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Arresten

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Prinsens gt 6, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 995 80 447
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Arresten is a local restaurant with a completely unique atmosphere in...
Arresten is a local restaurant with a completely unique atmosphere in Andenes, situated way above the arctic circle in Northern Norway. Arresten is actually the old jail in Andenes, restored with much love, as well as a lot of the original features intact. Everywhere you look you'll see bits and pieces from old times on shelves, covering the walls and dangling from the ceiling. You can sit in one of the original cells, or in front of the fireplace and have a wonderful candlelight dinner prepared with fresh fish from the fjord right outside, order from our extensive beer menu and enjoy our delicious home made dessert such as our own cloud-berry Creme Brulee, gorgeous pies, chocolate temptations and much, much more. We specialize in local fish, seafood meat, beef, lamb and as much as we possibly can, everything we serve is as genuine, and as locally produced as possible. We make, create and produce everything ourselves without shortcuts. This of course includes baking our own bread, cakes, cookies, pies and desserts. We only use real butter, lots of cream and...With every breath we take we put our heart and soul into every single plate we serve. Come by, stay a while, eat, drink, live, love and laugh... Fall in love with Arresten just as we have!
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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in Andenes.

Even you do not have too many places to chose, this has nice food, nice personel, nice place. Little bit expensive but it is worth to have lunch there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jaime L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tromso, Norway
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had never heard of the restaurant, and popped in with a friend after sightseeing at amazing Andøya. It was a cosy place, with a local, old fashion decor. Friendly and welcoming staff, who tried to answer all my questions as best they could. One did try to "bluff" me when he didn't know the answer... ;-) I had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Even you do not have too many places to chose, this has nice food, nice personel, nice place. Little bit expensive but it is worth to have lunch there.

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Flensburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice place and a good alternative to other bigger places in Andenes. The food was ok, nothing special and for norwegian standard ok priced. Nice service and atmosphere in the restaurant. All ober nothing special but decent food.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here with my son while on holiday in northern Norway. We had a hamburger, red snapper and beer. All very nice! Service was also very attentive and nice. And prices reasonable. My recommendation in Andenes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Arresten resembles a very cozy and authentic version of a prison, which it potentially was a long time ago. The interior is super nice, and the staff working there gave a solid and good impression. We had the fish soup, and it tasted delicious! It had a good creemy feel to it and its spicyness gave us good warmth on... More 

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Cumbria, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited Arresten twice on a short trip to Andenes and it was the highlight of our visit. The food was top quality on both visits, both main courses and desserts. Halibut and local rosefish were superbly fresh and well prepared, as was the lamb (huge portions!) and homemade burgers that we had. Pan fried potatoes were offered as an... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lamb was superb. Had a great seafood appetizer. Service was friendly and excellent. Creame brûlée was very good and included a Cloudberry to make it a special treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Recommended for two reasons. First there are not many restaurants to chose from, and second, the service was very good. Selection of food was good enough, where fish is dominant on the menu, as it should be in this area. The whale beef was small but tasty. The food was disappointing cold when served, and there could be more on... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went there with colleagues for lunch. The staff was very friendly and the fish was great! Very pleasant atmosphere too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The restaurant was recommended to us as popular with locals. But after we had walked in and sat down we were informed that the kitchen had closed at 7pm (this was a Sunday). There was only one other place open in the whole of Andenes - the Da Vinci which, although empty, turned out to serve good, authentic Italian food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prinsens gt 6, Andenes 8480, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Andoy Municipality  >  Andenes
  • Phone Number: +47 995 80 447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Arresten is a local restaurant with a completely unique atmosphere in Andenes, situated way above the arctic circle in Northern Norway. Arresten is actually the old jail in Andenes, restored with much love, as well as a lot of the original features intact. Everywhere you look you'll see bits and pieces from old times on shelves, covering the walls and dangling from the ceiling. You can sit in one of the original cells, or in front of the fireplace and have a wonderful candlelight dinner prepared with fresh fish from the fjord right outside, order from our extensive beer menu and enjoy our delicious home made dessert such as our own cloud-berry Creme Brulee, gorgeous pies, chocolate temptations and much, much more. We specialize in local fish, seafood meat, beef, lamb and as much as we possibly can, everything we serve is as genuine, and as locally produced as possible. We make, create and produce everything ourselves without shortcuts. This of course includes baking our own bread, cakes, cookies, pies and desserts. We only use real butter, lots of cream and...With every breath we take we put our heart and soul into every single plate we serve. Come by, stay a while, eat, drink, live, love and laugh... Fall in love with Arresten just as we have!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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