Our restaurants and bars


For more than 220 years, the hotel has proudly served its hungry guests, as well as the many locals who appreciate a good meal. Restaurant Ellen and Fruen Bar, located in the oldest part of the hotel, have a historic ambience and are renowned for their fine dining and quality drinks, respectively. Hagestuen, a banquet hall with a classic interior, is ideal for special events.


Our latest additions are Hjørnet Bar (the corner bar), and outdoor seating on the new terrace overlooking the gardens. The green view can also be enjoyed from an indoor table in our light-filled locale.


Restaurants and bars

Restaurant Ellen

In 1885, Ellen Haugan served food and refreshments to her first guests. Ever since then, the menu at Fru Haugans Hotel has been based on quality local ingredients, with many recipes inspired from abroad. Part of Mrs. Haugan’s success was delighting Helgelanders with fine dining – exotic dishes accompanied by perhaps their first glass of French wine. But her vision embraced far more: to create a venue that fostered memorable experiences and good conversation. 

Five generations and 130 years later, a new proprietor – who also happens to be named Ellen – continues the proud tradition. Although the restaurant has been refurbished, the locale retains its sense of history, as does our menu: the very best ingredients of Northern Norway, inspired by culinary impulses  from throughout the world. We call it Arctic Fusion.

Bon appétit!

Our “Corner Bar” and outdoor seating

Hjørnet Bar is found in the corner of our new wing. Adjoining it is a terrace with outdoor tables. Whether indoor our outdoors, we invite you to have a refreshing cocktail, a good pint, or a glass of wine – and enjoy lively music while savouring the great view of the Vefsna river and Øyfjell mountain.

Restaurant Hagestuen

Tastefully refurbished, Restaurant Hagestuen is the perfect venue for celebrations and special events.

The restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch.

Fruen Bar

When the bar was renovated just a few years ago, we retained the original timber walls. Here, we invite you to relax in cosy surroundings. Weekends often feature live music.