This region is the nation's food basket, and home to the Norway's most renowned cookery book authors. Whether you prefer exotic dishes from distant corners of the world, Norwegian farm food or local specialities with a modern twist, you will almost certainly find what you are looking for in the Hamar region.
At the farms, many of the old food and drink traditions, passed down through generations, are still upheld and developed.
A large number of local food producers ensure that catering establishments and shops can offer exciting and award-winning products.
This area is also where the aquavit originates, and Løten's award-winning aquavit ice cream is a further development of this local tradition.
Restaurants and eateries
Experience generous hospitality, delicious home-made food and beautiful surroundings at the venerable Simenstad farm. The stone-baked bread from the oven, organic ingredients from the kitchen garden and from local food producers form the basis of most meals.
Staur Farm in Stange is situated in some of the oldest and richest agricultural land in Norway. With Lake Mjøsa right on its doorstep and forests rich with game, its chef has not had a difficult time creating a rich and exciting menu.
Another farm filled with beauty, culture and meals based on local traditions is Hoel Farm. The buildings are used for celebrating anniversaries, weddings and as an inspiring meeting place.
Enjoy traditional food prepared with a new twist combined with a good wine selection at the Guest Farm Bryhni Søndre.
Tingnes Spiseri offers views over Mjøsa and Helgøya. On its á la carte menu are diverse and tasty dishes based on ingredients from the local area. Do not miss the restaurant's homemade sausage and goat cheese ice cream with blackcurrant purée.
Located in beautiful surroundings at Domkirkeodden, Hamarstua Spiseri offers spectacular views of lake Mjøsa. Specialities are fish, shellfish and game.
Visit Nagomi for Japanese finger-food at affordable prices, or Café Valuta for fusion food.
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