"Faroe Islands"

Áarstova

Áarstova

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

In Tórshavn, the archipelago’s capital, for dinner you go downtown, literary. In the short drive from the hills to the harbour it’s still light. If you think you’ve experienced Nordic hippy Romanticism in all its forms, wait until you see Tinganes and the Old Town. They will become your new romantic spots. Áarstova is a small historical corner house with grass roof. You will fall for its fairy-tale look straight away. It’s a classic restaurant that blends tradition, elegance and unique flavours. We had langoustine bisque, served in a white tureen, baked potatoes, exquisite French red, and braised lamb; the best ever. This well known address is already one of our favourites. Coup de coeur in Tórshavn.

KOKS

KOKS

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

There must be an unspoken agreement between Tórshavn and the restaurant Koks as every night, for almost three hours the same natural and human wonder unfolds. Every table is a first row seat with views over the two docks and the ever-changing bay water. Dinner at Koks is exquisite Japanese food with the melancholic colours of the Faroe Islands. Taste is distilled from the local landscape that is together island, ocean and pasture. Half of the enjoyment comes from watching Chef Poul Andrias Ziska cooking, alternating land and sea in a dance that is wild, celestial, and out of this time.

Barbara Fish House

Barbara Fish House

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

At Barbara Fish House, you feel like a message in a bottle in familiar waters. This adorable tiny fish bistro sits opposite Áarstova. Salt flakes in shells, thick crunchy French sliced bread, homemade mayo, Royal Copenhagen vintage china, fragrant homemade bouillabaisse and warm marzipan pear pie. The waiters continuously appear and disappear through a loft wooden staircase. An elderly man helps his wife with her night-blue coat. Old fashion elegance and surreal magic: a world to peek into through the tiny white windows, your nose against the glass.