Restaurants in Bergen

Fish and seafood are the main specialities in Bergen but don't be fooled - there's much more too. The restaurants below have been  grouped into three different price categories:
Expensive (over NOK600)
Moderate (NOK300 to NOK600)
Cheap (under NOK300)
These prices are based on the average price of a three-course meal and half a bottle of house wine or equivalent per person. They include tax but not service.


Price: Expensive

Located in a quiet and idyllic residential area, only 10 minutes' drive from the city centre, the Bellevue, as its name indicates, has beautiful views overlooking Bergen. Established in 1899, the restaurant has a reputation for gastronomic excellence. The menus contain many traditional and local specialities, being particularly strong on game and fish and seafood dishes.

Address: Bellevuebakken 9, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5533 6999.


Price: Expensive

Part of the Finnegaarden Restaurant House, Finnegaardsstuene is one of the premier gourmet restaurants in Norway. The cuisine is classic European with Norwegian influences. Among Bergen's oldest establishments (it is almost 300 years old), the charming Finnegaarden is one of the country's best preserved quay buildings. Degustation menus available.

Address: Rosenkrantzgaten 6, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5555 0320.


Price: Expensive

Award-winning Lucullus is a gourmet restaurant hailed as one of the best in Norway, serving classic dishes executed to perfection. The cuisine is French and decidedly haute. The extensive wine list is guaranteed to offer something special to complement any meal at this sophisticated and stylish restaurant.

Address: Neptun Hotel, Valkendorfsgaten 8, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5530 6800.


Price: Moderate

Housed in a period basement dating back to the Middle Ages, complete with rickety floors and vaulted ceiling, the 'Potato Cellar' serves delicious French-inspired dishes in charming surroundings, making it the perfect choice for a romantic candlelit dinner. No lunch.

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 1, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5532 0070.

Smauet Mat & Vinhus

Price: Moderate

This charming restaurant is located in Vaskerelvsmauet, by Ole Bulls plass in the heart of the city. The cuisine is modern and international, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. A 'tapas surprise' menu is available in addition to the a la carte menu. A whisky and cognac bar can be found upstairs.

Address: Vaskerelvsmauet 1, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 9029 9900.


Price: Moderate

A restaurant and bar on Ole Bulls plass, in 18th-century wine cellar, known for its friendly, cheerful atmosphere, serving a variety of traditional Norwegian courses, as well as more international cuisine. Light meals are available too.

Address: Ole Bulls plass 6, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5555 4949.

Bølgen & Moi

Price: Cheap

A great pit-stop in between visits to the nearby Rasmus Meyers Allé museums, this is the Bergen outlet of a trendy, popular franchise, established by two of Norway's best known chefs. Expect modern, international fare, with good value lunch menus, although it's in the evening that the brasserie really comes to life.

Address: Rasmus Meyers Allé 9, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5559 7700.

Dolly Dimple's

Price: Cheap

This chain, many locals swear, serves the best pizza in Bergen. Also offers pasta and salads, and delicious desserts. Takeaway available. Branches: Bergen Storsenter; Torgalmenningen; Kokstadveien 9; Krohnåsveien 12; Minde Alle 36; Sandvikensveien 44 Tel: 04440.

Address: Torgalmenningen, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 04440.

Nama Sushi & Noodles

Price: Cheap

The city's most popular sushi bar is sleek without being flashy, with prices that are easy on the wallet and a good selection of raw fish and noodles. Pretty bento boxes are available for lunch, and there are specials every day, as well as a happy hour in the afternoon (1500-1700).

Address: Lodin Lepps gate 2, Bergen, Norway
Telephone: 5532 2010.
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