Tasty culinary experiences in Sunnhordland

Come on a fantastic culinary journey in the seafood paradise of Sunnhordland – one of the biggest seafood regions in Norway. Fantastic and unique culinary experiences await you in the region. If you’re looking for fantastic dishes made from fresh seafood or local produce, in historical surroundings to boot, you’ve come to the right place. Many of the restaurants in the region have a strong focus on local produce and specialities, and give you the opportunity to sample the region’s unique fare.

Unforgettable food at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri

World Champion chef (winner of Bocuse d´Or Lyon 2015) Ørjan Johannesen runs the kitchen at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri. His brother Arnt Johannessen, who in 2014 was awarded the highest accolade a chef can receive in Norway: ‘Chef of the year’ also works there. The hostelry dating back to the 17th century offers world-class culinary experiences.
Nature and the weather in the different seasons contribute to the excellent produce. Fish, shellfish, wild sheep and deer are found on the hostelry’s very doorstep.

The goal of any meal at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is to give guests an unforgettable culinary experience.

Magic moments at Haaheim Gaard

The master of the house at Haaheim Gaard Torstein Hatlevik runs the hotel, which is 170 metres above sea level on the island of Tysnes. Its goal is to give guests memories for life. This is also at the heart of their food philosophy. Enjoy locally-sourced delicious meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chefs Dinners are also organised in the region, which combine local food and humour from some of the best known food and drink enthusiasts, including at Haaheim Gaard.

If you would like to taste some local chocolate, we recommend a visit to E H Våge, where Torstein makes his own confectionary. The old trading post by the sea at Uggdalseide dates back to 1887. You get a real sense of the history of the place, thanks to Torstein’s efforts to preserve it. You can also buy local farm produce at E H Våge. It is open at weekends during the summer season, or otherwise by arrangement.

Mandelhuset Restaurant – culinary experiences beside the sea

The chefs take no shortcuts when they make food for you at Mandelhuset. You can enjoy authentic flavours beside the sea. The restaurant is situated on the old steam ship quay in Våge on Tysnes. They buy their fish from local fishermen on the quay – which is about as locally-sourced as it comes. Mandelhuset also gets both its potatoes and beef from a farm nearby.

Slow food at PS Bryggekafè

Beside the quay innermost in Port Steingard at Kråko in Fitjar, hosts Edith and Tor Henrik will ensure that you will be keen to return. They serve fantastic dishes in relaxed surroundings. As well as serving locally-sourced food, they also organise cultural events such as concerts etc. The focus is on great conversation, so you can be sure that any background music will help to ensure just that.

Café, Brasserie and Bar 59°

Enjoy a range of culinary treats – from delicious snacks to an á la carte menu. It is the perfect place for a meet-up with friends. The relaxed atmosphere of this South American-style restaurant harmonises well with its high-quality locally sourced food.

It is also a live music venue, which, for example, you can enjoy with afternoon tea on Saturdays. Follow Stord hotell’s Facebook page, to see when the next event is planned!

Sunnhordland offers many more authentic and culinary experiences on top of those listed. Have a look at this page with tips about where to eat in Sunnhordland – welcome!