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Bistros and bars in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a gourmet haven for seafood lovers. And it’s not restricted to fine dining establishments. There is seafood on every corner in Gothenburg, the capital of Sweden’s freshest seafood and home to the ‘famous 5’; lobster, prawns, oysters, mussels and crayfish.

  • Restaurant Familjen in Gothenburg

Restaurant Familjen in Gothenburg

Hip hangouts

Magnus & Magnus M2 is a glamour puss hangout with eclectic cooking and a rocking summer courtyard. Don’t miss. Avalon Bar is the place for a bit of feng shui subtlety, seafood and swishness. And Puta Madre at Magasinsgatan 3 does quality Mexican and margaritas.

Location, location, location

Heaven 23 sums up ‘location, location, location’; sky bar setting, with clean, balanced and seasonal Nordic flavours. Swedish Taste, set in an old harbourside building, succeeds with its creative tasting menu. And visit Feskekörka, (the Fish Church) housed in the famous indoor fish market to eat at Gunnar Malm’s restaurant, Gabriel. For romantic dining, make for Pensionat Styrsö Skäret.

City favourites

Bon is a reliable and quintessentially local French bistro.

Downtown happening spots

Linnéa Art Restaurant does competent, coherent cooking with Noma inspired dishes. For shocking, adventurous, and rewarding food experience, book Wasa Allé. Familjen, suits gourmands who like to pick’n’mix dishes.

Tips?

Get top-class husmanskost (traditional Swedish fare) at Restaurang Kometen, an institution for traditional Swedish cooking; cabbage rolls with raw preserved lingonberry, Wallenbergare (veal burger in browned butter), cod with browned butter, chopped egg, shrimp and grated horseradish. Pure poetry for lovers of Swedish husmanskost.

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