Trondheim is the place where local food is completely local. An increasing number of the city's eateries base their menu on local produce and the best ingredients the region has to offer. Here you can eat and drink your way through a wide range of restaurants, eateries, cafés, and bars. You will also get the chance to experience Trondheim's charming and rich night time culture scene.
A perfect way to start your day
Rica Nidelven Hotel has been awarded «Best Hotel Breakfast in Norway» several consecutive years. Their take on food has initiated a different way of viewing the day's first meal. The kitchen at Rica Nidelven Hotel is also almost without exception highly represented in the Norwegian Cooking Championship.
Homemade fish burger or soup for lunch?
Ågot Lian at Torvet is a fish restaurant cherishing the good things in life. Try their homemade fish burger or a bowl of freshly steamed mussels.
At the other side of the Old Town Bridge, Gamle Bybro, you will find Bakklandet Skydsstation. This restaurant was awarded Scandinavia's most charming café in 2012 by digital nomad traveller Andrew Evans from National Geographic. They are famous for their delicious fish soup.
An aperitif at sunset
Find some peace and quiet at Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim's sky bar and the possibly largest roof terrace of the city. Enjoy the breath taking views of the Trondheim fjord, the islet of Munkholmen, Nidarosdomen Cathedral and the Tyholt Tower. The sky bar restaurant Astrum Grill & Raw Bar will introduce you to tastes from around the world.
Local produce in every bite
Bakgården Bar & Spiseri is one of the Trondheim restaurants which serve locally inspired meals. Here you can enjoy tapas with a local touch. Do not miss out on a visit to Sabor Tapas & Grill, a modern tapas restaurant located next to the Old Town Bridge at Bakklandet.
Mediterranean cuisine based on local ingredients
At To rom og Kjøkken you will find delicious meals prepared and served with a passion for good food and drinks. The menu boasts meats from local farms and fish and seafood from the region.
The ultimate fish experience
Many of Trondheim's restaurants offer exquisite fish dishes. Havfruen is one of Trondheim's leading fish restaurants and is located in one of the old warehouses along the river Nidelven next to the Old Town Bridge. Havfruen serves local fish dishes in a unique setting.
For special occasions
The restaurant Fem Bord is situated not far from the charming wooden houses in Ila. Fem Bord offers modern and innovative cuisine in an intimate setting. Credo is another restaurant which bases its menu on the season's produce and changes its menu on a daily basis.
Hotel RICA Bakklandet's in house restaurant, Glassgården Brasseri, is possibly the Trondheim restaurant with the best view of the river Nidelven. Its creative and innovative chefs prepare great meals. The head chef, Thomas Johansen Borgan, won gold in the 2012 Norwegian Cooking Championship.
Why not stop for a coffee along the way?
A good steaming cup of coffee is never far away. Dromedar Kaffebar is THE coffee place in Trondheim. Their coffee houses offer coffees just the way you like them. Dromedar also has its own patisserie, providing that something sweet accompanying your coffee.
«I have a lot of Trondheim favourites, but if I have to choose, it is waking up early on a Saturday morning, reading the morning newspaper Adresseavisen, and having a cup of coffee. Then it is time for a jog along the scenic Ladestien path, something which gives me energy and inspiration after a hard working week. Afterwards, I go to town where I enjoy visiting all the small designer shops in the city centre, with all their variety of tempting products ranging from interior design to designer shoes. I then like to spend the afternoon at one of the restaurants at Solsiden, where there is always a hive of life and activity. This is the recipe for a completely relaxing Saturday which I try to squeeze into my busy schedule once in a while.» Line Vikrem-Rosmæl