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“Good old traditional place, good food”
Review of Wesselstuen

Wesselstuen
Ranked #146 of 381 Restaurants in Bergen
Price range: $12 - $43
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sentrum
Skien, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good old traditional place, good food”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you want to eat in a restaurant with atmosphere in Bergen, this is a good pick. The menu is not exquisite, but you get what you need, and it's tasty and well prepared. The prices are moderate (for Norway, that is).

Beer - from Bergen's own brewery Hansa - is served in decent 0,5-glasses, which is the good old size in Norway - not the 0,4, which normally is overprized compared to "the original".

The service was a bit slow when we were there, but still very friendly.

The restaurant's walls are decorated with scenes from the plays and verses of Johen Herman Wessel (1742 - 85 - read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Herman_Wessel), a very popular Norwegian poet, who lived most of his life in Copenhagen.

In the same premises there's a recommendable bar / pub, decorated in the same fashion as the restaurant.

Wesselstuen is the hang-out of actors from the theatre "Den Nationale Scene" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den_Nationale_Scene), and one can occasionally see famous Norwegian performers and writers raise a glass or two here.

  • Visited May 2013
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really nice traditional place, good food.”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Old time Bergen / Hansa athmosphere. Great fish soup. Friendly waiters, fast service. Heaven compared to Bryggekanten.

Visited February 2013
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Norway
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

First time I visited this place and I was positively surprised. I had bacalao (klippfisk) as starter and it was amazing.
The service was good. Recommended place if you are not looking for a posh place.

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Bergen, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Traditional”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food here is traditionally cooked average Norwegian `home´meals. It is a very large place so it is not an intimate atmosphere. Locals really like it. During the summer the outdoor portion is open. If the weather is good it can be an interesting place, generally far too crowded... Tables are crammed everywhere, difficult if not impossible to get to an inner table even if it was empty...

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jerusalem
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great food, great ambiance”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The food was prepared beautifully, service excellent, decor superb. Just a lovely place to eat! It was pricey, like everything in this country, food is a huge expense. But worth it.

Visited August 2012
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