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Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After weeks of travelling and eating out, this genuinely tasted like real home cooking. Definitely recommend

Thank Meredith P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was literally around the corner from my hotel. I read on tripadvisor that they cook Norwegian home food. I didn't try the food but had drinks before dinner. I really liked the relaxed and cosy atmosphere, it's full with locals. The menu looked short but interesting. I liked it so much that I went back after dinner. I... More 

Thank Zeynep A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pub but serves good dinner items and is reasonably priced. I had the fish pie with macaroni and my husband had the lamb sausage. They were simply prepared to allow the main ingredients to shine. And they did not use a lot of cream and butter which was a nice break for us. Next time I would... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Pingvinen for dinner our first night in Norway because we read reviews about it's traditional food. We started with the Norwegian cheese plate. We were really hungry and it was very tasty. I got the meatball dish with lingonberry sauce. It was delicious! My husband got the lamb and wild garlic sausages and he loved his too.... More 

Thank Kabingha
Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was fine, service was pretty unfriendly (contrary to stereotypes, in Norway and Bergen, loads of places are super friendly but not here, on our visit at least), but the awful shrieking head-banger heavy metal music just after midday was not really to our taste. Wouldn't recommend it just for that, but who knows, on another day with a different... More 

1 Thank IHarri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Norwegian food and local beers served all day. Nice staff and very friendly. What do you want more?

1 Thank Frédéric H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pingu is still going strong, some 10 minus years after inauguration. Food is traditional norwegian, well made at a survivable price point. I had saussage and my gf had plukkfisk. The latter was found wanting. It's a good pub in the evenings. Service was not customer centric but not horrible either.

1 Thank Eatboy
St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very homely and friendly atmosphere, with very obliging and helpful staff. It was packed when we visited, which is a good sign! We were able to find seats, but I think at peak times you will struggle. Menu contained many local dishes and they were fantastic. Very swift in arriving. Local beer was very good and the overall price... More 

1 Thank Chris S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet local restaurant serving traditional Norwegian food for relatively good prices. The food was very good, and paired with the bar serving local beer, provided a memorable meal. Slightly off of the beaten tourist path, but well worth the short walk.

Thank Mitch J
Bayeux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here two nights in a row, and tried different main courses. I particularly liked the sausages. The local beer was good, although not cheap (Norwegian prices..)

Thank TR R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
  • Phone Number: +47 55 60 46 46
We do not take table reservations. We are a small place with limited amount of tables. Please come by and we will try to help you to get a seat. The busiest hours are between seven and eight. We serve dinner/lunch from 12-22, and have a night menu after 22. Welcome!

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