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Norway's black-gold treasure chest

There’s way more to Stavanger than a hunt for black gold, although the oil capital of Norway is not as popular of a destination as Oslo and Bergen. The city still retains some of its sleepy, provincial charm, but it’s now modern and cosmopolitan, and chock-full of nostalgic attractions and worthwhile treasures. Gamle Stavanger, with its winding streets and wooden houses, is still the main tourist draw. The fjords and scenic nature, however, are second-to-none, and there’s enough entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

3rd Course @ RenåNicholas Lundgaard / CC BY-SA 2.0



Locals' Pick International cuisine

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Whitney Love

Food blogger

Three concepts, one address. Another concept across the alley, next to the library. Lunch café, casual dining and fine dining downstairs. Famous chef owned, and host to a few co-events with Eyvind Hellstrøm during Gladmat over the last year’s. Another restaurant also in Trondheim.

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Gastronomisk Institutt

Culinary Institute

Probably Stavanger’s most geniune fine dining experience from chef Sven Erik Renaa, one of the best chefs in Norway’s history. Their express branch at Sølvberget is quite a new cafe in the middle of the city center. Lively, a cool interior and great pizzas!

International cuisine Editors' Note

RE-NAA Matbaren is an elegant and cozy gourmet eatery, with its rustic menu based on seasonal ingredients. Most of the dishes are prepared on their coal-fired grill, giving the food a unique flavor and aroma.

The ingredients are simple and farm fresh, prepared with thought and creativity. RE-NAA received a Michelin star in 2016, and kept it in the 2017 Michelin guide, making it one of the most talked about restaurants in the Nordics.

Bakkegata 4, 4006 Stavanger Stavanger
+47 51 55 11 11
Mon-Sat: 11:00-01:00, Sun: 13:00-00:00