Experience the Gladmat Food Festival, or visit the restaurant Tango run by KjartanSkjelde, one of Norway's best known chefs.

Sun-ripened tomatoes, lamb trotters and other exotic food traditions.Pubs and restaurants with an international flavour - culinary magic with the best local ingredients. Let your taste buds enjoy new discoveries.

The Stavanger region is famous for its culinary diversity. The area is particularly known for shellfishdairy and meatvegetables, especially tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and potatoes, and fruit. Why not make a stop at Hanasand Gård & Kjøkken for some products made from the farm's very own tomatoes? Their tomato jam is an instant classic.

The Stavanger region is home to the Gastronomic Institute of Norway, and also Måltidets Hus, the national centre for food-related professions.

Food and drink festivals

Recommended restaurants

Tango Bar & Kjøkken is a popular restaurant run by Norwegian chef KjartanSkjelde. It is located on the waterfront area in Stavanger.  

Flor &Fjære is an exotic garden and restaurant on the island of Sør-Hidle, only 20 minutes by boat from Stavanger (two daily departures). Open May - September.

Sjøhuset Skagen is a restaurant in a historic building dating from around 1770, located in the middle of Stavanger center. The comprehensive menu features both Norwegian and international dishes.

Herlige Restauranter is a popular chain of restaurants in the Stavanger Region offering tempting food, smooth drinks and enjoyable evenings.

Renaa: Restauranten offers food and wines from the top shelves, served in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Sven Erik Renaa is a prize winning Norwegian top chef, whose merits include the title of Cook of the Year (twice), Chef of the Year, and for many years Manager of the Norwegian National Culinary Team, who achieved the title of Olympic Champions in Erfurt 2008. Sven Erik Renaa has also published several renowned cookery books.

Recommended cafés

Ostehuset (literally "the house of cheese") is a popular café in Stavanger featuring a varied menu and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Charles & De in the very center of Sandnes.Coffee shop and restaurant in the middle of the main shopping street, Langgata in Sandnes. Bocuse d'Or-winning chef Charles Tjessem is the brain behind this popular place.

Renaa Xpress is ideally located inside the cinema and culture house in Stavanger and is just as much a restaurant as a coffee shop. Delicious light dishes as well as freshly baked italian pizza. Or just a tasty sweet treat with a cup of coffee.