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Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway's archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships. Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the pier, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable,
US$65 - US$89
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Seafood, European, Healthy, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

We got on the boat at Bryggen in Bergen harbour at 18:00. The weather was low and our expectations high. Half an hour later we arrived at the restaurant. The staff showed us our table and presented us with a glass of Tatinger. The wine...More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 December 2020

Family pre-xmas visit. We had high expectations after previous positive experiences (a few years ago). Unfortunately we were disappointed, as service was poor and food mediocre.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020

It all started with a cozy boat trip from Bryggen. When we arrived we were welcomed by the staff at the pier, and from there guided to either our table or the Raw shellfish bar (which was a once in a lifetime experience). The staff...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

Overall a nice experience but this was our second try as Cornelius cancelled our first reservation (due to cancellations from other customers, so they could not stay open that specific day). We hoped for a little extra attention because of this (since the first reservation...More

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Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

Seafood was top quality paired with delicious wines in beautiful surroundings. And the waitress was in a class of her own. Best evening in a long time.

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Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020

Having visited numorous high-end restaurants both in Norway and during two years in California, Cornelius still provided one of the more unique food-experiences we´ve had. The raw-bar telling the story of how shellfish develop, and offering shells not normally seen in a restaurant. The 5-course...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

We had a business dinner with collegues from work. The location of the restaurant is unique and the atmosphere great. We ordered the three course menu paired with Riesling and Chianti wine. The service was also amazing, very friendly and welcoming. Overall, we had an...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020

High expectations were met by fantastic seafood served in a nice surroundings by service minded people.

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Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

25 min by boat from Bergen. The place is something else, quite unique and stands out. The menu is called “meteorological menu”. As the name suggests, it depends on the weather and what it is caught in the sea. The food is always fresh and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020

Quality of both food, wine matching and service has deteriorated since my last visit, regretfully. Location still extraordinary though!

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Date of visit: July 2020
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10 December 2019|
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Response from mskittycat | Reviewed this property |
Business casual but these days anything goes. You arrive here by boat so nothing fancy.
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3 June 2019|
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Dear Cassandra, You are welcome as a solo traveler at Cornelius. We looking forward to welcome's you. Brgds Anita
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  • Restaurant Cornelius is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5