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£12 - £58
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French, European, Norwegian, Scandinavian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Hvelvet whilst wandering around Lillehammer in low season not finding anywhere looking too inspiring and not knowing what to expect. What we got was fabulous, authentic, creative and utterly gorgeous food served by great, friendly, helpful and considerate staff in a beautiful...building with an amazing history (read this in the wine menu) and all at a very good price for the all round top quality experience. We should have gone back on the second of our three nights in town and made sure we did on the third.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the center of Lillehammer. Nice location in the old local branch of the "National Bank". Ambitious cuisine, although not Michelin star, despite very few quests well on a very slow day. Very attentive and professional waiter.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a warm restaurant with attentive and very professional servers. delicate, original and very tasty dishes. fine cuisine, a very nice address.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Super accommodating, something came up and we had to change our reservation - they honored the request no problem! The waiting staff was kind and transparent, will be going again! Food was excellent and delivered quickly. The homemade bread was a pleasant surprise -

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

The beautiful restaurant offers a fine dining atmosphere in an intimate setting with superior fare. Both the salmon and the lamb were some of the best we've eaten in Norway. The chocolate truffles for dessert were indulgent and hand made. I took 2 home for...the next day. Do not miss the chance to eat in the renovated bank, it is truly a special place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Came here with work-group of 23 ppl. The food, service and ambience is simply fantastic all around. We had a 3-course meal and especially the soup and the lamb fillet was just superb, the dessert was also fantastic actually. Also, super efficient but friendly service,...I asked for the whole thing to be over in 1,5 hrs, and even though it was Saturday night and very busy at the restaurant they managed to deliver just that.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Food was amazing, service was great but the mood of the restaurant inside was a bit tight, nobody was talking, frankly because everyone could hear you and it was a bit of a buzz kill. If I'm coming again I'm definitely gonna sit outside.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

We loved Hvelvet! We were put in a good mood by the English sparking wine we were served; just as we did not know the restaurant, we had never had Nyetimber. The latter was unexpectedly good, as was the remainder of our experience that evening....We had the three course menu, and were impressed by both the starter and the skate main dish. The meringue dessert too was fabulous. The atmosphere and the decor are also very appealing -- quiet, refined. And the service was excellent; we enjoyed the lengthy chat we had about wines with one of our waitresses, but at no time was the friendliness intrusive, as it can sometimes be. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Great service and excellent food!! A very nice place to take your family for dinner to have a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Hvelvet is always good foods and great service. This time my Halibut was really overcooked and dry. Very surprising as usually they cook everything perfect. I should of sent it back ~ i hate complaining! Next time i will send back. I asked for more...truffled aioli that came with 2 tiny pieces of dry bread to start (aioli needed to make bread edible.) so very kind server brought me another bowl of aioli which i put the whole thing on the halibut to make it more palatable.. the smoked char tartar was delicately smoked and a beautiful presentation ~ was not served with any toast or crackers which was sorely needed and lovely server Edyta brought me some crisp rye toasts that should of been served with the tartar. Delicious appetizer. A perfect evening, service was impeccable and Edyta was professional, caring, knowledgeable and made me an absolute perfect dry gin martini with just a tiny splash of vermouth (my request for just a splash) it was perfect. Her kindness and attentiveness to anything i needed was well received! She was by far the best server with welcoming smile that i ever have had at Hvelvet. Tusen Takk Edyta. The brunost ice cream was the star of the evening.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Hvelvet last night. The space is designed very well, which couldn’t have been easy given it was built as a bank. Service was relaxed and helpful and, most importantly, the food was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

We had dinner with friends and the food was some of the best food we have ever had. You can visit the vault which held the gold during WW2. Such a beautiful building and the ambience was superb. Everything about our visit was exceedingly good....Our waitress Emily was so knowledgeable and her English was perfect. The whole experience was excellent. Can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Good food and attentive service. Since one of us is vegan, sometimes a challenge when dining out, the restaurant must get an extra point for the specially made vegan food which was as excellent ad or even better than the original evening meny dishes.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

When it comes to dining they could write the book.the proper way to take an order, the proper way to prepare and serve food. A dining experience not to be missed in Lillehammer

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

In very venerable premises we find the restaurant Hvelvet. As I understood it, this was formerly an old bank. Hence the name Vault. Which means vault. We were here with a large group. And elegantly the staff took us through a three course dinner without...any problems. A tasty menu. Unfortunately, the red wine crashed a bit with the food, but the overall experience was high. The premises are stylish and you get a taste of luxury. Therefore, I recommend this place in Lillehammer if you want to treat yourself to that little extra. Great service, tasty food and a nice atmosphere. They also have a wine cellar, but I did not see it during the visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Hvelvet restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5