Not only is Gothenburg Sweden’s second largest city, it’s also an Eldorado for seafood-lovers and foodies that wants to see the tranquil West Coast. When here, be sure to check out the top four Michelin Restaurants in the city.
Although sometimes overshadowed by big brother Stockholm, Gothenburg is a destination that should be on your list of dream destinations in the Nordics. The fantastic coastline, vibrant culture and relaxed vibes are only the beginning. Learn more in this guide to the plentiful gastronomic scene that is sure to excite you.
1. Sjömagasinet – 1 star
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This restaurant is brilliantly located by the water, offering fantastic views as a side to their clever dishes. Ulf Wagner is the owner of Sjömagasinet and is visionary aiming for the perfect dining experience. He excels at combining food and wine that make the perfect combination. He collaborates with Gustav Trägårdh, Swedish Chef of the year in 2010, to ensure that each guest can savor their sterling masterpieces served on a platter. This is the perfect place to enjoy a brilliantly cooked catch of the day such as butter fried back of cod, baked halibut or steamed fillet of turbot.
2. Koka – 1 star
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After successfully running Kock & Vin for 14 years, the awarded crew decided to start anew with a bolder concept. Restaurant Koka was born as a modern restaurant aiming to create unique experiences with splendid dining, atmosphere and service. Their selection, inspired by the Swedish West Coast, is not presented as a set menu, but as a delicious multi-course meal. Upon arrival, you will be served dishes crafted by the best ingredients of the season. Choose from a delicious 3-course to an impressive 7-course meal, and pair it with a beverage menu.
3. Bhoga Restaurant – 1 star
The cool lines of the classic, Scandi-style interior and soothing colors in light pastel is the first thing that meets the eye. A vision embodied from the minds of Niclas Yngvesson and Gustav Knutsson, a brilliant pair striving to offer a perfected dining experience. Through collaboration with local producers, you will be able to try a fresh and inspired set menu or the exciting 5-, 7- or 9-course menus. Vibrant colors and a daring mix of flavors and fresh produce paired with a great wine is the recipe of success at Bhoga.
4. Thörnströms Kök – 1 star
This well-established restaurant first opened its doors in 1997, and since then earned it star by offering splendid courses based on the Scandinavian cuisine. The sophisticated venue of Thörnströms Kök serves as the perfect spot to savor artistic and bold flavors. The menu is ever changing and includes the season’s best products from the Nordic nature and local producers. Select your favorites from the A la carte menu or try the sumptuous 4-, 6- or 8-course meals.
Book a table at any of these awarded restaurants for a night and meal to remember, while staying at city center Radisson Blu Hotel Scandinavia or right by the harbor at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg.