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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, Late Night
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, Late Night
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful meal at the Cider House. The food was an inventive mix of Norwegian and Turkish with fresh ciders and an array of cocktails. The location was fabulous - in an apple orchard, overlooking the fjords - and at the owners' beautiful house. We loved it. A true gem in Balestrand! Lovely owner as well who clearly... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After a day of hiking and biking around the fjords, this was the PERFECT meal. It is a lovely family run cider house. The meals are served Tapas style, and each dish was more impressive than the last. We had the pickled herring, which though we are NOT fish fans, it was actually very delicious. The vegetable pie was incredible... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate here in late July and had a lovely meal--a nicely cooked local fish and several Turkish dishes that were well-prepared. The restaurant bottles its own hard ciders on site. We tried one, which was deliciously smooth. The dining room looks out on the orchard, with the fjord close behind. this is an excellent place for a meal in... More

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Nijmegen
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On this sundayevening we decided to visit this special Restaurant. Special because of the limited openinghours and the superb view on the Sognefjord. The services were friendly perhaps a little unexperienced, the food was honest and pure, Nice fishcake with fresh vegetables and as a finish a lovely applepie. Satisfied we walked outside to the fjord for a afterdinner smoke.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After a nice (long) walk from the Kviknes Hotel, my mom and I found ourselves at the Ciderhuset for dinner. The space was lovely and the view was out of this world. The dinner started well, with a nice appetizer and salad which we enjoyed very much. Unfortunately the meal went downhill when we received the veal, what is noted... More

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GardEH, Manager at Ciderhuset, responded to this review

We do remember you from this evening as we very seldom get reactions of this kind. First og all we are glad you enjoyed our place and the appetizer and salad. We are sorry that the rest of the meal was disappointing to you. But we feel we have to tell our opinion of the situation as well. You ordered... More

Bergen, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Rally worth a visit, fusion food based on local availability and mediterranean inspiration coupled with a selection of fruit based beverages made on the farm. Both ciders and liquors worth tasting. Dining room with a view to the fruit garden and the stunning Sognefjorden.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The only place in Balestrand that is run by professionals and deserve to name itself a restaurant. Good food, decent prices, nice view, interesting drinks. friendly staff.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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