Restaurants

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 Seafood in Kalvåg

Knutholmen

One of the best addresses for fresh fish on the west coast. Scoff a plate of the freshest shrimps, split some crab or lobster claws, or tuck into a lavish seafood platter, served on the dockside terrace with the fis…
Top Choice Seafood in Ålesund

Maki

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…
Top Choice Norwegian in Balestrand

Ciderhuset

On a fruit farm that produces its own ciders, jams and juices, the Cider House offers tours and tasting sessions in its distillery, after which you can head into the greenhouse restaurant for a pie-and-salad lunch, …
Top Choice Norwegian in Flåm

Restaurant Arven

On the 2nd floor of the Fretheim Hotel, this reliably good restaurant offers a grandstand view over the harbour and fjord. It's not quite New Nordic, but there's a strong emphasis on seasonality and local sourcing, …
Top Choice Restaurant in Kristiansund

Bryggekanten

This waterside brasserie is just the ticket for brunch, lunch or dinner, with a great terrace wrapped in glass and a good varied lunch menu of pasta dishes, burgers, salads, mussels and bruschetta. Things turn a bit…
Top Choice Italian in Molde

Glass

This popular bistro near the waterfront is everyone's favourite place to eat in Molde, so it's well worth making reservations. It's a swish space that looks more big city than coastal town: big glass windows, chrome…
Top Choice Cafe in Stryn

Stryn Vertshus

Now this is what a fjord-side village cafe should be like: run by friendly staff and comfy as an old pair of slippers. The menu is simple – mainly burgers, pasta, sandwiches and pizza – but it's well done, and will …
Cafe in Ålesund

Invit

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. …
Brasserie in Geirangerfjord

Brasserie Posten

A simple menu of sandwiches, burgers, steaks, fish and pizza is elevated above the norm by a passionate local chef who sources the best local produce and makes the most of fresh herbs and vegetables. The modern Scan…