Restaurants in Trøndelag

From fresh seafood to farm-fresh delicacies, Trøndelag’s restaurants invite you to savor a rich tapestry of flavors, each bite weaving together stories of local traditions and creative culinary expressions.

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Ansnes Brygger

In the hunt for the world’s best seafood, many have reached the shores of Hitra and considered their quest complete. Trøndersk food culture is all about harvesting the freshest possible, short-travelled ingredients… and on the jetty of Ansnes Brygger, the chefs can literally pluck from their doorstep. There are some meat and veg dishes on the menu, but seafood plays centre role and the shellfish platter of crab, langoustines, scallops and lobster is legendary. Contact the restaurant to organise an exhilarating RIB-boat from Trondheim, and for overnight accommodation.

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Bedehuset Bar & Bistro

A farm restaurant on Jøa, an island in the north of the county. Accessible only by ferry, Bedehuset Bar & Bistro’s remoteness is part of the charm. Guests will be delighted by the renovated chapel’s shabby chic interior, including a bar converted from an old pulpit. Friendly hosts Randi and Eirik serve a menu which is almost entirely sourced from their own farm and garden, down to the edible flowers which liven each plate. There is line caught wild salmon from Namsen, juicy cuts of local meat, stuffed garden squash and creamy cakes laden with tart red berries.

Experience

Experience Restaurant is fast becoming Trøndelag’s worst-kept secret. After more than a decade working in Michelin-starred kitchens in the UK and Ireland, chef Kim Sjøbakk returned home and took on the task of converting a disused grain barn into a fine dining establishment. Today he serves a sixteen-course menu, served to a maximum of twelve guests. International techniques elevate quality Trøndersk ingredients, with a focus on the landscape, storytelling and organic products. Sjøbakk’s signature dishes include innovative takes on Norwegian classics such as rakfisk, accompanied by pickled cucumber, lemon gel, and bronze fennel from the garden, and fårikål, which is served as a rack of lamb with pickled cabbage, crispy kale, mashed potato and a rich lamb jus. Accommodation is available here too.

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Litsjua

Litsjua restaurant is located at Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel, with a spectacular panoramic view of the famous food region of Inderøy. The area is home to one of the country’s leading food networks, Den Gyldne Omvei, and the restaurant’s menu is suitably adapted to celebrate local ingredients. A trip up the hill to this Viking-inspired banquet hall, rewards guests with everything from baked goods and coffee, to salads and burgers, to five-course feasts. There is also a sky bar with an inspired drinks menu, based on flavours from the fjords and fields which lie beneath your gaze.

Vatn Bistro

Vatn Bistro is hard to find but easy to fall in love with. A nondescript gravel road peels off the E6, splits a picturesque corn field, passes an ancient farm and drops down through the woods to a chain of lakeside bunkers. Two of the bunkers (which were used to store ammunition during the Cold War) have been converted by Vidar Dahl and Inger Johanne Todal into a quaint, stylish restaurant. Open Friday to Sunday, guests make the journey here for quality crowd pleasers like the pan-fried skate wings, with sage butter and truffle seaweed.

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Vertshuset Røros

Any culinary pilgrimage to Trøndelag would not be complete without a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Røros. In the historic wooden centre, in the shadow of the church, sits the charming hotel Verthuset. The building dates back to the 17th century and the restaurant within pays homage to the area’s proud food traditions, both new and old. Organic products from the local area are omnipresent, with wild trout from the icy rivers and meat from animals which have roamed the open planes all their lives. In Røros you are in Sami heartland and so reindeer is never far from the menu, often accompanied by foraged mushrooms and other seasonal delicacies.

Stokkøya Beach Bar

An evening wining and dining in Strandbaren has an end-of-the-known-world vibe. Sandy-toed diners will enjoy panoramic views of one of Trøndelag’s most beautiful beaches, while being treated to local specialties including everything from mussels and fresh caught fish to smoked mutton and seaweed bread. The extremity factor means travellers will have to book their trip around seasonal opening hours, and probably stay overnight, but there is a bustling local community on the island of Stokkøya and several cultural events to keep the vibe alive all year-round.

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