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“love when restaurants like this stay open in the summer”
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Magnus & Magnus
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Ranked #50 of 1,361 Restaurants in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $47
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Magnus & Magnus or M2 is a cosy restaurant in the hart of Gothenburg with a capacity of 44 seats. We have been there for 15 years and established ourselves on Magasinsgatan. The kitchen serves a mix of Asian, French & Scandinavian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere both suitable for business & romantic dinnersOur speciality is the M2 "4" menu with pairing wine menuWe are open Monday-Saturday During the weekend we have 2 seatingsPlease make a reservation to avoid disappointmentKind regardsM2
Reviewed July 11, 2013

On my way with little time to spend eating a decent meal might not be the best conditions for a quick meal at a prestigious Restaurant like Magnus / Magnus. So wrong I were. The server had a lovely breadbasket, amuse, and a wine recommendation for my meal in no time. Settled for hake , peas , white asparagus, mussel, takes some imagination reading new menu layouts like this. Full score for texture, taste and presentation..Wished I could stay longer!
Service skilled an efficient.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I went to Magnus & Magnus solo, and would first like to note that this place knows how to treat solo diners well. Excellent, attentive but not intrusive service. The food was lovely – innovative Scandinavian seasonal cuisine (clearly inspired by the Noma/Maaemo wave, but less strict with the ingredients – i got lovely tuna, for instance). Their suggestions for wine pairings were also great – superfresh Oregon riesling with a wonderful starter of sweetbread and tuna, and really lovely highly acidic but still buttery white Burgundy with the fish and asparagus main. I also got a mini-hors d'oeuvre (pickled mackerel) and a palate freshener (sorbet), plus very cool petits fours with the coffee, which was also excellent. Great place!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I didn't have much time in Gothenburg, but I wanted to check out Magnus & Magnus because of its reputation. I arrived at 6pm when it opened and thought the place would soon be crowded but apart from Magnus himself and what looked like a couple of friends, I as the only diner in a room that was comfortable but perhaps trying a bit too hard to be hip.
The service, given that I had it almost entirely to myself was impeccable and very charming. I was recommended a Reisling that was exactly what I felt like drinking - although, this being Sweden, the price for all drinks was extortionate - and never felt like I was either being smoothered or ignored. Perfect.
As for the food, it consisted of well thought out combinations, that were certainly not short on flavour but were at the same time not innovative for the sake of it. The amuse-gueule, described as a French Onion Soup was smooth, savoury and woke up my appetite just enough. I chose a first course described as Asparagus, Goats' Cheese, Rhubarb, Licourice - which was sensational: lemony white asparagus with shavings of rhubarb and celery, slightly smokey cheese, and a browned butter foam. However the starter was matched, if not surpassed by the house breads (a flat bread, baggette and a sensational fruit rye bread), accompanied by chicken liver paté with pickles and some more browned butter. The palate-cleansing spoon of lemon granita was perfect and I had high hopes for my main course of Norwegian cod with cauliflower, smoked browned butter, cauliflower, hazelnut and chicken. However, it was not quite at the same level of flavour and combination. That is not to say it wasn't competant, it was, however, it just did not have the same verve. And by this stage, the reliance on what seems to be a signature browned butter was becoming too much - it is even in one of the deserts, for which I had no room or time. A trio of cute little sweets with the bill was quite enough!
Overall, Magnus and Magnus is an excellent restaurant, if not quite at the top level, with charming service, but they do need to reconsider the seeming ubiquity of browned butter in their dishes...

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Vent to M&M with a dear friend, this after been turned down at a close by restaurang. I must say, with the serivce, nice food, nice presentations I would higly recomend this place for others. The only negative was possible a pretty small table for the large plates. However, easy forgotten considering the rest.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The food is very good as well as the suggested wines. Service was very attentive, it may have helped that we were there a weekday.In the summer thee is a very cool yard.

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