Make tracks for a table by the arched windows so you can gaze out over the harbour.
Take a cue from the sleek interior design and channel ‘award-winning-architect-on-holiday’ style.
At Apotekergata No 5, the menu revolves around unique local produce. For dinner, indulge in multi-course tasting menus that explore the topography of the region through taste – which means you’ll have dishes inspired by the fjords, the sea, the garden and the fields. Ingredients are dictated by what’s in season and the catch of the day, but expect a fishy focus – smoked mountain trout and plenty of cod. Choose from three-, five- or seven-course menus with optional drink pairings – of beer and cider, as well as wine.
Daily breakfasts – buffets spreads of cereals, organic breads, eggs-many-ways, juices, Fairtrade coffees and Pukka teas – are served in the channel-facing lounge next to the lobby.
Arkivet Bar gets its name (which translates to Archive Bar) from its former life as the personal offices and archives of local trader Peder Devold, who ran his fish-oil business on the premises in the early 1900s. Facing the cobblestoned streets, it could easily be mistaken for a storefront from the outside, until you spot the copper bar. Dark and moody, it’s loved by locals (and visitors) in need of a nightcap. Vintage cocktails are the name of the game, but you’ll also find a selection of wines and local beers.
Apotekergata No 5 is open for daily breakfasts (from 7am to 10am during the week and 8am to 11pm at weekends), lunches (from noon to 3pm) and dinners (from 6pm to 10pm). Arkivet Bar is open daily from 6pm to 2am.