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The reviews are true; this place is outstanding.
We were lucky to be there for a wedding reception - the English family! - and the food was delicious for every course. The crab soup served outside, the seafood sharing dishes, the halibut with asparagus and...the traditional cream layer dessert. If you can get to Fosnavåg you must book Skotholmen and go out on the boat for the fantastic views and the history of the old building which is very welcoming. Magnus and all the team are excellent at this exceptional restaurant. I am sorry we don’t have this kind of experience in London!More
It is unlikely that you will have the same experience that my wife and I did, but this story needs to be shared. We were on our fourth day of a two-week Norway vacation. I had made reservations at Kami Skotholmen several months in advance,...and had been looking forward to a romantic dinner on the little island ever since. That day we were to have spent the afternoon hiking on Runde Island, anticipating viewing the nesting puffins, but rain and the threat of thunderstorms made us rethink those plans. Still, we took the drive from Alesund and then worked our way to Fosnavag to catch the boat to the restaurant. By the time we got there it was pouring, the water taxi was tied up, and there wasn't a soul to be found. We felt defeated. It was then that I retrieved a 2-hour old email from Magnus, asking if we were in town yet, and if, perhaps, we were rethinking dinner as well, as all of his other reservations had cancelled. We told him we were all dressed up with nowhere else to go, so without hesitation he came to retrieve us in his little, open, outboard motor boat. Then, in spite of the rain, he asked if we'd like to take a little detour and perhaps recoup some of our lost Runde experience. He then proceeded to take us to the south side of Runde, to a place hikers can't reach, where we saw hundreds of thousands of nesting birds, and hundreds more swimming puffins just yards ahead of our boat. It was an awe-inspiring sight, and an incredible, heartwarming gesture... When we finally disembarked on the island we were soaked, but ready for a warming drink and whatever else the chef had in mind. Turns out it was just the three of us there (plus some hopeful sea gulls), and we lingered by the kitchen with Magnus as he prepared five courses of one of the most memorable meals I've ever had, including whale tartare (a first for us) and a crab soup, the recipe for which should be in a vault with armed guards. It was extraordinary. The entire evening was extraordinary. And Magnus – pilot, guide, host, and culinary artist – is as warm and genuine a person as he is a talented chef... If you're lucky enough to find yourself in that part of Norway, GO. And if you're even luckier, maybe it will be raining!More
We enjoyed the most beautiful scenery at a the gourmet restaurant on a tiny islet. The small boat the brought us from Fosnavåg to the islet took 10 minutes. The chef met us at the boat and we came into a beautiful renovated house. We...got an outstanding food experience with local food and an excellent choice of wines while the sun was setting into the North Sea. The atmosphere was extraordinary. I was so proud to show my friends this hidden pearl so close to Fosnavåg where I was raised. I am still overwhelmed by the experience!More
This restaurant is on a remote island, accessible by boat. There is no menu, you decide when you book how many courses you want (or if you have any food allergies etc) and when you get there, depending on what's seasonal, that's what you get....We were served fish dishes, and boy, were we satisfied! Starter was a classic fish soup, slightly tart with a creamy finish. Our exquisite mains was a cusk ("brosma"in Norwegian) fish dish with layers of complex flavours that melded into a perfectly executed dish. The dessert was equally memorable with the brownie cheesecake paired with a passion fruit jelly - match made in heaven. I highly recommend this place, and will definitely be coming back again.More
Super location close to nature at a private island. Rustic tasteful locations with history in the walls. Very nice to see the food beeing prepared in the open kitchen with the open sea behind them.
We had a 5 course meal which were superb. Crabcake,...lobatersoup. Hotsmoled whale and Hake. Dessert was o little taste of many things. The food was great. The service was good and professional. The fish is fresh and local catch. I'll be back many times.More
Had a great stay at Skotholmen, Charming place and a wonderful concept. The food was very good and it was great to take part and following the cooking. Hope you get many good years to come and that you develop the concept further, everything is...ready for it.More
This restaurant is on a small island, so you have to get here by boat.
It`s located by the ocean, and the view is stunning. This makes the experience so special.
They serve mostly fish food at top level. The fish was fresh caught by...local fishermen.
We were served cod, and the food was superb.
Prices are reasonable , and great service.
There is no wall between the restaurant and kitchen, and by the kitchen there is big windows towards the ocean, wich makes a good work invorement for the chefs. They seemed happy. Happy and qualified chefs and waiters along with superb seafood in fantastic invorements makes this restaurant excellent.More
Very nice setting. Really perfect how they managed to keep autentic the building and setting. We got a tour includinf interesting explanation regarding the history of the location, you really sense the past... Perfect food in an autentic setting.
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The restaurant will be open from middle of June to late August. If you have a car we suggest a 20-25min drive from Runde to Fosnavåg. At Thon Hotel Fosnavåg we have a passenger boat that will... More
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The restaurant will be open from middle of June to late August. If you have a car we suggest a 20-25min drive from Runde to Fosnavåg. At Thon Hotel Fosnavåg we have a passenger boat that will take you to Skotholmen for NOK170,- per person (round trip).
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