Traditional food in historical surroundings

The Restaurant at GamlaVærket

One of Sandnes’ gems, the restaurant at GamlaVærket serves traditional food in a unique and
historical setting with outstanding service.

On warm Norwegian summer days, we welcome you to enjoy a table outside under the sun, while on cooler days, a table in our glass-walled area looking out to the street, or one looking into our open kitchen.
For romantic evenings, we also have seating areas surrounded by the old brick walls and candlelight.

GamlaVærket’s menus change with the seasons. You may view our current menus below.

Enjoy the atmosphere

Emanuels Plass Café

Welcome to Emanuels Plass Café at GamlaVærket. It is located along Langgata, making it the perfect place to take a break from strolling through Sandnes’ cozy pedestrian streets and enjoy a quick bite to eat and drink.

During nice spring and summer days, enjoy ice cream, milkshakes, and iced coffee with us – we have outdoor seating. When it’s cold and rainy outside, there is nothing cozier than sitting down by our fireplace and enjoying a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa.

At Emanuels Plass we also serve cakes, baked goods, toast, our famous fish soup, chicken sandwiches,
and many more.

A wine bar in Sandnes city center



Welcome to VinVærket.

VinVærket is a place where people can come together to enjoy a wide selection of wines by the glass at good prices. We are able to offer this through efficient operations. With that said, it is important that you, as our guest, know our manifesto to ensure that you have a pleasant experience with us.

Here at VinVærket, we work as follows:

– You come in and find an empty table. You are also more than welcome to sit by the bar, though there is not always staff present here.

– Place your order and pay via an online ordering system. Scan the QR code found at your table or enter in your mobile browser to view the menu. Once you have placed your order and entered your table number, you will receive confirmation, and a server will come with your order as soon as possible.

– We do not serve lunch and dinner at VinVærket. For this, we are delighted to invite you to visit our restaurant, GamlaVærket. We do, however, serve snacks and small plates that complement our wines.

– Our servers are here to deliver your order and encourage an enjoyable atmosphere, they have not undergone intense studies of wines. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. We will try our best to give you an answer.

– If we do not live up to your expectations, do not hesitate to inform us while you are here, and we will solve it immediately. Tomorrow might be too late.

Our utmost desire is that you enjoy your visit with us, enough to come back again.

VinVærket’s Tasting Room

You can reserve our beautiful tasting room for a private event, or even for just a special Saturday night out with fellow lovers of good wine.

Enjoy our great selection of wines by the glass while sitting at our tasting table made from old lafted timber from the neighboring building – here you will find lots of soul and stories.

We also host various tasting events at VinVærket, such as Bordeaux School and Champagne School with Jarles Vinskole. We announce the dates on our Facebook page. Stay tuned.

Opening Hours


Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday 13:00 – 20:00
We also offer takeaway.

Emanuels Plass Café
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 15:00
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

VinVærket Wine Bar
Monday – Thursday 18:00 – 00:00
Friday and Saturday 17:00 – 00:00