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“Hearty pub food”
Review of Pingvinen

Pingvinen
Ranked #21 of 473 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sentrum
Description: A gastropub with Norwegian food and beer. Pingvinen upholds the Norwegian traditions. For over 15 years Pingvinen has been a tradition bearer for Norwegian food in Bergen. To walk into Pingvinen is a bit like entering grandma’s living room. You’ll be served classic rustic dishes like fish pie, meat balls and meat stew. At the same time Pingvinen isn’t afraid to put modern, self-composed dishes on the menu - but always with a nod to Norwegian produce and tradition. The gastropub wouldn’t be a pub if it hadn’t been for the rich selection of beer provided. Pingvinen is especially focused on showing Norwegian beer producers and often change the beers on both tap and bottle by season and as new products arrives. The place has all rights and also has a good selection of wine and liquor. All kinds of people visits PIngvinen. Open for reservations and drop-ins. All days 12:00 – 01:00 Kitchen closes at 22:00 (23:00 Fre, Sat)
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We had a wonderful lunch here in this rustic, friendly place. I had the potato and garlic soup, which was perfect on a rainy day, and my mom had the portobello mushrooms with Camembert (?) cheese and vegetables, another hearty and flavorful option. There aren't a lot of good lunch options in Bergen and this was by far the best we had in town.

Date of visit: July 2016
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3  Thank Pamela H
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great spot for authentic Norwegian food. Highly recommend the fish pie or the whale. They also had a great selection of beers, and the bartender even offered us samples of the cider to try.

Date of visit: June 2016
2  Thank hbwasserman
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Limited menu but had a lot of local Norwegian options. The meatballs with the berry sauce was very good. Favorite thing was the fish and potato mash with bacon on top. It was so good we went back the next day to get it again.

Date of visit: July 2016
2  Thank mk33189
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had the mashed potato and fish all together dish and it was authentic and delicious. There are other Norwegian dishes to choose from, too.

Date of visit: June 2016
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1  Thank Carol O
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

They don't take reservations, so we tried our lucky around 7:30 on a Saturday. It was quite busy but someone came over quickly and found us a shared table with another couple. We had the meatballs and the fish pie, and both were excellent. They also had a nice selection of local beers. While surely a tourist spot, it has a local feel to it.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Gail_G74
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