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Ciderhuset

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Sjotunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 67
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Delicious and Charming

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Balestrand, Norway
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  • Late Night
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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
Balestrand, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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