Hotell Pigalle is a popular boutique hotel next to Brunnsparken in central Gothenburg.

Stay at a design hotel

Ok, first of all: what hotel will you pick? Gothenburg has some of Sweden’s most talked about design hotels right now. Dorsia, Eggers, Pigalle, Upper House and Avalon are just a few examples of hotels that offer much more than just accommodation.

Bhoga is one of the five Michelin restaurants in Gothenburg.

Dine at a Michelin restaurant

Gothenburg has six Michelin restaurants, all exciting in their own way. 28+ is a veteran with 30 years in the guide, Bhoga a young upstart (closed due to renovation in 2024), SK Mat & Människor an intimate meeting place where you sit close to the chefs’ workplace and Koka is an experimental Nordic restaurant with lots of exciting flavours and ingredients. Whichever you chose, you will surely have an exciting gastronomical experience.

At charming Luckans fisk in the neigbourhood Majorna you can find lots of freshly caught delicacies from the sea.

Fish and seafood

In Gothenburg, you eat seafood. Simple as that. Either you go to a classic place like Sjömagasinet or Fiskekrogen, or you try one of Gothenburg’s newer fish restaurants that have come along more recently. For example, Fiskbar 17 that offers a more street-foody twist. Also, Kajutan in the market hall Saluhallen is well worth a visit.

Tavolo is one of the new restaurants to check out in Gothenburg.

Try the latest restaurant concepts

There’s a lot going on in Gothenburg right now and if you’re in to new, trendy places you should check out NYC-inspired Tavolo on Magasinsgatan, visit the restaurant clusters at Skanstorget and Tredje Långgatan or head farther west to the district of Majorna which is absolutely bustling with new bars at the moment. Also, there’s a boom in modern Asian restaurants going on. Try Toso on Götaplatsen, Cheri-Lee at Kungsportsavenyn and luxury sushi places such as Hoze, Vrå and Koizen Omakase room. If you like Spanish food: head over to Boqueria at Götaplatsen. Last but not least: there’s a new, huge outdoor serving at Skanstorget called Skanshof. Probably one of this summer’s hot spots.

Wine Mechanics in the neighbourhood Gamlestaden is Gothenburg’s first urban winery. Credit: Tina Stafrén

Where and what to drink

As you may know, Gothenburg is the capital of craft beer in Sweden, so please do try brands such as Poppels, Vega and Stigbergets. If you are a wine nerd, you should visit small (super small) Bar la Lune, Olsson’s vin, Somm Restaurant & Wine Bar, Wolfgang vincafé or Gården in Vasastan. And if you want to try some wine made in Gothenburg on imported grapes, a visit to Wine Mechanics is recommended, where you can also see how it’s done. Bubbles? Head to Champagnebaren on Kyrkogatan or Champagnerian on Sprängkullsgatan.

At Hagabadet Drottningtorget you can relax and recharge.

Visit a spa

Worked a lot at home lately? Spent a lot of time with kids home from school? Sounds like you need a spa visit! Hagabadet has three branches in Gothenburg, of which the one in Haga is the most famous, known for the beautiful architecture. If you’d like to combine your spa with an overnight stay options such as Arken, Sankt Jörgen and Treetop Spa (all on Hisingen) and Upper House Spa close to Korsvägen and Liseberg amusement park.