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Colonialen

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Sentrum
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
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Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
+47 55 90 16 00
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was good. However the food was unimpressive and the culinary experience was below average. The waiter explained all the courses and it indeed looked good. The food did not live up to expectations and the portions were so small that even the six course meal did not fill me up. The only impressive aspect was the... More 

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Thank Johan L
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate, and enjoyed, a 9 course menu, with a new wine for each dish. The waiters explained what each dish consisted, and why we got exactly "that" wine to "this" dish. There was obviously a lot of knowledge about both food and wine. We sat for about 5 hours, and it was 5 hours with pure delight. Highly recommended.

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Thank 922jorn
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and review. Hope to see you again:) Ken More 

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Colonialen is a nice place; excellent service, superb food and matching wine. Lamb as main dish after a wonderful crayfish and lobster salat, and chocolate ganach for dessert. Jam, jam :-)

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Thank Espen B
Oslo, Norway
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Knowledgeable and fun staff, making the dinner an even bigger experience. Of course fantastic food, with unique tastes. Some dishes better than others, but all artistic in their own sense. High prices for sure, but once in a while you can splurge.

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Thank yef70
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thanks! More 

Bergen
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I so want this restaurant to succeed but it needs to go back to basics. The first time I visited this restaurant it was amazing. What was so amazing? The taste of the food. I still cannot fault the presentation of the food or the outstanding knowledge of the people who serve it. However, I find the food to be... More 

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Thank Winson796
Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Food is excellent - wines selections to follow are perfect - and good to learn that employees have good knowledge and are very well trained. Nothing but perfect. Did Michelin miss this opportunity while in Bergen?

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Thank Norway2012
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you so much:) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I thought l had had a feel of some of the best restaurants in town but this one is completely different. the atmosphere was just embracing. The welcome from the employees was grand. And as for the food the least talked about it the better. It cant be described. You just need to experience it to get the feel and... More 

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Thank Emmanuel O
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. Best regards Ken More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite dinner during our visit to Bergen. The food was full of local tastes, adventurous and produced from a kitchen that is definitely on form. The service was formal but friendly and especially helpful in recommending wines. Highly recommended.

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Thank Bear4Bear
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we hope you will return:) More 

Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The food tasty but little in portion! Service average ! The environment a bit fussy for my taste ! I chose the trout and was delicious!

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Thank Aristeidis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I entered in casual clothes with a 14month old; neither intimidated the staff. They sat us in a quiet room during a quiet seating. My daughter explored every room, including half the kitchen; to the chagrin of only me. The front of the staff support the back and vice versa. Wine was paired perfectly. Cuisine was interesting and fierce. We... More 

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Thank Andrew J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 55 90 16 00

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