What are the best restaurants in the Faroe Islands? Can you do fine dining on these islands in the North Atlantic Ocean? Are there many good Tórshavn restaurants? Is there a traditional method of cooking still practiced? Fancy something special only served on plates in the Faroe Islands?

Well, you are lucky. There are lots of great restaurants where chefs use their passion and local knowledge. Here we have listed the best restaurants and food experiences when going out for a dinner in Faroe Islands.

The list is for foodies and people with a notorious addiction for good food. Keep on reading if you also want to find out where you can go out dining where ancient cooking methods are still in use.

1. KOKS

KOKS

Visiting KOKS is all about tasting the Faroe Islands. This is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the Faroe Islands. The restaurant lies away from the crowds near the lake Leynavatn. There are literally no other houses nearby. This extraordinary location together with the best fine dining experience in the Faroe Islands will surely make a lasting impression. 

The chef at KOKS uses only local produce when possible and otherwise all products are Nordic only. The head chef Poul Andrias Ziska praises the local food culture so expect to taste dried food, smoked and fermented produce, and dishes with ingredients which have been exposed to the traditional salting method.



Foodies from around the world come to this untouched Nordic archipelago to experience the distinctive local cuisine heritage. Table booking can be made almost a year in advance. KOKS is definitely the best Faroe Islands restaurant.

2. Barbara Fish House

Barbara Fish House

This fish house in the city centre of Tórshavn will let you experience some of the best fish and seafood that the Faroe Islands has to offer. All products on the menu are caught around the 18 islands guaranteeing you some of the freshest and most tasty seafood in the world. Get here hungry!

Barbara Fish House has an amazing collection of wines. The waiters will guide you to the best suitable white wine for the dishes ordered. Seats are often sold out days before but when you are in luck you can also drop by and have a delicious seafood experience. If you want to secure yourself an evening here you can also reserve your table.

3. Ræst

Ræst

Fermented. That is by all means the most accurate description of Ræst. This wooden old house dating centuries back has been transformed into a culinary heaven. The restaurant has specialised in fermented courses.

The Faroe Islanders have used and tested the fermenting method since the first Vikings came to these salty shores some thousand years ago. Fermentation also known as the umami taste has since then become a signature for the Faroe Islands. Now it is your turn to visit a restaurant serving solely fermented food. 

This traditional practice has become a culinary experience. At Raest you can taste fermented soup, fermented fish, fermented meat and so forth. Basically, all courses on the menu are fermented.

Brush aside your fermented scepticism. This is your opportunity to get a true experience of what the Faroe Islands cuisine has to offer. 

4. The Tarv

The Tarv

Discover this newly renovated building by the harbour in Tórshavn. Enjoy the sea-view while you are being served grilled meat in one of the best steakhouses in the world. There are also a couple of great fish dishes on the menu.

This is a tasty treat with the Tórshavn marina just outside the window. The magic happens in the open kitchen that adds to the warm atmosphere. All rooms are rustic and the metropolitan interior design looks good.  

The gently staff will help you match the right wine to your grilled gourmet experience. When at The Tarv make sure to end the night by ordering one of the chilled drinks served at the bar.

5. Áarstova

ÁarstovaThis down town restaurant in Tórshavn offers an excellent culinary experience. Located in charming old houses all grass-roofed, Áarstova is the perfect place for an evening out. The best-selling course on the menu is the braised lamb with local potatoes and roots. The juicy lamb comes with a lovely gravy. 

You will sit pretty close to other guests here. That is a part of the concept, really, when dining in an old Faroese house that used to be a pub and guesthouse more than hundred years ago. Áarstova is one of the favourite restaurants by the locals. 

6. Gimburlombini

Gimburlombini

Let your senses go an a magic journey. The plates at restaurant Gimburlombini are filled with stories. This highly creative restaurant on the island Nólsoy is really small yet perfect.

There is no fixed menu here. But expect there to by fresh caught fish grilled just upon serving. There are usually also a couple of vegetarian dishes on the menu as well. 

You will be swayed by the intensity of taste here. The restaurant has an old touch. It feels like coming into someone’s home in terms of ambience.