A chef plating up at Kysten restaurant on board The Coastal Express

Restaurants on the Coastal Express

Each of our onboard restaurants is named after an aspect of the Norwegian coast, which reflects our love of food and Norway. Together, they offer our guests an exciting way to explore Norwegian cuisine.


Our main restaurant, Torget, is the focal point when it comes to dining on The Coastal Express, and offers a varied selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner designed by head chef, Øistein Nilsen.

Breakfast – served from 7 a.m.

Start the day with a selection of hot dishes and a buffet of fresh bread, cereal, fruit, yogurt, smoothies, juices, energy shots, porridge, salmon, eggs, and pancakes.

Lunch – served from 12 p.m.

Using local, homegrown produce and the season’s best ingredients, our chefs create delicious plated dishes alongside sumptuous buffets for your lunch. For sustainable, plant-based meals, you can also find a great selection of vegan dishes on the menu.

Dinner – served from 6 p.m. (set timings, with 4-5 seatings)

Enjoy a three-course dinner and choose from different dishes each day of your voyage, with a wide selection of meat, fish, and plant-based options. Top off your meal with a choice of traditional desserts, such as homemade cakes, sorbets or puddings, often accompanied by a local berry coulis.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner time might vary

Norway's Coastal Kitchen
Torget restaurant on board The Coastal Express
Torget restaurant


Dine in style at Kysten, our à la carte restaurant. The name “Kysten” reflects the restaurant’s simple, elegant and modern style. Here you can enjoy delicious dishes from our skilled chefs, who use the best ingredients the Norwegian coast has to offer.

Look forward to a menu based on seaweed and kelp, extra tender reindeer with local butter and wild herbs. You can be sure that the seafood is fresh, that the meat comes from free-range animals, and that the cheeses have won several awards.

To accompany your meal, choose a wine from the expert selection on our wine list or opt for a wine package in which our best wine tasters have paired wine with the food. If you choose to upgrade to our Platinum package, you can dine here every day as part of your voyage.

À la carte
Kysten restaurant on board The Coastal Express
Kysten restaurant on board Hurtigruten


The name of our onboard bistro can be translated from the Norwegian as ‘wharf’. As you’ll probably see during your voyage with us, wharves on the Norwegian coast are typically busy places bustling with workers loading and unloading cargo, who don’t have much time for a sit-down lunch. 

It’s fitting, then, that Brygga serves quick and tasty dishes such as fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, and good old-fashioned comfort food like pizzas and gastro hamburgers. Among these crowd pleasers is our mouth-watering signature shrimp sandwich, served with eggs, dill mayonnaise, and a wedge of lemon – a true Norwegian classic.  

To finish, take your pick from a range of locally inspired desserts and sweet cakes. 

A burger at Brygga restaurant on board The Coastal Express
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Let the aroma of freshly baked cakes and pastries guide you to Multe. Our onboard bakery serves open sandwiches called smørbrød, piled high with generous helpings of toppings. Treat yourself with a choice of coffees, and luscious ice cream direct from Lofoten. You’ll find all the classic flavors plus a few Norwegian-inspired ones, like brunost – brown cheese. Two scoops or three? 

The name Multe means ‘cloudberry’ in Norwegian. Jam made from this rare Arctic berry can be sampled in the bakery, often served with waffles and generous dollops of whipped cream or ice cream.

Multe Bakery - straight from the oven
Local ice cream from Lofoten
Relaxed atmosphere in Multe Bakery

Explorer Bar 

What really makes the Explorer Bar stand out is the atmosphere of the surrounding lounge and the panoramic views of the fjords through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Order from a range of hot and cold beverages, relax in a comfortable armchair, chat with a drink in hand, and watch the world go by. 

The Explorer Bar serves premium coffee, organic teas, hot chocolate, fruit juices, various Norwegian beers, red, white, and rosé wine, and a collection of Norwegian aquavit that would make any spirit lover jump for joy.  

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Cocktails at the Explorer Bar & Lounge