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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, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
janice p
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Bergen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Now that they've moved to a new and more spacious location, it is easier to get a table. This is the best restaurant in Bergen for the moment. Wonderful food, attentive service, good atmosphere.

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Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was just great! We had the 12 cours menu. Every single one of the dishes were exciting, surprising and very tasty. It seems like they have a preference for sharp, clean tastes with a lot of acidity. Perfect when using a lot of sea food. Just amazing. The waiter was very knowledgeable. What, from where and when was standard,... 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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