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Guide to restaurants in the Gothenburg archipelago


Tips on archipelago restaurants & food cruises

Looking for bistros and restaurants in the Gothenburg archipelago? Do you love fresh seafood, delicious food and drink? We’ve collected our top tips for restaurants and food cruises in the Gothenburg archipelago. Our guide also shows you how to get there – some of our tips are aboard a boat, others you can reach by car or tram – or your own boat. The archipelago offers restaurants with stunning views and premium food and beverages. Read our guide and get inspiration for your summer food experiences. On the map at the end of our post we’ve highlighted the locations of our top five tips for you!

All-You-Can-Eat Shrimps in the archipelago

Do you love shrimps? Do you love the archipelago?  Then book a seat in the restaurant aboard the M/S Göteborg to enjoy an unbeatable shrimp and archipelago combo! Eat as many shrimp as you can manage – when the bowl is empty, a new one will appear! The shrimp are served with classic accompaniments, such as aoili, mayonnaise, bread and butter. And best of all? All the shrimp served on board are ecolabelled.

We recommend – treat yourself to some extra luxury and pre-book sparkling wine as an aperitif and Norway lobsters.

Opening hours: Selected days during the period 8 July to 25 September. Departure at 6 pm.
How to get here:  Boat departs from Lilla Bommen

Långedrag Värdshus – between the ocean, Gothenburg & paradise

Next to the ocean, with unbeatable scenery, lies Långdrag Värdhus. Watch the boats sailing towards the Port of Gothenburg, enjoy the sunset and an á la carte menu inspired by the sea or a simpler sailing menu with lighter dishes. The menu features lobster, Kalix vendace roe, halibut and cod back fillet, as well as classics such as beef tournedos and dry-aged entrecôte.

Opening hours: During the summer – open every day
How to get here: Drive by car to Talattagatan 24 – just 10 minutes from central Gothenburg

Dinner Cruise around Hisingen

Enjoy delicious food and some of Gothenburg’s most breathtaking views aboard the M/S Carl Michael Bellman. The cruise takes you around Sweden’s fifth largest island, Hisingen, through the winding Göta Älv and Nordre Älv, across Björköfjorden and finally into the vibrant Port of Gothenburg. During the cruise, you can listen to the prerecorded guide commentary to learn more about all the places along the route. The ticket price includes boat trip, guide commentary and two-course dinner. You choose the dishes you want from the boat’s á la carte menu, which has something for everyone!

Opening hours: Selected days during the period 5 June to 25 September. Departure at 6 pm.
How to get here: Boat departs from Lilla Bommen

Brännö Varv – Café & Bar

Café Varvet is located in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago, in the former shipyard on the classic and car-free island of Brännö. If you like locally brewed beer, cocktails, delicious wines, seafood tacos, shrimp and open-face sandwiches this is the place for you! The unique mix of archipelago, industry and tropical vibe makes this a wonderful hangout.

Opening hours: Open daily during the summer – but may vary depending on the weather
How to get here: Take Tram 11 to Saltholmen, catch an archipelago boat and alight at Brännö Rödsten. It's a five-minute walk from there. Do you have your own boat? Then you can moor at one of the café’s guest berths.

Luxury in the archipelago – Salmon and Shrimp Cruise

The west coast of Sweden is justly famous for its seafood! So what could be better than enjoying a luxurious and delicious seafood buffet aboard an archipelago boat? Book a seat in the dining room aboard the M/S S:t Erik, where you can enjoy a welcome drink, a wide choice of salmon, shrimp and herring dishes, mussels, salads and live entertainment. If you’d like to add an extra touch of decadence to your evening, you can pre-order lobster and freshly cooked Norway lobsters. We guarantee you'll have an unforgettable evening with your friends, family or colleagues!

Opening hours: Selected days during the period 5 June to 22 October. Departure at 6 pm.
How to get here: Boat departs from Lilla Bommen

Wickedly good pizzas at Paradiset Saltholmen

Did you know that you can find paradise at the end of the No 11 tram route? Or at least “Paradiset”, the quaint little coffee house in Kallbadsparken on Saltholmen. Here you can enjoy wickedly good pizzas and appetisers, and drink delicious natural wines. There's a laid-back atmosphere and you can also play boules if the mood takes you.

Opening hours: Open every day from 12 noon
How to get here: Saltholmsgatan 60 –take Tram 11 to the terminus at Saltholmen, or come by car or boat. Parking and guest berths in the marina.

Map of restaurants in the Gothenburg archipelago

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