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$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Dreyers gate 56, Henningsvaer 8312, Norway
+47 977 17 059
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a hidden gem! The food here is simple, but the taste is always on point. My partner and I came here first for lunch while we were passing through the town, we ordered the fish soup and the fried salmon with pasta. The fish soup is the best we've tasted in Norway and the pasta was delicious. On our... More 

Thank Lim_Eleanor
Virginia Beach
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We we really hungry and popped into Lofotmat for a bite to eat. The fish soup was really fantastic, the aoili was light and garlicy. Wonderful layed back service! Thanks!!

Thank Angela M
Stresa, Italy
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251 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped for lunch on our way to Nusfjord for the night. The experience was just amazing, the food so delicious, and the atmosphere just delightful, so relaxed and still all was professionally presented and neat. Hennigsvaer is a nice place to walk around, pretty houses along the peers. Worth visiting in every way.

Thank piriot
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went there first time in March, and then in September while visiting Henningsvær. Best food I had in Norway, and I'm a native Norwegian. In March there is a season for cod (skrei) fishing in Lofoten, and Siv Hilde at Lofotmat served the best skrei I've had in years. (Sorry, mum!). Huge portion (traditional size) with mouth-watering freshly cooked fish,... More 

Thank Hilde S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We ate here twice and found the service and food to be very good. I had the bouillabaisse and my husband had the Stockfish and the Lamb.

Thank birderPa
Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful and stylish place. All lunch dishes but one soup were available gluten free. Friendly staff and superb food.

Thank HannaBq
SivHilde8312, Eier at Lofotmat, responded to this review

Hi Hanna Thanks for your time to give us nice feedback here on TA But most of all thanks for your visit in our restaurant. Hope that you get nice food the rest of your holiday as well. Take care YS Siv Hilde More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great food. Chef (owner) is apparently the only one in the kitchen, which is impressive considering the amount of dishes they served on what seemed like a busy night. Quality was high and dishes beautifully plated even when many people arrived at the same time, I'm guessing the owner really knows her stuff. Seemed to use local and in season... More 

Thank Brillebolle
Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great surprise - a modern gourmet restaurant in tiny Henningsvær! Serving local seafood in new and creative ways while offering more european land based treats as well - for those who have had enough stockfish in Lofoten. Tasty desserts tops it off together with a present and visible Chef and good service. My Coffee taste is more... More 

Thank Viking-Headhunter
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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165 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Although the dish I had chosen from the menu as well as the wine from the wine list could not be served, the alternatives were delicious. Though very straight forward. Don't expect anything fancy as site dishes (amuses). If you like to eat here it's wise to make a reservation as it can be impossible just to walk in. Especially... More 

Thank DiederickPhoto
Poiana Brasov, Romania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled in this place by total mistake. We were looking for a parking place and we found one right near this small family restaurant. We agreed to try it and we were not disappointed. We had a burger and a large pot of mussles. A very good meal, plus the owners work there and are trying to make you... More 

Thank davidr1982

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dreyers gate 56, Henningsvaer 8312, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Vagan Municipality  >  Henningsvaer
  • Phone Number: +47 977 17 059

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?