Top Choice Seafood in Henningsvær


This dockside restaurant – a favourite of the Norwegian royal family – is Henningsvær's culinary claim to fame. Try, in particular, the outstanding fish soup (198kr), but there's everything else on the menu from fis…
Top Choice Cafe in Sakrisøy

Anitas Sjømat

Part delicatessen and part waterside cafe, this fab place sells all sorts of stockfish snacks, Kong Oskar sardines and dishes such as uncommonly good fish soup, fish cakes, fresh shrimp and fish burgers – our favour…
Top Choice Norwegian in Vestvågøy


This glorious little cafe along the coast road is a treasure. A lovely wooden dining hall, terrific local cooking with an emphasis on home cooking (dishes include fish specialities and whale) and the feeling of bein…
Top Choice Norwegian in Svolvær


Located at the Svinøya complex, this is one of the town's top tables. A former fish house, it was called the 'stock exchange' after the bench outside, where the town's old geezers would gather to debate. In its dini…
Top Choice Norwegian in Hamnøy


Under new management since 2015, this fabulous restaurant inhabits an 1882 building and Noemi and Mikael Björkman serve up a seasonal menu with the freshest fish imaginable. Try the smoked shrimp or cod tongues for …
Top Choice Bakery in Å


In a building that dates from 1844 and whose stone oven dates from the same year, this atmospheric bakery is the essence of Å. It turns out fresh bread every day, plus a small number of other pastries, among which i…
Top Choice Norwegian in Ramberg

Ramberg Gjestegård Restaurant

Ramberg Gjestegård's justifiably popular Arctic Menu restaurant does mainly fish dishes and, if you're lucky, its own splendid Flakstad Menu (cod, cured roast lamb and rhubarb compote for dessert). It also offers ch…
Top Choice Norwegian in Kabelvåg

Lorchstua Restaurant

The acclaimed Lorchstua restaurant, run by Nyvågar Rorbuhotell, serves primarily local specialities with a subtle twist, such as baked fillet of halibut in a cod brandade. The atmosphere is formal and the food excel…
Top Choice Cafe in Ramberg

Kafe Friisgården

Divine cakes, tasty home-cooked meals such as chicken casserole with an ice cream dessert and great coffee make this a fine roadside stop. The stunning building, back terrace and warm welcome make it a real find.
Top Choice Cafe in Henningsvær

Kafé Lysstoperiet

This casual place in the heart of town is wildly (and deservedly) popular. The organic food ranges from Lofoten's best cakes and sweet treats to light meals such as soup, open sandwiches, pies, pasta salad and homem…