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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Kjopmannsgt. 7, Trondheim 7013, Norway
+47 73 87 40 70
16:00 - 22:00
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Alesund, Norway
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145 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The group had reserved the lower floor for the evening. Great service, food and company. I will make sure I will return the next time in Trondheim.

Thank Neil03091947
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

great seafood place. very friendly staff! the lutefisk was excellent. second visit to the restaurant great service

Thank Jan V
Trondheim, Norway
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good atmosphere and great lutefisk although I missed the traditional Setersmør! A little stiff prices on beer, otherwise excellent!

Thank OyRoy
Omaha, NE
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner. Ate outside and had an excellent meal. Prices are good for the type of restaurant and service was excellent.

1 Thank Huskertraveler1
Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

For a business trip, I visited this restaurant on my own. The atmosphere of the restaurant is excellent, with some luck you get to sit next to the river. The food is simply amazing, I had a fish soup with lost of fresh fish served at the table on your plate. I had a wine suggestion by the restaurant. The... More 

Thank Philip V
Cameron Park, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

While visiting family in Trondheim they suggested Havfruen as it is a local favorite. Our dinning experience started and ended badly. Our server approached us and asked if we were ready to order, and we haven't even been given a menu. During our meal I had to go find our server on two occasions for service, as She was absent... More 

2 Thank sportober
Larvik, Norway
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had 2 guests from Poland and we order halibut fish. Fresh and very delicious make. Professional waiters and nice atmosphere

Thank Einar2014
Samara, Russia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to Havfruen on the advice of our Trondhiem host and it was as great as expected. Fresh products served in a simple but delicious cuisine. On the day menu we had mussels in white wine, cod fish from catch of the day with mashed carrot and potatoes, and creme brûlée. Excellent!

Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The cremė brulee is out of this world.Cozy ambience in historical building.Ask for a table near window ,so you see the river Nidelven while enjoying your food.Fish of the day was actually from the same river.Isn't that just amazing.There are aslo more decadent joices on the meny ,depending on the time of the year.Must visit when in Trondheim.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I wend for a dinner during the week and the restaurant was not full. It was a wonderful experience eating near the window, seeing the harbor and eating the most delicious cod. I warmly recommend this place.

Thank DianaC300011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kjopmannsgt. 7, Trondheim 7013, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Central Norway  >  Sor-Trondelag  >  Trondheim Municipality  >  Trondheim
  • Phone Number: +47 73 87 40 70
Those who love seafood will be delighted with Havfruen, the oldest fish restaurant in Trondheim; a Place with high quality standards and a nice atmosphere. The menu features a rich selection of fish and shellfish,always the best of the season, and we serve 3-course to 7-course menus of the month with winespairings if you wish. The restaurant also offers a private room, seating 16 persons and a banqueting room seating 70 persons.We also have a Bar & Tapas section by the river. Bar Havfruen is modern and cosy, where you can have a drink before or after dinner, or just pop in for a refreshment. We also serve Seafodd Tapas and Todays Fish & Meat here.

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