Best restaurants in The Coast

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    Bønder i Byen

    A beautiful extended riff on Norway's spectacular produce and on the country's rural life, Bønder i Byen's menu is both gorgeous to read, with its redolent roll call of local farmers, and to eat. This is one place on the coast where you won't get seafood; instead it's best-quality organic beef, pig and chicken (long-tailed, of course), along with vibrant tumbles of vegetables. There's a finesse to it all but also a great simplicity, the dishes popping against their practical-looking serving plates and rough-hewn tables.

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    Pieder Ro

    Kristiansand might be very good at smart-casual coastal, but it also keeps the traditionalists happy with places such as Pieder Ro, with its chandlery-chic nautical decor (How nautical? The bar is a boat...), chequered blinds and upholstered chairs. There's an all-day casual menu and an elegant evening one, with a focus on fresh fish but also decent steaks (including kangaroo).

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    Bølgen & Moi

    The fish-market harbour's upmarket choice: always-reliable chain Bølgen & Moi does a rich fish and shellfish soup, excellent moule frites, a tasty range of fish and steaks, as well as set menus and seafood platters. In summer the outdoor tables are packed and can get raucous once the kitchen closes (blankets provided, if required).

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    Snadderkiosken

    We don't normally go out of our way to recommend fast-food kiosks, but Snadderkiosken is one of the best of its kind, plus it also feels apt for a seaside town. Just behind the beach, this lovely, tiled, 1920s-style kiosk serves up hearty meatballs and mashed potatoes or grilled chicken with rice and salad to beachgoers and late-night wanderers.

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    Gastropuben på Kick

    Not to be confused with the nightclub it secrets out the back, this is a dark, clubby pub styled on the British gastropub, with a menu of hearty local dishes and Anglophile roasts. It is, as you'd hope, serious about its beer, with 29 rotating beers on tap, including local legend Nøgne Ø.

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    Sjøhuset

    Along the waterfront next to the yacht harbour, the woody, maritime fantasia of a formal dining room specialises in seafood set menus, or you can sit out on the covered deck and have a 500g bucket of the freshest prawns with bread and butter, moule frites or fish soup.

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    Drømmeplassen

    This big, bustling bakery has lots of tables inside and on the pretty footpath. Locals flock here every morning for a great range of freshly baked boller (buns) and loaves of bread, or pop in later for chicken salads, tuna melts and big soups.

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    Food Asylum

    Extensive sushi menu as well as offering grilled 'sticks' with a variety seafood, meat and vegetables.