Food culture in Vestfold, Norway

When I was 13, I decided I wanted to be the world’s best chef. 

Discover our food culture in Vestfold - Come follow my path with chef Geir Skeie.

Vestfold County has a lot of cultivated land, and an archipelago that offers a fine selection of seafood.

Brygga11 Geir Skeie
Brygga11 Geir Skeie
Photo: Brygga11 Geir Skeie

Geir Skeie is a famous chef in Norway and winner of Bocuse d'Or 2009. Geir Skeie owns the seafood restaurant Brygga 11 in Sandefjord situated by the harbour. At Brygga 11 you can eat fresh fish and delicious seafood from Norway. The restaurant is open from the end of April to beginning of September, during lobster season in autumn and in November and December.

Brødrene Berggren
Brødrene Berggren
Photo: Adrenaline Pictures

Next to Brygga 11 you will find Brødrene Berggren, one of the oldest fishmonger in the country. A rich selection of fish and seafood can be bought at this shop all year.


Vestfold county holds many farmers with its flat landscape. Knatten Fruit Farm produces fruit and delicious apple juice.  Kleppan Gård is known for their delicious strawberries. The farm also has ecological milk production. Open every day during summer season.  


Several of Vestfold’s restaurants serve local and Norwegian traditional food.


Norwegian foodprints

The “Norwegian foodprints” restaurants are carefully selected restaurants with high-quality Norwegian food. Restaurants with the “Norwegian Foodprints” badge serve home-cooked food with Norwegian ingredients, based on local produce and identity. In Vestfold both Brygga 11 and Engø Gård holds this bagde. Engø Gård & Restaurant is an idyllic accommodation place in Færder located outside Tønsberg.

Afternoon tea Engø Gård

Discover our food culture in Vestfold with our movie Table Tales.


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