The guide to the best restaurants in Gothenburg city centre

The guide to the best restaurants in Gothenburg city centre

Gothenburg city centre isn't exactly short on restaurants, but it's not always easy to know which ones are best. There are plenty of really good central restaurants and whether you want to round off a shopping trip around Kungsportsplatsen or kickstart an evening out on Magasingatan there are plenty of great dinner options. In this guide we list the very best restaurants in Gothenburg city centre - the area "inom vallgraven" (within the moat) and around Gustav Adolfs torg.

In this guide
  1. Gothenburg city centre restaurants
    1. Totale – Cosy by the fire
    2. VRÅ – Japanese cooking with Nordic ingredients
    3. Bar Palavas – A trip to the Riviera
    4. Epoque – A second living room
    5. Restaurang Natur – Warm and welcoming
    6. Gurras – Top quality and entertaining
    7. Gumman Elvira – Neighbourhood restaurant with fabulous cocktails
    8. Unity Jazz – Food and jazzy tones
    9. Brisket & Friends – Southern states vibes
    10. Södra Larm – Bistro in hotel surroundings
    11. Floating Saigon – Vietnamese restaurant boat
    12. Ma Cuisine – Modern neighbourhood bistro
    13. Heaven 23 – High flyers
    14. Steampunk Bar – Scandinavia's first steampunk restaurant
    15. Dorsia – Extravagant escape from reality
    16. BP Brasserie – French favourites
    17. MG5 – Street food from the USA
    18. Sorellina – Italian for all occasions
    19. Pigalle – Hidden roof terrace in the heart of the city
    20. Fiskekrogen – Tuck into shellfish
    21. Poppels – Local and sustainable at brewery
    22. Bikt – Classic cooking
    23. Jinx Dynasty – Asian street food
    24. Saluhallen – All under the same roof
    25. Sassi Enoteca – Italian wine
    26. Vi Viet – Traditional Vietnamese
    27. Grano – Neighbourhood restaurant in Italian
    28. Trattoria La Strega – Natural wines, Italian flavours
    29. OGBG
    30. Koka – Michelin-starred
    31. Slice – Dinner with an activity
    32. Swea Wine & Dine – Swedish ingredients at the hotel
    33. Valentinas – French-style neighbourhood restaurant
    34. Beets – Nutritious and delicious
  2. The best restaurants on Avenyn
    1. Cheri-Lee – Japanese in stunning surroundings
    2. Toso – Asian interpretations
    3. Rockbaren – Rocking on Avenyn
    4. Olivia – Authentic Italian
    5. Le Comptoir – Deli and bistro
    6. Boqueria – Tapas and pintxos
    7. Nou – Several concepts all under the same roof
    8. La Gondola Trattoria – Italian pioneers
    9. Mr P – Make yourself at home
    10. Grace – Sports bar with a love of Italy and the USA
    11. Tvåkanten – Modern Swedish cooking
    12. Junggrens – A new take on a classic
    13. The Parlour – Flavours from Japan and Peru
    14. Prime Grill – International steakhouse
    15. Bryggeriet – Relaxed hangout
    16. Ristorante Bellora – From morning until evening
    17. Ölstugan – Swedish food, Swedish beer
    18. Joe Farelli's – Just like in Little Italy

Gothenburg city centre restaurants

The best restaurants in Gothenburg city centre.

Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale
Totale – City centre restaurants
Totale

Totale

Cosy by the fire

You'll find one of Gothenburg's most charming restaurants in the heart of the city. The atmosphere at Totale is warm and welcoming and the food is cooked over an open fire. The menu is based on medium-sized dishes ideal for sharing, as well as pizza with both classic and Scandinavian flavours. Whether you prefer meat, fish or vegetarian you'll find something here to suit. 

VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ
VRÅ – City centre restaurants
VRÅ

VRÅ

Japanese cooking with Nordic ingredients

Modern Nordic gastronomy meets the techniques and traditions of Japanese cuisine at VRÅ. Exclusive sashimi and sushi and small dishes are made from top-quality West Coast ingredients. A unique Japanese world in the middle of Gothenburg.

Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas
Bar Palavas – City centre restaurants
Bar Palavas

Bar Palavas

A trip to the Riviera

On Teatergatan, a stone's throw from Avenyn, three childhood friends have created a French oasis where guests can gather to enjoy delicious French food and drinks with a Swedish touch. The team was inspired by holidays together in Palavas-les-flots. Combine with a glass of carefully selected wine and be transported to the Riviera.

Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque
Epoque – City centre restaurants
Epoque

Epoque

A second living room

Food and wine co-exist in harmony at this ambitious neighbourhood restaurant, whose owner also runs Publik in Lysekil. At Epoque, they've created a feeling of stepping into someone's living room, with tiles, shelves full of wine and art. Take a seat for a glass of wine at the bar, some oysters and champagne, a main course or a whole three-course dinner. 

Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur
Restaurang Natur – City centre restaurants
Restaurang Natur

Restaurang Natur

Warm and welcoming

At this down-to-earth restaurant in the otherwise swanky district of Lorensberg, you can drop by for a tasting dinner or a glass of natural wine and some snacks. The restaurant is decorated in nature-inspired colours and with wooden furniture, which creates a warm and welcoming impression.

Gurras

Top quality and entertaining

Before chef Gustav Trägårdhs opened Gurras, he worked at fine-dining restaurants where expensive, luxurious ingredients and drinks were the rule rather than the exception. When he decided to open his own establishment, he wanted to do something a bit different and the result is a more relaxed restaurant with a focus on modern street food.

Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira
Gumman Elvira – City centre restaurants
Gumman Elvira

Gumman Elvira

Neighbourhood restaurant with fabulous cocktails

At Gumman Elvira they believe every day is worth celebrating. They invite you to a convivial hangout in a lively atmosphere, where you can enjoy tasty snacks and flatbread pizzas combined with something delicious to drink. As well as classic cocktails, the drinks menu lists lots of innovative variants.

Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz
Unity Jazz – City centre restaurants
Unity Jazz

Unity Jazz

Food and jazzy tones

You'll find this buzzy jazz and wine bar on Kyrkogatan 13. If you want to eat right in the centre of things you can book a table in the room where the band's playing, or sit closer to the bar if you want to enjoy the music from a distance. The menu includes shellfish, plant-based and meat dishes, as well as Unity Jazz's signature cheese fondue.

Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends
Brisket & Friends – City centre restaurants
Brisket & Friends

Brisket & Friends

Southern states vibes

Inspired by the food culture of the American southern states, Brisket & Friends focuses on BBQ meat, which is ordered by weight. Add sides such as mac and cheese or creamed corn for a complete Texan-style meal. The bar boasts a wide selection of beers on tap, mainly from local breweries but also the US.

Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro – City centre restaurants
Södra Larm Bar & Bistro

Södra Larm

Bistro in hotel surroundings

Just like at an authentic French bistro, Södra Larm serves food and drink from morning until evening. This hidden gem is ideal for both friendly and romantic rendezvous, with a classic menu consisting of everything from shellfish to steak tartare, champagne and iconic cocktails.

Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant
Floating Saigon Restaurant – City centre restaurants
Floating Saigon Restaurant

Floating Saigon

Sponsored

Vietnamese restaurant boat

You'll find this Vietnamese gem of a restaurant at one of Gothenburg's most central moorings, close to Kungsportsplatsen. With views over the leafy parks nearby, they serve Saigonese streetfood with authentic smells and flavours. Tuck into crispy, flavourful dishes such as baguettes, noodles and salads accompanied by a glass of wine and round off your meal with a Vietnamese dessert.

Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine
Ma Cuisine – City centre restaurants
Ma Cuisine

Ma Cuisine

Modern neighbourhood bistro

Ma Cuisine has been at the same address for more than 20 years and has managed both to retain their regulars over the years and draw in new guests. You'll find inspiration and ingredients from all over Sweden, taken to new heights with classic French cooking techniques. The menu is updated regularly to make the most of seasonal produce and there's an extensive wine list to choose from.

Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23
Heaven 23 – City centre restaurants
Heaven 23

Heaven 23

High flyers

23 floors up in the Gothia Towers building, this majestic restaurant offers panoramic views of Gothenburg. The menu features international flavours made from seasonal ingredients, the wine list is extensive and carefully curated, and DJs spin decks in the cocktail bar a few evenings a week.

Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar
Steampunk Bar – City centre restaurants
Steampunk Bar

Steampunk Bar

Scandinavia's first steampunk restaurant

The steampunk aesthetic permeates everything from the decor to the staff's uniforms at this unique bar. In addition to a unique experience, Steampunk serves up a menu inspired by the restaurant's proximity to the sea, as well as game and vegetarian options. They also stock one of Gothenburg's largest selections of craft beers.

Dorsia

Extravagant escape from reality

Despite its location in the centre of the city, it can be easy to loose your bearings inside the Dorsia. The numerous artworks, rich colours and draped textiles can make you feel as though you've been transported to the home of am eccentric art collector around a hundred years ago. The menu follows the same extravagant style as the decor and though dishes are partly decided by the seasons, you can always order decadent favourites such as oysters and caviar.

BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie
BP Brasserie – City centre restaurants
BP Brasserie

BP Brasserie

French favourites

If you're in the mood for French favourites and possibly a little game of billiards, head for BP Brasserie inside Biljardpalatset. The menu consists of classic dishes and there's a wide selection of wines from the wine cellar to choose from. Bring your friends, family or a romantic date.

MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112
MG5 by 2112 – City centre restaurants
MG5 by 2112

MG5

Street food from the USA

American street food, natural wine and cocktails take centre stage at this lively neighbourhood joint - all against a backdrop of rock 'n' roll. Drop by MG5 for a tasty burger lunch or a fancy dinner, or just to hang out at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere. The menu revolves mainly around meat and poultry, but if you prefer to eat green, the kitchen will prepare something plant-based.

Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina
Sorellina – City centre restaurants
Sorellina

Sorellina

Italian for all occasions

Head south and pay a quick visit to Italy. At Sorellina you can enjoy a atmosphere that feels warm, welcoming and relaxed - whether you want to enjoy a glass of wine or a meal. The menu consists of well-loved classics and there are dishes to suit all tastes. Antipasti, pasta, fish, meat, vegetarian and delicious desserts, as well as a wide selection of wine.

Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier
Restaurant Atelier – City centre restaurants
Restaurant Atelier

Pigalle

Hidden roof terrace in the heart of the city

This French-influenced restaurant is right at the top of the design hotel, Pigalle. International food is cooked in the open kitchen and served in the form of both á la carte and larger tasting menus. During the summer months, Atelier's roof terrace is a popular meeting spot.

Fiskekrogen

Tuck into shellfish

Bohuslän's shellfish is said to be among the best in the world and Gothenburgers are rightly proud of this delicacy. Fiskekrogen has specialised in marine delicacies for more than 20 years. The menu is dictated by the catch of the day, their tasting menu serves up the kitchen's favourite dishes and at the end of the week they lay out a shellfish buffet.

Poppels

Local and sustainable at brewery

You may have heard of the Gothenburg-based brewery Poppels, which is the world's largest oak barrel-based pilsner brewery. They also have a restaurant, Poppels Citybryggeri, where they dedicate themselves to sustainable cooking and local ingredients. Naturally, their food tastes best paired with a beer.

Bikt

Classic cooking

Classic cooking is at the heart of what Bikt does but they're also not afraid to draw inspiration and flavours from all around the world. You can watch the chefs prepare everything in the open kitchen, which you can enjoy either around the white-tiled bar or at the table. During the summer months you can hang out on the outdoor dining area or in the backyard .

Jinx Dynasty

Asian street food

“Bastardised Asian food” is the concept at Jinx, which started out as a food truck and now has a fixed address. Sandwiches, noodles, fries, baos; they serve tasty and colourful street food with influences from Asia. The premises is intimate and pared-back. 

Saluhallen

All under the same roof

Numerous foodie businesses offering everything from Vietnamese to natural wines and street food gather under the high ceilings of the Saluhallen indoor food hall. When the market opened at the end of the 19th century, foodstuffs such as meat, pork, flour, oats, butter, cheese and other "necessities and peasant goods" were sold here, but nowadays you can also sit down and enjoy a meal here.

Sassi Enoteca

Italian wine

Sassi Enoteca is fully stocked with (Italian) wines; there are always around 200 varieties on the shelves, both red and white. But you don't drink wine on an empty stomach so they also offer a wine-friendly menu with small and larger dishes with Italian flavours. The menu isn't the only thing that feels authentically Italian; the interior is an elegant nod to the wine bars in the south of Italy.

Vi Viet

Traditional Vietnamese

Authentic Vietnamese flavours are the order of the day at Vi Viet, which has an intimate restaurant on Erik Dahlbergsgatan. They serve noodles, curries, soups, bao and banh mi, made from recipes that are constantly refined and developed to bring out the very best flavours.

Grano

Neighbourhood restaurant in Italian

It's no accident that this restaurant is called Grano - it's the word you're left with if you remove the dots from Granö, the island in Norrland on which brothers and restaurateurs Christoffer and Thomas Sjögren grew up. It also means wheat in Italian. They've created a charming local restaurant here with Italian wines, cocktails and nibbles such as cheeses, olives and charcuterie. 

Trattoria La Strega

Natural wines, Italian flavours

As the name suggests, inspiration here comes from Italy's trattorias, filled with wines, good food, snacks and a cheerful, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is decorated in a warm, homely way with carpets, paintings and wooden tables, and there's outdoor seating during the warmer months. The menu changes almost daily, but if you want to get an idea of what they, take a look at their social media. When it comes to wine, natural and biodynamic are the watchwords.

Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka
Koka – City centre restaurants
Koka

Koka

Michelin-starred

Michelin-starred restaurant Koka distinguishes itself with its excellent food, which they describe as "modern West Swedish gastronomy", made primarily from locally produced ingredients with plenty of fish and shellfish. But the interiors also attract plenty of attention, with an ornate 19th-century glass ceiling, wood paneling and specially designed furniture.

Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice
Slice – City centre restaurants
Slice

Slice

Sponsored

Dinner with an activity

If you want a great night out, head to Slice, where they combine a restaurant, bar, and ping pong hall all under one roof – with a lively neon-lit atmosphere and wall graffiti. Take a group of friends for a ping pong tournament, followed by freshly baked pizza, cocktails, and beers. 

Swea Wine & Dine

Swedish ingredients at the hotel

You'll find boutique hotel Elite Plaza Hotel in an almost palace-like building on Västra Hamngatan, along with its restaurant Swea Wine & Dine. The building's original details have been beautifully preserved, such as stucco ceilings and mosaic floors, and harmonise with modern art and design. The kitchen uses seasonal ingredients to create Swedish dishes with some southern European elements.

Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen
Valentinas Lilla Bommen – City centre restaurants
Valentinas Lilla Bommen

Valentinas

French-style neighbourhood restaurant

Come to this neighbourhood restaurant for a delicious lunch. The French menu includes their signature dish, tarte flambée, along with other fish and meat dishes, and there's also a set business lunch. Valentinas oozes warm, welcoming vibes, making for a long, relaxed lunch.

Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar
Beets Salladsbar – City centre restaurants
Beets Salladsbar

Beets

Nutritious and delicious

Fresh, crisp and healthy lunch salads are the order of the day at Beet. They call themselves “fast casual”, which means slightly higher quality fast food served in a relaxed environment. They aim to make creative salads made with top-notch ingredients and plenty of flavour. Enjoy on site in the pared-back premises or take away.

The best restaurants on Avenyn

Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee
Cheri-Lee – City centre restaurants
Cheri-Lee

Cheri-Lee

Japanese in stunning surroundings

This colourful gem of an Asian dinner club focuses on the whole experience, from the decor and art to the food and drink. Japanese dishes such as sushi, dumplings and Japanese barbecue dishes are interspersed with delicious Asian-style cocktails. Spend an entire evening here, or come by for a tasty weekend brunch instead.

Toso

Asian interpretations

Pan-Asian, a flirtation with Asia, an interpretation of Asian cuisines – Toso can be described in many ways, but the fact is that they make timeless food based partly on ingredients and spices from Asia. They aim to create a timeless yet modern dining experience, with dishes such as Asian steak tartare, gyoza and sashimi. Choose between a sharing meal or picking and choosing a tableful of tasty dishes yourself. The fabulous surroundings add to the experience, with buddhas overseeing every bite.

Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren
Rockbaren – City centre restaurants
Rockbaren

Rockbaren

Sponsored

Rocking on Avenyn

As the name suggests, rock takes centre stage at this welcoming restaurant and bar on Avenyn. In addition to live performances and theme evenings, they serve up a dinner menu with classic American dishes such as burgers, ribs and fried snacks. 

Olivia

Authentic Italian

If you want to enjoy a traditional Italian meal in cosy surroundings, head to Olivia on Avenyn. They serve classic favourites from all different regions of Italy, with an emphasis on pasta and pizza, along with other Italian dishes. The restaurant has rustic interiors and welcomes guests for all kinds of occasions.

Le Comptoir

Deli and bistro

Le Comptoir on Avenyn in Gothenburg is a cheese shop and delicatessen combined with a bistro. Comptoir means bar or shop counter in French and is a place where you eat, drink, maybe buy something to take home, chat with the staff, read the newspaper, drink a cup of coffee - quite simply, a nice place to spend time. Enjoy a piece of farm-produced cheese and other French delicacies, all produced with passion and craftsmanship. As well as small plates and snacks, they also serve French main courses and wines here.

Boqueria

Tapas and pintxos

Good food takes centre stage at this lively Spanish joint. Order a selection of Basque dishes in various sizes while the wine flows and the volume rises. The restaurant is divided into two parts; a part called Restaurangen, which is more of traditional restaurant, and Torget, where things are a little more spontaneous.

Nou

Several concepts all under the same roof

Bold and without boundaries - that's how Nou describes its menu. They offer several different concepts with different menus all under one roof: the meat restaurant Char with its South American and Spanish influences, Lanes with shuffleboard, pizza, burgers and beer, and then the rooftop terrace and cocktail bar Havana Lounge. All you need to do is pick and choose what you fancy.

La Gondola Trattoria

Italian pioneers

La Gondola, one of the city's oldest Italian restaurants, has been around since the early 70s. Since then, the concept has changed with the times, and today it's equal parts classic and modern. Enjoy meat dishes, pasta, salads, snacks and Italian wines in the rustic environment. 

Mr P

Make yourself at home

For Mr P, the most important thing is that all their guests feel right at home. Come in for a drink, or with friends for a slap-up meal - it's up to you. The menu includes small and medium dishes with flavours from all over the world, served in a light, airy room with high ceilings and art on the walls

Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar
Grace Sports Bar – City centre restaurants
Grace Sports Bar

Grace

Sports bar with a love of Italy and the USA

Come to this fast-paced sports bar in the middle of Avenyn to watch your favourite team play or to play a game of mini golf or darts. Naturally, you can also replenish your energy levels with modern pub grub and cocktails of all kinds and colours. Inspiration comes from the USA and Italy.

Tvåkanten

Modern Swedish cooking

At Tvåkanten, modern, Swedish cooking is the order of the day, in the form of a classic three-course menu where many of the ingredients come from small producers in Sweden. The restaurant consists of several dining rooms decorated with original bricks and warm colours, a large, chatty bar and two outdoor terraces that are popular in the summer.

Junggrens

A new take on a classic

In 2023, legendary Gothenburg venue Junggren's got a new concept, and is now more of a classic bistro experience than a café. The murals by artist Lars Gillis, painted in 1969, remain. They set the tone for the historic venue, depicting famous guests such as Benkt-Åke Benktsson, Hjördis Petterson and Karin Kavli. During the renovation the mural was added to with several new faces, such as Håkan Hellström and Karin Boye. The menu consists of Swedish home cooking.

The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour
The Parlour – City centre restaurants
The Parlour

The Parlour

Flavours from Japan and Peru

The Parlour is Gothenburg's only Nikkei restaurant, which combines flavours from Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. They serve tasty dishes such as ceviches, tacos, spring rolls, dumplings and raw food in the stylish dining room with glass walls, colourful furniture and art on the walls. Dishes can be shared around the table or kept all to yourself.

Prime Grill

International steakhouse

If you want to eat top quality, freshly grilled meat, then Prime Grill is for you. Thanks to the open kitchen, you can see the food being prepared over an open fire and in the rôtisserie, before it's served piping hot and with tasty side dishes, sauces and vegetables. An international steakhouse with a great atmosphere and cocktails. They also serve kobe meat.

Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet
Bryggeriet – City centre restaurants
Bryggeriet

Bryggeriet

Relaxed hangout

This brewery has many strings to its bow, with opening hours that stretch from lunch to dinner and into the wee hours. Since opening in 1993, guests have been able to come here for a bite to eat and something good to drink, a few dance moves on the weekend or to follow their favourite team on the big screen. Food-wise, they use a lot of organic and locally produced ingredients, transformed into classic international dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, meat, pizza and pasta.

Ristorante Bellora

From morning until evening

Inside the Hotel Bellora you'll find an Italian restaurant which also goes by the name Bellora. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, highlighting the best flavours from different parts of Italy. In the summer, you can make your way up to the rooftop bar, Cielo.

Ölstugan

Swedish food, Swedish beer

Swedish flavours on the plate and in the glass are the order of the day at Ölstugan Tullen, which has branches at several spots around town. They have a penchant for beer, Swedish of course, but the bar is well stocked and has drinks to suit all tastes. Food-wise, they serve classics such as meatballs and pickled herring plates, which you can enjoy in the rustic setting either at long tables or in booths.

Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's
Joe Farelli's – City centre restaurants
Joe Farelli's

Joe Farelli's

Just like in Little Italy

Joe Farelli's in the centre of Gothenburg takes their inspiration from Little Italy in New York. They've been serving Italian-American classics here for decades, such as carpaccio, wood-fired pizzas, milkshakes and crinkly fries. Red chequered tablecloths, green leather booths and black and white photographs on the walls, depicting sports stars, actors and artists, set the tone.

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