The guide to Gothenburg's cosiest restaurants

The guide to Gothenburg's cosiest restaurants

When Gothenburg is being battered by storms and driving, horizontal rain, what could be better than holing up at a warm, cosy restaurant? Whatever the weather, it's always a treat to sit down to a beautifully laid table and be taken care of. We've selected the restaurants in Gothenburg that are particularly charming, snug and cosy - or mysig, as we say in Swedish. Follow our guide to all kinds of lovely spots for every possible occasion.

In this guide
  1. Cosy restaurants in Gothenburg
    1. Pivo – Modern hunting lodge
    2. Familjen – West Swedish gastronomy and an intimate atmosphere
    3. Bord 27 – Rustic and gastronomic
    4. Unity Jazz – Living-room jam
    5. Project – Homely and ambitious
    6. Meet – Celebrated meat restaurant in warm surroundings
    7. Brasserie Lavette – Rustic and modern
    8. Restaurang Natur – Sustainable and homely
    9. Norda – Gothenburg meets New York
    10. Jacy'z – American atmosphere
    11. Totale – A focus on fire
    12. Pigalle – On the fourth floor
    13. Valentinas – French neighbourhood restaurant
    14. Human – Pared-back elegance
    15. Koka – Minimimalist Michelin-starred cosiness
    16. Bar Palavas – French-inspired spot with a passion for wine
    17. Kaifo – Intimate elegance
    18. Lokal Råda Säteri – Nordic flavours in manor-house surroundings
    19. Epoque – Like a living room
    20. BP Brasserie – Mediterranean flavours in relaxed surroundings
    21. VRÅ – Scandinavia meets Asia
    22. The Golden Days – Classic pub feel
    23. Gumman Elvira – Homely and delightful
    24. G Mat & Vin – Close to Central Station
    25. Hovås Kallbadhus – Classic restaurant on the waterfront
    26. Cuckoo's Nest – Award-winning design
    27. Joe Farelli's – A trip to Little Italy
    28. Ma Cuisine – Classic and modern made from scratch
    29. Walk in the Park – Park vibes all year round
    30. Enoteca del Signore – The good things in life
    31. Cheri-Lee – Dishes from all over Asia
    32. Bar Minimal – Homemade pizzas in welcoming surroundings
    33. OGBG
    34. Steampunk Bar – Charming industrialism
    35. Le Pub – Rustic congeniality on Långgatorna
    36. Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse
    37. Sorellina – Modern Italian neighbourhood restaurant
    38. Stures Brasseri
    39. Teatergatan – Twenties-style brasserie
    40. Posidonas – Authentic flavours from Greece
    41. Dorsia – Cosiness deluxe
    42. Manfred's Brasserie – Informal elegance
    43. 28+ – One floor down
    44. Bon – French bistro feel
    45. Bonus tip! Moon Thai Kitchen – An oasis in the city
    46. Centrale – Cosy trattoria
    47. atNordhem – The entire restaurant to yourselves
    48. Provianten – Fish on the quayside

Cosy restaurants in Gothenburg

Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt
Pivo – Passion för vilt – Cosy restaurants
Pivo – Passion för vilt

Pivo

Modern hunting lodge

Despite its size, this restaurant feels properly warm and cosy thanks to its hunting lodge-inspired decor and the park outside. Boules lanes, greenery and rustic interiors all combine to enhance the relaxed atmosphere. Tuck into hearty food in charming surroundings.

Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen
Familjen – Cosy restaurants
Familjen

Familjen

West Swedish gastronomy and an intimate atmosphere

The menu at Familjen consists of West Swedish gastronomy of the more rustic variety and guests can choose between a three course set menu or à la carte. The warm, welcoming atmosphere draws in the crowds throughout the week, for the food, atmosphere and Familjen's imaginative cocktails.

Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27
Bord 27 – Cosy restaurants
Bord 27

Bord 27

Rustic and gastronomic

At no-frills Bord 27 the pared-back decor combined with warm lighting creates a cosy atmosphere. Drop by for a glass of natural wine or a locally produced beer, or take a pew and eat something delicious from the rustic menu.

Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – Cosy restaurants
Unity Jazz

Unity Jazz

Living-room jam

Going to Unity Jazz on Kyrkogatan feels just like going to someone's home. Music plays, the wine flows and flavours hit the right spot. Most evenings a week you can listen to live sessions and jams, and sometimes they even put on jazz lunches for jazz cats and recent converts alike. The menu includes fish and shellfish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Medium-sized dishes take centre stage, but there are also a few main courses.

Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project
Project – Cosy restaurants
Project

Project

Homely and ambitious

Project started out in 2016 as an laid-back yet ambitious neighbourhood restaurant with a homely feel and excellent food. The warm, welcoming atmosphere remains, as does the great food - but in new packaging and with a new, higher tempo. The dark, moody restaurant, decorated with chandeliers and patterned wallpaper, was awarded a Michelin star in 2021. The knowledgeable staff are happy to guide you through the tasting menu and pairing drinks. If you're a large group who want to sit separately you can book the restaurant's private dining room in the cellar. 

Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet
Restaurang Meet – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Meet

Meet

Celebrated meat restaurant in warm surroundings

Meet has been named one of the best meat restaurants in Sweden and if you're hankering after a really good quality piece of meat, you'll find it here. But the surroundings and atmosphere are equally as important, smart yet laid-back, with classic steakhouse elements.

Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette
Brasserie Lavette – Cosy restaurants
Brasserie Lavette

Brasserie Lavette

Rustic and modern

Muted and moody Brasserie Lavette is a rustic brasserie on Södra Vägen, in a prime location in Lorensberg. Wood and cane chairs combine with exposed brick walls, a plant-covered ceiling and walls hung with art. The menu includes fresh shellfish, selected cuts of meat and thoughtful plant-based alternatives. Stop by for a drink, a slap-up dinner or weekend brunch with good friends.

Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – Cosy restaurants
Restaurang Natur

Restaurang Natur

Sustainable and homely

As the name suggests, nature is the common denominator here, in both interior design and food and drink. Wooden furniture, muted colors and paintings on the walls give the feeling of being in a living room, where you're invited to a dinner prepared with sustainable ingredients - with a glass of natural wine, naturally, or a cocktail made with high-quality spirits.

Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda
Norda – Cosy restaurants
Norda

Norda

Gothenburg meets New York

Norda is housed in what used to be Gothenburg's central post office and the restaurant fills the magnificent space with red velvet furniture, drapes and glamorous Manhattan-inspired vibes. Perfect for a stylish yet snug dinner with dishes such as lobster, oyster and hamburgers on the menu. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is the creative partner.

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

Jacy'z

American atmosphere

This spectacular city resort has several restaurants and bars in glamorous Art Deco style. There's Archie's, which serves luxurious comfort food all day, and the hotel's sky bar Gogogaga, where you can share fusion dishes and drink cocktails with fantastic views over Gothenburg. 

Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale
Totale – Cosy restaurants
Totale

Totale

A focus on fire

Is there anything cosier than grilling food directly over open fire? Not if you ask the team at Totale, where they cook dishes either on the grill or in their wood-fired oven. It's delightfully rowdy, slightly like being at a friend's house where your glass is regularly refilled and you're served a dinner with smoky flavours.

Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Hotel Pigalle – Cosy restaurants
Hotel Pigalle
Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Hotel Pigalle – Cosy restaurants
Hotel Pigalle
Restaurant Atelier – Cosy restaurants
Restaurant Atelier

Pigalle

On the fourth floor

The sloped ceiling with its deep window alcoves creates lots of cosy nooks in Hotel Pigalle's restaurant on the fourth floor. Large flowery sofas fill the open dining room with a luxurious yet homely atmosphere. The sofa groups in the outdoor dining area create a living room feel. 

Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck
Valentinas Kallebäck – Cosy restaurants
Valentinas Kallebäck

Valentinas

French neighbourhood restaurant

What could be cosier than authentic French vibes? This neighbourhood restaurant oozes a welcoming and homely atmosphere for a relaxed lunch and dinner. The menu includes their signature dish, tarte flambée, as well as selected dishes and a classic charcuterie plate. All kinds of parties and occasions are welcome here, from lunch to post-work drinks and dinner.

Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang
Human Restaurang – Cosy restaurants
Human Restaurang

Human

Pared-back elegance

With humanity as their watchword, Human has created a relaxed variant of fine dining with guests' individual experience very much in focus. They serve tasting menus with their own interpretations of modern Nordic cuisine, prepared with ingredients from the local area. The interiors also follow a Nordic theme, with muted colours, heavy curtains and natural materials such as wood and leather.

Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka
Koka – Cosy restaurants
Koka

Koka

Minimimalist Michelin-starred cosiness

Koka, which has one star in the Guide Michelin, is an experience for both your palette and your eyes. The minimalist interiors create a luxurious yet snug atmopshere and have been nominated for several architecture prizes. The kitchen's watchwords are "West Swedish gastronomy"; the menu reflects a great love of the West Coast and the region's world class produce.

Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – Cosy restaurants
Bar Palavas

Bar Palavas

French-inspired spot with a passion for wine

Drop by for some southern French cosiness at Bar Palavas, which is run by three childhood friends who take their inspiration from Palavas-les-flots where they used to holiday together. They've created a charming hangout on Teatergatan with a strong French theme, from the name to the decor and menu. The food itself is made with locally produced ingredients given a little Swedish twist, and of course delicious wines carefully selected from producers who make the purest wines possible.

Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo
Kaifo – Cosy restaurants
Kaifo

Kaifo

Intimate elegance

This Asian fusion restaurant from the Familjen Orrmyr restaurant group serves medium-sized dishes such as wontons, steamed buns and sashimi, accompanied by pairing cocktails. The warm, welcoming restaurant houses a dining room and a glassed-in bar on separate floors, and there's also a slightly separate area ideal for, for example, family dinners.  

Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri
Lokal Råda Säteri – Cosy restaurants
Lokal Råda Säteri

Lokal Råda Säteri

Nordic flavours in manor-house surroundings

An 18th century manor house is an inherently charming setting, particularly when surrounded by peaceful, leafy countryside. Lokal restaurant at Råda Såteri makes the most of its rural location, serving an excellent à la carte menu that pays tribute to local ingredients. Seasonal and locally grown produce and Nordic flavours are the order of the day here.

Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – Cosy restaurants
Epoque

Epoque

Like a living room

A visit to this neighbourhood restaurant should feel like walking into a comfy living room, whether you're having a glass of wine, order a few snacks or tuck into a three-courses dinner. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The menu is based on Swedish culinary traditions and dishes are made from carefully selected ingredients. 

BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – Cosy restaurants
BP Brasserie

BP Brasserie

Mediterranean flavours in relaxed surroundings

BP Brasserie, part of Biljardpalatset, has a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Classic Mediterreanean flavours are the order of the day, with favourites such as grillad entrecôte with Café de Paris butter, tuna "Nicoise" and bouillabaisse. If you're in the mood for a three-course menu you can order the chef's choice, with a pairing wine package if you fancy.

VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – Cosy restaurants
VRÅ

VRÅ

Scandinavia meets Asia

Modern Nordic gastronomy meets Asian tradition at much-lauded vRÅ, within the Clarion Hotel Post. A meeting that's also reflected in the exclusive interiors. Eat sushi, sashimi and oysters among locally-sourced materials and Asian elements.

The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days
The Golden Days – Cosy restaurants
The Golden Days

The Golden Days

Classic pub feel

Burgundy leather sofas, patterned rugs and dark wood - you get the idea. The Golden Days serves dishes such as their signature flambéed pepper steak with potato gratin. There's an extensive, classic menu as well as a pub menu to choose from, with meat, fish and vegetarian options. It's also worth mentioning they specialise in beer and whisky, so if you're a fan of either (or both) of these drinks, you've come to the right place.

Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – Cosy restaurants
Gumman Elvira

Gumman Elvira

Homely and delightful

Homely, charming, leafy - all words that describe this delightful neighbourhood restaurant. Make yourself at home, order a jug of Pimms or sangria or a glass of wine. Take a deep dive into the menu which includes small dishes perfect for sharing, before tucking into one of the flatbread pizzas. Enjoy dinner on your own or together with friends, family or colleagues.

G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin
G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin
G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin
G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin
G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin
G Mat & Vin – Cosy restaurants
G Mat & Vin

G Mat & Vin

Close to Central Station

For a cosy restaurant in the heart of the city, head to First Hotel G, up the escalator from the Central railway station. Enjoy European classics in an elegant setting at G Mat & Vin, or relax amidst the velvet sofas in the charming champagne bar, Cristal Bar. Either way, expect thoughtful surroundings and an intimate atmosphere.

Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus
Hovås Kallbadhus – Cosy restaurants
Hovås Kallbadhus

Hovås Kallbadhus

Classic restaurant on the waterfront

If you're looking for a dining experience in beautiful natural surroundings, head to Hovås Kallbadhus. Despite the name, it's not actually a cold-bathing house, but consists of a restaurant and sauna right next to the beach and the rocks. The restaurant, which has views of the waves and the sunset, serves classic dishes made with seasonal ingredients.

Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest
Cuckoo's Nest – Cosy restaurants
Cuckoo's Nest

Cuckoo's Nest

Award-winning design

This creative restaurant inside the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel boasts views over the Göta älv river. A slightly quirky hotel restaurant, Cuckoo's Nest has been lauded for its rich design concept full of details, and it's a popular meeting place among Gothenburgers who want to eat good food in an appealing atmosphere. They serve everything from breakfast and lunch to cocktails and dinner. The kitchen takes its culinary inspiration from all over the world and varies the menu according to the seasons to ensure they use the best possible produce.  

Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – Cosy restaurants
Joe Farelli's

Joe Farelli's

A trip to Little Italy

Dream yourself away to Little Italy in New York as you enjoy pizza, pasta, hamburgers or a grilled meat dish at Joe Farelli's. This family-owned restaurant has been on Avenyn for many years, and it has a proper Italian/American diner feel with checked tablecloths, green leather booths and black and white photographs. 

Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – Cosy restaurants
Ma Cuisine

Ma Cuisine

Classic and modern made from scratch

Ma Cuisine positively oozes French bistro vibes. Everything revolves around the kitchen (that's where the magic happens, after all), where the skilled chefs cook all the food from scratch from Swedish ingredients. Food is then served with a carefully selected wine creating a complete experience with both contemporary and classic elements. 

Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park
Walk in the Park – Cosy restaurants
Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

Park vibes all year round

Not much can beat a walk in a leafy, verdant park and this cosy Linné restaurant serves up park-life vibes all year round. Enjoy Roman-style pizzas served among trees and lanterns, indoors. As well as food, the restaurant also offers selected nature wines, locally-brewed wines and cocktails with natural flavours.

Enoteca del Signore

The good things in life

Leather-clad furntiture, white tiled walls and wooden shelves filled with wine bottles - families with young children and loved-up couples alike can relax and enjoy the atmosphere at Enoteca del Signore. Hang out by the green marble bar or book the wine cellar for a private Italian dinner.

Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – Cosy restaurants
Cheri-Lee

Cheri-Lee

Dishes from all over Asia

You'll find this little gem right next door to the Hotel Bellora, in the heart of central Gothenburg. They serve a pan-Asian menu with dishes from all over Asia, in particular Japan and China. The premises are inviting with impressive decor with patterned textiles and walls hung with colourful art. Come by with a special date, or colleagues or friends for a big night out.

Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal
Bar Minimal – Cosy restaurants
Bar Minimal

Bar Minimal

Homemade pizzas in welcoming surroundings

The emphasis at this relaxed neighbourhood restaurant in Haga is on pizza and wine. Whether you want to drop by spontaneously, enjoy a glass of wine or spend a whole evening, the vibe is warm and welcoming, in surroundings that feel trendy yet cosy. Pizzas are made using flour from Varberg and Limabacka mills and toppings vary depending on the chefs' moods and inspiration.

Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – Cosy restaurants
Steampunk Bar

Steampunk Bar

Charming industrialism

Cosy pub vibes meet edgy steampunk details, creating a unique, spicy atmosphere. Dating couples and groups of friends meet up here to escape reality for a while among the muted tones and soft lighting. Plus for the staff in elaborate steampunk outfits.

Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub
Le Pub – Cosy restaurants
Le Pub

Le Pub

Rustic congeniality on Långgatorna

In the heart of the charming Linné district, you'll find this bistro-pub in historic, unique premises. The building was once used for storing blocks of ice, but these days it's anything but chilly. The restaurant is divided into two floors with an adjacent wine cellar and there's plenty of space for both large and small parties with lots of cosy corners. Choose from the menu's rustic bistro dishes or just go for a charcuterie plate with something good to drink.

Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – Cosy restaurants
Sorellina

Sorellina

Modern Italian neighbourhood restaurant

Sorellina offers a classic Italian menu with dishes such as pasta, meat and fish - and, not least, desserts, such as pannacotta and tiramisu. Sorellina is the little sister restaurant to Nonna and Enoteca del Signore and they describe themselves as as newer, more modern kind of Italian. Enjoy lunch, dinner or a glass of wine at the bar here.

Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri
Stures Brasseri – Cosy restaurants
Stures Brasseri

Stures Brasseri

Meet up for a local lunch, dinner with the family or a drink in the bar with friends at Stures Brasseri opposite Scandinavium arena. The brasserie, which is close to all the attractions of Gothenburg's events district, has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. 

Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Teatergatan Restaurang & Bar

Teatergatan

Twenties-style brasserie

Teatergatan, housed in a grand historic building, is a modern brasserie with a great atmosphere. 1920s-inspired interiors complete with velvet sofas, Kentia palms and a muted colour palette set the tone. The kitchen is inspired by different parts of the world - the menu includes everything from fresh oysters and lobsters to Asian specialties.

Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas
Posidonas – Cosy restaurants
Posidonas

Posidonas

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Authentic flavours from Greece

Authentic Greek dishes, cooked with tradition and love, are the order of the day at this Majorna-based neighbourhood restaurant. The restaurant's sun-yellow walls evoke thoughts of a taverna in the Mediterranean archipelago, complete with chequered tablecloths and flower boxes here and there. The menu features a mix of small mezedes and main courses like moussaka, grilled skewers, and Greek salad, and if you want something tasty to drink, there's beer, wine, and cocktails to choose from. 

Dorsia

Cosiness deluxe

Plumply upholstered furniture in rich jewel colours, eleborate decorative details and generously draped textiles take your cosy night out to new levels. The interiors are reminiscent of a 19th century Parisian apartment.

Manfred's Brasserie

Informal elegance

In the heart of the charming Linné neighbourhood, this intimate restaurant serves Austrian and Swiss food. Heavy curtains and wallpapered walls create a welcoming atmosphere and the combination of decor and hearty food will get you into a cosy mood in no time

28+

One floor down

Whitewashed walls give this exclusive cellar restaurant a light, fresh impression. Why not gather your friends together for a tasting menu in the chambre separée, before rounding off your dinner in the well-stocked wine cellar. Fine dining in intimate surroundings.

Bon

French bistro feel

This popular brasserie with a French-inspired menu is just a stone's throw from Gothenburg's main thoroughfare, Avenyn. The decor, which combines the classic with the modern, feels warm and welcoming. Uncomplicated, noisy and, quite simply, cosy.

Bonus tip! Moon Thai Kitchen

An oasis in the city

An exotic restaurant experience that's cosy in an unconventional way. Sit in bamboo booths surrounded by tropical greenery and rainforest sounds from the loudspeakers.

Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca – Cosy restaurants
Centrale Trattoria / Vinoteca

Centrale

Cosy trattoria

Centrale is a charming trattoria and wine bar in Mölndal. Tuck into Italian goodies such as arancini, pasta and risotto. They also have an extensive wine list with wines from all over Italy. Take a seat among the candlelight and enjoy.

atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem
atNordhem – Cosy restaurants
atNordhem

atNordhem

The entire restaurant to yourselves

For an extra intimate evening, atNordhem is a great option. You're not just booking a table here, but the whole dining room, allowing your group to devote yourselves entirely to each other. You're welcome to express your own menu preferences, but they also offer set menus ranging from three to nine courses. Whichever you go for in the end, the common denominator is always carefully selected seasonal ingredients.

Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar
Provianten Krog & Bar – Cosy restaurants
Provianten Krog & Bar

Provianten

Fish on the quayside

Sitting next to the sea eating the catch of the day is Gothenburg at its very best. And you can do just that at Provianten, which has a sunny outdoor dining area in the harbour at Lilla Bommen. Fish and seafood are the order of the day here, and the wine list includes both classic and slightly more unusual labels. 

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