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.

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,. 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