Southwestern Sweden restaurants

Top Choice Scandinavian in Gothenburg

Thörnströms Kök

Classic technique, flawless presentation and a creative approach to local, seasonal ingredients helped chef Håkan earn his Michelin star. Hidden away in a quiet side street, his dining den is one of Gothenburg's cul…
Top Choice Seafood in Tjörn

Magasinet Härön

The summer home and restaurant of Gothenburg chef Mats Nordström, within a stone’s throw of the sea in an 1847 fisherman’s magasinet (depot), this seafood star is located at the northwestern end of Tjörn. The menu s…
Top Choice Seafood in Klädesholmen

Salt & Sill

Waterside Salt & Sill, attached to a floating boutique hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region (which is saying something), with an innovative, changing menu. The herring board is legendary, …
Top Choice Swedish in Trollhättan

Albert Hotell

This marvellous restaurant-hotel combo is based in a splendid 19th-century wooden villa. Superb, modish Nordic dishes might include steak with bone marrow or red tuna from Vänern lake and crème brûlée with local str…
Top Choice Swedish in Varberg

Vin & Skafferi Hus 13

Next door to the fortress hostel, this friendly wine bar and restaurant dishes up great lunches for 165kr (freshly fried mackerel, meatballs), with more sophisticated gourmet dishes – veal with hazelnuts, hake with …
Top Choice Seafood in Lysekil

Brygghuset

Across the estuary from the Fiskebäckskil ferry terminal, this celebrated waterfront restaurant is lauded for its superb fish dishes that taste so fresh that the fish may as well have just leapt out of the harbour o…
Top Choice Swedish in Marstrand

Johan's Krog

Johan the chef tantalises with the likes of cod loin in shellfish sauce with a scallop-lemon confit, mussels with fennel, or pan-seared sole with beets and mushrooms, all served in a very pretty, flower-strewn, glas…
Top Choice European in Halmstad

Pio & Co

Award-winning Pio is an upmarket brasserie with an extensive menu of both Swedish and continental favourites – think Halland pork with roasted garlic and potatoes au gratin, cod loin with horseradish sauce, and pota…
Top Choice Thai in Gothenburg

Moon Thai Kitchen

The owners have opted for a 'Thailand' theme and decided to run with it a few miles, hence the kaleidoscopic whirl of tuktuks, flowers and bamboo everything. Luckily, the dishes are authentic, the whimsical menu fea…
Top Choice Seafood in Lidköping

Restaurang Sjöboden

Three kilometres south of Läckö Slott is the turnoff to the tiny village of Spiken, home to this unmissable harbourside restaurant. Feast on the best and freshest things pulled from Vänern lake along with locally so…