of pasta dishes.
14 June 2023
At Potatisen, which is housed in Pinocchio's old premises at Värmlandsgatan 15, the beloved potato takes centre stage, as well as entertainment in various forms. There's a party atmosphere here almost all week, with karaoke, stand-up and live music. The menu consists of different varieties of baked potatoes, at really nice prices.
12 June 2023
Poppy on Fjärde Långgatan describe themselves as “a very serious restaurant and soon a wine bar”, which will only be open for lunch in the beginning.
28 June 2023
As you may have guessed from the name, 14 m2 bao inside Saluhallen indoor food market serves bao buns. Taste-wise, culinary influences come from all corners of Asia, but primarily Korea and China. Grab a takeaway or eat on site, preferably with a few loved ones so you can order in several different varieties to share and taste.
9 June 2023
Sport meets speakeasy vibes at Grace Sportsbar, on Avenyn. The rustic surroundings combine with sports shown on the big screen, top-notch ingredients and cocktails. They also serve up a trendy gastro bar menu.
3 June 2023
If you want to get out of Gothenburg and head to France you don't even need to book a flight, just head along to Gamlestadstorget. That's where you'll find this slightly anonymous bistro which describes itself as “Un petit Bistro et bar à vin de quartier” - a little neighbourhood bistro and wine bar.
Sushi Lee G, one of Gothenburg's newest additions, can be found on Linnégatan serving both sushi and bowls in an elegant combination. The two chefs behind the restaurant have worked at high-end sushi restaurants in countries such as Korea, Australia, London, Germany and Denmark, before landing in Gothenburg.
11 May 2023
Nittinian serves food from all over the world, such as burgers, Indian food and East African food - to name just a few of the culinary influences on the menu.
26 April 2023
Forget Thai food from food trucks and kiosks - as good as that can often be. Thaibaren has created a modern restaurant with an exceptional graphic profile and a menu consisting of smaller dishes to share with your table, just like in Thailand, giving everyone a taste of spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter.
20 April 2023
“Your hole in the wall in the heart of Lorensberg” - is how Jesper på hörnet describe themselves. Housed in a beautiful turn-of-the-last-century building, Jesper serves up carefully curated wines from selected vineyards, along with cheese and charcuterie platters and medium-size dishes.
14 April 2023
Owners Karl and Linnea Robb Kaardal love food and drink and after several years spent deep diving into the worlds of pizza and wine they felt they were ready to take the next step and open a restaurant. They serve pizza Neapolitan style in the intimate restaurant where you can hang out with the owners and their friends and family.
4 April 2023
Perspolis showcases Persian cuisine, in the form of homemade food that strives for balance, finesse and aroma. Start your meal with a grilled dish and finish with a cup of Persian tea, a homemade dessert or saffron ice cream.
This burlesque bar transports Gothenburgers and other visitors back in time. Velvet armchairs, gilt mirrors, feather boas and crystal chandeliers create the feel of an authentic 1920s burlesque bar. Enjoy Italian food accompanied by colourful cocktails, and then carry on the party in the bar where you can dance until late into the evening.
This rooftop bar at Liseberg calls itself Gothenburg's most colourful rooftop bar. They boast breathtaking views over the amusement park, authentic Chinese flavours and delicious cocktails from the bar. Inspiration comes from the neon-lit backstreets of Hong Kong.
Rozen takes you on an exciting taste journey to Bulgaria, with authentic home-style dishes such as slow- cooked stews, grilled meats and salads. The restaurant is inside Kville Saluhall, and is run by owner Yanitsa Ivanova, who aims to offer a small piece of Bulgaria in Gothenburg.
Pannhuset at Nääs Fabriker serves artisanal breakfast, fika, lunch and dinner made from top quality locally produced ingredients. During the day you can enjoy cakes and pastries from the konditori, freshly roasted coffee and homemade ice cream, while the evening menu includes dishes grilled over open fire.
Saluhallen indoor food market has gained a new Italian addition which screams “Don't worry, eat happy”. The menu consists of pizza slices (or rather, rectangles) topped with masses of goodies such as mozzarella, mortadella, pomodoro, salami and nduja.
16 March 2023
Raise a glass and your voice at Sing Sing, where you can book your own karaoke box and sing your heart out with your group. Hungry guests can order Asian street food dishes such as edamame, gyoza, banh mi and much more.
1 March 2023
Plenty of people have tried Hasselsson's excellent fish dishes, but did you know they also serve up sandwiches - big, tasty ones, too. You'll find them in Stora Saluhallen indoor food market.
Restaurang Gården has changed form and reopened as Husette Kök & Kultur. There's no mistaking the fact that this bistro is part of the Konstepidemin artist collective - food and culture go hand in hand here, with frequent performances from jazz artists, live bands and DJs. The kitchen makes food with influences from all over the world, and the drinks list specialises in natural wine and locally produced beer.
27 February 2023
Dirty Dough may already be familiar to those in the know. They've already had a restaurant in Lindholmen for a while, and expanded during the winter with a restaurant on Järntorget. Neapolitan pizza, pasta and beer are the order of the day here.
14 February 2023
As their name suggests, Karibia focuses on Caribbean cuisine. They serve burgers, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes with fresh ingredients such as papaya, coconut, ginger and fresh herbs - along with live music, cocktails and, naturally, an extensive selection of rum.
4 February 2023
The Linné neighbourhood has been blessed with an Asian newcomer in the form of Cơm, a Vietnamese restaurant that aims to showcase the breadth of Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant is decorated with miniature mopeds, lemon trees and rice hat-inspired decorations and the menu is naturally filled with Vietnamese favourites. Expect tasty dishes such as spring rolls, noodles, bánh mì and wontons for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, at both lunch and dinner.
If you're looking for Malmö-style falafels, with own-baked bread and crisp vegetables, you don't need to look any further. Spoiler alert: you'll find them at Falafel House. As soon as they opened they became so popular that people often queue to get their hands on a wrap in rush hour.
24 January 2023
Get a taste of the Mediterranean at Balagan in the form of fresh, tasty dishes made for sharing with your table. Balagan means chaos in Hebrew, and for the gang behind the restaurant that means a delightful melting pot of different cultures and cuisines, with a little extra emphasis on Tel Aviv.
Since January 2023 diners have been able to head down to Fjärde Långgatan for an authentic Mexican gastronomic experience. Tizne serves food from the country's various different regions in four-, five- and seven-course menus. Drinks-wise the emphasis is on typical Mexican cocktails and mocktails.
9 January 2023
Five years ago, Löfqvist & vi opened their first restaurant, in the Arkaden shopping centre, and in the beginning of January 2023 they opened up a sister restaurant on Västra Hamngatan. They serve lunch and an à la carte menu here, with an emphasis on excellent Swedish homecooking.
4 January 2023
Gothenburg now has its first and only Buteco, a gastrobar that has its roots in Latin America. Enjoy colourful food accompanied by innovative cocktails and wines. Jean Henkel, from fine-dining restaurant Carbon, and Michael John hold the reins.
29 December 2023
Makka revives Sweden's old tradition of beer cafés, in both classic and new years. Come by for an early morning coffee or grab some food to go and eat lunch on the nearby jetty. Or just come in and enjoy an evening of great food and carefully selected drinks. The menu revolves around one of the world's best-loved dishes, the sandwich, or “makkan” as it's called here.
19 December 2022
From the ashes of the former Juvelkvarnen mill rise… Not a Phoenix, but a restaurant with grain in its DNA - Axet. Drink Pilsner Urquell Tankovna and craft cocktails here, as you enjoy dishes from the internationally influenced kitchen. Open from after work to late evening, with weekend lunch and plenty to drink in modern beer-hall style.
Pizza, Genovese style - not something you come across every day in Gothenburg. But that's how they do it here at Restaurang V, with dough baked every morning from a sourdough base and topped with various tasty ingredients. Come by for lunch, post-work or dinner - at this modern Italian restaurant the atmosphere's always delightfully laid-back. the menu also includes fresh salads and snacks.
Komo had a soft opening serving just lunch, but they now offer an evening menu too. Whatever time you visit the restaurant the concept is Korean-Mongolian, as the name and decor suggests. Count on classics such as Korean BBQ, tteokbokki and bulgogi from chefs Orkhon, Khandsuren and Eunjoo.
2 November 2022
1 November 2022
If you take the elevator all the way up to the top of The Pier hotel in Lindholmen you'll get to this Chinese restaurant, which serves up an ambitious fusion of China and Scandinavia. The highly experienced team of Chinese chefs create sharing dishes with flavours from the culinary provinces of Zhejiang, Hong Kong and Sichuan, with the aim of providing guests with an authentic Chinese food experience.