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Gothenburg’s restaurant scene is growing – this spring’s latest culinary news

This year is Gothenburg’s four-hundredth anniversary as a city, and a whole host of celebrations will be held throughout the summer. On the food side, too, there are also several reasons to visit Gothenburg during the year. Here we list some of this year’s highlights, from a new beer walk and a brand new coffee week to green seafood. In 2021-22, more than 60 new restaurants opened in Gothenburg. Here are a few of the most exciting things that will be happening this year.

The outside of Saluhallen in Gothenburg, with blue sky in the background
Saluhallen in Gothenburg

New food & drink events

Taste seaweed and the seafood of the future in the Gothenburg archipelago

In 2023, Popsicle café, on Donsö in the southern part of the Gothenburg archipelago, is launching a project on “The sustainable seafood of the future” together with Karolina Martinsson, who is both an advocate for sustainability and a seaweed diver. Karolina has spent many years working to create a Swedish food culture where blue food is given a natural place on the plate. Throughout the year, they will be organising several events with visiting culinary guests, where you can taste and learn more about blue seafood from the Gothenburg archipelago and Bohuslän. From March onwards, healthy seafood such as ascidians, algae and minced herring will be included on the regular menu.

Blå mat – Framtidens hållbara havsmat (in swedish)

Vin & Deli – a new focus on local producers 17-18 March

Fredrik Andersson, Culinary Executive Chef at Gothia Towers/Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, is now involved in developing the concept for the Vin & Deli fair in Gothenburg, with greater focus being placed on local drinks and food. This year’s event is held in collaboration with Smaka på Västsverige. Local producers such as Wine Mechanics, Cityysteriet and Desserter utan gränser will be among the exhibitors. Tickets for a unique Chefs Table will also be on sale.

Göteborg Vin & Deli (in swedish)

Swedish Coffee Week

On 4-7 May, the Swedish Coffee Week will be taking over Gothenburg, with dozens of independent events being held all over the city. There will be workshops, coffee tastings, the Swedish Barista & Brewers Championship, lectures, a party on a vintage tram, and much more. If you love coffee, don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about specialty coffees and meet the foremost actors in the field, both from Sweden and abroad.

Svenska Kaffeveckan

New beer walk around the breweries on Ringön

April will see the premiere of a completely new experience for Gothenburg: a guided beer walking tour on Ringön. The trendy Ringön on Hisingen has become a meeting place for Gothenburg’s beer lovers, as several exciting breweries have chosen to open there. The walking tour will include stops at four craft breweries, with two tastings at each, led by a Swedish or English-speaking guide. The breweries that will be visited in the spring are Poppels City, Två feta grisar, Ivans Pilsnerbar and Vega bryggeri.

Beerwalk (in swedish)

Local & sustainable food during Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival

On 2-5 June, the famous Gothenburg chefs Mats Nordström and Anders Hedin will be in charge of the food during the Gothenburg Anniversary Festival. There will be several serving areas on the festival site, with different themes. The popular Lindholmen Streetfood Market will be located in one area, together with local breweries from Gothenburg. A fish restaurant will also be built, focusing on the authentic, simple food that Gothenburgers just love, such as a really good fish soup and herring buffet.

Gothenburg’s Anniversary Festival – Göteborg 2023

New vegetarian food walk in the city

Moveat scaled up its walks in Gothenburg during 2022, and just before Christmas, Anytime Gothenburg was created, which is a food walk that is held all-year round, on Wednesdays-Saturdays. Visitors can walk around on their own guided by an app, and experience everything from authentic seafood flavours and fine dining in Stora Saluhallen, to robust burgers and chocolate pralines. A new development for 2023 is that the walk is now also available as a vegetarian option.

Tickets Moveat (in swedish)

New restaurants in Gothenburg 2023

Tizne, opened January 2023

The siblings Hector and Wendy Mijares worked their way through internationally renowned restaurants, such as Mugaritz, Maemo and Upper House, until they had saved enough to start their own business. They have recently opened their very own family restaurant, which will focus on traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant has set its sights high, with tasting menus in combination with cocktail pairings (with or without alcohol).

Restaurant Tizne

Address: Fjärde Långgatan 3 (Linnéstaden)

Stigbergets Ringön, opens May 2023

Stigbergets Bryggeri is planning to open up its new brewpub and event centre on Ringön in time for its 10th anniversary. With a jetty on the river on one side and an industrial area on the other, the venue is perfectly situated to encapsulate the feel of Gothenburg, with a great atmosphere in the beer hall and exciting concerts. The bar serves Stigberget’s own beers, soft drinks and various spirits, which can be ordered together with simple meals.

Stigbergets Bryggeri

Address: Stålverksgatan 2 (Ringön)

Saga, opens spring 2023

Saga is restaurateur Alven Chus’ latest venture in Gothenburg. Chus is also the person behind the Koizen restaurant. Saga’s menu will comprise a locally produced and seasonal combination of Singapore and Sweden.

Saga – South East Asian Flavours (

Address: Aschebergsgatan 26 (Landala)

Komo, opened (for à la carte) January 2023

The Komo Korean and Mongolian restaurant opened its doors for lunches in early November 2022. At the beginning of 2023, the owner Orkhon Ganbold decided to take another step, extending Komo’s opening hours for an evening service and creating an à la carte menu. The menu includes Korean BBQ, with grilling on the table.

KOMO | Korean and Mongolian Restaurant in Gothenburg

Address: Sankt Eriksgatan 5 (Lilla Bommen)

CƠM, opened in February 2023

The new family-owned restaurant CƠM is run by Cindy Chiem, together with her boyfriend and mother. Their vision is to introduce authentic flavours and a wider range of dishes that Vietnamese cuisine has to offer beyond phở and gỏi cuốn (summer rolls).

Cơm Göteborg (

Address: Prinsgatan 4 (Linnéstaden)

Beerista Friggagatan, opened February 2023

The founders of Beerista on Avenyn are now opening their second gastropub in the beer-loving city of Gothenburg, just a stone’s throw away from the Central Station. There will be luxurious comfort food and an extensive beer menu, with many beers from local breweries, but also a long list of international beers.

friggagatan – Beerista l Gastropub i centrala Göteborg

Address: Friggagatan 9 (Stampen)

Skepparns, opens spring 2023

The team behind the Isbolaget hotel on Donsö will be opening a new restaurant at Hinsholmen marina this spring.

Skepparns Restaurang

Address: Hinsholmens Bryggväg 50 (Långedrag)