Under, which not only translates to ‘below’ but also to the Norwegian word for ‘wonder’, is a rare marvel of a restaurant. Europe’s first underwater restaurant, awarded one Michelin star, is located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where the sea storms from the north and south meet. The Snøhetta-designed restaurant, a 34-meter long monolithic form that is partially sunken into the sea, doubles as a research centre for marine life, providing a tribute to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline.
With a special focus on sustainable wildlife capture, the restaurant creates fine dining experiences based on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Nicolai Ellitsgaard and his team use fresh ingredients as well as pure, naked flavours while providing a unique dining experience that takes guests beyond their culinary comfort zones. The set menu features dishes such as peas of the ocean, birch flatbread with langoustine and ‘fenalår’ cured lamb, and celeriac with brown crab liver, mushrooms and spruce.