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“No complaint here”
Review of XL Diner

XL Diner
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $41
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: From the heart of Aalesund, with a view towards Aalesundet, Molja and the great sea. We in XL Diner has since the start up in 1999 Purposeful developed what is today well known as Europes best Bacalao restaurant, to the habitants pride and our guests enjoyment. XL Diner is and shall be a Clipfish Restaurant, but we also offers inspiring dishes not coming from the sea. You shall be able to recognize our dishes and the dishes we have spread over the entire "Bacalao World" Our menu is inspired from both South Europe and South America but is still faithful to our dear and classic Bacalao dishes from the north-west of Norway. We want to provide you with not only a spectaculare location and menu, but we will also strive to give top notch service, welcome to us !
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“No complaint here”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Everything about the XO is good, atmosphere, wait staff, and the fish dishes are outstanding. The resturant appears professionally run and managed, and provides a great dining experience. It is expensive, but I feel you get what you pay for.

Visited February 2013
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bacalao”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

I had the traditional Bacalao, which the restaurant is known for and which was very good. However, the salad that accompanied the Bacalao was uninspired, and could just as well be left out of the equation. The view from the restaurant is spectacular.

Visited April 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Confirming all the glowing reviews”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Agree with everyone on their reviews:

- Spectacular bacalao - and lots of it
- Beautifully presented food
- Amazing views over the harbor, and a very nice setting inside
- Expensive but worth it (and frankly not that expensive for Norway)
- Extremely friendly staff and attentive service

My only complaint is that an appetizer we ordered was WAY too big and ruined our appetite for the main dish (bacalao). So, just be careful if you order the cod tongues (something we were intrigued by) - it's not a two-bite-and-you're-done appetizer; it's more like a light meal.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Marden, Kent
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food with beautiful views”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Had a lovely reindeer meal here. Very popular so need to book in advance. Beautiful views of the harbour.

Visited December 2012
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Stenungsund, Sweden
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Value for money restaurant”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Best bacalao I have ever eaten. Restaurant fronting the sea and in teh evening in November it gives a very good athmosphere

Visited November 2012
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