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Balholm Bar and Bistro

Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6898, Norway
+47 57 69 42 00
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Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand
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- Aug 15, 2014
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Chevy Chase, MD
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The Balholm Bar is located in the lobby of the Kniknes Hotel. We opted to have dinner ordering off their a la carte menu. The trout was good as was the lamb. We had 1 glass of wine & 1 draft beer and also shared a dark chocolate mousse dessert with a berry sauce. Food and service were good. Cost... More

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Oslo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

If you are looking for an intimate restaurant, this is not the place since it is located in a hotel lobby. But the food is very good. The burgers are my favorites.

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