Restaurant & bar

A taste of Setesdal

With us, food should be an experience, and should also be able to be tasted with the eyes. We prefer to serve ingredients that are housed in nature's pantry or shipped by local producers. We call it tradition with a new twist, and as you can see we are talking about home-cooked food. Many choose the package we have, where the stay is spiced with local taste experiences and own cultural programs with some of the valley's proud tradition bearers.


Food for every day and party

The restaurant is open every day and serves ein rikhaldig menu, from the simple to the full à la carte menu. Me put great emphasis on food with roots in Norwegian food traditions and local food. Good food makes up not a given, it requires good ingredients and kjærleik to the subject. Silver Garden's restaurant has quickly wart EiT popular offer as well among rural people as visitors.

At Sølvgarden you can also be served Setesdal's unique Christmas food with fish / meat, turnip (turnip), spa (soup) and home-made lefse.

Large or small group, company or informal meeting; talk to us and we will create an experience for you based on the topic you want. We all have rights.

Restaurant opening hours (Winter):
Monday-Thursday 15-20
Friday-Saturday 12-21
Sunday at 13-20

Week 8 – Winter vacation
Every day from 12-20pm

 Book a table
Call us on 379 36 130 or send an email to for table reservations that apply on the same day or for more than 8 people.




  • Carpaccio
    Kr 173, -

    of elk from own forest. Serve with mushrooms, cranberries and balsamic vinegar. Bread and butter. (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat, sulfite)

  • Sweet potato soup
    Kr 152, -

    with coconut and bacon. Served with bread and butter. (Contents: milk, wheat)


  • Creamy porridge
    kr 245, -

    From Byglandsfjord. Serve with bacon, bacon sausage from Fjellgarden Hovden and home-baked flatbread from Valle. (Contents: milk, wheat)

  • Homemade moose chops
    $ 10, -

    The elk chops are made according to an old recipe in Sølgarden's kitchen. The moose comes from its own forest! Serve with sautéed vegetables and venison sauce. Boil potatoes. (Contents: milk)

  • Sølvgardburger
    Kr 265, -
    of beef 170g. Served with salad, pickle, tomato, cheddar, bacon, burger dressing and fries. (Contains: milk, wheat, eggs, mustard, celery, sulphite)
  • BBQ Spareribs
    $ 10, -

    Served with coleslaw and grilled corn. Free choice of potatoes. (Contains: egg, sulphite)

  • Sølvguarden's Manor beef
    $ 10, -

    Tenderloin of beef, served with sugar snap peas, red onion, cherry tomatoes, parsnip puree and whiskey sauce. Free choice of potatoes. (Contains: milk, sulphite)

  • Pan fried Skrei
    $ 10, -

    Served with bacon butter, pea puree and cherry tomatoes. Free choice of potatoes. (Contents: fish, milk)

  • Breaded pork roll
    $ 10, -

    Filled with mozzarella and ham. Served with vegetables in chilli sauce. Free choice of potatoes. (Contains: wheat, milk, eggs, sulphite)


Boil potatoes - Pommes bistro – Sweet potato fries – Oven-baked small potatoes
Potatoes au gratin (NOK 35)


  • Homemade chocolate fondant
    $ 10, -

    Served with berry sauce and vanilla ice cream. (Contains: eggs, milk, wheat)

  • Cozy Apple Cake
    $ 10, -

    Served with vanilla ice cream. (Contains: eggs, milk, wheat)


  • Ham, Pepper Medium (30cm)
    Kr 230, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Ham, paprika Large (40cm)
    Kr 265, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Marinated beef, onions, peppers, tomatoes - Medium (30cm)
    Kr 235, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Marinated beef, onion, paprika, tomato - Large (40cm)
    Kr 270, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Pepperoni, Pineapple - Medium (30cm)
    Kr 230, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Pepperoni, Pineapple - Large (40cm)
    Kr 265, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame, wheat)
  • Minced meat, jalapeno, onion, paprika - Medium (30cm)
    Kr 230, -
    (Contains: milk, sesame, wheat, sulfite)
  • Minced meat, jalapeno, onion, paprika - Large (40cm)
    Kr 265, -
    (Contains: milk, sesame, wheat, sulfite)
  • Gluten Free Pizza - Medium (30cm)
    Kr 240, -
    (Contents: milk, sesame)

Extra meat or vegetables… NOK 12, -
Dressing… kr 30, -


  • Lunch buffet - Fridays at 11.30am-14pm
    Kr 199, -
  • Lunch plate (12-14pm)
    Kr 205, -
    with fried eggs and bacon. Served with salad, bread and boat potatoes. (Contains: egg, sesame, wheat)
  • Shrimp plate (noon-12pm)
    Kr 209, -

    Prawns served on bread with fresh salad and aioli. (Contains: shellfish, eggs, wheat)

  • Sølvgarden's garden salad
    Kr 225, -

    Salad with chicken, bacon, pine nuts and chevre from Haukeli. Served with bread and butter. (Contains: milk, mustard, wheat)

  • Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
    Kr 205, -

    with coconut and bacon, served with bread and buttersystem. (Contents: milk, wheat)

    Kr 175, -
    Bacon zinc and bacon sausage from Fjellgarden Hovden, fruit and flatbread from Valle. (Contents: wheat)
  • Apples
    Kr 79, -
    with aioli. (Contents: eggs)
  • Sweet potato fries
    Kr 99, -
    with aioli. (Contents: eggs)

The Blacksmith's Bar

Imagine fifty years back in time. One gathering place in the village was Rysstad Landhandel, which was owned by Trygve Rysstad's grandfather. A timber building stuffed with interior atmosphere, and wallpapered with advertising posters. In Smeden's bar, we have created some of the atmosphere from that gong, and of course this has once again been the village's gathering place. The walls are clad with old materials with carved names, and the old advertising posters are in place.

Several times a year we arrange "Folk Music Pub", where you can bring your own instrument, and then there are games and music until the end of the evening. "Smedens bar" has all the rights, and in the hot season, many people have the outdoor restaurant - Smedens Terrasse - as their favorite.

Setesdal is rich in culture, nature and traditions. Both folk music, costume, silversmithing and food traditions are strong in the valley. Our guests can experience this up close to the body through our events. Throughout the year, we regularly have a folk music pub in the bar where local heroes perform with music and dance.

We have several events during the year. You can find more information about each event here.