Restaurants

Top Choice Norwegian in Bergen

Lysverket

If you're going to blow the budget on one meal in Norway, make it here. Chef Christopher Haatuft is pioneering his own brand of Nordic cuisine, which he dubs 'neo-fjordic' – in other words, combining modern techniqu…
Top Choice Seafood in Bergen

Torget Fish Market

For most of its history, Bergen has survived on the fruits of the sea, so there's no better place for lunch than the town's lively fish market, where you'll find everything from salmon to calamari, fish and chips, p…
Norwegian in Bergen

Colonialen Restaurant

Part of an ever-expanding culinary empire, this flagship fine-diner showcases the cream of New Nordic cuisine. It's playful and pushes boundaries, sure, but the underlying flavours are classic, and employ the very b…
Seafood in Bergen

Cornelius Sjømat Restaurant

This island restaurant offers a seafood meal to remember. Their tanks are stocked with everything from scallops to lobsters and sea urchins, which make it onto their 'Meteorological Menu', supplemented by foraged se…
Norwegian in Bergen

Pingvinen

Devoted to Norwegian home cooking, Pingvinen is the old favourite of everyone in Bergen. They come for meals their mothers and grandparents used to cook, and the menu always features at least one of the following: f…
Norwegian in Bergen

Colonialen Litteraturhuset

The more laid-back, bistro sister to Colonialen Restaurant, this is a favourite for Bergeners looking for a relaxed but refined lunch. It's a quietly elegant space, with neutral walls and blonde-wood tables creating…
Bistro in Bergen

Marg & Bein

Light, bright and enormously inviting, this attractive bistro in the studenty area around Fosswinckels gate is a super place for supper. The menu is modern, playing with traditional meat, veg and fish but giving the…
Norwegian in Bergen

Restaurant 1877

This harbourside restaurant looks trad, but it has a trick in store: despite the period decor, vintage pictures, reindeer rugs and wood panelling, the food's up to speed with Nordic trends. Choose either the three- …
Burgers in Bergen

Royal Gourmetburger og Gin

Every city needs its burger joint, and in Bergen it's Royal – a friendly corner bar with a lavish line-up of stacked burgers loaded with sauces, salads, pickles and cheeses. Vegetarians are surprisingly well catered…
Bistro in Bergen

Bien

Easily accessible by tram to Danemarks pass, and handy if you're driving in or out of town, this restaurant and bar is a true locals' haunt. A former pharmacy, the 1930s shop fittings remain entirely intact and are …