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“Expensive and really quite good nonetheless”
Review of The Cider House

The Cider House
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $44
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Cider House is located in Balestrand in an organic fruit orchard with more than 100 fruit varieties. We are situated a short 15 min walk along the fjord from Kviknes Hotel. Our restaurant is in a glass house with a panoramic view of the Sognefjord. The summer restaurant is in 2017 open from June 22nd – August 31th. Monday – Friday at 12-17 o'clock. Closed Saturday due to private events such as weddings. NOTICE! Lunch serving Aug 13th - Aug 31st from 12-17 o'clock!The Cider House is an Economusee In our cider cellar we use traditional methods to make "champagne-cider" and distil apple brandy. Join one of our family members telling 30 min and includes samples of cider or juice. We have interpretations from Sunday to Friday at 12.30 and 15.30The Cider House has its own shop 20 types of Balholm-ciders, fruit juices and food souvenirs fromgarden. In 2017 the shop is open from May 22nd from 12-18, Monday to Friday (no sale of alcohol on Sundays). Visit our website for more information.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Once you get over the price of the meal ( do not let it ruin the meal ) the food and the service were very good. Nice casual atmosphere. The eating place is very light and airy, quite appealing. But ya know, everything in Norway is expensive, no way around it. . .

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

World class, in my opinion!!! We were entertained by the son of the family-owned business who manages the restaurant. Since it was our first time travelling to Norway, we've asked his advice to just bring any food in the menu he would highly recommend, and lo' we were enthralled!!! The BEST food experience I had in Norway!!! The interior reminds me of a green house, very cozy and overlooking the amazing Søgnefjord and their orchard!!! They make their own wine from their orchard and also recipe secrets!!! The food is so worthy to be celebrated!!! :-)

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very special tasty food (we ate fish) in a romantic pleasant place. They serve their own cider and herbs.

1  Thank Ofra Z
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice, but rather small menu, featuring local foods. Meals were very good. Cider was unique - not a favorite for us, but others may like it. Easy to walk to the restaurant, set in a working apple orchard, just a short walk from the village center.

Thank annie2323
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Serving a fusion of local specialties and Mediterranean fare, the meal was different and better than others in the town. We found the starters "mezze" to be better than the main courses, but all was good. I especially liked the Norwegian dessert specialty called "Veiled peasant girls" made with whipped cream, applesauce, and crumble topping.

The walk is about 15 minutes from town through a nice neighborhood and apple orchard. the restaurant is casual but reservations were recommended.

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Thank Susan L
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