Gothenburg, Sweden

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Shrimp Sandwich Heaven 23 Gothenburg
Gothenburg’s famous King Shrimp Sandwich from Heaven 23

 

Gothenburg is one of Swedens best cities, situated off the Göta älv river on the country’s west coast and famous for its seaport culture. With plenty of Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants, Gothenburg has become a foodie capital with fresh local seafood being one of the star attractions.

Street food is just as popular with pop up food wagons positioned around town, as well as traditional family run establishments. There is also a strong cafe and bar culture with fashionable area’s such a Haga hosting some of the cities coolest craft beer bars packed full of enthusiastic drinkers.

Gothenburg is a relatively small city so most sightseeing can be done of foot, however if you’re not a fan of walking around then you can hop on one of the many brilliant interconnecting trams for quick jump-on  jump-off access to the cities different areas.

For more information on visiting Gothenburg visit the tourist site: http://www.goteborg.com/

Central Station, Gothenburg
Central Station, Gothenburg
Street food in Gothenburg
Street food in Gothenburg
The streets of Haga at sunset, Gothenburg
The streets of Haga at sunset

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Lingonberries
Sweden’s most enviable ingredient: Lingonberries

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Jacob's Cafe Haga Gothenburg
A locals favourite coffee stop – Jacob’s cafe in Haga
Oysters with champagne vinegar at Smaka Restaurant, Gothenburg
Beautiful fresh oysters with champagne vinegar at Smaka Restaurant (link in article)
Famous Fish Markets, FESKEKÔRKA
Famous Fish Markets, FESKEKÔRKA
Vintage shopping in Haga, Gothenburg
Vintage shopping in Haga

Haga, Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Smaka is a traditional Swedish restaurant serving classics in a modern fresh way. With impeccably fresh seafood and super friendly staff who take time to talk you through drink pairings for your meal, it’s one of the best places to visit for an authentic Gothenburg experience.

Website: http://www.smaka.se/

Perfect Swedish Meatballs at Smaka Restaurant
Perfect Swedish Meatballs at Smaka Restaurant
Smaka Restaurant Gothenburg
Smaka Restaurant Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

During my visit to Gothenburg I stayed at the impressive Gothia Tower Hotels, 3 distinct, attention grabbing and beautiful buildings opposite korsvägen tram and bus station. Including 3 restaurants, a three-storey spa and relax centre featuring a gym, Gothenburg’s only hamam, a protruding champagne pool on the 19th floor, a jet stream pool and a soft pool. It’s pretty damn amazing as far as hotels go.

My absolute favourite part of Gothia towers was the bar and restaurant on the 23rd floor, Heaven 23. With panoramic views over Gothenburg, the atmosphere is bight, crisp, clean and super friendly. There is an open kitchen (run by renowned chef Jesper Bogren), table area and relaxing lounge and booth seating. dining consists of à la carte menu, or an above-average bar menu featuring Gothenburgs most famous order – the King Shrimp Sandwich (1st picture). The least overrated thing I have ever eaten, it looks impressive, it tastes impressive and it’s impressive if you can finish it whole on your own.

Gothia towers website click here:

Heaven 23 Bar Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Bar and Restaurant Heaven 23
Bar and Restaurant Heaven 23
Gothia Towers, Gothenburg
Gothia Towers and view from bar and restaurant Heaven 23

Herb Butter

Gothenburg

 

All images © Justina Sullivan 2016

Justina Sullivan Photography is a blog dedicated to cooking, photography, discovering new ingredients, travel and restaurant reviews. All recipes are created and photographed by me, and I’ll also occasionally feature celebrated classics. I am always on the hunt to experience new cuisines, so you will find reviews for some of the best places to eat out and recommendations of ingredients I find along the way.

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