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Those who love seafood will be delighted with Havfruen, the oldest Seafood restaurant in Trondheim; a Place with high quality standards and a nice atmosphere. It is located next to the Old Town Bridge, nearby Nidaros Cathedral, in one of the oldest pier houses by the river Nidelven. It houses history back to the 18th Century. The menu features a rich selection of fish and shellfish,always the best of the season. You can choose from different meals in our A la Carte menu. We also have meat on the menu. You can reserve a table or just drop in. We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 17.00 and the Kitchen closes at 22.00. The restaurant also offers a private room, seating 16 persons and a banqueting
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
FEATURES
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate a 3-course dinner here at Havfruen. Tastful food with some twist, nice staff and cozy atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank gnylend
Reviewed September 14, 2019

Perfectly cooked halibut, gorgeous view overlooking the river, helpful service. Recommended to me by a local.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank AccidentalSoutherner
Reviewed September 4, 2019

I had a very good dinner at this restaurant which is situated on the river and in an old warehouse. The restaurant itself has the a beamed ceiling and wooden floorboards - all of which adds to the ambience. We all had starters and a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank SeamusOL3
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting overlooking the canal. Lovely sophisticated yet informal restaurant design. Great informal, but perfect, professional service. And the fish was divine. My friend had the best very lightly smoked soft fluffy moist salmon I have ever tasted. My coconut and lemon grass fish soup...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank G6914KIjuliem
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed July 15, 2019

Beautiful modern dinner spot overlooking the river. 3 course choices were superb and almost perfectly explained in English ("whale beef" was the "meat of the week"). Expensive by US standards but not for Norway!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 233johng
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed July 13, 2019

We were on a cruise and had a concert the evening at the Cathedral. Friends had a reservation for dinner at this restaurant and asked if we would like to join them, a boy were we happy we did. The food was absolutely fabulous !...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Gilbert R
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Dear Gilbert, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed June 26, 2019

Very nice old building with a nice view over the river and the old wooden houses on the opposite side. We had a seven course menu, mainly seafood and fish. That was something else! But the wine menu that went together with the meals was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank dag007
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Dear Dag, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed June 18, 2019

This is a great restaurant. Located in an old, wooden riverfront building, the location is very good. The service is good and the food is even better. Also, the tourist rush seems to flow elsewhere; so one can have a peaceful meal and enjoy the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank speninosmith
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Nine of us booked dinner here and with no regrets. Those who read my reviews will have noticed that I seldom rate anything 5 out of 5, however, this establishment certainly deserves this. Menu is very limited, however the food is excellent. All selections are...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank strathdon65
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely Team Havfruen

Reviewed December 12, 2018

During my three weeks in Trondheim, this restaurant had the best meal during my time there. I had the fortune to dine just as their Christmas menu was released. My choice for the evening was the pan seared duck. This meal was expertly prepared and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrRich4BNA
Jeanette H, Informasjonssjef at Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate it and are glad to hear you had a great experience at Havfruen. Welcome back! Sincerely, Team havfruen.

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