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  • Writer's pictureGard Karlsen

Lunch at Fisketorget

Updated: Dec 17, 2023

There is no doubt that Fisketorget is the restaurant with the best location in Stavanger! Located in Vågen, it is basically the definition of Stavanger. Recently the restaurant got a facelift, but we did not notice that many changes when we went there for lunch.

The menu is still presented on a blackboard, and it is quite static. The menu is however, spiced up with e.g. catch of the day and traditional dish of the day which is great and at the same time you have access to the old favorite items. I had the seafood risotto and that was lovely (and I do love risotto) and it contained peas, fried mushroom and was topped with edible leaves. Having said that, I would have preferred it to have more of a seafood taste as this seemed like a “regular” risotto with some shrimp in it. We also had steamed mussels, and this might be the best place in town to get this dish.

The mussels were big and we got a generous portion. It is steamed to make a delicious juice that has a hint of green curry. It was great to see that the restaurant was full – of both locals and visitors! Hopefully we can visit them again soon to also try the evening menu.


Note! Fisketorget is also a fishmonger and should be more appreciated and more used by locals!


Pros

Seafood – there are not that many dedicated seafood restaurants in Stavanger

The patio outside is amazing on a nice summer day

You can get an amazing seafood platter if you book in advance


Cons

The menu seems a bit static – but it also means that you can get your favorites!

It is popular – book in advance



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