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Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish pie” (91 reviews)
“meatballs” (147 reviews)
“mushy peas” (17 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family travelled to Bergen for the UCI Road Cycling World Championship races. It was our first time in Norway and on a friend's recommendation (they have travelled to Bergen before) headed over to Pingvinen. I wasn't sure this was going to work at first,...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is full of atmosphere, excellent beer, superb food, very nice people attending the customers. Try some of the local dishes and you won't get ruined and, plus, your tummy will be happy!

Thank Manuel E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food looked nice, but we stopped for the beer....in a very expensive city...this is the cheapest place for a pint....nice, calm atmosphere with a locals vibe.

Thank danglav8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch place located in the city centre with a retro feel on the interior. The offer Bergen specialities!

1  Thank ThereseTheTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here shortly after arriving in Bergen as our Airbnb host recommended it as did several websites reviews of Bergen. I had the Fish Pie which was my favorite meal while on vacation for 15 days in Norway and Ireland. My husband had the...More

1  Thank Diana L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is unpretentious and delicious. Great for locals and visitors. Don't sleep on the game stew or the potato dumplings.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We arrived with a bunch of other people who decided not to wait so we were first in the queue. Lucky for us as we got a table within about 20 mins. We ate fish cakes, meat balls and some...More

Thank MrsDon2014
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This pub was by far one of the best meals we had in Norway. We found it after a search for 'traditional Norwegian meatballs' on google. We were not disappointed! It is a quaint little pub that has a great vibe, service and a great...More

Thank jenpet2016
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We got there about 18:30 and we managed to find some space at a table, but the next people who came were turned away. The food was good and the ambiance excellent. The beers at 69NOK for 400ml was as cheap as we have found...More

Thank TheGreenPiper
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this bar following tripadvisor comments.They have norwegian dishes and good quality/price.Nice atmosphere.Absolutely recommended.

Thank CristinaBart
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
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
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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