On the edge of the North Jutland coast, in the small fishing village of Lønstrup, you will find Restaurant Villa Vest. Here, for many years, locals and tourists have enjoyed being able to enjoy special food while enjoying the sunsets in the light that North Jutland is so famous for. If you combine this dining experience with a stay at Villa Vest seaside hotel, you will get a total experience of nordic luxury, which only a few other places in North Jutland can offer.
The introduction may almost sound too good to be true, but it is a truth we here at OpdagDanmark dare to stand by. We have experienced and relived it repeatedly. Villa Vest also scores high in our vote on Denmark's best seaside hotels, and in both 2018 and 2019 it has made it into the top 10.
Let's take a closer look at the Villa Vest experience.
Restaurant Villa Vest
Villa Vest had almost crashed into the sea before the place became a restaurant at all. In 1981, a proper storm took a proper bite off the coast. That bite was a few meters from taking the building into the sea. Fortunately, this did not happen, and therefore we still have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious dishes that are praised each year in the White Guide dining guide, to the sight of the sun setting in the sea. It is pure nordic luxury.
In the kitchen there is a great focus on the use of locally produced commodities and many of the ingredients come from owner Kim Møller-Kjær's own breeding. Thus, the food are taken all the way from farm to table.
Open faced sandwiches for lunch
If you are in the Hjørring area, it is highly recommended to take the drive to Lønstrup, where as something new in 2019 you can have delicious open faced sandwiches for lunch. If you ask us, there are only a few places in Northern Jutland where you can get open faced sandwiches that you can't make as well yourself - and Villa Vest is definitely one of the places worth the money! We got crispy flatfish - one with remoulade and one with shrimp - as well as potato and ham from own breeding. For drinking we got delicious homemade juices.
Relaxed Sunday dinners
TIP: Every Sunday out of high season you can dine at Villa Vest and enjoy the same sunset but at an extra good price. Here you can get 3 courses for 359, - (the price when we were over).
Lønstrup bath hotel with charm
Villa Vest Badehotel became a reality when Kim Møller-Kjær took over the old Lønstruphus Badehotel and made it part of the overall experience. While we like to make big arm movements to tell about Villa Vest, the opposite is actually the case with the seaside hotel. Here you will find no spa or great luxury. No, luxury is something else here. There is a toilet and bath in the hallway. The rooms are bright and neat with a wonderful scent of freshly aired linens when you step in. Here is quiet and idyll which is worth a stay.
Expanding to 2020
There is great news ahead of the 2020 season at Villa Vest Badehotel. Here the hotel is expanded with a new wing and 10 brand new rooms with bath and toilet!
In the old wing you can still enjoy a classic stay at a bathing hotel with in-room washbasin and shower / toilet in the hallway, but if you want more modern convenience, then this is a possibility from 2020.
There are also meeting and training facilities.
Stay at the seaside hotel
Villa Vest offers some lovely stays with the seaside hotel and the restaurant in a total package. The prices fit even the most cheap locals. It costs from 898 DKK - for a 3-course menu in the restaurant, accommodation in a double room with washbasin and an exquisite breakfast buffet. So you really get a lot for your money. We took a Luxury Lønstrup Stay for 1.498 DKK pr. person, and we can highly recommend it.
The villa on the hill
The latest addition to the Lønstrup life enjoyment is the Villa at Bakken, which is a super nice beach villa overlooking the whole of Lønstrup.
We haven't tried it ourselves yet, but it should definitely be tried one day. Read more about the villa here.