Gävle is a city with a rich variety of sights and attractions, culture, shopping and night life. The city also boasts a great range of restaurants that will appeal to gourmets and families with picky eaters alike. We have compiled a list with Gävle’s top 6 restaurants for you to consult next time you go out to eat in the city!

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The best pizza can be found at Aktern & Fören

Aktern-pizza-table-and-winePhoto: Aktern & Fören

While visiting Gävles all interesting tourist attractions and sights, it’s important to take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. Why not try Gävle’s best pizza? The smell of freshly baked pizza, warm tomato sauce and melted cheese welcomes you as soon as you step into the cosy restaurant Aktern & Fören and will make you salivate for sure. The restaurant quickly became popular with the locals when they opened in 2013 and with its beautiful location by Gävle beach, it can be reached by car, bus and boat.

  • Cuisine: Italian/pizza

  • Suitable for: families/couples/larger parties

  • Price range: medium

At Blackstone Steakhouse the food is served directly on a hot lava cooking stone


At Blackstone Steakhouse, the food fizzles. Literally. All the mains are served on a hot lava cooking stone, which makes the presentation truly grand but also keeps all the delicious food warm for longer. How about a perfectly cooked beef tenderloin or reindeer meat, served with delicious sauces and sides? The dessert menu offers both sweet treats and delectable cheese platters. They also offer several mouth-watering options for vegetarians.

  • Cuisine: grill/pizza/great for vegetarians

  • Suitable for: couples/families/larger parties

  • Price range: medium

Brunch, lunch or dinner at Brasserie Absint


At the cosy Clarion Hotel® Winn you find Brasserie Absint, offering a warm and inviting setting with tasty food and drinks. Whether you want to kick off the weekend in the best possible way with an excellent breakfast or brunch buffet or plan to meet up with your friends for a lovely lunch or dinner, this restaurant is a great option. Afterwards you can sit down at the lobby bar and enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.

  • Cuisine: European/Swedish/great for vegetarians

  • Suitable for: families/couples/larger parties

  • Price range: medium

Pinchos offers delicious tapas style dishes and colourful drinks


Pinchos has become an incredibly popular restaurant chain, with eateries all over Sweden, including Gävle. This is the perfect place for those who struggle to pick one single dish from the menu and prefer to try several small dishes and are happy to share with the rest of the dining party. Pinchos serves tapas style dishes with flavours from all over the world, and you order on your phone via the restaurant’s app. A different dining experience for kids and adults alike! The circus inspired décor is both inviting and the right amount of crazy.

  • Cuisine: Swedish/European/tapas style

  • Suitable for: couples/families

  • Price range: low

Matildas – neighbourhood restaurant in the south of Gävle


At restaurant Matildas they cook food with seasonal local produce, delivered straight from the local producers. The setting is modern and exclusive, and is perfect for a romantic dinner or when you and your colleagues want to enjoy a delicious meal during your conference. Matildas is listed in White Guide, a proof of the top quality food and carefully composed flavours. The staff are happy to assist you in matching your food and drinks for an even better experience!

  • Cuisine: European/Swedish

  • Suitable for: couples/families/large parties

  • Price range: high

Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere and tasty food at Helt Enkelt Bar & Kök


A safe bet when you are looking for tasty and well-prepared food in a homely setting is restaurant Helt Enkelt Bar & Kök. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the menu includes everything from the Swedish traditional dish Wallenbergare, cod steak and hamburgers to moules frites, beef tartar and bouillabaisse – genuine comfort food that will appeal to everyone in your party. Located at a short five minutes’ walk from the restaurant is modern Clarion Hotel® Winn where you can end the evening in the lobby bar or enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the cosy rooms.

  • Cuisine: Swedish/European

  • Suitable for: families/larger parties

  • Price range: medium