Restaurants

Top Choice Norwegian in Bergen

Lysverket

If you're going to blow the budget on one meal in Norway, make it here. Chef Christopher Haatuft is pioneering his own brand of Nordic cuisine, which he dubs 'neo-fjordic' – in other words, combining modern techniqu…
Top Choice New Nordic in Grünerløkka & Vulkan

Pjoltergeist

One peek into this dim basement space and the intrigue begins, only to grow when you discover the menu. Icelandic chef Atly Mar Yngvason combines ingredients from his home country and his adopted Norwegian home, wit…
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 New Nordic in City Centre

Sentralen Restaurant

One of Oslo's best dining experiences is also its most relaxed. A large dining room with a bustling open kitchen, filled with old social club chairs and painted in tones of deep, earthy green, draws city workers, vi…
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 Norwegian in Trondheim

Folk & Fe

Rustic-chic is the modus operandi at the Folk & Fe. Lauded by the White Guide (Scandinavia's equivalent of the Michelin Guide), it's vintage New Nordic, with a taste for minimalist presentation and seasonal dish…
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 …