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Stars and distinctions

Apart from Norway's capital, Stavanger was the first Norwegian city to receive a star in 2016, thanks to the restaurant RE-NAA, which since then has received yet another star and a third star (!) in the MICHELIN Guide Nordic. Sven Erik Renaa and Torill Renaa are the passionate pair behind the three-star adventure RE-NAA, and the duo is constantly adding new food concepts to Stavanger's food map. The critically acclaimed restaurant Sabi Omakase, led by Roger Asakil Joya, received its MICHELIN star in 2017 and has since retained it. In addition, the Stavanger restaurant K2 and Hermetikken have one MICHELIN star each. Restaurants Tango, Bellies, Sabi Enso, Bravo and Söl have distinctions from MICHELIN, a strong testimony to the region's status as a food region in Norway. See all the recommendations from MICHELIN in Stavanger.

MICHELIN Guide Nordic

Book ahead if you fancy challenging your taste buds at one these restaurants. Coincidentally, there are several other restaurants of world-class standards in the entire region.

Culinary treats

Local ingredients

You can, moreover, satisfy your needs for excellent cuisine at several top-notch restaurants if you’re not necessarily after a star restaurant. Restaurants can tempt you with shellfish, seafood, lamb, cows, poultry, vegetables, herbs, and fruits from local producers. The mild, humid climate in the Stavanger region makes it particularly favourable to cultivate the land. This means that most ingredients do not have to travel very far, and competent chefs know how to appreciate this. The region is a significant producer of tomatoes, parsley, potatoes, beets, cucumbers, and other vegetables. For example, the region accounts for 80 per cent of cucumber production in Norway.

Other great Stavanger restaurants

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Experience sustainable food tourism

In a protected cultural environment at Utstein, Klostergarden farm runs sustainable food production. Anders and Inger Lise are the 11th generations to manage over 300 years of family history at Utstein, but the history extends much further back in time, all the way to the Viking king, Harald Fairhair. On a visit to the farm, discover grazing sheep and cows, as well as their forest pigs. All grazing in the landscapes surrounding the medieval monastery, Utstein Kloster. A farm shop with local treats is found adjacent to the farm. You can further rent rowboats and kayaks as well as rent an entire holiday home.

More farm shops and food experiences

Food festivals

The largest food festival in Norway, Gladmat, is one of more than 30 annual festivals in Stavanger. Gladmat attracts more than 200,000 guests during the four days of the festival. The entire restaurant industry then moves out onto the streets, where they deliver their very best of good dining experiences. You can also experience other food festivals, such as the Tomato Festival at Finnøy or the Potato Festival at Bryne. Food weeks in both Sandnes and Stavanger are very popular among the region's inhabitants, in Sandnes, try "Værtskapsugå" or "150-ugå", and in Stavanger, eat out at "Spis Ute Ugå".

Local beverage producers

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