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.

“Good, but perhaps overpriced.”

Kviknes Eating and Drinking
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Kviknes Hotel dining room. Evening buffet and a la carte menu. Balholm Bar serves a la carte meals. Fully licensed. Well stocked wine cellar. International cuisine. Local ingredients used as far as possible.
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to the hyped "buffet" for dinner. Service was wonderful and we also had a nice view of the fjord. Some of the dishes such as the veal in onion sauce and the seafood salad were very good , but we thought that others such as beef stroganoff, halibut, and lamb were average to good.
Most food was good, but we were frankly expecting a little more.
Desserts were plentiful and good. Coffee on the veranda or lounge afterwards is a nice touch, but unfortunately that sort of means you cannot sit at your table and enjoy a cup of coffee with your dessert.

Thank BevSierpina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (114)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

79 - 83 of 114 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2014

First the good. The service was very good, considering it was a buffet. Staff was very attentive to us and congenial. Some of the servings were incredibly good. The salmon was awesome, as was the fjord fish. There really isn't any bad. The rest was just ok, not bad, but not overwhelming. It is a buffet, but it is expensive and probably not the best allocation of scarce resources(time and money)

Thank PatStarke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Great selection of food, incredible wine list and the best service we have had so far in Norway. We had this included in our room price so don't actually know how expensive it was. Was very family friendly. Only down side is that the restaurant is massive and can be very busy with tour buses. Book ahead and ask for a table by the windows.

2  Thank Luke J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The dinner buffet is expensive, but worth it for a splurge. I thought the 20 or so different types of salmon would be the highlight, but the veal in mushroom sauce was the most tender and best I have had. The view is spectacular, and coffee on the veranda afterwards is included. But don't have the Kviknes white wine. It was just OK and pricey. Choose something you know.

1  Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Thought about going to dinner here as we we're very hungry after a long day driving
Walked in and had a look around
It is a beautiful old hotel with amazing views of fjord and mountains Very gentile
Walked into dinning room met by a friendly waitress and was told the Buffett was 545 krona
I looked across at food and had very good variety but there must have been 5 bus loads of travellers and very noisy and busy
I didn't consider that it would be good value even for a splirge

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank nonna54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kviknes Eating and Drinking also viewed

Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane
Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane
 
Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane
Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane
 
Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane
 

Been to Kviknes Eating and Drinking? 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