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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Seafood, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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All reviews mashed potatoes cod lamb bread an open mind menu including traditional house special experience fermented fish traditional food old house sherry culture pilot rot aged pairing
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Ræst is the most authentic restaurant you can experience in the Faroe Islands. All based upon the traditional fermented faroese food. This is a small place, but very cozy in a little historic house in down town Tórshavn. You can't choose the meal, but have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ingi S
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Ræst defined as yet another flavor is making is big around the world. This restaurant helps you to get familiar with this unusual taste. Well-thought dishes and matching drinks. Good service and fantastic ambiance. Highly recommended if you are looking for something outside the box.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eysturland
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My wife and I included a stay in Tórshavn during an extended trip to celebrate 30 years of marriage. We really wanted to try the fermented food and this restaurant was highly recommended to us by a local person. We were not disappointed. The food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The fermented food is not strange to norwegians, it is easy to see that our history come from the same origin. Beautiful restaurant in a small, cosy house in the harbour. Waiter was funny, and knowledgable and presented the food with a smile. Traditional food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JensPetterStrommen
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This restaurant only serves fermented cuisine on a prix fixe menu—so don't come here if you need a lot of options. The service and presentation were impeccable, but the need to make every dish fermented felt a little forced. It wasn't my favorite meal in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We like to discover new tastes and unusual food combinations. Raest was our discovery on the Faeröer islands. I didn’t know that all kind of food could be fermented and cooked in such a tasteful manner. The young cook follows old traditions: drying the fish...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 448CarinaH
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A while back, I found out about the traditional fermentation process "ræst", which lead to planning a trip to Faroe Islands. Having no sense of directions, I got a bit lost trying to walk to the restaurants - Torshavn has very complicated street design. Almost...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank yukorn
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

On our last night in the Faroe Islands we decided to try Raest. I am so glad we did. We also went to #1, 2, and 3 restaurants on TripAdvisor but they all fell short of our expectations. The moment you step into Raest you...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank statuskuo
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I came to Faroe Islands with the purpose of discovering culture and this place has been the match: fermented lamb, pilot whale and Akvavit. Not something you'd find everywhere. The staff was well informed on every detail. All this for reasonable price

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gianluca F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great place, you are eating in a old house to keep the old Faroese theme going while you are eating real Faroese food. The food er fermented, so you want to come and eat here you have to tolerate strong smell, and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Elin Siv K
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