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Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ciderhuset is a 'must do' when in Balestrand. It's tucked away but a real gem when you get there. The food is fantastic and the ciders to die for. We had just come off the trek on the hills above Balestrand and really felt at one with the terrain - drinking it's cider and eating it's pears. Thanks for... More 

Thank Graeme C
Garden City, New York
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited late in the afternoon for a tour and a cider tasting. We had a great experience. Our host was the grandson of the founder and, in the span of about 25 minutes, shared some of the history of the family business and the cider making process. It's a pretty impressive operation. Our host/guide gave an entertaining and engaging... More 

Thank personofleisure
McLean, VA
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Balestrand is a wonderful town to break up the 'Nutshell' tour of the Sognefjord, and if you are going to spend the night, this is the best possible place for dinner. A short walk from the hotels, a terrific view of the fjord from the dining room, wonderful food served with warmth from a super-friendly staff.

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Washington, DC
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, you must have a flight of five (or three) ciders. Second, I recommend leaning toward tapas with a Turkish flavor -- they were surprisingly good. Beautiful view from the dining room.

Thank OurFuture
Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lunch on our second day. we had a cider tasting. it was so great and we had a great time listening about how they made the cider. we also had some tapas and bought some of ciders.

Thank marianne e
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A family run restaurant which is based around a cider making enterprise. You can have a tour of the cider making facility and sample many of the wares afterwards for about K30. The tapas menu for lunch is interesting and we enjoyed the variety. There was plenty to eat but there is also a selection of puddings afterwards if you... More 

Thank NotNormalforNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family run restaurant is pure joy to dine in. The staff are warm, friendly and caring. The food is lovingly prepared and well thought out - a choice of Turkish mese or the main course of the day. The restaurant is a glass house with pleasant decor able to absorb the sound of people chatting. It overlooks one of... More 

Thank sylvialewin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who said Norway was no good for vegetarians? Shared a delicious variety of dishes. The flavours oozed freshness. Too this off with a hand crafted pear cider (not my usual tipple but had to stoo myself having a second) and the mesmerising views from the conservatory and we were in heaven. Prices seem in line with Norway's general level of... More 

Thank Woody17
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tapas style menu with interesting and delicious choices. We were delighted to have such a great meal, the cider and white wine were excellent and local organic juice on offer. Many menu items are sourced from their own garden and orchard. Also, a beautiful view down to the fjord from the restaurant.

Thank sibcee
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the Ciderhuset whilst on a day trip to Balestrand and were completely taken by it! We had a lovely meal of local cheeses, bread, salad and cheese pastries, followed by a delicious chocolate cake - lots of choice for vegetarians! All of the food was presented beautifully. We also tasted several of their ciders, which were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $143
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 908 35 673
The ciderhuset summer restaurant is opening 20 Th of June. It is open Sundays to Thursdays, closed on Fridays and Saturdays due to private arrangements. The Ciderhuset is situated in an orchard containing a hundred different varieties of fruit. The location is 1,5 km from the village centre with a wide view of the Sognefjord. Opening hours 16 - 22. The kitchen closes at 21.00. Cider cellar program with tasting 16.00 - 16.30. We offer meze/tapas-dishes that you can combine to a main dish, one or two main dishes per week and desserts. A variety of ciders, fruit wine, juices, brandies from the Cider cellar or other drinks. We prepare food from organic and local ingredients. The restaurant closes for the season August 20 2015.

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