Top choice norwegian in Bergen

Chef Christopher Haatuft is pioneering his own brand of Nordic cuisine at Lysverket, which he dubs 'neo-fjordic' – in other words, combining modern techniques with the best fjord-sourced produce. His food is highly seasonal (menus change daily), incredibly creative and full of surprising textures, combinations and flavours. Savour every mouthful.

The restaurant is housed in the offices of the city's power company (the name means 'light works'), and there's still plenty of cool but understated industrial styling – from the brass pendant lamps to the huge, deco-esque windows. The lunchtime smorgasbord sharing menu is a perfect price/flavour compromise if you don't want to go for the sharing menu experience.