Top 5: Restaurants in Ålesund

by Benjamin Kerns

Feb 19, 2019

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Top 5 / Europe

The quiet seaside city of Ålesund in Norway might not have the cultural significance or vibrant nightlife of other Scandinavian cities, but it certainly has an excellent foodie scene. Check out these popular eateries for a taste of seafood like you’ve never experienced.


XL Diner

XL Diner is popular throughout Europe as the best bacalao restaurant on the continent. They serve three different varieties of clipfish, and provide spectacular views overlooking the harbor.


Lyst Cafe

Lyst Cafe won’t be breaking any new ground when it comes to the culinary arts, but if you’re looking for a place that serves homemade meals there’s no place like it. The cozy atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy a midday coffee, or dine on some of the scrumptious creamy fish soup.


Sostrene Fryd

Sostrene Fryd has pulled off the remarkable task of being a gluten-free restaurant where the food doesn’t taste gluten-free. From the monk fish burgers to the fish soup, everything here is swarming with flavor. The relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends.


Apotekeren Café

The Apotekeren Kafe is next door to the Art Noveau Center and something of a hidden secret among the locals. Visitors claim it holds the best chocolate cake on Earth. That’s a mighty claim to live up to, but we think they give it an impressive go.



Sjobua offers fine dining in a beautiful location alongside the harbor, with views and a vibrant, classy atmosphere. The seafood is arguably the best in Ålesund, with the poached hake a favorite.




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