9 great wine bars and restaurants in Stavanger 2023

Fine dining, casual restaurants and cosy wine bars. In Stavanger there are plenty of places to drink great wine. Here is our guide to the best wine spots in the city.

  1. Phone: +47 940 77 955

    Address: Støperigata 6, Stavanger

    Uncompromising, creative and ambitious are three keywords well suited for describing Bellies. The restaurant lies in a former cannery on the east side of Stavanger. The interior is warm and hospitable and well worth the walk from the centre of town. The menu is entirely plant-based, and the wines are mostly on the natural side. What sets Bellies aside and above other restaurants, however, is the execution. Every dish is intense, complex and exceedingly well balanced, and the wine pairings are some of the best I've had the opportunity to taste in Norway. Regardless of how much of a meat lover...

  2. Phone: +47 51 86 41 58

    Address: Øvre Holmegate 20, Stavanger

    Gaffel & Karaffel is a house of restaurants located in the city centre of Stavanger. It holds several venues that all share the same wine cellar and wine list. On the first floor you find the unformal brasserie Nick & Jonnies and in the basement is the wine bar and the wine cellar. Gaffel & Karaffel has an impressive wine list that is also awarded Two Glasses by Wine Spectator, and holds approximately 850 different wines. Here you find depth of vintages from good producers in classic areas like Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Tuscany and more. The list of Crus from Produttori del Ba...

  3. Phone: +47 51 55 11 11

    Address: Steinkargata 10, Breitorget, Stavanger

    Re-naa Matbaren is well on its way to becoming a culinary institution in Stavanger. Its elegant yet hearty bistro cuisine is among the city's best, the interior is warm and welcoming and the staff hustle and bustle about you in a friendly and efficient manner. The restaurant is part of the growing Re-Naa empire in Stavanger headed by award-winning chef Sven-Erik and his wife Torill Renaa. The couple are not ones to rest on their laurels and more likely than not you'll see them whizzing through the restaurant or greeting you at the door upon your arrival, ready to make you feel comfortable an...

  4. Phone: +47 51 52 20 00

    Address: Niels Juels gate 50, Stavanger

    Unpretentious, busy and welcoming are three words that come to mind when it comes to Matmagasinet. This melting pot lies in Stavanger's lovely Ledaal park and is bustling come rain or shine, snow or sleet. Open for both lunch and dinner, it caters to many appetites, and the outdoor terrace is simply irresistible during summer.

  5. Address: Øvre Holmegate 3, Stavanger

    Norvald Vinbar opened in January 2022 in the centre of Stavanger. The venue occupies a corner section with generous ceiling height and large windows. It seats around thirty-five people inside and twenty-something outside when the weather allows it. The space is inviting, cosy and warm with Norwegian design furniture. The centre of attention is a built-in, temperature-controlled wine wall that holds approximately 2,000 bottles. The wine list has around 400 references and offers quite a few wines by the glass. All wines are served in high-quality glasses. The wines are predominantly from wor...

  6. Phone: +47 977 22 201

    Address: Hetlandsgata 6, Stavanger

    It's easy to become a bit spoilt with Nordic cooking these days. Young and hungry chefs constantly look to one another for inspiration and techniques, and there doesn't seem to be a vegetable left that hasn't been fermented, ground up to a powder and sprinkled on a plate. While Söl shares its new Nordic philosophy with many other contemporary restaurants, it succeeds where others might fail at one very vital point: making each plate taste fantastic each and every time. The restaurant looks deceptively simple with its casual wooden furnishings and spartan decor. But the atmosphere here is one...

  7. Phone: +47 51 55 11 11

    Address: Nordbøgata 8, Stavanger

    Sparkling List of the Year Norway, presented by Nyetimber, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2022

    Restaurant Re-naa is a 2 star Michelin restaurant that sets itself apart not because of any gimmick or theatricals but simply because of the supreme quality of its cooking, wine selection, service and presentation. It's a place where you can simply relax and watch the chefs intent at their work or choose to focus on your company and the special occasion at hand. Regardless of which, the quality is sky-high and the respect and handling of local ingredients superb. The award winning front of house/sommelier team led by Kristoffer Aga with Sander Johnsson as his right hand are part of the elite...

  8. Address: Kvitsøygata 25, Stavanger

    T-time Vinbar opened in 2021 in the cool and hip area Stavanger East. The venue is part of a cluster of projects – including several music stages, art and culture companies, a beer bar, a street food bar, and has the same owners as T-time Vinyl plant. Needless to say, here your glass of wine is accompanied with vinyl records playing nonstop. The wine bar is located in an old industrial building that used to house Stavangers now closed brewery Tou. The wine list is well-composed with an emphasis on growers rather than larger producers, and it contains around 350 different references. T-time o...

  9. Phone: +47 451 22882

    Address: Skagen 16, Stavanger

    Vinkontoret is a refreshingly unpretentious and cosy little wine bar in Stavanger centre, illuminated by lighted candles and decorated with wine bottles and old posters. While many wine bars can be almost suffocatingly hip and self-centred these days, Vinkontoret welcomes you with a warm smile – whether you're a high profile in the wine industry or just a regular guest thirsty for a glass. Sharing a kitchen with the restaurant next door, they offer a selection of cheeses and charcuterie as well as a few dishes of the day.