We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fabulous fish, slightly shaky service”
Review of Borsen Spiseri

Borsen Spiseri
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Svolvaer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $46
Cuisines: Norwegian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fishrestaurant with stockfish as our speciality Svinoya Rorbuer includes one of the most distinctive restaurants in the Lofoten Islands. The "Borsen Spiseri" is housed in a venerable quayside warehouse dating back to 1828, and considerable emphasis has been placed on maintaining the building's original features. Most of the building's historical attributes have been preserved, providing an atmosphere with an aroma of tar and rope. The dishes that are served here, are made from Lofoten's unique and fresh, local ingredients. Borsen Spiseri is open every day 18:00 - 22:00 and have 120 seats! Borsen Spiseri fit for any occasion Whether you come alone, with your family, friends or with all your colleagues, we guarantee to do our utmost to ensure that you will be satisfied. Guaranteed unique and fresh, local ingredients Both meat and fish dishes are served here, made from Lofoten's unique and fresh, local ingredients. Our focus is on local produce and our speciality is stockfish delivered from the fish factory 50 meters away. In the same building we find the former "krambua" or old general store, which is a tiny museum in its own right. Old wares and equipment from bygone times still hang from the ceiling there, taking you 100 years back in time.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The halibut I ate here was probably the best fish dish I have ever eaten. Simple but impeccably cooked with a butter sauce. The setting is historic, and a treat in itself. My husband had excellent local lamb. Service was a bit variable, but staff were keen to please. Prices were high but not out of line with others locally. To be recommended if you find yourself in Svolvaer!

Thank bigbirdandgrizzly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (472)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

156 - 160 of 472 reviews

Reviewed July 16, 2012

Inside environment is nice and comfortable. Food was not what we expected. It was very usuall food with very high price.
Service was also not impressive!

1  Thank baboo_ghotbi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 20, 2012

We were eating there twice during our one week stay in Svolvaer. The service was fine and the food excellent, even if the choice was very restricted, but this was due to the low season. It is great the restaurant is open all year around !

Thank Roblux
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Nice place. The salon is very cosy, but It was a hot and sunny day so we sat in the terrace.

We had a bacalao salad as starter, it was ok.

We both had fish, I had fresh cod, that was delicious with salad and potatoes. My husband had stockfish but he didn't like the combination with the sauce, eggs and carrots.

Nice restaurant in Svolvaer, worth a visit for sure.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Melissa D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Most famous is the Norwegian tørrfisk, -both meat and fish on the menu though. Not too many choices, but we tried both the fish and lamb and they tasted very good.

The service was average, some improvements are possible here. Not bad at all, but more attention would have been nice. When we arrived it seemed that nobody noticed us, it took at least 5 minutes before someone said hello.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank reisefan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Borsen Spiseri also viewed

 
Svolvaer, Vagan
 

Been to Borsen Spiseri? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing