Welcome to MS Smag
At the Fisheries and Maritime Museum our aim is to give you a day you will want to tell everyone about – including a dining experience second to none.
Based on our ambitious kitchen manifesto, we bring you fresh seasonal menus, always with the best local ingredients from our amazing local suppliers. There is something to tempt everyone.
At MS Smag, we prepare everything from fresh natural ingredients. We do all our own preserving and baking, and in every season we use ingredients direct from nature’s own pantry.
We love the sea – so delicious fish dishes are always on the menu.
Another classic that we are continually reinterpreting is our gourmet hotdog.
The city’s best view
We dare to claim that MS Smag has the city’s best view.
Look out through the great panorama windows, over the grass and past the statue of the explorer Martin Spangsberg, down to the beach where Svend Wiig Hansen’s beautiful white sculpture, Man Meets the Sea, overlooks the entrance to Esbjerg harbour.
In good weather when visibility is good you can see the Fanø coast, the Skallingen peninsula, the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage site, and the impressive wind turbines on Horn’s Reef.
Please note that the kitchen closes for hot food in MS Smag one hour before museum closing time.
Outside the school holidays, you are welcome to eat in MS Smag without purchasing admission to the museum. Borrow a café pass from the information desk and return it when you are finished. At school holiday times, a museum admission ticket is required.
Our raw materials change with the season, but several kinds of fresh fish are always on the menu.
Here you will find a changing selection of delicious dishes – from the well-loved fish cakes (fiskefrikadeller) and “stjerneskud” to bakskuld, a traditional West Jutland speciality – a salted, smoked dab fried in butter.
These dishes are our tribute to the extraordinary creatures that fish are – besides being one of nature’s finest raw materials for gastronomy.