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Balholm Bar and Bistro

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Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6898, Norway
+47 57 69 42 00
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Probably the best restaurant you'll find in Balestrand

After we had a very unfortunate experience at the Pilgrim restaurant, we ended up in the Balholm Bistro. It was a bit hard to find, since it was located in a hotel. The service was really good and pretty quick and the staff was very friendly. The food was also delicious. You pay the price for it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After we had a very unfortunate experience at the Pilgrim restaurant, we ended up in the Balholm Bistro. It was a bit hard to find, since it was located in a hotel. The service was really good and pretty quick and the staff was very friendly. The food was also delicious. You pay the price for it, but it was... More 

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Without doubt this was the best place we ate in Balestrand and one of the best on our tour of Norway. It's the name of the bar/ bistro in the Kviknes hotel. It's certainly not bar food, but a quality bistro. The cured salmon starter was delicious and lamb with sweetbreads made a perfect main course. We can also highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very good for "bar" food! Soups and dishes as opposed to the basics. The included breakfast buffet was also very good ( not technically part of the bar.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were expecting mediocre bar food and were so pleasantly surprised by the high quality of ingredients and excellent preparations here. We had lunch one day and dinner the next. For dinner, we both had excellent sea trout with new potatoes and fresh peas in a dill garlic sauce. Lunch next day, I had a phenomenal salmon sandwich with scrambled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food is some of the best in Balestrand. The prices are not. If you want good food though there are only 2-3 options and this is one of them. Plus they have a well stocked bar.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Arriving in Balestrand late, when nothing else was open, we opted for this restaurant, in the lobby of the Kviknes hotel over the crowded and noisy buffet. It was an inspired choice. The food, especially the seatrout entree, was wonderfully prepared. The service was pleasant and efficient, and the atmosphere was relaxed. The menu was limited (especially compared with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We got lunch her on Sunday when most everything else was closed. I got the broccoli soup and was pleasantly surprised. It had blue cheese and crunchy croutons. Fantastic!

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Bergen, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

long wait- They charge 80NOK = 13 $ for one caffe latte with double shot. As the cost of two single coffee lattes.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the bistro in the Kviknes hotel and the food we had was excellent and quite a reasonable price (Norwegian standards) compared with the main hotel restaurant. Also the hotel gets a lot of tour groups who use the main restaurant, so this was a good option and very good service.

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is the bar in the lobby of the monster that is the Kviknes Hotel. We opted out of the buffet because we do not like steam table food. Friends who had the buffet as part of their room charge confirmed that the food was not so inspiring. However, we had excellent food in the bar/bistro with superb service. The... More 

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  • Address: Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6898, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 57 69 42 00

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