Nordic culinary experiences in award winning restaurant

Our award-winning gourmet restaurant Munkastova has a relaxed atmosphere and offers a fine selection of dishes from the Nordic cuisine. We strive to use organic, sustainable and local products.

We offer both lunch and dinner. We recommend that you pre-book your meals, but it is also possible to reserve a table when on board. It is also possible to upgrade from the buffet to Munkastova when you are on board.

When you pre-book you:
• are guaranteed a table
• do not need to queue for table booking
• save money

Pre-book via booking@smyril-line.com or tel. +45 96558500. Remember to give us your booking no.

Faroe Best awards 2021

Munkastova received two Faroe Best awards in 2021. This was the first year that the Danish Dining Guide nominated Faroese gastronomy with these awards.

🏆 Fish & Shellfish + Fermented of the Year

🏆 Dessert/Patisserie of the Year

Furthermore, the Chef profile of the Year 2021 was Janus Einar B. Sørensen, Executive Head Chef in Smyril Line.

 

Faroe Best awards 2021.

Step inside Munkastova

Get a virtual tour and get inspired in our à la carte restaurant.


Step inside Munkastova.

Lunch offer

From 12:00 to 14:00

✓ Two open sandwiches
✓ One schnapps
✓ Our award winning dessert incl. coffee/tea

See price below.

Lunch offer.

Evening menu

You will be served wonderful dishes made from traditional Faroese recipes with a modern twist. The chef decides the menu and combiation of dishes and always guarantees an excellent gastronomic experience.

Please let the waiter know if there are any allergies and the chef will change the menu.

3-course menu
5-course menu
7-course menu

See prices below.

Evening menu.
Munkastova - Prices 2022 Adults Children (3-11y) Times

Lunch

Available all year

Prebook: 34,0
Onboard price: 37,2

Seatings:12:00 /

Table reserved for 1 hour

3-course dinner*

Available all year

Prebook: 58,0
Onboard price: 64,2
Prebook: 24,0
Onboard price: 26,9

Seatings:17:30 / 18:00 / 19:45 / 20:00 /

In winter period only 18:00

Table reserved for 2 hours

5-course dinner*

Available all year

Prebook: 82,0
Onboard price: 91,2
Prebook: 36,0
Onboard price: 40,4

Seatings:17:30 / 18:00 / 19:45 / 20:00 /

Table reserved for 3-4 hours

In winter period only 18:00

7-course dinner*

Available all year

Prebook: 100,0
Onboard price: 111,5

Seatings:17:30 / 18:00 / / /

Table reserved for 4-5 hours

In winter period only 18:00

Child menu dinner

Available all year

Prebook: 18,0
Onboard price: 20,1

Opening hours will be displayed on board.

* You also have the opportunity to book a vegetarian, lactose or gluten intolerant menu

The origin of the name Munkastova

The restaurant is named after the oldest house in Tinganes. Munkastova is one of the first red wooden houses you pass on a stroll from á Reyni to Tinganes and it most likely predates the 16th century. It once was one of the grandest houses in Tórshavn.  

The name Munkastova can be translated as ‘monk house,’ but has nothing at all to do with monks. It is, derived from an older name, Murkoven, recorded in 1619, which refers to the building’s double external walls in stone masonry.  It was only at the medieval bishop’s seat in Kirkjubøur that this wall technique was used in the Faroe Islands. Large rocks were stacked to form the wall and small flat stones were wedged in between. The mortar was skilpur, which was made up of sand mixed with broken mussel shells and crushed animal bones.   

Theories abound about the use of Munkastova. It may have been built as a church, and there are accounts of services held there. Another theory is that Munkastova was built as a head office of the Hanseatic League. These German merchants ran the trade monopoly in the Faroe Islands in the late Middle Ages. It is also said that tax was collected in Munkastova. Back then tax would have been paid in wares such as salt fish, fish oil, knitted woollen stockings and sweaters. 

Munkastova was one of the very few houses still standing after the big fire of 1673, which reduced the buildings south of Munkastova to ashes. At the time, there were rumours of arson intended to conceal irregularities in the monopoly trade accounts.

Munkastova

Munkastova

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