Foodie Restaurant Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden - fresh seafood and fish dishes
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Gothenburg Foodie Guide

Once considered the “rougher cousin” to Sweden’s pristine harbour-side capital, in the last decade Gothenburg's foodie scene has begun attracting global attention. Its inventive use of local culinary staples like fresh crayfish, lobster and prawns and the hotspot spaces in which to have them make this a must-do add to your checklist of cultured cool.

Time to explore another flavourful side to Scandi Sweden from the fabulous gastro to the Michelin starred restaurants - your complete foodie guide to Gothenburg from casual to formal.

# 1 - Casual dining - our pick of those chilled foodie haunts, easy places to have a quick bite or linger over fresh oysters. 

Bistro Odette

Bistro Odette - Foodie Restuarant Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden - fresh seafood and fish dishes

All about the flavour – this busy little bistro dishes up the best of French and Swedish table classics. A cosy bolt hole for some seriously delicious food owned by industry gurus - Emma Wennerberg and half-French, Mathias Graner.  

Champagnebaren Forssén & Öberg

Kyrkogatan 13
411 15 Gothenburg

forssenoberg.com

Champagnebaren Forssén & Öberg - Pilgrimsmussla x 3 (sotad, torkad & kräm) äpple, kålrabbi och rostat bovete Champagnebaren Forssén & Öberg = Foodie Restaurant Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden - fresh seafood and fish dishes

Love a glass of Champers without the pomp – head on here to this casual eatery that serves some great Champagnes from small producers, crafted beers and pairs with light bits from fresh Oysters to Mackerel to Steak Tartar. 

Restaurang Natur

Geijersgatan 12
411 34 Gothenburg

restaurangnatur.se

Restaurang Natur - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden

As the name suggests, this all-natural, organic eatery with excellent wines, serves up modern Nordic plates whereby vegetables also have a star role. 

Restaurang Gabriel

Feskekörka
411 20 Göteborg

restauranggabriel.se

Set above the famous fish and seafood markets of Gothenburg, is a ‘foodie heaven’ for lovers of everything that comes from these waters – expect plates of lobster, shrimps, salmon, crab and oysters.

Bord 27

Haga Kyrkogata 14
411 23 Gothenburg

bord27.se

Bord 27 - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden PÅ TAVLAN| sotad pilgrimsmussla, timjan och citronemulsion, bönchips, bönskumm, picklad lök, löjrom, citronette. Peter Orrmyr is the Chef and owner of restaurants Bord 27 and Natur in Gothenburg, Sweden

Famed by the locals who flock here, this cool eatery may be small, but it is not afraid of being ambitious with taste bombs at a modest price. 

FeskeKörka (Fish Church)

Rosenlundsvägen
411 25 Gothenburg

feskekörka.se

Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden - FeskeKörka - Fish Church

The ‘Fish Church’ is a must-see dedicated to the world of fish and seafood built in 1874 – Here the daily catches appear here within hours of landing in the harbour – snack bars and wine b counters make shopping a taste experience and a joy for fellow foodies. 

# 2 - For the gourmand these culinary highlights are ranked among some of the best in the Nordics and a must-do for serious foodies.

Bhoga Restaurang

Norra Hamngatan 10
411 14 Gothenburg

bhoga.se

Niclas Yngvesson & Gustav Knutsson of Bhoga Restaurang - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden Fresh seafood dining - Bhoga Restaurang Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden

Beautifully presented, tasty plates, awards and cool design have put this new place firmly on the fine-dining map of Gothenburg. Run by Swedish duo Niclas Yngvesson and Gustav Knutsson, expect Scandi cuisine with worldly infusions. Simply delicious.

Sk Mat & Människor

Ohannebergsgatan 24
412 55 Gothenburg

skmat.se

This is total foodie immersion with fabulous tasting menus based on 14 dishes based very much on the raw ingredients that capture the flavours of Sweden. A cool ambience and open kitchen ensure for a lively atmosphere. 

Thörnströms Kök

Teknologgatan 3
411 32 Gothenburg

thornstromskok.com

Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden Håkan Thörnström of the Thörnströms Kök - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden

A pioneer on the gastro scene of Gothenburg since opening in 1997, this 1-star Michelin foodie pitstop is famed for its creative take on the modern Swedish regional cooking, owned by passionate foodies, Anne and Hakan Thörnström. 

Sjömagasinet

Adolf Edelsvärds gata 5
414 51 Gotheburg

sjomagasinet.se

Sjömagasinet Michelin starred restaurant is located on the waterfront in Klippan Gothenburg, this nautical setting within an aged wooden build is considered a ‘flagship’ of classic Swedish cuisine and naturally is inspired by the sea. Grab a perch in summer on the terrace or during the winter months, by the fireside. 

Fiskekrogen

Lilla torget 1
411 18 Gothenburg

fiskekrogen.se

Lars Ahlström - Head chef from Gothenburg restaurant Fiskekrogen - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden A photograph of a classic fish dish from Gothenburg restaurant Fiskekrogen - Foodie Guide to the best restaurants to eat in Gothenburg, Sweden

In this 17th century building overlooking the Göta canal, chef Lars Ahlström has elevated seafood to an art form, with every shrimp, mussel, and oyster freshly caught and exquisitely displayed.

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