Amazing seafood and a view of the harbour and iconic bridge Älvsborgsbron is a hard-to-beat combination. Sjömagasinet is focusing on classic seafood gourmet and Ulf Wagner is behind the wheel, along with chef Gustav Trägårdh, recently best known from the Swedish tv-show Kockarnas Kamp. The lunch menu is a somewhat more budget-friendly option and during summer the terrace opens up to one of the best views in Gothenburg.
Adolf Edelsvärdsgata 5.
The waterfront hotel Radisson Blu Riverside invites you to lunch, dinner, a snack or brunch at Cuckoo's Nest on the ground floor. You can also relax in a large armchair and take a sip of a cooling drink. The interior decoration stands out and flirts with the alleged fine line between genius and madness. The à la carte menu has something for every taste, with international influences, and classic dishes like burgers, shrimp sandwich or ceasar salad. The atmosphere is laid-back and prices purse-friendly.
If you travel toward Saltholmen, where the ferries leave for the southern archipelago, you find Långedrag harbour and Långedrag Värdshus. The restaurant offers splendid veiws of the harbour with boats and jetties and large panoramic windows as well as an outdoor terrace makes it possible to enjoy this all year round. The lunch and evening à la carte menus are focused around classic Swedish dishes and seafood.
Riverton View skybar & restaurang
The restaurant and sky bar is located on the 12th floor of Hotel Riverton, with a magnificent view of the harbour. See ferries and boats come in while you enjoy dinner or a glas of wine. The food menu is based modern Swedish cooking, with Asian influences. Classics, like burgers and ceasar salad, are also available.
Stora Badhusgatan 26.
Vrångö is the last outpost among the islands in the southern part of Gothenburg archipelago. Despite the location, the island is easy to reach with the ferry from Saltholmen on the mainland. When you arrive on the island Skärgårdens café, is located right by the dock and offers scenic views. Enjoy a coffee and something sweet or a proper meal. The restaurant and café is open all year, except January. The island is known for scenic nature, walking routes and nice swimming spots, so make this a full-day excursion.
Nötholmsvägen 10, Vrångö (by the ferry berth).
Bonus: Lunch in the city?
Do you want to grab lunch by the canal? The fish market Feskekôrka in Rosenlund is a centrally located option where you can take your pick from several take away counters and restaurants. Enjoy a shrimp sandwich on the quayside or head upstairs to famous restaurant Gabriel for a full-fledged seafood fest.