Mandal Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mandal

August 2, 2017 Terina Blouin

Discover the best restaurant in Mandal, Norway including Provianten, Fiskelaget, Hr.Redaktor, Kastellet Restaurant, Kjobmandsgaarden, Marna Cafe, Marinaen Restaurant, Edgar's Bakeri & Konditori, Stjerna, Smoi
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1. Provianten

Store Elvegate 45A, Mandal 4514, Norway Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards European, Scandinavian Brunch, Lunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$424 +47 482 78 888
Excellent
39%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 192 reviews

Provianten

Provianten is a genuine and local restaurant with inspirations from all over the great cuisines in Europe. It offers Norwegian fresh fish and seafood from the sea right beside and fresh homemade pasta and pizza from the stone oven as a part of the Italian cuisine. Located in Mandal right by the south coast of Norway. Here you will experience a one of a kind visit thanks to the different workshops. Such as: Micro brewery and distillery - Here we make several different beers and spirits Bakery - Fresh bread every day from the bakery, with everything from pastries to tasty Danish rye bread Coffee roastery - Home roasted coffee from all over the world Pottery and Art - Artesanal ceramics ranging from bowls and plates to sculptures and creations for candles

Reviewed By guv0 - Mandal, Norway

The Provianten restaurant is not only a restaurant; they have their own micro brewery, distillery, coffee roasting and deli shop. It's a good idea just to have a look at the premises and enjoy one of their sandwiches (my favourite: liver pate with bacon) and a "presskanne" of locally roasted coffee. Their different beers are also delicious, but because of Norwegian taxes on alcohol, the prices go sky high! Or what do you think about NOK 120 = US$ 15 for a 0.4 glass? The same thing goes for their local spirits.
The menu comprises dishes from "sea and land". They also serve good tapas.
They have a roof Terrace overlooking the river. Here you can enjoy a good meal or just sip at one of their local beers. If you are lucky, you will see salmon jumping in the river.
The staff is friendly, a little bit slow sometimes, especially out on the Terrace. They speak English, some German and one even Polish. The staff is international in the summmer time.
I charming place with a lot of atmosphere!

2. Fiskelaget

Bryggegata 1, Mandal 4514, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Norwegian Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$251 +47 38 27 18 70
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Fiskelaget

Fiskelaget is centrally located on the waterfront in Mandal. Every morning fishermen deliver their catch to the restaurant, which offers a wide selection of fish and shellfish. Fiskelaget also has a range of lunch dishes and take out dishes on offer, including warm fishcakes, prawn baguettes, fish stir fry, fish lasagne, fish soup etc. You can either take the food with you or enjoy a meal on the Terrace on the roof, where you have great views of the river and its guest harbour.

Reviewed By Periscope - Lindesnes Municipality, Norway

The fishermens own outlet. You may bring it home or enjoy it at the roof-top restaurant.

3. Hr.Redaktor

Store Elvegate 23 A, Mandal 4514, Norway Lunch, Dinner +47 38 27 15 30
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Hr.Redaktor

Reviewed By PFP - Norway

Interesting place and very centrally located in the historic district. Food was very good, prices in the high range but well worth it. The price of wines were more out of pace with what you find elsewhere and the selection was somewhat limited. Service was exceptionally good and you only wish you would find this kind of attitude at other restaurants in Norway. Well worth a visit if you are in or near Mandal.

4. Kastellet Restaurant

Kastellgata 12 E, Mandal 4514, Norway Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff European Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +47 38 60 08 20
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Kastellet Restaurant

Reviewed By Andre882014 - Heusden, The Netherlands

First of all: I've met lovely people at Kastellet, easy going, time for a chat and helpful when I needed a camping place for the night. For the rest: nice spot, beautiful Terrace (looking over the harbour), great (ceaser) salade and a wonderful cappuccino!

5. Kjobmandsgaarden

Store Elvegate 57, Mandal 4517, Norway +47 36 26 12 76
Excellent
20%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

This small hotel in Mandal offers an exciting range of dishes served in cosy surroundings. The menu changes daily in accordance with the availability of fresh produce and in order to offer a variety of new dishes for guests. The chefs have extensive experience with functions, both in the restaurant or at external locations. The flexible catering service aims to meet the needs of all customers, including businesses that may require regular meals after hours. Or why not invite a chef home, into your own kitchen, to prepare an unforgettable culinary experience for you and yours?

Reviewed By SwedenSkibum - Sweden

We stopped by at Mandal on a Sunday on our way west. It was difficult to find a decent place to eat on a Sunday lunch but Kjopmandsgaarden served a Sunday lunch (fish - "lange" whatever that is in English) that was really good. Recommended!

6. Marna Cafe

Store Elvegate 47 B, Mandal 4514, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, American, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +47 472 44 705
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Marna Cafe

Marna Café is on the waterfront in Mandal. The restaurant has outside Seating throughout the summer, both on a barge on the river and on the quayside Terrace. The bar has possibly the largest selection of drinks in town, and the food menu is a crossover between American and Cajun. We can also offer a range of tapas dishes. The bestselling “Marna Burger” is a must-try classic! During the summer season there is outdoor entertainment from various artists, and the restaurant is also a great place to drop in for lunch when you’re in town. You can moor your boat right on the doorstep!

Reviewed By BK1946 - Newnan, Georgia

We have dined here now 3 times on our trip to Mandal this year. Wife loves the salad with Scampi and I can not get away from the Marna Tapas. All in all a good stop for food, view, Carlsburg beer and good service.Hello William. Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you keep coming back. We hope to see you again. Regards Marna Café v/ Thomas Magnussen

7. Marinaen Restaurant

Tregdeveien 437, Mandal 4516, Norway Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Norwegian HK$102 - HK$502 +47 38 26 88 00
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Marinaen Restaurant

Marinaen Restaurant has Seating for up to 80 guests and also takes bookings for groups and events. If you wish to combine your visit with a meeting or conference, the restaurant also has a meeting room that holds up to 40 persons. In the summer the outdoor Terrace is a great place to while away the hours while watching the boats go by or moor at the Tregde Marina.

Reviewed By Stieid - Stavanger, Norway

We had reserved a table 6 months in advance and given confirmation twice, but still they had forgotten all about us (12 person for an anniversary!).
They also refused to give us food from the menu as they claimed this “closed” at 19:00, instead we were offered “fast food/bar menu” (Hamburger, Sandwich..). No such information was given when the reservation was made.
As we had no other options this evening we chose food from the “bar menu”. Six of us had the hamburger and they served that in 4 different ways (forgetting potatoes, coleslaw and bbq sauce.)
When we were leaving another party arrived, they were given a totally different menu with sea food! We asked to talk to the manager but sadly the one responsible had no time.
(On top of this they also charged some of us cover charge to get in, forgetting to tell us that this was if we wanted to stay and listened to a band. We left before the band started!)

8. Edgar's Bakeri & Konditori

Store Elvegate 39, Mandal 4514, Norway +47 38 26 11 99
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Edgar's Bakeri & Konditori

Reviewed By Bryndis93 - Akureyri, Iceland

They have some nice cakes and pastries in this bakery and the coffee is okay. The main thing wrong was the service, the staff wasn't friendly so it made our experience lacking.

9. Stjerna

Sjoesandveien 2, Mandal 4514, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi International Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$133 - HK$330 +47 907 00 563
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Stjerna

Mandal most popular banquet facilities. We are a summertime restaurant American Steak House inspired but with local adaptations especially in fish and shellfish. The restaurant is right by the beach and is open six weeks each summer from last week in June until the first week in August. Our large outdoor patio overlooking the beach and the sea is certainly preferable a beautiful summer day, but can also be used in bad weather since there are possibilities for roof over most of the patio. The rest of the year this is Mandals most popular banquet facility, and there are about 15-20 weddings here each year in addition to other parties like, confirmations, reunion parties, memorials, birthday parties and Christmas parties. The venue has a capacity of up to 150 inside and 200 seats outside.

Reviewed By Andreas I - Mandal, Norway

Stjerna is something else. An unique eating and drinking experience close to the biggest beach in Mandal during the summer, often accompanied by live music from their own stage. The rest of the year the place is available to rent/use as a locale for everything...MoreHello Andreas. Thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate it a lot. Welcome back. Sincerely Stjerna v/Thomas Magnussen

10. Smoi

Store Elvegate 25, Mandal 4514, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Bar, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +47 38 27 15 00
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Smoi

Reviewed By Pinklady041 - Newbury, United Kingdom

We had supper here on May 15th and had a lovely evening. The pizza was great and my father enjoyed his pasta. Recommended.

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