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Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Seafood
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is lovely, the food is authentic and delicious. I had plukkfisk with some Norwegian beer, and God, I can still remember every bite and sip.

Thank mjsbhs
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is basically a pub (almost Amsterdam brown bar-like) which does authentic, hearty Norwegian food. Sometimes has whale meat and reindeer which alas weren't on today's menu for the kids to try but there were meatballs, baked hake, macaroni fish pie, fish cakes, portobello mushrooms with goats cheese (and aforementioned steamed vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower plus two types of cabbage).... More 

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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a long day of cruising the fjords and viewing the beautiful countryside on our way to Bergen we really needed a good, hot meal, and Pingvinen really hit the spot. The tables were all full, so we found a couple of stools at the bar next to a friendly local, and enjoyed some beers from the impressive range of... More 

Thank Snarky_Sandgroper
Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite often in this place. Good food and value, also good coffee, the design is very nice. You have to order and pay at the counter, than they bring food to you.

Thank LizzyGra
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An innocuous looking place, with decor a bit like your granny's house. Nice mix of people and the service team were SUPER helpful. And the food? Scrumdiddlyumptious. Really hearty, tasty and.....wait for it......not too expensive!

Thank isabel_l0nd0n
Kristiansand, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with my friend after being recommended to go here by a local. We had a glass of wine and shared the cheese platter as an appetizer, which was delicious, and then we both had the Plukkfisk. So good! Would definitively recommend!

Thank LisaSordal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are seeking a good unpretentious atmosphere with food and drink to match at great prices- this is your bet. They also offer a discount with the Bergen Card, if that helps. Asks for the days specials as well.

Thank AndaluciaDubai
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260 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I headed to this restaurant based on the excellent TA reviews. We were there early - before 6.00 pm on a weekday evening in July and there was no wait for a table - mainly bar stools at small fixed tables. It was helpful to have English menus - there was a short selection of traditional Norwegian... More 

Thank Owen_thesaints
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Norwegian food . We were looking for a local food place for dinner which didn't break the bank This was perfect - the atmosphere is very relaxed and cozy - the staff very friendly and warm and the food delicious. We tried whale for the first time and it was great Definitely recommend this I would suggest making a... More 

Thank Bbhide
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, nice staff and reasonable prices! For beer lovers, there is a huge menu available!!!! I totally recommend! Be aware that there is a lot a people for dinner, so you should make reservation for a table or you can nicely eat in the counter.

Thank Christiane S

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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 - $30
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Seafood
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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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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