Clarion Hotel Post
Gothenburg, 411 03
Phone: (46) 31 61 90 00
Fax: (46) 31 61 90 99
Norda Bar & Grill prides itself on being part Swedish and part American with a menu that reflects a New York sensibility. In fact, the menu is divided in half, one part sea and one part land with simple standards like halibut and cod and steak and lamb. You'll also find hybrid dishes like the tacos, which sounds simple at first, but then you realize your choice of meats are salmon, halibut or smoked chicken. Though located in the Clarion Hotel Post, the Norda Bar & Grill prides itself on serving creative dishes, setting itself a part from other hotel restaurants.
If you are near the Centralstationen or are in the station, then Upper Crust is a nice option to satisfy your hunger pangs. This bakery is a pit stop that is known for their tasty quick bites. These include fresh sandwiches, breakfast choices and salads. Don't forget to try their booked goodies as well. Take a sip of their refreshing fair-trade coffee.
Zozaki Japan Restaurang has a limited menu but you can be sure of deliciois fare. You can see the love put in their cooking when you taste the freshly prepared dishes brimming with flavor. Though their food is traditional, they seem to add a twist to every dish with their presentation and preparation. It is a popular spot among the business people in the neighborhood for their business lunches. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a piece of cake after your meal.
A simple, unassuming local Chinese restaurant, Sunwall has its fair share of regular customers. While the interiors are simply decorated in an Oriental style with charming cherry blossom wall paper and red paper lanterns, the menu features an extensive list of Chinese specialties. A lunch and dinner buffet are available at a fixed rate of SEK78 and SEK89 per person, making it a popular choice for its value for money. Come here with an appetite as you can tuck into such delicacies as Fried Squid with Chilli sauce, Entrecôte with Ginger in Rice wine sauce, Steamed Prawns with Garlic sauce, Fried Duck with Steamed Vegetables and Crispy Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce on the A la Carte menu. Mains are available in every variation from chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian. You can accompany your dish with an order of their many variations of fried rice and noodle dishes for a truly fulfilling meal that won't empty your pockets. For more details, visit the website.
Kafé Vanilj is a spacious and unpretentious cafe at Kyrkogatan, right in the city center. It is large with light colored wood furnishings. Vanilj's fruit pies are good, and they stay open late, even on Sundays. To get here, take trams 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 to Kungsportsplatsen.
Coffee and a slice of pie are what patrons mainly come here for, though the place is humming with activity at any given time of the day. The daily menu at Fröken Olssons Kafé usually features salads and baguette sandwiches stuffed with shrimp or ham and made in a traditional Swedish fashion, to be washed down with a mug of refreshing lager. Make sure you grab a table on the terrace in summer, and ask for a bowl of their piping hot homemade soup, followed by the main course. One of the huge, delicious meringues on a silver tray should wrap up the meal very well indeed!
Though it's called Star Bowling, don't think this place is just about throwing heavy balls down wooden lanes. For starters, this American-themed restaurant has a huge menu with foods associated with New York, California, Texas and New Mexico like Santa Cruz spareribs, the Santa Rosa sandwich and New York steak. You can also come by just for the games. Here you'll find a bowling, darts, billiards, and more! Just be aware if you want to play games, you have to be 18 years or older Monday through Thursday and 22 years or older Friday and Saturday.
Pasta Prego welcomes you to indulge in authentic Italian pasta amidst a warm ambiance. The owners manufacture the pasta in-house to ensure its quality and taste. Dig into scrumptious pasta prepared with the best of ingredients including top quality wheat, eggs and olive oil. You can savor its pasta delicacies with a choice of piquant sauces relish their mouth-watering salads and other appetizers.
John Scott's Stable is a lively pub that offers its guests an impressive selection of beers on tap, alongside delicious pub fare. The menu features an eclectic selection including tasty treats like Blue Cheese Prime Rib Burger, Swedish cheese pie, pasta carnonara and lemon cheese cake. Whether you find yourself craving a quick bite or a hearty meal, you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite here. Despite its size, the pub boasts all the charm of a neighborhood British pub, and is a warm and friendly place where friends can gather over a pint of beer and some delicious grub.
Murveln is slang for "Journalist"; at one time this place may have been teeming with them, but it certainly is not today. The clientele are a varied bunch, most of whom come for a drink and perhaps some food. In the daytime they can be tired shoppers dropping by for an afternoon beer; in the evenings anyone will show up. This is because Murveln is in the middle of Nordstan, by daylight a large shopping mall, but at night a shelter from the cold or a shortcut to the railway station. Many come for the different casino and lottery games. Murveln offers cheap lunches, and a special of the week is available. The food is typically Swedish, while beer and spirits are the main items.
This old flagship always seems to make a comeback on the nightclub and restaurant scene in one way or another. Nowadays, Gamle Port is a restaurant and nightclub that is open during weekends, with DJs as well as live music and other performances. There is a pub menu and an à la carte menu with a decent price range. The minimum age for admission is 18. Gamle Port is situated centrally near Kungsportsplatsen. Do check out the website or call for timings.
Tucked away in a street corner in the Stampen district of Gothenburg, is a hidden little gem waiting to be discovered. This little known restaurant offers diners authentic Italian cuisine served in a elegant, romantic setting. The menu consists of a wide variety of pastas, salads, pizzas, desserts and meat dishes, and the friendly, courteous staff is ever ready to help you with recommendations. Reasonable pricing, a pleasant ambiance and delicious food make it an ideal place for a quiet dinner with your loved one.