The Top 10 Best Restaurants in Tórshavn 2019 – Experience Local Cuisine You’ll Love
This restaurant guide will help you find the best authentic Faroese food in Tórshavn. In fact, this top 10 list is so rich it has 11 restaurants on it.
I am sure you have heard about fermented sheep heads and other delicacies that people in the Faroe Islands eat. Well, international visitors can try them out too!
The greatest choice of eating and drinking establishments on the Faroe Islands can be found in the capital of Tórshavn.
You will find everything from Burger King to high end Michelin accredited Koks, serving delicacies you wouldn’t even imagine.
People travel from all over the world and book years in advance to secure reservation for a table with some of these restaurants.
If you are looking for cheaper, more simple food needs, stay tuned for the next guide on bars and cafes in Tórshavn.
Check our new 2019 guide for authentic Faroese cuisine: Best Restaurants in Tórshavn
1. Áarstova – Faroese Traditional Cuisine
2. Barbara – Fish House Restaurant
4. Ræst – Best Fermented Food
5. Frumbiti Restaurant – Best City Centre Restaurant
6. Restaurant Gras – Best Panoramic View in Torshavn
7. Koks Restaurant – Only Michelin Restaurant in Faroe Islands
8. Etika – best sushi in Torshavn
10. The Tarv
11. Restaurant Hafnia – probably best fish restaurant
Gastronomy and Food in the Faroe Islands
Types of Foods
The Faroe Islands are famous for its fermentation of especially lamb and fish. But even within fermentation, different methods create different flavours. Most popular are air drying, brine and maturing.
There are also different types of food for the different seasons. Some typical summer foods are cod heads and stuffed puffin while popular winter eats include whale meat and blubber as well as skerpikjøt.
Locals eat lots of haddock, plaice, herring, halibut and shrimp but salmon, too, represents a popular fish on the islands. The restaurants in the Faroe Islands serve salmon grilled, smoked, grilled and smoked, fermented and even as sushi.
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