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Ciderhuset

Sjotunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Balestrand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $143
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The ciderhuset summer restaurant is opening 26 Th of June. It is open Sundays to Fridays, closed on Saturdays due to private arrangements. The Ciderhuset is situated in an orchard containing a hundred different varieties of fruit. The location is 1,5 km from the village centre with a wide view of the Sognefjord. In The Cider House you will find a cider cellar, a restaurant and facilities for cultural activities. We offer starters, main dishes and desserts, served with apple cider, fruit wine, juice, brandies from the Cider cellar or other drinks. We prepare food from organic and local ingredients. The restaurant closes for the season August 21 2014.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The ciderhuset summer restaurant is opening 26 Th of June. It is open Sundays to Fridays, closed on Saturdays due to private arrangements. The Ciderhuset is situated in an orchard containing a hundred different varieties of fruit. The location is 1,5 km from the village centre with a wide view of the Sognefjord. In The Cider House you will find a cider cellar, a restaurant and facilities for cultural activities. We offer starters, main dishes and desserts, served with apple cider, fruit wine, juice, brandies from the Cider cellar or other drinks. We prepare food from organic and local ingredients. The restaurant closes for the season August 21 2014.
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is an amazing family run restaurant. It's only open for a few weeks and on certain days in the summer so check before you go. Ciderhuset overlooks the fjord and the orchards where the apples are grown for the cider. The drinks menu is as impressive as the food menu and there is an artistic touch to the restaurant.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow! Great people, great food, great view. Everybody is so nice, they have great wine, apple juice, jam...

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Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a delightful surprise. We were walking along the quiet shore road in Balestrand from Kviknes and saw a small red sign that simply said Ciderhuset. Thinking it was fresh apple cider we walked up the lane and discovered a two story farm house, part old, part stunningly new, with a beautiful copper still, make liqueurs from apples, plums, cherries,... More

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San Francisco, Ca
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We luckily got in for dinner on Friday after learning they are closed for events on Saturdays. While the service was pleasant, it was slow. However, the food did not disappoint. We had 2 appetizers. I can't even remember one because the feta cheese pastry was spectacular! Coming from San Francisco, we have high expectations. This feta cheese dish is... More

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Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went here with work,and got thrown into making our own starters,a great Turkish meze! Wonderful food, and the main course we had afterward was even better. the cider made in house is excellent.The hosts are amazing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

From the converted greenhouse dining area, the views of the fjord are spectacular, setting the stage for a delightful meal. As others note, Norwegian prices can induce sticker shock, but this restaurant represents very good value for Norway, serving a sort of fusion cuisine influenced by the Norwegian and Turkish owners. One of us had the fish of the day,... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This restaurant is adventurous. They have an orchard with cherries, apples, apricots which they use in their cooking and their cider and other beverages like Cherry Soda. Food was great and very creative. Of course in Scandanavia it's expensive (the average hamburger is Scandanavia is about 30 US dollars in August 2013). It has nice views, great servers who are... More

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Capistrano Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Once you get over the price of the meal ( do not let it ruin the meal ) the food and the service were very good. Nice casual atmosphere. The eating place is very light and airy, quite appealing. But ya know, everything in Norway is expensive, no way around it. . .

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Manila, Philippines
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

World class, in my opinion!!! We were entertained by the son of the family-owned business who manages the restaurant. Since it was our first time travelling to Norway, we've asked his advice to just bring any food in the menu he would highly recommend, and lo' we were enthralled!!! The BEST food experience I had in Norway!!! The interior reminds... More

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Haifa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very special tasty food (we ate fish) in a romantic pleasant place. They serve their own cider and herbs.

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