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Restaurant Gabriel in Gothenburg
Johan Malm, one of the best seafood chefs in Sweden, at restaurant Gabriel in Gothenburg.
Photo credit: Tina Stafren

Feskekörka fish market hall & restaurant Gabriel

Ever visited a church filled with seafood? It might sound odd, but Feskekörka translates to “fish church” and it truly is a mecca for anyone who loves fish and shellfish.

Feskekörka opened in 1874 and was at the time a futuristic building inspired by Gothic stone churches – hence the name. Since then Feskekörka has been Sweden’s number one meeting point for anyone who likes seafood. The building originally incorporated a fish auction, but is today a large fish and shellfish market with two restaurants. You can purchase fresh seafood caught on the day, get recipe advice from the experienced fishmongers, stop by for a quick super fresh fish or seafood take-away or stay for a lovely lunch at one of the restaurants.  

Restaurant Gabriel is located at the second floor of Feskekörka and is run by chef Johan Malm, who has won the World Oyster Opening Championship, not only once, but twice! It is safe to say that Malm has a true passion for seafood, which definitely reflects on his restaurant. The menu changes daily depending on what’s in season and what can be found in the sea surrounding Gothenburg. Restaurant Gabriel serve a wide array of seafood such as oysters, lobsters, crab, prawns and salmon, but you’ll also find Swedish classics cooked with finesse – all served with views over the buzzing market hall below.

Feskekörka fish market hall & restaurant Gabriel, Fisktorget 4, 411 20 Gothenburg

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Seafood at Restaurant Gabriel, Gothenburg

Seafood at restaurant Gabriel in the fish market hall Feskekörka in Gothenburg.

Photo: Tina Stafren/ Göteborg & Co

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Seafood at Restaurant Gabriel, Gothenburg

Photo: Tina Stafren/ Göteborg & Co

Gothenburg fish market

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