Hamnkrogen is one of Lisebergs many popular restaurants.

Christmas Buffets at Liseberg

Liseberg is not just an amazing amusement park, it is also home to several fantastic restaurants. This year, try the brand new restaurant 1923 and their traditional Swedish Christmas buffet, or the west coast-inspired buffet of restaurant Hamnkrogen. More information can be found at Lisebergs website here.

Christmas buffets at sea with Strömma

Cruise along the wintry landscape of the Gothenburg archipelago on one of Strömma’s Christmas buffets cruises. While you admire the view, enjoy tradtional Swedish christmas favourites as well as exciting new dishes. There are several different cruises to choose from, and they all leave from the harbour Lilla Bommen, close to the shopping centre Nordstan. You can find more information about all the cruises the Strömma website here.

Winter cruise with a seafood buffet

Join Skärgårdslinjen and their winter cruises this Christmas. Forget about meatballs and ham! Instead you will feast on langoustines, shrimp, mussels, herring, salmon and a lot more. All while cruising along the Gothenburg waters to the tune of a joyous music show. Read more at the Skärgårdslinjen website.

Christmas buffet with a view at Imagine

Restaurant Imagine is located at the top of Gothia Towers, and offers spectacular views of a wintry Gothenburg. The Christmas buffet is a traditional one, and if you want to enjoy Christmas Eve away from home, served on that day too. Read more at Gothia Tower’s website here.

Christmas atmosphere at Hôtel Eggers

Favourites such as “Janssons frestele”, meatballs, cabbage, ribs and herring are all on offer at the buffet at beautiful hotel Eggers. Read more and book at Eggers website here.

The Christmas buffet at Riverton mixes classics and new flavours.

Christmas buffet with a view of the river at Riverton

Hotel Riverton offers up a mix of traditional dishes and flavours from all over the world, with plenty of vegetarian options. The buffet is served in the banquet hall, with panorama windows facing the river Göta älv. Learn more at Riverton’s website here.

French flavours at Boulebar

Joyeux Noël is the greeting from Boulebar, as they invite you to celebrate Christmas with four course french meal, with boule included of course. Read more at the Boulebar website here.

Christmas buffet at Fiskekrogen

Gothenburg is a world class seafood destination, and Fiskekrogen is one of the best seafood restaurants in town. Their Christmas buffet is packed with tasty treats from the ocean. Read more and book at the Fiskekrogen website here.

Gunnebo House and Gardens offers Christmas flavours all day long. Credit: Gunnebo Slott

Christmas all day long at Gunnebo House

Gunnebo House and Gardens is located just south of Gothenburg city centre, and this Christmas they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner all made from organic produce, picked in the gardens of Gunnebo throughout the year. Read more at Gunnebo’s website here.

Christmas menu at Hotel Dorsia

Dorsia is one of Gothenburg’s most spectacular hotels, and the restaurant follows the same theme. Enjoy a Christmas-inspired three course lunch menu, or try the seven course dinner menu. Available on Christmas Eve as well. Read more at the Dorsia website here.

A Christmas buffet to remember at River restaurant

At the end of the pier at Eriksberg, you will find River Restauran. The unique location allows for spectacular views of the river and the harbour inlet. Start the night off with mulled wine on the pier, and then feast on a traditional Christmas buffet inside. River restaurant also offers a Christmas lunch. Read more at their website here.

Golden Days spread Christmas cheer near the harbour canal. Credit: Mika Aberra

Christmas favourites at The Golden Days

The Golden Days is a beloved pub and restaurant in Gothenburg, and during Christmas they take it up a notch with decorations and a warm Christmas atompshere. The traditional Christmas buffet helps of course. Read more at the Golden Days website here.

Hamninloppet på Hönö i kvällsljus.
Credit: Franses Skärgårdspub

Christmas in the archipelago at Franses

When you sit down for a Christmas buffet at Franses, located on the archipelago island of Hönö, the sounds of the ocean, live music and a crackling fireplace will set you in a great Christmas mood in no time. The buffet is inspired by the flavours of the sea. Read more at Franses’ website here.

Buffet by the sea at Tullhuset

Tullhuset is a restaurant on the island of Hönö, and you can not get much closer to the water without diving in. Their Christmas buffet goes all in on seafood, with some vegetarian dishes, and a buffet of desserts and sweets of course. Find out more at Tullhuset´s website here.

Home made buffet at Isbolaget

Donsö is an archipelago island located in the southern part of the Gothenburg archipelago. At the end of the harbour you will find Isbolaget, a restaurant and hotel worth a visit all year round. This Christmas. Try their home made Christmas buffet, with dishes inspired by Isbolaget’s close proximity to the sea. Read more about isbolaget’s Christmas buffet here.

There are many restaurants to discover in the archipelago, offering seafood as well as tasty sweets. Credit: Frida Winter

Seafood and sweets at Knarrholmen

Hop on a boat to Knarrholmen and feast on a buffet loaded with delicious seafood, and when you’re done, head for the dessert buffet! The Christmas buffet has something for everyone, young and old, read more about Knarrholmens buffet at their website.

Seafood and tradition at Seaside Björkö

At Seaside Björkö, this year’s Christmas buffet is a mix of seafood and traditional Christmas dishes. Vegetarian dishes are included but the restaurant asks you to let them know in advance. Björkö is an island located in the northern part of the Gothenburg archipelago. Read more about the buffet at Seaside on their website.

Christmas Eve at Sjömagasinet

Those of you who wish to celebrate the Swedish Christmas Eve (December 24) in an extra luxurious way can book a table at Sjömagasinet, which you’ll find at Klippan right next to Götaälven. If you would rather enjoy fresh seafood and exclusive wines instead of traditional Christmas food, this is the right place to be. Read more and book a Christmas table on Christmas Eve here.

Christmas dining at Tjolöholm Castle

Kickstart the Christmas season at Tjolöholm Castle in the National Romantic style Worker’s Cottage right next to the castle. Here, a classic Swedish Christmas buffet is served, prepared using ingredients from local farms. Read more and book here.