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Restaurant Cornelius

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Holmen v/Bjoroy, Fjell, Bergen 5174, Norway
4756334880
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic...
Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway's archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships. Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the pier, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable, we create a cosy atmosphere indoors and serve food with stronger flavours and light up the candles and the fireplace. Every season - every day - we offer unique and exciting culinary experiences on Holmen. Experience a beautiful trip among the skerries, from Bryggen wharf in the City of Bergen to Holmen at Bjoroy. Regular departures at 18.00 from Dreggekaien on Bryggen (shed no. 8) opposite Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. Return from Holmen at 22.30. The boat trip takes 25 minutes. Warm, safe boats take you back and forth in comfort, - regardless of the weather. Please contact us if you want to charter a private boat. During the summer months we have regular departures for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Met all expectations for delicious food, nice environment and good service.

We booked the whole package - 5 courses and the talk but chose to select our own wine. If you understand that service timing is based on everyone coming/leaving on the same boat, you should have a wonderful time. We were very happy but have offered below a few minor suggestions for improvement to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We booked the whole package - 5 courses and the talk but chose to select our own wine. If you understand that service timing is based on everyone coming/leaving on the same boat, you should have a wonderful time. We were very happy but have offered below a few minor suggestions for improvement to the restaurant and have tried to... More 

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent experience especially the tour of the wine cave! Loved not knowing what each course was until it arrived - can honestly say we probably wouldn't have chosen most of them from a menu but they were all absolutely delicious. Chef & waitress describing everything to us in excellent english

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We appreciate your great feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. We hope that you get the chance to come back if visiting Bergen again! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Almost everything is perfect. The location, the service, the boat ride. But we were disappointed in the food. We ate a 5-course dinner with wine paring. The food quantities were small and I even got duck(?!) in this seafood restaurant. The wine was good, but did only pair once really well with the food. We did get plenty of wine,... More 

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Bergen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food is great, local and fresh following the seasons. Great wines to accompany the food and the service is friendly and welcoming. All this is topped off with great ocean views.

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We appreciate your great feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. We hope that you get the chance to come back if visiting Bergen again! More 

Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While watching a beautiful sunset, did we enjoy a fantastic dinner and great service. An experience I would not want to miss!

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Olsvik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A place you wont forget and most likely return to more than once. I have been here on several occasions both on dates, with friends.and on business dinners.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great experience with 25 min boat trip each way, Excellent food, wine, location and staff! Highly recommended!

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We appreciate your great feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. We hope that you get the chance to come back if visiting Bergen again! More 

Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed a really fun boat ride over to the restaurant which is spectacularly located on a little island overlooking the fjord at a fantastic spot. As there is so much written about the fabulous food we had very high expectations!!! The price is very high as well so we saved this restaurant experience for our last night in Norway.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were met by the owner with a spiel about his (often unsuccessful) entrepreneurial life and his unflattering attitudes towards women. The fish main course was delicious and well-prepared. The rest of the meal was completely forgettable. Our request to order wine was eventually met by a tour of the 7,000 bottle wine cellar with no price list. We could... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The whole experience was lovely. From the boat trip over to the gracious and friendly staff added to the most delectable dining experience. Don't miss this...

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your great feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. We hope that you get the chance to come back if visiting Bergen again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holmen v/Bjoroy, Fjell, Bergen 5174, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
  • Phone Number: 4756334880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 66 - 90
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway's archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships. Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the pier, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable, we create a cosy atmosphere indoors and serve food with stronger flavours and light up the candles and the fireplace. Every season - every day - we offer unique and exciting culinary experiences on Holmen. Experience a beautiful trip among the skerries, from Bryggen wharf in the City of Bergen to Holmen at Bjoroy. Regular departures at 18.00 from Dreggekaien on Bryggen (shed no. 8) opposite Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. Return from Holmen at 22.30. The boat trip takes 25 minutes. Warm, safe boats take you back and forth in comfort, - regardless of the weather. Please contact us if you want to charter a private boat. During the summer months we have regular departures for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?