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Colonialen

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Kong Oscars gate 44, Bergen 5017, Norway
+47 55 90 16 00
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Bergen, Norway
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were a group of seven, celebrating a birthday at Colonialen. The restaurant is relatively small, with a high-end Scandinavian decor. Colonialen serves seasonal courses. We went for the small tasting menu, a six-course with wine pairings. Tasty flavors, and one of the courses really gave us a thrill. We were also satisfied with the combination of food and wines.... More 

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Thank Haakon A
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a 5 meal course together with coworkers to celebrate. Nice restaurant with very good service. Food was international with local touch. One of the best restaurants in Bergen and quite expensive, but good value.

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Thank Halvorw
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The place has a nice vibe but the food is really sub par. Good if you don't care what the food taste like and want to pay excessively for a good atmosphere. If you want a food sensation go somewhere else!

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Thank Johan L
Ken Petter S, Eier at Colonialen, responded to this review
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Hei Johan Det her var sørgelig, var du på Litteraturhuset eller i Kong Oscarsgt? Mvh Ken More 

Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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457 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
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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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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
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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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?