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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loud and lively with average, at best, fare. Good variety of beers. The pluckkfiske was disappointing. Just what you'd want if you were a college student once again.

Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner! The fish pie and meatballs were so good! Also loved the cheese plate. Service was a little slow but we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Definitely recommend.

Thank Michelle H
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was packed but they were still very friendly and managed to find me a seat at a table with stools. For being so busy the service is still great. I had the traditional fish cake with macaroni and the lady next to me had the fish with mashed potatoes. They were both delicious. The entire menu looked like... More 

Thank passionatetraveler35
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had dinner here and had the housemade lamb and garlic sausages with mash and peas and caramelized onions in gravy. Delicious and a true bargain for a good and good-sized meal at $23. Their menu is small so the quality stays high.

Thank busyflying
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have an English menu and you can look at it while you wait (only 10 mins for us luckily) - I had the bacalao and my boyfriend the meatballs, both dishes looked like canteen - style food; however, the taste was amazing and portions are pretty big. Also the dessert of the day (almond cake) was super tasty! If... More 

Thank marika m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in late from travel and were quite tired of airline food. Pingvinen had a cozy atmosphere, great selection of local beer, and fresh local cuisine. My husband had the lamb sausages and I had the Plukkfisk, both were very good. We both agreed the Plukkfisk was the best of the two dishes - it's a whitefish with bacon... More 

Thank Charity B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located in the central area of Bergen and easy to reach. We had to wait 30 min to get a table since it was full (and Friday night) but the food was good and not too expensive.

Thank pepa88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with a group of 6 - had a wonderful night with great food and drinks. Tried the cheese plate full of Norwegian cheeses and a delicious compote. Our friends had the stew as an appetizer which was fantastic! We collectively tried all of the entrees and none of them disappointed. They were authentic Norwegian meals which is exactly... More 

Thank Kristen M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu choices were limited but we got the land and garlic sausage and it was filling and delicious.. The booth was comfortable and once we sat down we really enjoyed it. However it took forever for them to bring the food, so don't ever go there if you are in any kind of a rush..

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

Have been here many times, and it is one of my favourite places to go out and drink beer with my friends. Great local beer-selection. If you stop by Pingvinen, you have to try their popcorn. It's soaked in delicious butter!

Thank Silje T

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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 - $31
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, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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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