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Colonialen

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Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
55901600
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Low-key excellence

Started off expecting something good, but was quite overwhelmed. Low-key, professional, stylish - and excellent dishes full of carefully-planned flavour. I asked for a starter and a main, and got some nice extras for free. They even gave me some biscotti to take home. Very impressed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
WillemHB
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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  • Romance
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Started off expecting something good, but was quite overwhelmed. Low-key, professional, stylish - and excellent dishes full of carefully-planned flavour. I asked for a starter and a main, and got some nice extras for free. They even gave me some biscotti to take home. Very impressed.

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Bergen
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a full tasting menu with a wine package, good quality food and wine with proffesional service, recommended, thumbs up!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

visited that place during my 3 days business to Norway and was recommended by hotel staff really nice inside interior and relaxing food was really good fresh and nicely presented ,staff polite and helpful

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had a three course dinner with colleagues. Well not just three courses, because it came with a small extra snack for each course. We had a creamy lobster soup with something suspicious like a large frog egg in it. Not very good in my opinion, but then I do not like lobster very much. Then there was a grilled... More 

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Colchester
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It rains a lot in Bergen, so how nice to shelter in the cosy, laid back warmth of Colonialen. This is just my kind of restaurant, not pretentious just good classics superbly rendered and great hospitality too. Appropriately set in a street hung with umbrellas, this cafe/bar/restaurant satisfies at every level. You can drop in for a coffee, a glass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a nice experience! I really loved it however it's kind of spicy on the price. However, everything is relatively expensive in Norway. If the price was proportional I would definitely give a 5 star. Food is great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Colonialen has just moved to a bigger venue. The new restaurant is on a busy corner in the centre of town. From the oasis inside it's impossible to tell where you are. We were welded with champagne on account of our celebration. We had 7 courses with several extra tasters. Wine was perfect. Perfect! Our evening was relaxed and our... More 

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Service was absolutely superb. The staff were very knowledgeable about the food and the wine, which was very refreshing to see. The food was very good and unlikely to disappoint. My only suggestion would be to keep those dinner plates hot folks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The evening at Colonialen offered a rich variety of tastes in a stylish and new location. Having set of the evening and all our savings, we expected a complete experience and excellent service, which was what we got. On offer were 7 or 9 dishes tasting meals, or a la carte, where the latter turned out to be mainly larger... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ate here with my family (hubby, and 5 and 8 yo girls). In case it is not obvious, this is not a place to bring children to. The food is not children friendly. Having said that, the staff was very helpful and friendly. We had the 12 course menu and they agreed to split our portions to the children. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: 55901600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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