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Where to Eat In Trondheim, Norway

Where to Eat In Trondheim, Norway
Lying on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelven, Trondheim is the third most populous municipality in Norway and, thanks to the recent renaissance in Scandinavian cuisine, now boasts a wealth of innovative restaurants. From fine diners to cosy cafes, here are 10 of Trondheim’s s top restaurants, serving everything from traditional Norwegian food to experimental fare.

Credo Restaurant and Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, Northern European
A restaurant on the ground floor, a bistro on the first, Credo Restaurant and Bistro is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner. The atmosphere is cosy and informal, as is the philosophy of the venue: there’s no à la carte menu, and the chef decides the dishes on a daily basis, based on available ingredients. This means every day fresh and high quality food is served in style. The trendy bistro on the first floor offers thousands of different wines and an excellent value three course meal served in a more informal and rustic setting, but tastes just as good as the restaurant’s food. At weekends there is often live music.
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To Rom og Kjøkken

Restaurant, Wine Bar, Bar, Northern European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, $$$
A dish at To Rom og Kjøkken
A dish at To Rom og Kjøkken | Courtesy of To Rom og Kjøkken

To Rom og Kjøkken

To Rom og Kjøkken (Two rooms and a kitchen) focuses on top quality in all areas, from ingredients and personnel to the presentation of good food and drink. The menu offers locally sourced products and boasts meats from local farms, and fish and seafood from the region. The ambiance is sophisticated and original, with constantly changing artwork on the red walls and an intimate atmosphere. This restaurant offers an à la carte menu served in its main dining room, but also daily bar specials and smaller dishes for reasonable prices, for those who just want to soak up the atmosphere.

To Rom og Kjøkken, 5 Carl Johansgt, Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 56 89 00

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Emilies – An Eatery

Restaurant, Northern European, $$$
Emilies – An Eatery is a modern concept restaurant which blends Norway’s native ingredients and hearty food tradition with modern and experimental culinary techniques, inspired by Italian and French cuisine. A dining experience in Emilie’s is the perfect way to taste typical Norwegian fare with a Mediterranean twist. A friendly and intimate atmoshphere, top-notch service, black and white sophisticated interior design and a carefully selected and constantly changing menu based on product availability, make this place one of the must stop venues for a trip to Trondheim.
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Bakgården Bar & Spiseri

Bar, Restaurant, Tapas, European, Spanish, $$$
In the heart of Trondheim there is a place serving tapas with a local touch. Bakgården Bar & Spiseri’s philosophy is to offer the freshest products from Trøndelag and match them with Mediterranean flavours, re-creating all the atmosphere of the Iberian peninsula. The interesting combination of North and South, make this place one of the most popular venues in town. The building’s historical architecture creates a contrast with the modern interiors, and the trendy backyard allows customers to enjoy tapas outside on a sunny day, especially during summer season.
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Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Havfruen, Norway
Havfruen, Norway | Courtesy of Agot Lian
Havfruen is one of Trondheim’s leading fish restaurants, located in one of the old warehouses along the river Nidelven next to the Old Town Bridge. Celebrating Norway’s superior seafood, Havfruen serves local fish dishes in a unique setting: an interesting riverside restaurant with massive wooden pillars matched up with fine tablecloths, which create a contrast between old and modern. The quality, reflected in the prices, is excellent, and the menu changes regularly according to the local fishermen’s haul. You’ll find a rich selection of fish and shellfish and customers can choose from the three-course, four-course and five-course menus, with an sophisticated wine selection to go with every dish.
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Ågot Lian

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Located in Trodheim market square, right in the heart of the city centre, Ågot Lian is the perfect venue to savour delicious typical Norwegian seafood. Seasonal variation and access to products dictate the menu, which focuses on providing fresh, high quality and newly prepared homemade food. All the flavours from traditional Norwegian cuisine are preserved thanks to old family recipes, which enhance the freshness and the flavour of Norwegian fish. From daily lunch menus to seven-course evening dinners, only the best ingredients from Trøndelag are served; the mouth-watering fish cakes and freshly steamed mussels are must-try’s.
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Bakklandet Skydsstasjon

Restaurant, European, Danish, $$$
A skydsstasjon was a place where couriers and wagoners could change horses and perhaps get some sleep. Now this particular Trondheim skydsstasjon is a restaurant, preserved in the typical Norsk style. Located in one of the old wooden houses in Bakklandet area, Bakklandet Skydsstasjonis a great place to enjoy delicious food and drinks in a traditional setting. The old-fashioned interiors and the pretty garden create a homey atmosphere, perfect for drinking a cup of homemade cocoa while looking out over Nidarosdomen. Awarded Scandinavia’s most charming café by National Geographic, this venue is a must-try in town. The fish soups are not to be missed.
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Glassgården Brasseri & Grill

Brasserie, Restaurant, European
Housed in Rica Nidelven Hotel (awarded the Best Hotel Breakfast in Norway) in the heart of the city centre, Glassgården Brasseri & Grill boasts the best view of the river Nidelven. High-quality food, top notch service, and excellent recipes characterise this place. A wood-fired oven is the heart of the restaurant, and an extensive menu with everything from classic dishes to three and five-course menus make this a brasserie for any occasion. Here you can taste creative and innovative cuisine in an exclusive location with a breath-taking view.
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Vertshuset Tavern

One of the most picturesque venues in town, Vertshuset Tavern dates back to 1739. The typical Scandinavian-style building is still perfectly preserved, consisting of 16 rooms, each with their own character and atmosphere: candlesticks, huge windows, wooden floors, cast-iron stoves and lacy tablecloths all come together to create Scandinavian living to a tee. At Vertshuset Tavern customers can enjoy traditional and hearty Norwegian fare, such as homemade meatballs served with boiled potatoes, mushy peas, gravy and red whortleberries, or baked salmon served with vegetables of the season, amandine potatoes baked in salt and fish and shellfish veloute.

Vertshuset Tavern, 11 Sverresborg Alle, Trondheim, Norway, +47 73 87 80 70

Dromedar Kaffebar

Coffee Shop, Coffee
After a great meal, there is nothing better than a good cup of coffee and you can’t do better than to head to Dromedar Kaffebar. Born out of the dream of two young men to create a meeting spot in Bakklandet neighbourhood, Dromedar Kaffebar was the first coffee shop in Trondheim. The cosy atmosphere and the great quality coffee make Dromedar the top place to drink coffee in town. This coffee shop also has its own patisserie, providing delicious treats to accompany the drinks.
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