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Bar, Norwegian, International, European, Pub
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Skolegaten 3, Grimstad 4876, Norway
+47 37 04 50 25
12:00 - 02:00
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Central Norway, Norway
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Apotekergaarden is cosy place in a middle of town. More than one floor and two terrace with nice seating. Home made beer is perfect at hot summer day. Friendly stuff and accurate place! Only BUT in this place is food quality, have tried the food two times to give a shoot, but unfortunatly no succes..the meat was uneatable and that... More 

Thank ansisi
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160 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff, nice interior and good location. Good pizza, burgers, the works... Good selection of beer and well priced. Totally worth a visit

Thank Dr_Nico
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe/restaurant in the middle of Grimberg. Hip and trendy interior and a fine terrace in the sun. Had two coffee and no food, service was good (for Norwegian standards). You have to order your drink inside and they bring it out.

Thank ElshoutR
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were there for lunch, most people sit outside where sun shines through. The have alchol drinks and special beer from the place. Food section isn't too special, just pizza, burger, and some little dish like salad pasta and three main course you can choose from. The pizza was good, we think the pizza dough was the highlight. It is... More 

Thank Zhozho
Hastings, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Hmm odd place. Food is mediocre - American style - young crowd and lots of smokers in the garden. Ibsen was an apotheker in Grimstad... I would not go again

Thank tusker4954
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a prettily decorated bar that serves food as well. The decor is antiques but a bit shabby chic as well, very cute. They do pizzas, burgers and a couple of fish dishes-the fish was OK. They have their own microbrewery beer , but as it's Norway, all the alcohol is very expensive, as is the food.

Thank Morealle
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great place to hang out with friends. The food is to die for and the service is great. Its great to have a drink at nigh and at day.

Thank Kate W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I had read some pretty nice review about this place and I was very much looking forward to try the food. We were two of us eating two different types of fish. They were both good, but nothing special. I think this is a better place for food and adult beverages for a night out with pub food. I will... More 

Thank Hoivold
Mikal_v, Public Relations Manager at Apotekergaarden, responded to this review

Hi there. I'm sorry that the fish didn't hold up to your expectations, although it's a good thing you do have high expectations for us at Apotekergaarden :) The meny will be revisited before the summer season and we'll make shure that we take another look at the fish items. Thanks for the review! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Grimstad, despite being charming isn't exactly the busiest place, in fact in late May, which is when I'm here it's almost a ghost town. Whatever is happening in this town seems to be happening here and my lord what a place. It's a cafe, cum restaurant, cum brewery with some form of exciting game upstairs. I'm sitting at a table... More 

1 Thank joey7871
Mikal_v, Public Relations Manager at Apotekergaarden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have sendt an email to our chef with a copy of you review :) More 

Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Grimstad is a small town, and there aren't too many nice restaurants and bars. This place is both! Good food, including bar food and more fancy stuff. And locally brewed beer! The place is big (it's an old apothecary) so there's room for both the rowdy and the romantics. Cabaret shows and concerts during the summer, football on big screens... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$33
Bar, Norwegian, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skolegaten 3, Grimstad 4876, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Aust-Agder  >  Grimstad
  • Phone Number: +47 37 04 50 25
We are a gastropub/restaurant located in the middle of Grimstad, with a beautiful outdoor seating area, right next to the main pedestrian street. The building is in an old pharmacy with second hand furniture. The style of both our customers, staff and food is relaxed and informal. The food is made on the premises by our friendly chefs. From springtime 2013 we have our handcrafted beer either on tap or bottle. The first beers have received good feedback both from customers and beer sites online.

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