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Ciderhuset

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Sjotunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The ciderhuset summer restaurant is opening 26 Th of June. It is open...
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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  • 73
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  • 15
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing views, terrific food, wonderful cider

This is a seasonal restaurant, open only in the summer. It is outstanding. Beautiful views onto Sognefjord, an orchard on the premises, the fruit from which they make into cider, inspired food, and decent prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a seasonal restaurant, open only in the summer. It is outstanding. Beautiful views onto Sognefjord, an orchard on the premises, the fruit from which they make into cider, inspired food, and decent prices.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Balestrand hands down. The setting was gorgeous, we even saw a rainbow at dinner. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way. The food was very delicious, having a Middle Eastern / Norwegian flair. I believe the cook is Turkish. We came in without reservations and were lucky. Be sure to... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are coming through Balestrand as part of a tour of Norway, it would be quite the shame to miss the Ciderhuset. Not only is the restaurant building set among apple, plum and apricot trees, but it has an idyllic view of the fjord, which I'm not sure anyone else has...anywhere. The staff is comprised of a single family... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Came here on our only night in Balestrand. Part of our honeymoon across Norway. All the staff knew and were congratulating us. They even made up a beautiful bouquet of flowers for our table. The food was delicious and the Cider was even better! All of the cider is made downstairs as well.

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malibu
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Cider house had not quite opened their restaurant until June 22nd.,but they were kind enough to share tastings of their delicious cider products with us. We tried the 4.7 alcohol cider which is available for sale in their shop. It was fresh and tangy like a mountain stream. We also tried the apple aquavit and the apple brandy which were... More 

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Balestrand, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had one of the best meals ever in this charming place. Not only was I served by lovely staff and was inspired by the beautiful pottery, my evening was also crowned with a rainbow that I saw from my window seat. And, to top it off (I had arrived by bike and the weather suddenly deteriorated to a full... More 

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Aptos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a window view overlooking the apple orchard and the fjord. Nice selection to choose from, and a delicious cocktail made with apple cider.

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visitors to Balestrand will have to know about the Ciderhuset to find it, since it is hidden behind an orchard, but it is well worth looking for. The food is spectacular, as is the service and the fjord view -- a perfect place to spend an evening with good food and good cider.

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Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

not extensive menu. One night we shared first courses and had two main courses. second night we shared every first course on menu. The locally produced Ciders are amazing. restaurant is owned and run by family which also cultivated apple groves, produces ciders and grows their own organic vegetables. Medium sweet Turkish coffee was outstanding. Deserts weakest part on menu.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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Address: Sjotunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Phone Number: +47 908 35 673
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
Average Prices: USD 36 - 143

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  • Address: Sjotunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 908 35 673

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 143

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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