Norway restaurants

Top Choice New Nordic in Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Brutus

With some of the biggest names in wine involved in this casual Tøyen corner spot, you could easily call Brutus a wine bar and not be wrong. But that would overlook that the cooking is some of the most exciting, and …
Top Choice Norwegian in Bergen

Lysverket

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 …
Top Choice New Nordic in City Centre

Sentralen Restaurant

One of Oslo's best dining experiences is also its most relaxed. A large dining room filled with old social club chairs and painted in tones of deep, earthy green, draws city workers, visitors and natural-wine-obsess…
Top Choice Norwegian in Longyearbyen

Huset

It's something of a walk up here but it's worth it. Dining in the bistro is casual, with well-priced dishes such as reindeer burgers or reindeer stew with lingonberries on the menu. Its signature dish is the coal-gr…
Top Choice Cafe in Lom

Brimi Bue

This flashy establishment is the new home base for the town's top chef, Arne Brimi, and it's where everyone wants to eat when they pass through town. It's screamingly Scandi (all big glass windows, plain wood and op…
Top Choice Bistro in Stavanger

Egget

In a clapboard building off Steinkargata, this ramshackle, rough-and-ready eatery is small in size but strong on ambition: the food is modern, creative and bang on trend, with an emphasis on freshness, seasonality a…
Top Choice Cafe in Åndalsnes

Sødahl-Huset

This place is the model of what every small-town cafe should be like. Mix-and-match furniture, regular beer tastings and gigs, and a blackboard menu chock-a-block with delicious, homemade, local-produce food, from s…
Top Choice Cafe in Voss

Tre Brør

The Three Brothers is the heart of Voss's social scene, and rightly so – it's everything you want from a small-town cafe. There's super coffee from Oslo's Tim Wendleboe and Ålesund's Jacu Roastery, a great range of …
Top Choice Norwegian in Geilo

Halling-Stuene

This crimson-clad restaurant is just about as traditional as restaurants get in Norway, but it's been going strong for 25 years and seems as popular as ever. It's run by celeb chef Frode Aga, who cooks up rich, clas…
Top Choice Gastronomic in St Olafs Plass, Bislett & St Hanshaugen

Kolonialen

When a venture is led by the ex-Maaemo owner, you can guess the food will be extraordinary, and it is. The short menu is a mix of pan-European dishes done with a contemporary playfulness that stops short of quirky, …