Gothenburg’s top wine bars & restaurants
Gothenburg boasts a number of top notch restaurants and wine bars where wine lovers will be welcomed with a smile and great wine lists. Here are a number of our favourite wine bars and wine restaurants in Gothenburg.
Address: Viktoriagatan 8, 411 25 Göteborg
The wine bar and restaurant Barsac in Gothenburg has a relaxed atmosphere, attracting both dinner guests and wine lovers on their way home from work. A massive bar gives space for spontaneous mini-tastings by the glass, while tasty bistro dishes are served from the kitchen. The wine list has many Old World gems, not least from Burgundy, but also more modern bottles worth seeking out.
Phone: +46 31 13 80 18
Address: Norra Hamngatan 10, 411 14 Göteborg
One-star Michelin restaurant Bhoga in Gothenburg has a seasonal way of sourcing produce, and courses are changed almost on a daily basis. The kitchen creates modern, Nordic fare with pure flavours and some playful surprises. The wine list emphasizes sustainable wines from small European producers, including even some from Sweden.
Phone: 076-787 26 26
Address: Vasa kyrkogata 1, Göteborg
In a tiny space off Aschebergsgatan in Gothenburg that used to host a dog hairdresser, Oskar Ahlvin has opened the eagerly awaited wine bar Bar La Lune. Bar La Lune has stocked the wine fridges with everything from natural wine to classic Bordeaux and fancy Echezeaux. With the wine, small dishes and wine-friendly snacks are served.
Phone: +46 31 16 08 88
Address: Geijersgatan 12, 411 34 Göteborg
Tasty, exciting and uncomplicated. The kitchen at restaurant Natur in Gothenburg serves up beautiful dishes in modern, Nordic style. The wine list focuses on natural and organic producers, mainly from Europe.
Address: Lilla Waterloogatan 15, 415 02 Göteborg
Original Wine List of the Year Sweden 2019
Wine Mechanics is the first urban winery in Gothenburg and besides that a winery restaurant, pub, wine bar and meeting place in the Slakthuset-area in east Gothenburg. The winery’s own wines are made from grapes trucked from European growing areas and you can also find an ambitious wine list packed with wines from many countries. However, the top spots on the Wine Mechanics wine list are held for Pfalz and northern Rhone.
Phone: +46 31 18 15 01
Address: Aschebergsgatan 23B, 411 27 Göteborg
Italian Wine List of the Year Sweden 2019
Trattoria La Strega is an Italian living room in the middle of Gothenburg. Rustic, relaxed and genuine, it is a favourite among chefs and sommeliers. As in Italy, produce takes centre stage here. The wine list at La Strega is heavily italian, ranging from the classical to natural, but the wine list has some exciting additions from producers in France and Central Europe.
Phone: +46 31 790 10 00
Address: Trädgårdsgatan 6, 411 08 Göteborg
Hotel and restaurant Dorsia in Gothenburg is like a world of its own, drenched in gold, velvet curtains and Belle Époque-style. The restaurant is spacious and international. Dorsias wine list is very extensive, with over 2000 listings, and ranges from Tawny Port from 1855 to timeless bottles from France, Italy and the United States.
Phone: +46 31 18 18 58
Address: Södra Vägen 45, 412 54 Göteborg
Project is the wine bar and restaurant that serves both set menus and a la carte and it has been rewarded with a Bib gourmand by Guide Michelin. The menu is international while the wine list is anchored in France with Champagne and Burgundy as main actors, backed up by wines from Austria, Germany, Italy and the USA.
Phone: +46 31 16 20 66
Address: Teknologgatan 3, 411 32 Göteborg
Michelin-starred restaurant Thörnströms Kök in Gothenburg represents a creative and innovative cuisine with distinct Scandinavian roots. The restaurant’s casual bar is often visited by guest chefs and wine producers. Educated and helpful staff. If you want to give the kitchen a challenge, choose something from the 600 bottle-strong wine list and let the team compose a one off-menu, matching your choice of wine. There is also a bar for smaller dishes and something by the glass, or the long wine list.
Phone: +46 31 775 59 20
Address: Adolf Edelsvärds gata 5, 414 51 Göteborg
Sjömagasinet in the harbour is one of Gothenburg’s most classical venues. Here, restaurateur Ulf Wagner and head chef Gustav Trägårdh present innovative and classic seafood dishes. The airy restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, and service is impeccable. The wine list is extensive, with a focus on Old World classics. Don’t miss their selection of Burgundies.
Phone: +46 31 750 88 05
Address: Mässans gata 24, 412 51 Göteborg
Austrian Wine List of the Year Sweden 2019
Heaven 23 has much more to offer than just the stunning view from the hotel’s 23rd floor. Here you’ll find the iconic King Size shrimp sandwich (over one million served) and one of the Nordic region’s best assortments of Austrian wines, in addition to a solid selection of wines from Bordeaux, Piedmont and California.
Phone: +46 31 708 82 00
Address: Gothia Towers, Mässans gata 24, 402 26 Göteborg
Exclusive simplicity is the theme of Upper House Dining, the restaurant at the top of hotel Gothia Towers in Gothenburg. Awarded a Michelin star, and with a great sense of detail, guest are presented tasting menus featuring playful and innovative dishes from the best seasonal produce. The wine list is extensive with a wide range of styles, regions, producers and vintages – ranging from natural wines from Beaujolais to iconic Napa Cab-producers. As of recently, you can also enjoy small dishes from the star kitchen in the lounge at Upper House.
Phone: +46 31 20 21 61
Address: Götabergsgatan 28, 411 34 Göteborg
Restaurant 28+ has held its Michelin star for over 25 years, a record in Sweden. In 2016, they opened the wine bar 28+, a cosy corner with exclusive wines served by a very knowledgeable service staff. Snacks, small dishes and a three course menu accompanies the fine wine.
Phone: +46 76 792 60 47
Address: Linnégatan 32, 413 04 Göteborg
The cosy restaurant in Gothenburg was started by Victor Fuentes, a Chilean sommelier who has worked at Swedish Taste. The name Sinti comes from a traveling people and the menu features dishes from all over the world. Sinti’s little wine list features wines from wine countries that are not surprising, like France, Spain and Italy. But the wine list also features wines from Sweden, something quite unique in Sweden!
Phone: +46 31 701 79 79
Address: Viktoriagatan 12, 411 25 Göteborg
Koka is one of Sweden’s best restaurants with a star from the Michelin guide and top ratings from White guide. Moreover, Koka has a solid wine heritage from Kock & Vin which the restaurant used to be called. Owner and wine lover Björn Persson has kept many classics in the cellar and on the wine list, such as mature vintages from Bordeaux, Rhone and Piedmont, but more modern and edgy wines can often be found in the wine pairings. The restaurant also has a direct import from Domaine Michel Magnien in Burgundy.
Phone: +46 31 701 79 79
Address: Viktoriagatan 12, 411 25 Göteborg
Björns Bar is one of Gothenburg’s most classic wine bars and local and visiting wine lovers have enjoyed its casual atmosphere and tasty small dishes since 2006. Björn stands for restaurateur Björn Persson who also runs the star restaurant Koka upstairs. Björns Bar has plenty of wines by the glass and you can also order the wine list from Koka in the bar.
Phone: 031-309 99 69
Address: Kyrkogatan 13, Gothenburg
The Champagne bar Kyrkogatan 13 imports their own champagnes which means you can find a unique selection of grower champagnes here, but you will also find grandes marques, and other types of wines. The champagne bar, formerly known as Forssén & Öberg, is one of the Gothenburg favourites of Swedish sommelier champion Emma Ziemann 2018: "It is a magical place to go after work, for an apéro or for a drink on the way home. It is a really good champagne bar with a cosy courtyard, what could go wrong?"
Phone: 031-80 25 21
Address: Södra Hamngatan 2, Göteborg
Emma Ziemann, Swedish Sommelier champion 2018 about the restaurant Atelier at Hotel Pigalle in Gothenburg: "I am fond of Art Nouveau... This is a place I go to with my friends who are not wine nerds. The wine list has a lot of things, some straight-up good wines and some gems so that everyone finds something they like. It's a fun decor and you can drink cocktails! It's a place to relax at and just have a good time."