From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


Very Fine Level 67
Food rating:31/40Service rating:9/20
Chambre separée
  • Address: Grønnegata 58/60, 9008 Tromsø
  • Phone: +47 77 68 01 00
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  • Seats: 60
  • Opening Hours: Mon 5-11 PM, Tue-Sat 11 AM-11 PM

Dine in the food stall

Tromsø is proud of its food heritage and this food-stall-by-day and restaurant-by-night is a great place to taste some of the region’s best produce. Here you can indulge in local meat and fish, all in the comfortable surroundings of a modern restaurant – or take it back home from the take-out counter. Chef Gunnar Jensen’s food always brings a smile to our lips. Be sure not to miss his classic-modern herring dish with local potatoes, horseradish, rye and brown butter. A serving of chicken broth warms our bones on this cold, soon-to-be-spring evening. The cod, served with lemon, carrot, bacon hollandaise and kale is a scruffy sight, but it tastes great. Generous slices of lamb come with onion, celeriac and mushrooms. It’s not the most instagram-friendly food, but it’s as tasty as one could want. Mathallen’s unusual décor is a fresh breath in this town; we like their humorous approach to a garage-meets-restaurant, but showing off everything also demands greater tidiness. Unfortunately, our service is on a par with a fast-food restaurant and lacks all of the hospitality the region is known for. And with a new player in town, Mathallen needs to fine-tune its front of house – until then we’ll save this place for quick meals...

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