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Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway (Sentrum)
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Ranked #4 of 234 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sentrum
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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Bergen, Norway
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 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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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a really nice place. The street view is not a lot but the entrance is blossoming and inside we are taken care of in the best manner. The kitchen is open facing the entrance. The cooks are welcoming us with "hello welcome!" We do feeling welcome :-) We went for a 12 dishes with wine. The food was... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went for a 7 course meal with wine package, and WOW, what an experience! Absolutely the best food experience in Bergen. Very impressed by the excellent service from the waiter, both the detailed explanation of the food and the level of knowledge of the wines. We loved decoration in the new restaurant in Kong Oscarsgate. We will definitely come... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

In my job, I'm lucky enough to get to eat pretty regularly in top restaurants throughout the world. My visit to Colonialen, however, was during my leisure time, and I was spending my own money - and I could not have been happier with it. Colonialen is without question top-tier - superbly-executed, imaginative food; wonderful, enthusiastic yet discreet service by... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had dinner with a group of work colleagues and clients. Not many words are needed to describe the experience: absolutely fantastic.

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Bergen, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Took the 10 course meal with wine package and had a well balanced and nice journey through different tastes. All courses passsed with good marging to achieve a green light. Wine package was as I always fin wine packages in resturants...good but missed the extremely good vintages. This review refer to the new colonialen after moving out from engen to... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have wanted to try Colonialen for a while but in the old place they were so small it was hard to get a table. With their new, larger restaurant setting this was made easier and we managed to book in when we wanted to. I was excited from what I had heard whereas my husband was more apprehensive. But... More

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Bergen, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

No doubt Colonialen offers a unique culinary experience. We had the 7 courses menu. Small portions, high focus on the raw material, on the combination of taste . The Chief did impressed all of us with very original dishes. The menu included different wines for each dish and the combination was excellent The service is higly professional thought I am... More

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