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$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty traditional norwegian dishes served at reasonable rates. Nice and relaxed, cosy atmósfere, and good service. Recommended! The place is small, at times packed and more than half of the seats are in high bar stools, so keep that in mind.

Thank Claudia_BergenRain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is more of a bar, so don't expect the conventional restaurant tables and chairs, and it can be quite crowded Thursday-Saturday night, however, you can usually find a place for two or more people there. This is one of the best places in Bergen to try traditional Norwegian food. The portions are big enough, there is a variety... More 

Thank Dina K
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was fantastic, friendly good selection of beer and I had some awesome fish pie. Wife had fish too with big healthy portions. So good I even forgot to get my 10% off with the Bergen card

Thank James F
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy place for a traditional, well-cooked meal in the bar. I suspect mostly students visit this place and they all miss home-made cooking. Worth the visit.

Thank Anette H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had "today's special: potato dumpling" and fish pie for dinner. Both are so delicious. Low-Medium price in considering the usual price in Norway.

Thank Li-Wei W
Oslo, Norway
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer and food! We ate a fish pie and some kind of fish pure, and drunk a good pale ale! I recommend, price is very good, service is good and localization too! I can't give 5 stars because what ll left to Gaggan???

Thank Rodrigo A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered homemade lamb & garlic sausage and brussels sprout & horseradish soup. The sausages were juicy and the soup were light & smooth. Yummy!!!

Thank marcusc347
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pingvinen offer a very interessante food experience. Most of the dishes have a Scandinavian inspiration. The environment is cozy and the staff is very kind

Thank Francisca V
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the decor which makes the place look like a bit of a grubby local the food is great and the staff friendly. Unlike many other places in Norway it's not hideously expensive for traditional Norwegian food. The plukkfisk in particular is excellent

Thank Mark I
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Popped in on a wet January afternoon/evening, and had one of the best plates of food I've tasted in a long while. I had the Plukkfisk (fish mixed with mashed potatoes), and it was perfect for a cold damp Sunday evening. Great staff, good choice of beers, would happily come again

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $31
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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