Restaurang Solrosen

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 30 reviews )

Kaponjärgatan 4A (at Astergata), Gothenburg, Sweden,

Relaxed atmosphere. Offers hot foods and a salad bar. Reasonable prices. Dine in or take out. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri 11:30am-11:30pm, Sat 1:30pm-11:30pm, Sun 2:00pm-7:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Swedish

Reviews (30)

First Review by jlucfriang

Always good - Edit

Vegetarian home cooking at its best.
Been at the same address over 30 years
Always at least three choices - always one vegan.
Tasty sallad buffet.

This is my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Sweden. Sadly Stockholm doesn't have anything like this place. When in Göteborg I always eat here.

Pros: Refills - You can eat as much as you want, Atmosphere is in the walls

Cons: The local needs some fresh up

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Tastes like Solrosen - Edit

Don't know what spices they use or how they cook it: everything pretty much tastes the same. But if you're craving that taste this is hard to beat: big portions and reasonable prices.

Pros: Large portions, Relaxed atmosphere

Cons: Nothing new here since the 70's!

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Big portions! - Edit

The salad bar is amazing! The main dish was great (only 1 vegan option), and they had rice, potatoes and/or pasta as sides. The rice and the pasta were just plain (my kids loved the pasta!), and the potatoes were seasoned and very good. They have outdoor seating which was a huge bonus today, except smoking is allowed, so we ate our healthy food in a cloud of smoke.

Pros: great salad bar, tasty vegan option

Cons: only one vegan option , smoking people surrounded us

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Warm, welcoming and affordable - Edit

There are a lot of super hip and new veggie places in GBG - Solrosen is the opposite - you can tell this place has been a centre of the veggie community in this city for decades.

The portions are huge, the free salad bar is great (make sure to stock up on extra hummus and bread!) and the staff gives great service.

The outside area is nice to sit with a beer or two after your dinner.

One thing - I wish they would offer more vegan options.

Also, meals are well priced at around 100kr - if you're veggie and visiting GBG on a budget - it's worth making several visits here.

Pros: Big portions, Free salad bar, Friendly, community vibe

Cons: Usually only 1 vegan meal

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Good food, nice place - Edit

I went there with "meateaters" that tried the Lasagne and were really pleased with it. I took the only vegan dish- which was a stew. I could chose if I wanted potatoes, brown rice or pasta with it. You could chose from a nice salad buffet and a coffee or tea was included. It all tasted very good!
The amount of the food was just fine- especially because you can take as much salad as you like. I think it's a really good value for a small price.
You can sit outside on a quiet road which is really nice on warm summer evenings.

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Good quantity for the price - Good tea and dessert - Edit

The dish wasn´t exceptionnal (vegetables in a tomato sauce with potatoes) but you have a buffet included with : bread, pasta, houmous, margarine ... and you also have included coffe or tea and the tea is just EXCELLENT. I also got a berries vegan raw cake with soya vanilla cream :)

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Swede Find - Edit

One of the best veggie places I found in Scandinavia. It's in a really nice part of town, it's got a mellow vibe, friendly staff, big portions of great food, very affordable.

Pros: Low Prices , Great Food , Good Location

Cons: Um... I'll Get Back To You On That.

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Best Lasagne Ever! - Edit

We frequent Solrosen when we want a full, hearty meal that tastes fantastic! The staff want you to leave full and satisfied.
The menu changes daily, but the lasagne is constant and my favourite by far. There is always one vegan option and many cakes are vegan too. If they ever have the dark chocolate raspberry pie, EAT IT! You will not regret the choice! ;)
The buffet salad bar is much better than many I've been to, with a wide selection of different dishes, including pasta, beans, veggies, potatoes, lettuces, sauces, rices, bread and more, with the staff keeping it fresh on a regular basis. Water and coffee are free and service is always with a smile and conversation. Good stocked bar if that's your thing, with a good amount of seating.

If taking the tram, get off at Järntorget and walk down the road between The Dubliner pub and Akademibokhandeln. The restaurant will be in your sight at the end of the street.

Pros: Big portions, very filling, Reasonable price, All you can eat salad buffet

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Warm and welcoming - Edit

In a word -delicious! Vegan friendly foods on the daily menu and vegetarian dishes modified to vegan upon request. Delicious food, great service, friendly folks and casual, welcoming atmosphere. A welcome respite after a week of cold salads from non-veg/vegan friendly places.

Pros: Delicious foods, Friendly staff, Great value

Cons: None!

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Fantastic Food, Friendly Environment - Edit

I am less than half a year a veggie and visiting such restaurants surely helps me to consolidate my choice! I went with my girlfriend and we both adored the food. Make sure you try their råris. Their salad bar could be a little less sour but still was good

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When hippies have a restaurant - Edit

This place is one of the best, and most classical, in Gothenburg.

It is all-vegetarian, but always with vegan dishes, which is tasty and filling, and they have vegan desserts (although I don't think I've ever wanted one after eating their main dishes) And of course, the beer is pretty cheap (with gothenburg standards).

But really, this is not why you go here. You go here because of the atmosphere and the staff! This place is the opposite of pretentious, even though the occasional hipster can be spotted. The staff is nice and chatty, and if you ask them about the restaurant they happily answer (at least that happened to me the last time; me and the bartender chatted for half an hour until my company demanded that I came back).

Go here with someone (really, anybody; even meat-eaters love this place), have some beer, some food, and notice how you will inevitably be having a good time.

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An old favourite! - Edit

Solrosen is ideal if you fancy a beer or some wine with your meal. It is also open in the evenings. In the summer there is an area where you can sit outside. There are usually about 4/5 options and you can choose between a side of mash or pasta. There is good salad bar and filter coffee or tea is included. Unlike other places this is what they offer at lunch and dinner. You find many places offer a 'daily lunch' price with everything included and up the price in the evening or do not include salad and coffee in the evening.

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love it! - Edit

I really love their food! If you don't like spicy foods like me, tell them because they have a spicy and one not spicy sauce. The price is really cheap, if you consider that Sweden is an expensive country. They have this amazing smash potato that is served with the dish, bread and a big selection of salad bar (with veggies, sauces, pasta, they even had tzatziki because one of the chef is Greek!)
They also have takeout.
I love this place! I can't wait to go back in Goteborg!

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uau! down-to-earth good food and beers place - Edit

I liked the food, which was the one of the main dishes of the day. The staff is friendly. The place is nice, down-to-earh, with cosy atmosphere, and not high class pressure. One may choose the place also for just having some good beer with friends. Music and many announcement/posters make one principled and caring person feel at home.

Food is diverse, with several hot dishes, as well as a salad bar. I did not try the salad, but it looked as I usually know salad bars. The location is good, easy to reach by foot from the shopping/centre areas, or by public transport (it is near a big transport hub). English language is the norm in Sweden.

Pros: nice staff, good food, down-to-earth atmosphere

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Informal 'Old Style' Vegi Restaurant & Bar - Edit

Visited on 24th September 2012. On our visit the vegan main was vegetable casserole which we both had. The salad bar came with it at no extra cost. I think the menu must change frequently, maybe daily? All was explained by a slightly eccentric, very friendly dude. We found the place to be cosy and fairly priced. There is a full bar and there were people there just for drinks.

Pros: Reasonably priced, Friendly

Cons: Only 1 vegan option

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Worth the Walk - Edit

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path if you are staying near the Avenyn or Central Station. But it is worth the walk (approximatley 25 minutes from Central Station).
They had one clearly marked Vegan entree the day I was there. It was a potato, vegetable and bean curry which they provided over either pasta, rice or potatoes. They offered a second helping if I was interested, but the portion was very large. The price included a nice salad bar, fresh bread/rye krisp, coffee or tea. All for 85Kr. The restaurant is very cosy and was very busy - lots of larger groups and couples eating. The food is very good and the price is excellent.

Pros: Vegan options, Economical, Very tasty

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Decent food, nice place - Edit

As has been said by others, 4 dishes, usually 1 vegan option (marked on menu) and all come with salad and potatoes or rice. Not fine dining by any stretch, but it's decent, tasty, wholesome food and the place has quite a cozy/cool atmosphere. I liked it and it's open late. En Deli Haga is close and I'd go to En Deli for lunch and Solrosen for dinner

Pros: Tasty wholesome food, cool place, vegan option marked

Cons: not alot of vegan options, quite basic food may not be for everyone

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Lovely! - Edit

Nice little bar restaurant, very laid back vibe. Choice of several dishes which you order and are served up at the bar - most come with a choice of potatoes, rice or pasta. We had courgette & tomato casserole with rosemary roast potatoes and 'meat' patties with mash and chive sauce. Generous portions, with help-yourself salad bar, bread and coffee included in the price. We also had a rhubard & coconut pie with custard which was delicious. Staff very friendly and helped us translate the Swedish menu!

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff, Nice location

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