Where to Eat in Lillehammer: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 24, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Lillehammer gained international fame as the host of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Since then, tourism has flourished in this Norwegian city. Skiing is excellent, of course, but even non-skiers can experience the thrill of the slopes by taking a lift to the top of Lysgårdsbakken Olympic ski jump site. Explore the awesome collections and structures of the Maihaugen open-air museum or hike the Fåberg Cultural Trail to the site of ancient petroglyphs.
Things to do in Lillehammer

1. Lillehammer Bryggeri

Elvegata 19, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European Dinner, Drinks +47 61 25 28 90
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Lillehammer Bryggeri

Closed in 1983 - reopened in 2006. A short summary of something sorely missed. However, thanks to the efforts of local enthusiasts, with a passion for history, culture and quality beer, the wait is over and Lillehammer Bryggeri has been reborn. The brewery operates on a smaller scale, but the beer is better - a lot better. Visit our pub and restaurant, and you will discover this for yourself. We are located in premises built in the 1850s, on a site where first a distillery was established and then a brewery in 1847. Originally, this was home to Hammer'n, a cotter's farm belonging to Hammer Farm from which the town derives its name. Lillehammer Bryggeri aims to provide its customers with an interesting environment reflecting the town's cultural and industrial history. An area we are particularly passionate about is the advancement and development of industry along the Mesna river. The river, which flows through the heart of the town, has long been the lifeblood of the local community. Drop in and expand your knowledge of Lillehammer and its history, and at the same time enjoy our locally produced food and beverages. The brewery is fully licensed, and has a 120-people capacity. In unique surroundings our guests are able to feel, touch and taste the town's history - from beer and food to stories about the first coppersmith and modern-day events such as the 17th Winter Olympics.

Reviewed By LondonGreeny - London

We dined here two nights end of January, On both nights the place was all for ourselves and we really enjoyed that. The lady at the bar Olga, was very nice to us; she explained the type of local beers they produce and as i was curious she told me about the nicknack they have in their cabinets. These photos and memorabilia about the past history of the local people and economic activities bring the place alive. It is very charming with a vault ceiling as it used to be a cellar for storing the tank of beer the factory produced.
We enjoyed the food, We wanted to eat something typical Norwegian, we had the meat platter, baccalao and the mousse stew. We enjoyed everything.
We tried several of their beers and it is nice to taste a fresh beer with a strong taste. Not to mention the acquavit, we tried the sweet and dry ones.
All in all, we would highly recommend this place. It has retained a genuine feel about itself. Most of other places are more commercially driven. in addition I would say it is value for money compared to other places

2. Nikkers

Elvegata 18, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$102 - HK$298 +47 61 24 74 30
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 355 reviews

Nikkers

Reviewed By Tom H - Santa Cruz, California

We found this delightful restaurant while walking toward the ski jump and stopped in for lunch. Since it was a nice day we sat outside and shared the hamburger and the pig knuckles. The burger was delicious and featured a unique sauce and the usual pickles and tomatoes. One of the best I’ve ever had. The lamb shanks were small but well prepared. It was a wonderful break in the day to sit on the patio and eat (and sip our delicious cold beers) while listening to the adjacent river rumbling down below. There is also inside Seating.

3. Hvelvet restaurant

Stortorget 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Norwegian, Scandinavian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$71 +47 907 29 100
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Hvelvet restaurant

Reviewed By Kas2356 - Brussels, Belgium

Hvelvet means The Vault. Youn can eat here where the Norwegian gold was stored for some days in April 1940 when German troops were trazing the Norwegian King, the Government escaping from Oslo . 25 tons of gold followed from the National Bank of Norway. The gold came to London and stayed there during there war.
The restaurant has two levels and is one of very few restaurants in Lillehammer with a higher standard and seams to survive. The food is good, the wine cellar even better and the interior is a bit dark or somber.

4. Ming Restaurant

Storgata 130, Lillehammer 2615, Norway Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$149 - HK$235 +47 61 26 04 71
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Ming Restaurant

Ming Restaurant is a well-established Chinese restaurant on the Northern end of Lillehammers main road with many years of happy customers behind it. A balance of experienced quality service and a high quality kitchen make every visit both highly enjoyable and rewarding. The menu contains both Chinese and Asian dishes, all of which are served in generous portions at reasonable prices.

Reviewed By EpicKiKKo - Hønefoss

The food was good, but not excellent. The service and the atmosphere was great! My food was less tasty than I wanted and expected. They don't really make it spicy at all.

5. Bryggerikjelleren

Elvegata 19, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +47 61 27 06 60
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Bryggerikjelleren

The restaurant is one of the town's most popular, and is located in the old Lillehammer Brewery's beer cellar dating back to 1855. Guests can enjoy the best a la carte menu in town, but remember to make a reservation when you are planning a visit. The elegant bar is located in the heart of the establishment, and is a popular meeting place for anyone looking to enjoy a beer or Gin and Tonic in an old-world setting. A large selection of wines from our extensive wine cellar is also available.

Reviewed By meyerste - Lucerne, Switzerland

Because we were seated next to a group of 12 people which was quite noisy, our waitor offered us a calmer table which we gladly accepted. We had good steaks and a very good dessert recommendation.

6. Dinner 68

Storgata 68 B, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +47 61 25 00 50
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Dinner 68

Reviewed By Daan L - Blaricum, The Netherlands

Incidentally passing Lillehammer, we were pleasantly surprised by this Chinese restaurant that offered genuine and deliciously prepared Chinese dishes. The service was professional and very friendly and we enjoyed the pleasant ambiance sitting outside on the mosquito-free Terrace. We all four recommend this pleasant restaurant.

7. Cafe Stift

Kirkegata 41 | Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Bar, International, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$251 +47 940 53 179
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Cafe Stift

After arriving into Lillehammer via train and taking a three minute stroll, you begin to see the sweet quaintness Lillehammer has to offer. Another minute of walking and you meet the historic Kulturhuset Banken, the culture house of Lillehammer. Set on the first floor of Kulturhuset Banken you will find Cafe Stift. In warmer months, the cafe expands onto the front stone courtyard of the building, creating a perfect alfresco feel to enjoy the great outdoors. Inside the cafe, you can see and feel the timeless culture. Having been built in 1895, with high ceilings, antique chandeliers, original windows and woodwork, you wish the walls could talk. The natural and classic environment set by the Kulturhuset Banken combined with Cafe Stifts' new and original vibe sets an undeniable atmosphere, adding to the lovely Lillehammer, to enjoy within the company of a friend, family, or yourself. Hjertelig velkommen til oss på Cafe Stiff!

Reviewed By thehungrydaydreamer - UK

Good coffee and luckily for us, high chairs were available, very fun kilt spray painted gold. No food available as such and a little quiet, but some good muffins and friendly staff!Hello and thank you for the review! Yes, you came to us on a day the kitchen was unfortunately not open! Kitchen open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00. Hope to see you again soon.

8. Park Cafe'n

Storgata 26, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +47 991 62 624
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Park Cafe'n

Reviewed By Jack Mikkel R - Norway

This place have a large outdoor Seating area.. Often with lots of people on busy summer days. The food was alright and the beer even better. A little pricy but the garden/park-feeling is totally worth it.
The staff are friendly, mostly organized and service is usually with a smile. Also a good place to meet some new friends or listen to random Concerts or events. Try it!

9. Stasjonen Cafe & Restaurant

Jernbanetorget 4, Lillehammer 2609, Norway Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, International, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$196 +47 61 26 00 24
Excellent
36%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Stasjonen Cafe & Restaurant

At our restaurant you can relax and enjoy time alone or with friends, family or colleagues. We have a various meny with international and local food. Eather if you will have a good lunch a ordinary dinner or just coffe and a homemade cake we are the place for you. Welcome to the Stasjonen – at the Railway Station in the downtown of Lillehammer.

Reviewed By Penguin888 - Hamburg, Germany

We had reserved for dinner with over 40 people. But we reached hours late. But they are very flexible, especially for Norwegian standard. Also unusual the usual fish, mostly tasteless and expensive in Norwegian Restaurants was quite economical and had great taste with a special gravy. The girls were attending quick and with a very friendly and personal attitude. OK, as in most Norwegian Restaurants. No desert available. Not even the local cookies. There was even time for a stroll through the pedestrian area with lively pups in two minutes walking distance

10. Dudeburger.no

Gudbrandsdalsvegen 191 | Oppland, Lillehammer 2619, Norway Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, Italian, American, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$86 - HK$157 +47 906 41 111
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

Dudeburger.no

Welcome to dudeburger.no in Lillehammer. Our specialities are real italian pizza baked in woodfired oven and grilled burgers. Licence for beer & wine. Free private and safe parking.

Reviewed By Steve H - Ashtead, United Kingdom

A very modern take on a pizza and burger restaurant. Fresh cooked food and at excellent value. The surroundings are contemporary and the staff very helpful. A great place to stop by for a great burger or pizza. Highly Recommended.

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