Best restaurants in The Northern Fjords

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Ålesund


    In a nautical cellar space of the hip Hotel Brosundet, this first-rate seafooderie is Ålesund's most creative and interesting place for a fine-dining dinner. Fish, crustaceans and seafood from along the Sunnmore and Runde coastline form the core of the menu, from delicate cured pollack fillets to crispy halibut and a sublimely creamy fish soup. Expensive, but justified.

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    Invit does central Ålesund's best coffee and is its most stylish lunch spot. Daily changing sandwiches and salads are super-fresh and inventive, healthy soups are warming and the nutty, fragrant cakes are homemade. If the streetside bar is full, spread out downstairs at one of the beautiful big wooden tables. If you're in town on a Thursday evening, you're in luck – book in for their weekly seafood buffet and well-chosen glasses of wine. They also run barista training courses.

  • Restaurants in Ålesund


    Premium coffee, local craft beers and a comforting menu of foccacias, pulled-pork rolls, home-style fish soup, pies, burgers and tacos make this shabby-chic hang-out a favourite for the town's groovesters. There are deep sofas to lounge in, art on the walls and a bare-brick hearth that provides warmth in winter. All in all, the Spotlight is spot on.

  • Restaurants in Ålesund

    XL Diner

    Adventurous seafood is the staple at this attractive, modern diner, one of a cluster of eating places owned by the same team. Local specialities like salt cod, pan-fried cod tongues and the self-proclaimed 'best fish soup in town' are all on the menu. The 1st-floor harbour-view space is a lovely place to dine.

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    If you don't fancy a sit-down dinner, this gastropub might be just the thing. It serves hearty dishes like brisket burgers, fish and chips, mussels and lamb shank, and has a trendy vibe with its rough brick and industrial decor.

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    A stylish, waterfront venue for super wood-fired pizzas or upmarket à la carte dishes like poached salmon, klippfisk, steaks and so on. Local provenance is strong.

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    Affiliated with antique shop next door, this unpretentious cafe serves sandwiches, big slices of cakes and fresh coffee and has its own changing art exhibition.