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Bjaaland Bygderestaurant


Vårstaulvegen 1, 3848, Morgedal

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Bjaaland Bygderestaurant is an intimate and pleasant restaurant that serves food of Norwegian class based on seasonality and local ingredients where possible. You can find the restaurant in the premises of the old Olav Bjaalandsmuseet in Morgedal. The name of the restaurant was chosen to honor Olav Olavson Bjaaland, a polar explorer and skiing pioneer from Morgedal. The collection from the old museum can be seen at the Norwegian Ski Adventure in the same village.

The hosts of Bjaaland Bygderestaurant
The restaurant is run by Hellene and Thomas. Hellene is from Tasmania, Australia, and Thomas is from Morgedal. After many years together at work and traveling around much of the world, they moved to Morgedal in 2016 with their two children. Hellene is a chef and Thomas is skilled with wine, and the result was that they eventually opened Bjaaland Bygderestaurant.

Food made from local ingredients
When dining at Bjaaland Bygderestaurant, you get food made from scratch. The hosts are very keen on using local and organic ingredients in the food they prepare, where possible, in addition to ingredients and drinks from others who have a passion for what they produce. The focus is on organic and environmentally friendly producers.

The restaurant has been voted Norway's best restaurant out of 157 restaurants on Dinnerbooking.no, based on guest feedback on Dinnerbooking with 5.9 out of 6 stars.

6-course menu on Fridays and Saturdays
On Fridays and Saturdays, you can indulge a little, take the chance to taste something new. The food is served in several courses as a tasting menu with multiple dishes.

The village restaurant can accommodate 35 people, so it's advisable to make a reservation.
NOTE! Table reservation is necessary on Saturdays.

Opening hours
The restaurant is open every Friday and Saturday in even-numbered weeks, all year round. We serve a 6-course menu based on local ingredients, where possible.
Check the booking calendar on the website for available tables.

Events or meetings
If you have something to celebrate, have a meeting, or something else, the restaurant welcomes groups of over 10 people by appointment.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Dreamer04011118807
      Bergen, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Meget, meget bra!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th August 2023
      Meget, meget bra mat, vin, stemning, service - og pris! Fint komponert og presentert av kyndig og sjarmerende folk. Anbefales! Read full review
    • SjavenSjaven
      Porsgrunn, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Bra konsept og god mat
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd March 2024
      Koselig og upretensiøst. Ingen hvite duker og her spises det med samme bestikket gjennom hele menyen. Noe som gir en god og avslappet atmosfære. God lokal mat som presenteres på en fin måte for hver... Read full review
    • 751morganb
      San Francisco, California
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th August 2021
      This restaurant surprised us in all kind of ways. We were there on a Friday and they served tapas. For a very kind price, we ate local food, and what a taste! The food was marvellous the way it... Read full review

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    Tel: 469 63 631

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