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“Enjoyable food with good selection of beer”
Review of Pingvinen

Pingvinen
Ranked #21 of 473 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 August 16, 2016

Very popular restaurant/bar. Given that they turn people away I'd classify it as a restaurant. We had a nice lunch there and they have some good local beer on tap. For the most part service was good.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Deac83
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Our accommodation host, recommended Pingvinen for dinner. We had passed it by yesterday because it is a bar. Per the reviews, we arrived before 6pm for dinner and got a table. By 6:10 pm people were waiting for seating. We ordered a fish pie with macaroni, served with potatoes and some veggies, and the Plukkfisk, mashed potatoes and fish mixture, with veggies. It tasted much better than what we had eaten elsewhere last night. We had filling meals for a reasonable ($20 p.p.) cost, drinking tap water. The bar drinks were tempting.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

In this pub they offer a small meal menu, a variety of beer. We had the salads which were very nice but the portion was rather small. Nice place

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank danielaa760
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Nice gastropub with great food, great beer, and a wonderful local feeling. Not a touristy place. The fish soup was outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank doclewk
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and typical (you can even have whale beef) but the waitress wasn't very kind and the final bill was a little too expensive for what we ate.
Tip: don't order the cheese plate as there are just 4 small slices of cheese for a very high price

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank stefania c
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