HONEST AND LOCAL FOOD
XL Diner is a popular, informal restaurant in the heart of Ålesund. We focus on clipfish – dried, salted cod – and on serving you hearty portions of tasty, local dishes. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the fantastic view towards the canal of Ålesundet, Molja and the surrounding ocean!
The restaurant was opened in 1999 and has since worked to promote the excellent raw material of clipfish. This has led to XL Diner becoming one of the most famous bacalao restaurants in the world. We want to stay a clipfish restaurant and offer other tasty dishes from sea and land.
The menu is inspired by Norwegian, southern European and classic cuisine, and we aim to use mainly Norwegian ingredients.
First-class, line-caught cod from the Lofoten area is the main ingredient at XL Diner. The fish is purchased from a local company processing it the “old-fashioned way”, which guarantees a high quality and good taste. If you after your visit really become a fan of clipfish, you may even buy some to take home and prepare yourself with tips from us! Excellent raw materials go a long way …
Welcome to a pleasant and tasty experience at XL Diner!