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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We discovered Ciderhuset by chance; it is a little outside of the centre of Balestrand and we were afraid to get lost. It is a beautiful location in the middle of lush orchards. The restaurant serves good food. The cider tasting is fun. We bought several bottles in the shop downstairs. Definitely worth a little detour!

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I had never imagined that I would get to taste norwegian cider in Balestrand. The whole tasting experience is perfect. But the coupe that run the bussiness, wow, I cannot give you details cause I might spoil the thing, but ask them to take you into the room where they keep the 2 years cider barrels and sing. OMG!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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 

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Garden City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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McLean, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $143
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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