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Hvelvet restaurant

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French, Seafood, European, Norwegian, International
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Stortorget 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 907 29 100
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 50
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special menu during Youth Olympics 2016

Now during the Youth Olympics they have a special menu with the finest ingredients and tastes of Norway. It can be served as 3,5 or 7-cours dinner, accompanied with the best selection of wines (wine menu costs extra). As a starter we had a creme soup of Earth Apple with Fenalår. This was a soup... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Eveliis K
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Lillehammer, Norway
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Lillehammer, Norway
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now during the Youth Olympics they have a special menu with the finest ingredients and tastes of Norway. It can be served as 3,5 or 7-cours dinner, accompanied with the best selection of wines (wine menu costs extra). As a starter we had a creme soup of Earth Apple with Fenalår. This was a soup of Masterclass. So delicate and... More 

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Thank Eveliis K
hersonissos,crete,greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hvelvet is situated right in the center of town on a very impressive building that used to be a bank. During the second world war this was the bank the norwegian goverment choosed to keep the gold of the country in order to protect it from the Nazi. Excelent service from people knowing their job,great food,and a wonderful atmosphere. Surly... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have been living in Lillehammer for 6 months and what I have missed most is good quality food. I was sure this town does not have a place what you really could call a restaurant with capital R. I was wrong. Hvelvet is a real restaurant. Excellent food (if you're in town now try the "lutefisk" - it's wonderful),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The building used to be the old bank - where the businessmen, farmers and lumbermen from the valley kept their money. During World War II the norwegian government hide the gold-reserves here for the nazis right after the occupation of Norway. Today you can have a gourmet-dinner here, with good food and good drinks. The restaurant has several times won... More 

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Thank Erik S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a lovely place! The restaurant is located in the building which was formerly a bank. I went with a group of friends, so we had a room reserved only for us. It's beautifully decorated, and the food is great.

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Thank GBaroni
Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Hvelvet is a place I would recommend both from a food quality point of view, to service and atmosphere. But be aware, there are beauty spots spotted ... The restaurant occupy the old localities built for the national bank - and you can even dine in the vault that kept all of the nations gold reserves away for a while... More 

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Thank Tor A
Lillehammer, Norway
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yesteday evening I was taken to Hvelvet by my wife, as my birthday present from her and our children. This was our first visit here, and it turned out to be a most enjoyable and tasteful one. We both had a three course meal with wine to follow each dish, starting with scampi on a bed of greens for my... More 

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Thank asamarsh
Gjovik
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were four friends celebrating, and had a really nice evening. The food was totally awsome to nice prices. Staff was verry service minded and entertaining without beeing "pushy". Stayed there longer the we attended too becouse the enviroment, service and quality all over kept us there :) They also keep a small menu, not 100 dishes. The dishes on... More 

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Thank Arnt G
Lillehammer, Norway
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My kjære treated me to a birthday surprise with 10 friends in the vault at this converted bank. We had venison & wine sauce, mushroom soup and an amazing dessert. I have never, ever had venison I liked until just then--when I had it done just right! I have not had fine dining like this in a long time, and... More 

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Thank JT S
Oslo, Norway
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited place while on the short trip to Lillehammer. We got attracted by location of the place. It used to be an old bank. We weren't disappointed. Places looks very cool and you can see big, heavy doors to the vault. Pretty cool. Could be a bit lighter ;) We ordered 3 course dinner. We also got some nice bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stortorget 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oppland  >  Lillehammer
  • Phone Number: +47 907 29 100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 64
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, European, Norwegian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?