Our Favorite Restaurants in Trondheim Complete City Guide & Map

Trondheim City Map

Trondheim is Norway’s third-largest city with an increasingly interesting culinary scene. That’s thanks to the mix of well-established restaurateurs and young, up-and-coming chefs, who have embraced the New Nordic cuisine and done pioneer work with regards to sustainability. Combine that with strong food traditions and great local produce in the Trøndelag region and you have a food city in rapid growth. In 2019, two Trondheim restaurants were finally awarded the city’s first Michelin stars by the prestigious French guide, cementing Trondheim’s position as a gastronomic hub in Norway. In 2022, Trondheim city and the Trøndelag region was awarded European Region of Gastronomy.

In this city map, we have gathered all our favorite spots to create the best restaurant guide to Trondheim. You will find coffee shops, bars, high-end restaurants, and casual eateries. We have also included some hotel recommendations. Navigate the map easily either by scrolling through the list on the right or by clicking the points on the map. Places are listed in geographical order.

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Ladeveien 9, Trondheim, Norway

After 19 years of cooking Trondheim’s finest food at Credoveita and no sign of the Michelin guide, Chef Heidi Bjerkan moved her entire restaurant as well as its casual bistro Jossa, to a brand new venue in Lilleby. A good half-hour walk (or 10-minute drive) outside the Trondheim city center (in an abandoned industrial workshop hall), Credo 2.0 finally got its long-awaited Michelin star in 2019. A champion of local produce and a pioneer of sustainable cooking, Bjerkan has won multiple prizes for the work she has done over the years, and she is often lauded as a great role model for aspiring female chefs in Norway. Credo is a must-visit in Trondheim – we think it will get two Michelin stars soon!

Jossa Mat & Drikke

Ladeveien 9, Trondheim, Norway

Credo’s little sister is located in the same building that houses the fine dining restaurant. The fare here is much simpler, and the environment more casual, almost like a canteen. For lunch, you’ll find sandwiches, sausages, and king crab rolls on the menu, while at dinner you can also choose a four-course menu. On Sundays, they serve a brunch with classic dishes like pancakes and eggs Benedict. Don’t miss the “svele” (Norwegian pancake) with sour cream and jam!


Ladeveien 9C, Trondheim, Norway

Edoramen is a Japanese ramen shop, the newest addition to chef Heidi Bjerkan’s restaurant empire in Lilleby. Bjerkan’s team prepares handmade noodles daily, which are made from ancient Norwegian rye grains (Svedjerug). Our favorite ramen on the menu is the Spicy Miso, a rich, simmering broth served with the signature noodles, confit pork, a soft-boiled egg, and seasonal vegetables. Drop-in only!


Innherredsveien 22A, Trondheim, Norway

If it’s comfort food you’re craving, try Gola in Solsiden, a hole-in-the-wall shop selling Argentinian empanadas, handmade gelato, and coffee from Pala roastery. This is a perfect place to grab a quick bite for lunch – don’t miss the cheese and onion empanada! Afterwards, treat yourself to something sweet. Our favorite gelato here is the vanilla, which is anything but basic. A hint of citrus zest balances out the sweetness and makes the rich flavors pop.

Kraft Bodega

Brattørkaia 17B, Trondheim, Norway

Located in an industrial building in the Brattørkaia harbor is a restaurant room dominated by bright blue chairs, brass details, and raw wood. You've just entered Kraft Bodega – one of the most exciting restaurants in Trondheim. Chef Thomas Borgan has created a fun and informal dining concept that draws inspiration from several international cuisines. The flavors are bold and punchy in dishes like the scallop tartare with som tam sauce, peanuts, and mango. Borgan will challenge your spice tolerance with chicken skin crackers topped with fresh crab meat, served with a selection of hot sauces ranging from mild to extremely hot. You'll also find more rich and hearty dishes like the steamed cabbage with butter sauce and caviar. You can pick between a smaller and larger tasting menu, or choose your own adventure with the à la carte selection.

Spontan Vinbar

Fjordgata 1, Trondheim, Norway

Our favorite hangout in Trondheim is Spontan Vinbar – and not only because they have the best natural wine list in town. You can drop by Spontan for a glass and some snacks in the wine bar (the front section of the restaurant), or you can book a table in the restaurant and enjoy a five- or ten-course tasting menu. The food at Spontan is rooted in the New Nordic cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients which chef Fredrik Engen pairs with ridiculously tasty sauces. Some highlights from our meal were the Norwegian langoustine with fried yeast emulsion and pickled elderflower, and the hasselback potato with a sauce of sour cream, shallots, chives, and whitefish roe.

Jacobsen & Svart

Brattørgata 4, Trondheim, Norway

Jacobsen & Svart is, without a doubt, the best specialty coffee bar in Trondheim. Head barista Tony Jacobsen has roasted coffee since 2012, competed as a barista for years, and opened his own store in 2015. In 2021, they moved locations to the Arkitektenes Hus (the architect's house) in the city center. You can usually find Tony behind the bar making the drinks himself.

Super Hero Burger

Olav Tryggvasons Gate 1, Trondheim, Norway

In the center of Trondheim city, look for a blue-painted building with a logo that resembles that of Superman. Super Hero Burger is a great option for a late-night snack after drinking – most days it's open until 3:30 in the morning! The beef patties are ground in-house and grilled on a Josper, which gives them a smokey, umami flavor. Then, they are packed between house-made burger buns, and topped with plenty of melted cheese and sauce. Sloppy and delicious!

Koie Ramen

Thomas Angells gate 1, Trondheim, Norway

The Oslo ramen hotspot has expanded to Trondheim, bringing bowls of noodles to Bartebyen (Moustache City). Koie makes their own broth and noodles from scratch and offers four different varieties of ramen: mazemen, shio, miso, and tonkotsu. In addition to ramen, they also serve gyoza (Japanese dumplings) and fried chicken karaage (a must order!).

Dromedar Kaffebar

Nordre gate 2, Trondheim, Norway

Dromedar Kaffebar is a small chain of coffee shops, with cafés in Bergen and Ålesund as well, but the origin is Trondheim where they currently have seven locations. As Trondheim's first specialty coffee bar, they were also among the first to adopt the Scandinavian style of more light-roasted coffee beans, and various techniques of hand-brewing coffee. Enjoy your drink with baked goods or sandwiches.

To Rom & Kjøkken

Carl Johans gate 5, Trondheim, Norway

Since 2005, To Rom Og Kjøkken ("Two Rooms and Kitchen") has served as Trondheim's classic European restaurant. Although the cooking is inspired by French and Mediterranean cuisine, most of the ingredients are local and seasonal. Proprietor Roar Hildonen takes great pride in the Trøndelag region. Expect well-known taste combinations and flavors rather than more modern and creative cooking. We enjoyed the perfectly cooked scallops, and the turbot served with a rich, creamy butter sauce. The food is paired with conventional wines and served by friendly and service-minded waiters.

Raus Bar

Nordre gate 21, Trondheim, Norway

Raus Bar is a cocktail bar by the award-winning bartender Jørgen Dons, and it's easily Trondheim's best spot for a mixed drink. Whether you are looking for something classic or more modern, experienced bartenders can guide your choice in the right direction. We enjoyed a deliciously acidic passion fruit drink, and a milder, rounder, yet refreshing mix of mandarin and aquavit.


Ørjaveita 4, Trondheim, Norway

Fagn is a Nordic restaurant from chef Jonas Andre Nåvik – alumni of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea in Chicago. On Credoveita, in the old location of Heidi Bjerkan's Credo, he has created a fine-dining restaurant on the first floor, and a more relaxed restaurant and cocktail bar on the second floor. Fagn was the first Trondheim to receive a Michelin star, back in 2019.

Bula Neobistro

Prinsens gate 32, Trondheim, Norway

Chef Reneé Fagerhøi grew up on a farm, and as a child she dreamed about all the food she couldn’t have in the Trøndelag region. At her restaurant Bula Neobistro, she takes those dreams and turns them into reality, in a menu where fast food meets fine dining. A gas station hot dog is refined with house-made sausage, bread, and toppings. Dishes range from her signature pig’s ear chicharron to the simple and banal dish of melted cheese in a cup with croutons for dipping.

Le Bistro

Munkegata 25, Trondheim, Norway

Chefs Mette Beate Evensen and Martin Hovdal have taken over the kitchen at Le Bistro. The couple has a background working in high-end kitchens, like the former one-Michelin-starred restaurant Ylajali, and three-starred Maaemo in Oslo, and most recently ran Røst Teaterbistro in Trondheim together. Now they are cooking up French fare at the bistro, with a focus on local Norwegian produce. We adored the squid ink pasta with a butter sauce and caviar, and the dry-aged Trøndelag entrecôte.

Britannia Hotel

Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim, Norway

The Britannia Hotel has been an icon and a gathering hub in Trondheim since 1870. After a three-year, $160 million dollar (1.5 billion NOK) renovation in 2019, the hotel was transformed once again into the pinnacle of modern luxury. The award-winning, five-star hotel has every amenity you could dream of – fabulous room service breakfast, afternoon tea in the Palm Court, a stunning and extremely relaxing spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two restaurants (Brasserie Britannia and Jonathan Grill), a cocktail bar, wine bar, and the fine dining restaurant Speilsalen, which received its first Michelin star in 2020.


Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim, Norway

Speilsalen is the flagship restaurant in the newly renovated Britannia Hotel. The name translates to "The Hall of Mirrors," which is fitting for such a grand fine dining restaurant. Bocuse d’Or silver medalist Christopher Davidsen is the head chef, and award-winning sommelier Nikolai Haram Svorte leads the wine program, so the bar is set high. The historic dining room is spectacular, and the presentations are some of the most stunning we've seen in a restaurant. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star less than a year after opening, and, in our opinion, it won't be long before they earn the second.

Brasserie Britannia

Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim, Norway

If you’re looking for a quintessential French bistro, look no further than the Brasserie at Britannia. You’ll find Trondheim’s best burger on their menu, alongside fantastic French classics like the French onion soup, the Croque Madame, and the Moules Frites. Of course, there are seasonal specialties as well. (Added bonus: this is practically the only restaurant open in Trondheim on Sundays and Mondays!) Before your dinner, grab a handcrafted drink in Britannia’s cocktail bar, and stop by Vinbaren (the wine bar) for a nightcap after your meal. Here, they have an extensive wine list showcasing all the gems in their cellar, as well as really fun wines by the glass – including Krug Champagne and Chateau d’Yquem.

Sellanraa Bok & Bar

Kongens gate 2, Trondheim, Norway

Don’t be fooled by the mundane looking exteriors of this book store and café – it’s much cozier inside! Sellanraa is one of the best coffee shops in town. In addition to well-known roasters like Tim Wendelboe and Coffee Collective, you can also choose the local purveyor Pala from Trondheim. Get a juicy Chemex hand-brew or an espresso-based drink. The dishes on offer are simple and generally consist of just a few high-quality ingredients. We loved the seasonal mushroom toast and the lamb "bab," which was kind of like a kebab, but served on a savory pancake. Sellanraa is a great lunch spot!

Isak Brød & Bar

Kongens gate 2, Trondheim, Norway

Sellanraa has expanded their empire and opened a bakery located next door to their original café. While at Sellanraa you can indulge in a full lunch, drop by Isak for a cup of coffee, a toast, and a sweet treat – or take a loaf of bread or a bag of coffee beans to go.

Anders Husa

Anders Husa and Kaitlin Orr are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.