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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
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Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
+47 55 90 16 00
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I so want this restaurant to succeed but it needs to go back to basics. The first time I visited this restaurant it was amazing. What was so amazing? The taste of the food. I still cannot fault the presentation of the food or the outstanding knowledge of the people who serve it. However, I find the food to be... More 

Thank Winson796
Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is excellent - wines selections to follow are perfect - and good to learn that employees have good knowledge and are very well trained. Nothing but perfect. Did Michelin miss this opportunity while in Bergen?

Thank Norway2012
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I thought l had had a feel of some of the best restaurants in town but this one is completely different. the atmosphere was just embracing. The welcome from the employees was grand. And as for the food the least talked about it the better. It cant be described. You just need to experience it to get the feel and... More 

Thank Emmanuel O
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. Best regards Ken More 

Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite dinner during our visit to Bergen. The food was full of local tastes, adventurous and produced from a kitchen that is definitely on form. The service was formal but friendly and especially helpful in recommending wines. Highly recommended.

Thank Bear4Bear
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we hope you will return:) More 

Athens, Greece
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The food tasty but little in portion! Service average ! The environment a bit fussy for my taste ! I chose the trout and was delicious!

Thank Aristeidis M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I entered in casual clothes with a 14month old; neither intimidated the staff. They sat us in a quiet room during a quiet seating. My daughter explored every room, including half the kitchen; to the chagrin of only me. The front of the staff support the back and vice versa. Wine was paired perfectly. Cuisine was interesting and fierce. We... More 

Thank Andrew J
Bergen, Norge
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Innovative, yet with a subtle balance of traditional and local food. We had the taste menu and although it's expensive, esp. if you include wine, you will not regret, nor forget, the visit to Colonialen.

Thank NilsM73
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had the 6-pack dinner with a flight of wines and both were spot-on and marvelous. A tiny cube of ham was the best ham I have ever tasted, the bisque-like crab soup was better than anything in Fells Point and lamb was perfect. Attentive but unobtrusive wait staff and the chef entertained some dumb questions (no, the lamb was... More 

Thank Daniel F
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thanks Daniel:) More 

Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Colonialen does everything you would expect of a restaurant of this calibre. Our large party came for a business dinner and were treated by very attentive, professional and knowledgeable staff. The 7 course dinner lasted 4 around hours. This never dragged as a truly wonderful selection of dishes that included some really breathtaking moments, was brought out with perfect timing.... More 

Thank BoddersH
Bergen, Norway
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very good impresion through all phases of out visit. Menue was interresting, but not extensive. Every dish was made with passion and tasts were extremely good. Every dish was introduced in a modes but professional manner. Wine recommendations were top notch.

Thank Tore S
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Dear Tore Thank you for your visit at Colonialen Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards Colonialen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 55 90 16 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?