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“Great food and reasonable too in over-priced country” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spisekroken

Spisekroken
Ranked #6 of 365 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Vågen
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food and reasonable too in over-priced country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Having spent 7 days in Norway over New Year where we were shocked to find every decent restaurant shut for the duration it was with great relief we came across Spisekroken on Tripadvisor and found it to be open on January 4th. I had the 3 course special menu whilst my partner went for the fish soup from the "reasonable specials" section as starter followed by the fish main course. Every element of the 8 courses we had was excellent with the only reservation being that the fish soup was under-seasoned and benefitted from some extra pepper. Very good standard of food indeed and excellent service and by ridiculously over-priced Norwegian standards reasonable value too!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Richard O
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A real birthday treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

I was looking for a Norwegian restaurant in which to celebrate my birthday on a trip to Bergen & Spisekroken didn't disappoint.

We booked on the evening so didn't sit down until 9pm - as the restaurant was fully booked earlier in the evening - but it was worth the wait. My partner and I both opted for the set menu, and the waiter carefully explained each dish to us as it arrived.

The starter was a selection of three tasting dishes - the halibut melted in the mouth, the mushroom soup is the best mushroom soup either of us has ever tasted, and the morcel of lamb was perfect too.

The veal main course was the house speciality, and whilst the colours on the plate were all quite dark, it was again delciious and cooked perfectly.

The selection of 3 tasting desserts rounded the meal off perfectly.

The waiter was just the right level of attentive and informative and the small friendly ambience of the restaurant made you feel like a valued customer.

It was one of the most expensive meals we've ever bought but the price did seem to be average for Bergen - but it was a real treat.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank badgerpatrol
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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Food and Excellent Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just booked this from the Trip Advisor recommendations and it was excellent. The service was attentive, we had the special 3 course menu and all fantastic food. Our waiter recommended the wine which suited the food superbly. Best meal this trip so far!

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank JH1940
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a smallish personal restaurant which will not overwhelm with choice but will provide you with a lovely experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SDit54
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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had expected so much more from this place as it was ranked no. 1 for restaurants in Bergen, presumably for qualities that were entirely lacking on our visit. The food could only be described as "average" at best had our meals been served hot, but all staters and mains on our table were served luke warm and were under-seasoned. We found the service to be simply dire: We were served by an arrogant, humourless maitre d who created such a bad atmosphere that it was a relief to leave...just as well then that our bill was presented to us before we had even asked for it! Simply appalling service. Had our experience been a good one, I had it in mind to arrange my company's Christmas Yulebord/celebration here, however that will certainly never happen.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank SarahWYM
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