Cuisine — Arctic gastronomy at its finest, framed in majestic natural surroundings.
Let us ignite your senses and invite you to an arctic dining experience. Our celebrated chefs prepare unique creations that fuse local recipes with world cuisine. The nourishing dishes are served in the welcoming spirit of dining in the fishermen’s own village.
All of our products are sourced from local farms and fishermen. This extends our community outreach, while ensuring exceptional, fresh and natural ingredients in every meal we serve. In Restaurant Karoline, seafood takes sole focus, connecting our guests to the exceptional flavours of the northern realms.
Visit one of our culinary treasures, or request a tailored private dining event.
Within the intimate, wooden walls of Restaurant Karoline, alongside the exquisite buffet breakfast and relaxed lunch options, we offer a refined evening experience with a weathered ocean view. Knowing that lasting memories are also made through the taste buds, the menu has been carefully designed by our esteemed chef Alex, and reflects the rich traditions of nordic cooking and the bountiful harvests of our saltwater realms.
Among the ingredients you will find truffle seaweed, sea urchins, smoked salmon, Lofoten lamb , blue mussels, and of course the famous Lofoten cod. Our specialty is home-made stockfish, dried in the summer months on the racks and cliffs around the village and processed in our own smokery.
Breakfast 08:00 – 10:00
Lunch 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner 17:00 – 22:00 (Reservation need to be made beforehand)
Oriana Tavern is a much-loved pearl in Nusfjord, serving italian pizza. A popular specialty is a pizza with freshly smoked salmon topping, coupled with the famous Norwegian aquavit or our signature drink gin tonic with wild foraged juniper. Oriana Tavern is open for lunch in the daytime and becomes as fisherman’s waterhole at night. Gather for an ‘aftersea’ experience in the candlelit cave, or indulge in a light aperitif before your next culinary adventure! In the old days, the building functioned as a food and whiskey store, with accommodation for the employees in the two upper stories.
Wednesday to Sunday
15:00 – 22:00
Hidden at the back of the old general store and today’s reception, you will find the quiet and peaceful gem Landhandleriet Café. Located just above the waterfront, the café offers stunning views to the mountains and the harbour, and is a perfect place to enjoy a light meal or snack. Landhandleriet is known for its delicious traditional fish soup, and also sells our Lofoten specialty – dried stockfish. Landhandleriet Café used to be the office of the hamlet owner himself, Mr. Dahl. The old general store dates back to 1907 and has kept its original interior, taking you back in time the moment you enter. Look around for unique details and signs from the busy days as a grocery and post office for the local inhabitants! Landhandleriet Café can also be booked for private events and dining experiences.
10:00 – 18:00 (the kitchen closes at 17:00)
We are more than happy to arrange private dining for special events or groups. The old boat shed and other historical buildings are great to add an extra spark to your dining experience.
Wine Makers Dinner
Join us for an unforgettable evening in serene surroundings at Restaurant Karoline in a six-course meal with wine pairing. This evening we will be visited by Diego Corradi, who will bring an exciting selection of Prà’s wines. You get to taste everything from Otto, which is a delightful, luscious Soave, to the more full-bodied and complex Monte Grande, both made from Soave Classico grapes. In addition, you get lovely valpolicella, ripasso and amarone.
Dry aged pork filet & Sausage from Myklevik Farm
Served with apple and chili ceviche.
Salt baked Blue Halibut
Served with roasted sweet potato pure, buerre blanc, and grated bottarga
Soave Classico Staforte
Butter fried lobstertail served with cauliflower pure and bacon powder
Soave classico Monte Grande
Spinach Cappelletti with salmon ricotta
Homemade pasta cappelletti with salmon and ricotta mix
Dry Aged entrecote
Pommes anna, reduced redwine sauce and herb oil
Valpolicella Classico Ripasso
Dark Chocolate dessert with cherries
Amarone della Valpolicella
Date: 13 October 2022
Price per person: 1800 ,-
About Graziano Prà
Graziano started producing wine at the beginning of the 80s and since then has earned respect and attention of wine enthusiasts worldwide. His wines are known to be very pure, thanks to his hard work in the vineyard and all the way to the vine cellar. He only works with local grapes such as Garganega for soave and the three famous Valpolicella grapes Molinara, Corvina, and Rondinella.
That sustainable agriculture is a passion for Graziano Prà is not difficult to understand when you taste his wines. The area of Monteforte d’Alpone, where Prà is located, is known for its ancient and unique soil. And then the only thing missing would be that you work with nature instead of against it – Prà is 100 percent organic.
Working with the black volcanic soil of Monteforte d’Alpone, they produce some of the most interesting expressions of the Garganega variety, defined by their finesse, elegance, and characteristic volcanic minerality. With its golden clusters, this grape has covered the black hillsides of the region forever; they are part of the tradition of wine production here. All his white wines are characterized by tones of exotic fruit and white flowers, tasty minerality, and pronounced acidity. The wines also promise excellent aging potential.