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The Cider House

) #2 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, ,
Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
8 Dec 2016
“The taste of the food and ambience lingers on”
21 Sep 2016
“Excellent cider tasting”
Closed
12:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

In a day at Balestarnd, which was too less, we had the most scumptutious lunch ever at Ciderhuset. Lovely vegetarian meal served with warmth and smiles. Tasting of home made ciders, some amazing Norwegian beers. Waiting to go back.

1  Thank smgandhi
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We discovered Ciderhuset by chance; it is a little outside of the centre of Balestrand and we were afraid to get lost. It is a beautiful location in the middle of lush orchards. The restaurant serves good food. The cider tasting is fun. We bought...More

Thank Chambesy
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had never imagined that I would get to taste norwegian cider in Balestrand. The whole tasting experience is perfect. But the coupe that run the bussiness, wow, I cannot give you details cause I might spoil the thing, but ask them to take you...More

Thank Eviña T
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The Ciderhuset is a 'must do' when in Balestrand. It's tucked away but a real gem when you get there. The food is fantastic and the ciders to die for. We had just come off the trek on the hills above Balestrand and really felt...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited late in the afternoon for a tour and a cider tasting. We had a great experience. Our host was the grandson of the founder and, in the span of about 25 minutes, shared some of the history of the family business and the...More

Thank personofleisure
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Balestrand is a wonderful town to break up the 'Nutshell' tour of the Sognefjord, and if you are going to spend the night, this is the best possible place for dinner. A short walk from the hotels, a terrific view of the fjord from the...More

Thank DC-Foodee
Reviewed 21 August 2016

First, you must have a flight of five (or three) ciders. Second, I recommend leaning toward tapas with a Turkish flavor -- they were surprisingly good. Beautiful view from the dining room.

1  Thank OurFuture
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a lunch on our second day. we had a cider tasting. it was so great and we had a great time listening about how they made the cider. we also had some tapas and bought some of ciders.

Thank marianne e
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A family run restaurant which is based around a cider making enterprise. You can have a tour of the cider making facility and sample many of the wares afterwards for about K30. The tapas menu for lunch is interesting and we enjoyed the variety. There...More

Thank NotNormalforNorfolk
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This family run restaurant is pure joy to dine in. The staff are warm, friendly and caring. The food is lovingly prepared and well thought out - a choice of Turkish mese or the main course of the day. The restaurant is a glass house...More

Thank sylvialewin
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lauren d
When do you do close for the year? I will be there first week of September..
6 April 2017|
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Response from Heidrun H | Property representative |
Hi, and sorry for the late reply! The restaurant closes the 18.August unfortunately, and the shop and cider program lasts throughout August.
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bdorsey011
Is it within walking distance from the city center or is there other transportation?
26 October 2016|
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Response from GardEH | Property representative |
Hi. Yes it is walking distance. It takes 10 minutes to walk. We will open in the middle of June 2017.
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meyeratlarge
How do I contact you to make a reservation?
2 June 2016|
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Response from GardEH | Property representative |
Hi. We will open for lunch serving the 13th of June and for dinner the 26th of june. In that time contact us through our web page ciderhuset.no there is mail and thepfhone number. or: pos(a)ciderhuset.no or +47... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 41
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 18:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 908 35 673
  • E-mail
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 18th. Sunday – Friday at 12-18 o'clock. Thursday from 12-21 o'clock. Closed Saturday due to private events such as weddings.

From May 2017 the Cider House is an Economusee – artisans at work, a sustainable craft tourism initiative where the artisans are chosen based on their commitment for quality and the genuine.

LEARN & TASTE

In our cider cellar we use traditional methods to make "champagne-cider" and distil apple brandy. Join one of our family members telling your party all about how we make fruit and berries into juice, cider and brandy. The program lasts for approx. 30 min and includes samples of cider or juice. We have interpretations from Sunday to Friday at 12.30 and 15.30. See our activities page on tripadvisor or our webpage to book a tour.

VISIT OUR SHOP

The Cider House has its own shop with approx. 20 types of Balholm-ciders, fruit juices and food souvenirs from the garden. In 2017 the shop is open from May 22nd from 12-18, Sunday to Friday (no sale of alcohol on Sundays).

EAT & DRINK

The restaurant offers a menu with local produce and is inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. Here you can try our beverages, together with warm and cold dishes (incl. vegetarian and vegan dishes) and desserts.

For groups. On request we offer heritage walks, activities and courses.

Visit our homepage for more information
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