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Restaurant Cornelius

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Holmen v/Bjoroy, Fjell, Bergen 5174, Norway
4756334880
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
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
An experience beyond the amazing food

This has to be one of the most unique restaurant experiences in the Bergen area. Start by traveling to an uninhabited (except for the restaurant and a small guest house) rocky knoll by boat from Bergen (about 30 minutes) - The restaurant is built into the landscape with a bar that is glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the most unique restaurant experiences in the Bergen area. Start by traveling to an uninhabited (except for the restaurant and a small guest house) rocky knoll by boat from Bergen (about 30 minutes) - The restaurant is built into the landscape with a bar that is glass enclosed but has the natural rock as... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind feedback and we are very pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. Welcome back if visiting Bergen again! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great Food. Would recommend that you go for 5 courses rather than 3 because the food is so good, and because otherwise there is quite a lot of down time between courses.

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind feedback and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. Welcome back if visiting Bergen again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was a surprise for my partner and the boat trip was great but it went downhill from there on. The first course of the five course Meteorological Menu was a scallop - yes, just one... Second course - one horse mussel and a small cube of salmon. Third course - trout, but they couldn't say whether ii was sea... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest feedback of Cornelius Restaurant, but we are sad to read that your expectations were not met. Your comments will be forwarded to the management in order for us to evaluate and improve. More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Fabulous from start to finish, including the boat transport to/from the island and the very entertaining and interesting talk with tasting - we had raw scallop, sea urchin and smoked salmon. This was followed by the 5-course meteorological menu with matching wines, all of which were very well explained and our likes and dislikes easily accommodated. Would recommend to anyone... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind feedback and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your evening. Welcome back if ever visiting Bergen again! More 

Patong, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My first time at this lovely restaurant in Bergen coastline, a "must do" if you're in the area, open all year round. To get to Cornelius, one must come by boat to the island of Holmen, the restaurant has its own shuttle boat service from Bergen brew. I've traveled a lot, been to many nice places, but this was an... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind feedback of Cornelius Restaurant and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. You are most welcome if visiting Bergen again! More 

bergen
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent food and wine, in a very special restaurant placed 1,5 meter from the sea level. Take a tour in the restaurant area, and look at living lobsters, scallops, crabs etc. and pick your own dinner.

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind feedback and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. Welcome back if visiting Bergen again! More 

Bergen, Norge
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Fantastic and inspiring food. Wine package is recommended to complement the menu. To complete the experience the service is great! Tip: visit the wine cellar.... 😀

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We appreciate your kind feedback and we are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your visit. Welcome back! More 

london
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

As everyone arrives and leaves at the same time you really should go for the 5 courses or you will be waiting a long time for you next dish. Food was great - boat in the winter feels like you are on a commuter ferry but cant see anything. Also on the night we went there was a group doing... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind, honest and descriptive feedback of Restaurant Cornelius. I am sad to read that we did not meet all your expectations, and your comments will be forwarded to the kitchen/restaurant in order for us to work for continuous improvement. I certainly hope that you will come back if ever visiting Bergen again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice trip around the coast, food was good, wine wasent and it's expensive for what it is. Impressive wine cellar with a German wine as old as 1931.....not drinkable :-)

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We are a young couple. My girlfriend booked for us to go here for dinner when were on holiday as a surprise. Which meant I knew nothing about the restaurant or the travel arrangements prior to getting on the boat. Upon the boat arriving no one from the boat even mentioned that it was the boat to the hotel. Not... More 

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Christinablie, Salgssjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind and honest feedback of Restaurant Cornelius. However, we are sad to read that your expectations were not met. Your comments have been forwarded to the kitchen/restaurant/boat management. We certainly hope that you will come back if ever visiting Bergen again - and that we do get a second chance to show what Cornelius is all about. 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 63 - 87
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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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