Traditional Faroese recipes with a modern twist

The 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.

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

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

You can pre-book meals during opening hours prior to departure. It is not possible to pre-book onboard meals for the return after the journey has started. ​If you wish to pre-order you can send an e-mail with your booking number and your order to booking@smyrilline.com or call us on tel. +298 345900. Please note that the payment for pre-booked meals is due at the time of booking, if the booking is placed later than 32 days before departure.

Lunch

Pre-book lunch in Munkastova and you will get two open sandwiches with a glass of Faroese schnapps. There are several different kinds to choose from*:

•  Open sandwiches of the day (ask the waiter)
•  The Captain's open sandwich
•  Egg & shrimps with chicken skin
•  Chicken salad with asparagus
•  Smoked Faroese salmon with smoked cheese & apple
•  Potatoes with dryed meat

* Changes may occur.

See prices below.

Lunch

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 2021 Adults Children (3-11y) Times

Lunch

Not available during the winter sailing
Prebook: 19,0
Onboard price: 21,5

Seatings:12:00 /

Table reserved for 1 hour

3-course dinner*

Available all year

Prebook: 49,0
Onboard price: 54,1
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: 73,0
Onboard price: 81,1
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: 91,0
Onboard price: 101,4

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
* You also have the opportunity to book a vegetarian, lactose or gluten intolerant menu
Munkastova Prices 2022 Adults Children (3-11y) Times

Lunch

Not available during the winter sailing
Prebook: 19,0
Onboard price: 21,5

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
* 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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