Gurras/Postgatan 16 – opens in August
Stureplansgruppen is expanding with its first year-round restaurant in Gothenburg. Headed by restaurateur Gustav Trägårdh, the restaurant will be called “Gurras”, although its working title is currently the same as the address – Postgatan 16.
Popsicle Cafe – open
Popsicle café on Donsö is taking over Skärgårdens café & restaurang on Vrångö this summer, creating another great reason to visit the south of the Gothenburg archipelago. The same lovely feeling as on Donsö awaits, with homebaked treats, handmade ice cream and quality products.
Poppels craft brewery in Jonsered, outside Gothenburg, makes some of Sweden’s most popular beers. Last year they opened a restaurant next to the brewery and this year they’re opening a brand new city brewery in Platinan on the Göta älv river.
Internationally renowned chef Gabriel Melim Andersson and Emil Bjelke are opening their new restaurant Bulot on Norra Hamngatan in May. They work closely with local producers and growers, and sustainability is close to their hearts.
Chef Thomas Sjögren, who already runs several restaurants in the region, is now opening a new fine-dining restaurant at Hällsnäs Hotel, 15 minutes outside Gothenburg. Seafood is the common thread running through Signum’s 18-course tasting menu, with a focus on local produce.
The most colourful craft beer bar in Gothenburg? Go to Ringön and find out, when Ivans Pilsnerbar opens its doors this spring. The bar will be an explosion of colour, art, electronic dance music and top-quality craft beer. The kitchen will serve vegetarian and pasta dishes made with local ingredients.
Moreno Pizza – open
In an old 1940s cinema, in the trendy district of Majorna, Göteborgsfamiljen is now opening Moreno Pizza – said to be the world’s largest pizzeria, with three wood-fired pizza ovens built in, 20 pizza chefs and seating for 350 guests in the restaurant and 300 in the bar. Impressively, the rooftop Biergarten has space for another 1000 people.
Göteborgsfamiljen continues to go large, opening two other restaurants in addition to Moreno Pizza in the same week – Ilse Grön krog and Bar Shtisel, both on Karl Johansgatan. Ilse Grön krog will be a vegetarian bistro with culinary influences from all over the world, serving irresistible food, certified natural wines and cocktails in a welcoming environment.
This will be an Italian espresso bar with Jewish influences, open from early morning to late evening. Opening at Karl Johansgatan 4 just in time for Walpurgis Night.
Angeli – open
The small, but immensely popular, natural wine bar Bar La Lune gets a long-awaited big sister in the space next door. Angeli, with its Spanish stone floor and Etna tiles at the bar, will seat 28 guests and feature two large wine coolers with capacity for 800–900 bottles.
Crêperie och logie is a restaurant on Övre Husargatan in Gothenburg. This is the fourth creperie in Sweden, with the popular concept already established in Åre, Stockholm and Visby.
Indian fine dining is not exactly common in Sweden. But now the concept has come to Gothenburg, with the team behind the Masala restaurants recently opening up The Spice Room on Magasinsgatan.
Melody Club – open
At Melody Club, the focus is less on the food and more on one of the coolest karaoke experiences. The restaurant and bar promise sparkling cocktailsand brilliant food inspired by the world’s clubs and bars.
Corner – open
Stop by Corner for a game of shuffleboard, or enjoy a menu combining flavours from southern Europe with north American attitude. Corner is located on the corner of the hotel Gothia Towers near the public transport hub Korsvägen.
Beer N Fries
Do you like fries with tasty toppings? We sure do, so we’re excited that Beer N Fries has opened near the square Grönsakstorget.
Take a trip to Hawaii at Värmlandsgatan with a visit to Molokini café, a colourful place with authentic poke bowls and Hawaiian coffee!
Sharing is caring, and fun-dining restaurant Klang Market is built for just that. The menu aims to cater to a wide audience, with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options aplenty. Klang is a dog friendly restaurant.
Bov disco bar
Mix disco, drinks and pizza together and you get Bov disco bar! A new restaurant by the people who gave us Bov (one of the best pizza restaurants in town). See you at Tegnérsgatan!
O/O Bar – open
Gothenburg is a great beer city, and it just got even better. The local brewery O/O has been recognised for producing some fantastic beers, and now you can try them at their own bar at Bangatan 22 in Majorna.
Restaurant Vilda – open
Sit down for a seven course meal or pop in for a glass of wine. At Vilda, sustainability is key and the menu is made up of what is in season. Vilda is located at Vasagatan, just a short walk from the main boulevard Avenyn.
Human – open
Star chef Martin Moses, former head chef at SK Mat & Människor and Swedish “Chef of the year” in 2019 now has his own place on Risåsgatan. Personal, human (yep!) and sustainable are the keywords, which means everything from recycled furniture to seasonal ingredients and a long-term employer commitment. Wednesdays through Fridays they serve a lunch menu which is identical to the dinner one, for anyone who wants to enjoy a four-course meal and a drink without staying out late.
Södra Larm – open
Hotel Flora has a new restaurant! The cosy hotel by the square Grönsakstorget welcomes you to Södra Larm Bar & Bistro. The menu consists of traditional Swedish dishes with a touch of french cuisine added.
Botánico – open
Behind this new exciting restaurant is the same trio that runs Magic Flamingo on the street Linnégatan. The menu draws inspiration from the Japanese and Peruvian kitchens, and the bar focusses mainly on rum and tequila.
Oche – open
14 dart lanes + tasty food + cocktails = true, at Oche by the square Järntorget! The concept is already a success in Oslo, Amsterdam, Brisbane and Miami Beach, and since June you can enjoy it here in Gothenburg. The menu, with dishes like Tuna Tataki, Stikky Beef Tortilla and various pizzas, is created by award-winning chefs Michael Lunga and Niels van Halen using organic and locally produced ingredients.
New restaurants at Liseberg amusement park – open
In the new restaurant 1923, named after the amusement park’s opening year, you’ll find timeless classics and cocktails in a stunning Gatsby-inspired setting. Berghs Bistro is a new family restaurant in the “Rabbit land”, serving healthy food in a friendly atmosphere. Vegetarian restaurant The Green Room has got a make-over this year and aims to be best in town at genuine, plant-based food.
Kronans terrass – open
At the top of the hill Skansberget in cosy Haga, next to the fortress Skansen Kronan, you’ll find one of this summer’s most spectacular outdoor restaurants. The combination of a large wooden (sunny) deck with plenty of space, barbecue dishes, an amazing view of the city and a 400-year-old fortress is a must-visit.
Gaubi køk & bar – open
At Eriksberg, right beneath the large gantry crane, you’ll find the new place Gaubi køk och bar. On the menu there are “Swedish” bowls with tacos and smoked salmon, as well as special pizzas with new exciting flavours. Gaubi køk & bar opened in May and want to bring something new and unique to the restaurant scene on the island Hisingen.
In the beautiful old brick building where Linnégatan meets Tredje Långgatan, the bistro Papa Mastani opened their doors in May. Enjoy crêpes, local beers on tap, oysters and classic French dishes with a twist.
Skanshof – open
Just in time for Walpurgis night, restaurant group Göteborgsfamiljen opened a whole set of new venues at the square Skanstorget. Skanshof is an NYC inspired bistro with different bars, a rooftop terrace and a wine garden; Bar Etzy serves steaming hot espresso; Mucho Macho Taqueria offers Mexican food and Champagneria serves appetizers, sangria and all kinds of bubbly.
Monopolet – open
In a garage with an industrial character at Gullbergsvass, Monopolet are serving street food and locally produced beer at lunch and dinner. The venue resembles Copenhagen’s Kødbyen and New York’s Meatpacking district, and also sports one of Gothenburg’s most beautiful courtyard.
St Agnes kafé – open
Combine your visit at Röhsska Museum with a coffee break at the cosy café St Agnes, that specializes in vegan and vegetarian food and pastry. The café strives to work with organic and locally produced ingredients.
Big Bird – open
When taco restaurant Little Meats closed, locals were sad to see one of the best hole-in-the-wall-style restaurants in town dissapear. Well, turn that frown upside down, because Wyatt Crusick, the man behind Little Meat, is back with a new restaurant. Big Bird offers street-food-style dishes, mainly chicken-based, with doughnuts and desserts on the menu as well.
Kuruya – open
Japanese comfort food at its best. Here you can enjoy a rice bowl with fish, meat or vegetables. Visit the restaurant on Aschebergsgatan and enjoy a sake or beer with your meal, or have your “donburi” to go.
Centrale – open
There’s a new trattoria and wine bar in Mölndal, just south of the Gothenburg city centre. Centrale is located close to the brand new mall Mölndals Galleria in the centre of Mölndal, and boasts a wine list full of tasty treats from Italy. The menu consists of hearty traditional Italian dishes, available for take away as well as dine in.
Cheri-Lee – open
What used to be Brasserie Lipp in the main boulevard Avenyn has been transformed into Cheri-Lee, a contemporary pan-Asian 1960s dream with a Japanese Robata grill, dim sums and sushi. Come here for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Deg – open
Sedan i mars satsar restaurangen Deg fullt ut på pizzor inspirerade av Italien. Pizzorna gräddas i “high temp” på samma sätt som de välkända napolitanska pizzorna, men Deg vill sätta sin egen prägel. Miljön på restaurangen har inspiration från 70-talet då den svenska pizza-kulturen fick sitt stora genomslag.
Dugges Pils – open
Local brewery Dugges have opened a bar and restaurant! Since february, locals and visitors have been able to enjoy a wide selection of excellent beers and a variety of tasty dishes to go along with the beverages.
Boqueria – open
The popular Spanish restaurant Boqueria, that entered Stockholm’s restaurant scene in 2012, has now landed in Gothenburg. Tapas, pintxos and delicacies from the Spanish kitchen are served in a relaxed setting.
Brödernas – open
Brödernas is Swedish for “the brothers” and behind this endeavour you’ll find two pairs of brothers: Jonas and Joakim Wiklander; and Monir Kalgoum and Mika Zibanejad. The two restaurants, on Järntorget and in Nordstan Shopping Center, serve super tasty burgers and pizzas, as well as a range of their own beers.
Kajutan Saluhallen – open
Yay, the market hall Stora Saluhallen has opened another restaurant, on a brand new floor! Upstairs, you can enjoy world class fish and seafood on restaurant Kajutan.
Alkemisten Lindholmen – open
The popular café Alkemisten has blessed the neighbourhood Kvillebäcken with specialty coffee since 2015. Now, the owner Kristian Hedborg and his team are bringing their best beans to Lindholmen, where they will also serve a vegetarian lunch.
Tavolo – open
Götaplatsgruppen has transformed the old regiment’s stables on Magasinsgatan into a restaurant with a breathtaking ceiling. The menu? Italian “with a New York twist”.
The Goods Basement – open
After a great start in Kungsmässan, the guys behind The Goods Co has now opened a new burger restaurant in Gothenburg. The Goods Basement is inspired by the US and their burger culture with simplicity at its core value. The burgers are made from smashed Black Angus meat, potato rolls and cheese imported from the US.
En Aleigen – open
Family-owned craft brewery En Aleigen in Kungälv are especially keen on Belgian and British Ales. One or two Saturdays each month they open up their tap room bar, and they also arrange beer tastings now and then. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for current dates.
Crave Street Food
Former Korv United on Magasinsgatan have a new truck, a new menu and a new name – Crave. Stop by for tasty sliders, filling wraps and a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options.
Lángos GBG – open
Do you miss Way Out West and Gothenburg Culture Festival? Get into the festival mood with freshly baked langos on Värmlandsgatan! Here you’ll find everything from traditional sour cream, cheese and onion toppings to sweet langos with Nutella and fresh fruit.
Gumman Elvira – open
From 1888 to 1928, Elvira Kjellberg had a market stand on Grönsakstorget where she sold fruit. In her honour, the new restaurant in the former premises of Bourbon Street has been named Gumman Elvira. Here you can enjoy flatbread pizza, snacks and fruity drinks.
Wolfgang vincafé – open
The people who created restaurant Fabrick have moved into former Más at Grönsakstorget, and replaced it with a “wine cafe”. Here you can enjoy wine, coffee and food all day, every day – outside in the sun as well!