Dining in the Faroe Islands
Dried fish and fermented lamb, sheep head and fresh salmon, burgers and pizza – Faroese cuisine has it all and more!
One of the great joys of travelling to new places is experiencing the country’s food culture. Faroese dining certainly doesn’t disappoint, offering a vast array of dishes, ranging from the very traditional to food influenced by foreign cultures.
Traditional Faroese dishes more often than not include meat, fish and potatoes. These main ingredients are prepared and served in a variety of ways. Read about Faroese Food for more on this.
TRY FAROESE FOOD
If you’re looking at trying traditional Faroese food (fermented lamb and fish, rye bread, blood sausage and stewed rhubarb), check out the new restaurant, Ræst (the Faroese word for “fermentation”).
Places like Angus Steakhouse, Restaurant Hereford, Italian-inspired Toscana, Restaurant Hafnia and Restaurant 11 serve great steaks, while Sirkus and Smakka serve excellent vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Cafés line the streets of Tórshavn and are found in most of the larger villages. Good cafés include Brell, Kaffihúsið, Kafé Umami, and Kafé Kaspar in Tórshavn, Jacqson and Café Fríða in Klaksvík, Café Fjørðoy in Sørvágur, Kafé Mormor in Tvøroyri and Café Cibo in Saltangará. Check out the Faroes’ only juice bar at No 12.
The Faroe Islands offer one sushi restaurant, but when the produce is that good, who needs any more than one? Etika combines fresh Faroese seafood with foreign expertise to produce magnificent sushi dishes – some calling it the best sushi in the world!
If you’re looking for more of a personal touch, we recommend trying Heimablídni, or “home hospitality”, where you can dine in the homes of Faroese families. In most cases, this is only available for groups. However, at Anna and Óli’s, you can now book a spot at their supper club table in their beautiful home in Velbastaður – you might be alone, or joined by others who also want to try a delicious and traditional home-cooked Faroese meal.