Gustav Knutsson’s Gothenburg Address Book

19th May 2016

Interview: Killian Fox
Photographs: Dan Dennison

The Michelin-starred chef recommends a coffee shop that’s a restaurant by night, an excellent cocktail bar and his favourite food market in Gothenburg


Bar Centro

Kyrkogatan 31, 411 08 Göteborg, Sweden;
“This is a small bar-restaurant I really like. It used to be a coffee-only place but now two guys run a restaurant there at night, so after 6pm they change coffee for wine. It’s really nice. All natural wines. Simple, very easy food, but always really good. They usually have a bone marrow dish with parsley and toasted bread – that’s always nice.” – Gustav


Mariagatan 17, 414 71 Göteborg, Sweden;
“As the name suggests, this is a tapas place but they mix traditional tapas with Swedish ingredients. They’re really good.”


Stigbergsliden 17, 414 63 Göteborg, Sweden;
“This is a really nice Japanese-Swedish place with only six seats and one chef behind the counter. José, the guy who runs it, does everything by himself – that’s impressive.”


Jose Cerda making us Swedish “sushi” at his restaurant Hoze in Gothenburg

Alexandras Soppkök

Stora Saluhallen 46, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden;
“This a Greek soup kitchen in the big indoor food market: good lunches here.”

Drinks 20

Södra Vägen 20, 412 54 Göteborg, Sweden;
“I think we only have one or two bars here that don’t serve food. In Sweden you need to serve food to have a drinks license, so most of the bars here are located in restaurants or hotels. It’s a little bit sad. But we have two places they consider as only bars, and this is one of them. They have a restaurant next door so they can send for food, but no one buys food there, it’s a real bar. It’s really nice: innovative drinks, good bartenders. A lot of restaurant people go there.”

Da Matteo

Magasinsgatan 24, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden (and other locations);
“We buy our coffee from this place [run by veteran Gotheburg roaster Matts Johansson]. It’s good coffee, lightly roasted – we do just filter, no espresso at the restaurant.”


Stora Saluhallen

Kungstorget, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden;
We meet Gustav at this big indoor food market in the centre of town. He buys some vegetables from the stall outside the Kungstorget entrance and points out a really good cheese shop inside the market called Hugo Ericson Ost.


Olskrokstorget, Göteborg, Sweden
“At the restaurant we get our seafood from a supplier, but for cooking at home, there’s a small square called Olskrokstorget where they have a small fish stalls that are all good.”


Posted 19th May 2016

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