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The Norseman Restaurant

Harbour Front L'Anse Aux Meadows | End of Route 436, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
+1 709-623-2766
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (23 reviews)
“snow crab” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Harbour Front L'Anse Aux Meadows | End of Route 436, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had read about the Norseman when researching our trip to Newfoundland and was looking forward to visiting this restaurant. We arrived mid-afternoon for a late lunch and we weren't sure if they were even open although we thought the hours were 12-4 for lunch;...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
travel0982, Owner at The Norseman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

You probably came near the end of the season so usually the menu becomes somewhat limited .. so sorry! Chowder is $11 and it has saffron , local shrimp and fresh cod(swimming that day), carrots , potatoes , leeks, fennel etc. Iceberg beer is made...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

I stumbled into this place one night in June, not expecting much, and was bowled over by the quality--so much so that I and my companions went back the next night for more of the same. The ingredients are pristine, the cooking is simple but...More

Thank GypsyNancy55
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We didn't know this place even existed. We literally stumbled upon it when we needed a place to turn around. The morning was rainy and cold. We wanted a nice hot coffee and this place gave us what we wanted. I wish I could tell...More

Thank Cottonelle
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The Norseman was an excellent restaurant! We had the mussels steamed in curry and coconut milk which were on of the best mussels I've ever had. The rest of our meal was so very good. The location and view were lovely and the staff were...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The building isn't much to look at, but food was great. Menu was limited to 4 entrees, but I'm sure most people would find something delicious. We had the cod dish and figgy duff for dessert. All excellent. We sipped wine and watched the sunset...More

Thank CanadianSeniOr2015
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The owner of this restaurant is proud of the healthy quality of her food and this is to be commended, Our waitress was friendly and dealt well with a hair on a plate, (it happens!). The food itself was nice, but a little overpriced and...More

Thank FarehamJim
travel0982, Owner at The Norseman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I am trying to figure out why people are commenting on the price more this year. Even though our prices haven't went up and some of the prices have been the same for years. What has changed? This year our government gave free admission to...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is an upscale restaurant located in the village of L'Anse-aux Meadows. There is live entertainment on most nights and the music is enjoyable. The food is lovely, fresh seafood is fabulous. it is a little pricey but well worth it

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Seafood Chowder $11. It was runny with remnants of fish and 5 cold water shrimp-very tiny. Our dessert a chocolate something or other with a fancy name was $11 and was 2 bites. Lunch pizza served on 2 tortilla wraps was scant and very mediocre-$16....More

1  Thank somiletah
travel0982, Owner at The Norseman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

I guess if you were comparing us to MacDonald's or some other fast food restaurant than our prices would be expensive but we use the real food! Nothing processed! We make everything from scratch. We serve real butter, real cream, real Parmesan cheese, real coco...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Excellent, fresh food. We had perfectly seared scallops, tender pan fried cod, and yummy figgy duff for dessert. Excellent view of the open ocean from our table by the window, and binoculars on every table. Great service.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 September 2017

limited menu - 5 choices - but good. Service friendly. Can add attached art gallery purchases to your food bill. Great. But beware when adding tip using percentage tab your tip amt will be based on total amount which includes your gallery purchase. We ended...More

Thank Heather B
travel0982, Owner at The Norseman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

You should have called us to correct this ! I always show my customers that they should only tip on food portion!

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Front L'Anse Aux Meadows | End of Route 436, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Phone Number: +1 709-623-2766
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We focus on organic , fresh and local cuisine.. nothing processed. We have vegetarian choices like butternut squash , sweet potato with fresh ginger,roasted root vegetable, wild mushroom and others, salad made with arugula and kale, stir fry's, pastas, etc. We serve everything from local (mussels ,snow crab, lobster, cod fish, scallops, shrimp, halibut, mackerel, capelin, calamari, etc) .Local lamb, Fresh chicken with bone in and skin on., grade A tenderloin beef, pork and so many more choices. We use the local berries that ground in the area for the desserts. We only open from Late May until Mid September because that is when the food we serve is Fresh and available. We prefer not to open after later because it would compromise the quality of what we are trying to achieve and prefer not to serve over process chemically altered food.
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