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Pingvinen

££ - £££, , European
Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (97 reviews)
“meatballs” (156 reviews)
“mushy peas” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
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1 - 10 of 827 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Delicious and filling. Good selection of beers. The place had a great atmosphere and was perfect for a relaxed dinner. Myself and my husband were both very happy with our meals. Our total bill with 2 mains and 1 drink each came to about 500NK....More

Thank Lucy V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for a good beer/wine and an excellent Plukkfisk (I would go back just for the Plukkfisk) Relaxed friendly atmosphere, unless you like sitting on barstools you best get here early.

Thank eljimmador
Reviewed 5 days ago

Othentic reastaurant in bergen. Traditional food. We had fish and pasta- fish pie. Although it takes some time to be served it was nice and cosy

Thank GozaliA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the last night of our awesome, trip my mom and I went to this gem recommended by Rick Steves. We went all in. We had the cheese plate, and our waiter gave us the stories behind all of the cheeses and he was so...More

Thank 423janinek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and a cozy vibe! My mother is from Norway so I grew up eating a lot of Norwegian food, especially kjøttkaker (meatcakes) and I can say that their meatcakes are delicious and authentic. I had their lapskaus as well which is a hearty...More

Thank cmm218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place may get few reviews as it caters to locals. But the food is very good and there’s a good selection of beer. Best of all, it’s open very late. Friendly staff.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a week on a cruise, my husband and I were looking for a good quality local meal in a smaller place with great ambience. Pingvinen delivered on all fronts. Unlike many places, the window seats have a bench with plenty of room for...More

Thank Sim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy pub to chill in, and good selection of bar food leaning on the heavier side. We had the meatballs and fish pie which we had heard good things about but we did not find it particularly delicious. I would probably just come here for...More

Thank jbm4075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small pub has plenty of beer and wine choices. It also has a limited but nice selection of traditional Norwegian food such as cod with mashed potatoes and meatballs with smashed peas. There are only a few tables and we’re told that it’s very...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quaint locale, packed, but we were offered space for drinks while waiting for a table. Some interesting local beers to taste. Staff were very friendly and the place is open late-a good thing in Scandinavia. The food was wonderful. Reindeer and fish pie were...More

Thank KAG_12570
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walesmaven
6 August 2016|
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Response from Gaute S | Reviewed this property |
I can not recall if they have a menu in English, but I know that all the servers speak English and can translate for you :)
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Erica T
17 March 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
We were worried because there was a Metallica concert the night we ate there, but we went sort of early and there was no wait. Wonderful restaurant!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
  • Phone Number: +47 55 60 46 46
Description
We do not take table reservations. We are a small place with limited amount of tables. Please come by and we will try to help you to get a seat. The busiest hours are between seven and eight. We serve dinner/lunch from 12-22, and have a night menu after 22. Welcome!
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