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Arresten

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Dessert, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian
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Prinsens gt 6, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 995 80 447
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Today
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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best food we had in Norway!!

Very cosy place with friendly staff. The food was excellent so we went for diner one night & lunch the next day. All we had was delicious: fried cod tongues, halibut & pollock for diner, salads and the best fish soup I ever had, for lunch. The house wine is great & there is also a big variety of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Elda M
,
Paros, Greece
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Paros, Greece
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Very cosy place with friendly staff. The food was excellent so we went for diner one night & lunch the next day. All we had was delicious: fried cod tongues, halibut & pollock for diner, salads and the best fish soup I ever had, for lunch. The house wine is great & there is also a big variety of beers... More 

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Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fire burning, friendly professional staff, great food, prepared by a local cook with passion! Just what you need after spending the daylight hours in the arctic.

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Amsterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We ate at this restaurant 3 times (1x lunch and 2x diner) this past weekend (Jan 31, 2015). This is a small restaurant (25-30 seats) serving local food (fish!) as well as some standard fare such as a burger (they serve meat as well but as I don't eat meat I skipped this part of the menu). The menu changes... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great food day after day, very friendly staff and excellent cooks. Form rendeer to halibut or saln, all mails for days in a row were excellent, and don`t forget t try the cheesecake as desert.

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Waco, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I don't eat meat, but the chef was more than willing to make me a delicious omelet. Molten chocolate cake afterwards was a real treat.

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Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I loved this little restaurant. The chef came out to speak with the patrons, was friendly, tolerant when I said surprise me with anything on the menu and the food was awesome. Having been travelling for six months of 2014 in different places nearly every night I can honestly say it was one of the nicest meals I've had for... 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 8 - 38
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian

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