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Top 10 restaurants in Southern Norway

A selection of some of the best restaurants in Southern Norway, based on local know-how and ratings from Trip Advisor.

We have made a selection based on the criteria mentioned above. The list is presented with variety in geography as well as types of places to eat. They have one thing in common: The food is exquisite.

Kast loss, Risør

Down by the harbour in Risør you'll find Kast loss. This is where everyone wants to go out to eat in Risør, all year long.

Stangholmen kro og havrestaurant, Risør

Way out at the mouth of the fjord at Stangholmen lighthouse, there is a summer restaurant famous for its bouillabaisse, the lighthouse keeper's pepper steak, and fabulous moments with lighthouse concerts, especially during the Risør Festival of Chamber Music. There is a boat from the quay at Risør transporting people to the lighthouse for those who don't have their own boat.

Restaurant Sliperiet, Bokhotellet Lyngørporten

Focusing on high quality, creativity and the best of products, Restaurant Sliperiet   can impress guests over and over again. The view towards Lyngør from the windows provides the proper Southern Norwegian atmosphere. In the bookshelves there are cookbooks, and if you find a tempting recipe, the restaurant is willing to share.

Blom Restaurant, Arendal

On the sunny side of the harbour "Pollen" in Arendal there is a restaurant serving delicious dishes in elegant surroundings. The menu at Blom restaurant is exciting, and every mouthful is a pleasure. In the outdoor restaurant, the same outstanding food and drink is available, to the great joy of the many summer visitors.

Kitchen & Table, Arendal

The restaurant is located at Clarion Hotel Tyholmen in Arendal. Behind the concept is the swedish master chef Marcus Samuelsson, based on Manhattan. He merges Manhattan cuisine with local traditions and produce. Kitchen & Table Arendal has an amazing view over the sea and Galtesund in Arendal. 

Smag & Behag, Grimstad

Smag & Behag is a small house of food in Grimstad focusing on local products, tradition, and the joy of delicious tastes. In 2012, Smag & Behag was awarded "Norway's best restaurant with focus on local produce"

Måltid i Agder, Kristiansand

Måltid offers dining treats you will not find any other places. The food is based on local, first-rate products from small-scale producers with a strong connection to the local area. Måltid hires local anglers, hunters, berry-pickers and mushroom gatherers that deliver fresh, delicious products. The supply of local products varies according to season. As a result, the menu at Måltid is often changing, making the guests returning again and again quite happy.

Sjøhuset Restaurant, Kristiansand

Sjøhuset is located in an old salt warehouse in the eastern part of Kristiansand harbour. This restaurant serves fish and shellfish of top quality, right at the mouth of the fjord. In addition, Sjøhuset offers something for meat lovers, and all dishes are served outdoors during the summer season, on the quay.

Provianten, Mandal

Provianten is a culinary workshop for all senses. The menu is filled with great tastes and varied dishes, the pasta is homemade, and the pizza is baked in a wood fired oven. Provianten is also a bakery, a delicatessen and gift shop, and the coffee is freshly roasted.

Paulsens hotel and café, Lyngdal

Paulsen Hotel and café from 1894 serves Danish and Norwegian traditional food, homemade lemonade, freshly-ground coffee and other unmentionable good drinks. Homemade three-course dinner is served in an old-fashioned atmosphere, and accommodation at Paulsens Hotell might involve some tasks for the guest.

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Last updated:  2015-03-19
Try the gourmet restaurant Måltid in Kristiansand - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Try the gourmet restaurant Måltid in Kristiansand
Fresh sea food is one of the delicacies from Southern Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Fresh sea food is one of the delicacies from Southern Norway
Enjoy a nice meal at one of the many out door restaurants during summer. - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Enjoy a nice meal at one of the many out door restaurants during summer.
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Dinner at Food Asylum, Kristiansand - Photo: Peder Austrud

Top 10 restaurants in Southern Norway

A selection of some of the best restaurants in Southern Norway, based on local know-how and ratings from Trip Advisor.

Top 10 restaurants in Southern Norway

Source: Visitnorway

Restaurants in Kristiansand

Kristiansand can offer a wide variety of culinary temptations. The proximity to the ocean enables us to offer you fresh fish and shellfish dishes.

Restaurants and cafés in Risør

In Risør you will find seaside restaurants, cosy cafès and laidback pubs and bars. Outdoor seating and seafood in the town of wooden houses.

Cafés & Diners in Risør

Risør has an abundance of cafe's and bakeries which serve fresh pastry, cakes and breakfast. Many of these also have outdoor seating in the summer.

Restaurants in Risør

Enjoy outdoor restaurants by the seaside in Risør, Southern Norway. At summer you can visit the restaurant at the lighthouse on the island Stangholmen

About Risør, Kristiansand, Flekkefjord, Mandal, Lyngdal, Arendal

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet in Norwegian) is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

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