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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
Great "bar" food

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.)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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English first
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, Ca
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A cozy restaurant with great fish and beer. It was head and shoulders above the so called smorgasbord in the main dining room which seemed to have more American dishes than those from Norway.

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Leatherhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We ate in this restaurant twice during our 5 day stay in Balestrand. Like the Ciderhuset, the food was excellent. The sauces whihc accompany food in Norway are better than I have tasted anywhere. Very light delicate. Although this restaurant is in essence situated in the lobby, It is a good size and screened all round. It is not noisy... More 

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

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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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