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££ - £££, , European
Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 26 min
Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We found Pingvinen on our second night in Bergen. We popped in for a drink and were met by a warm and lively crowd of friendly Norwegians pre Christmas. The staff were very friendly and the choice of beers great. We saw a party get...More

2  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

been here once, have couple of drinks with friends and it was fully occupied bar. Bar is OK, nothing exceptional. Having nice time with friends

Thank Bribir051
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Simple place with a good selection of local beers. The menu is simple with half a dozen stock dishes. The service is prompt and the place has a buzz.

1  Thank Peripatecian
Reviewed 23 December 2017

It's nothing spectacular about it, it's an average Grand ma's kitchen, but it's a vibe and an overall ambience (almost a New York light) that Will make u look for more, wanna come back. A Great selection of beers, a standard, but cool wine card...More

Thank svenabc2016
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is unique and cozy, I like prefer to eat at the bar. Really good Norwegian food at reasonable prices.

Thank mrbardsi
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Cosy, tasty stew and brilliant beer selection after a long day out in the cold Bergen winter! Friendly staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We did come to grab something to eat. This place is a mix of bar and restaurant of some sorts. Food is mainly of local variety, which is good, But the taste was that great (talking about wild boar dish). Prices are moderate though.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We ate here the first night we were in Bergen. It is a small place, and we were lucky to get two seats across from the bar. We found the bartenders to be cordial and quick to serve and answer any questions we had. The...More

1  Thank Jen N
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We asked for a traditional Norwegian restaurant and we were recommended and went to Pingvinen and out of 5 different dishes we thought the food was only just average. The waitress was also a bit rude and not very helpful. The only good thing was...More

Thank Rod J
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night and the place was packed! Definitely a good sign. When a restaurant is bustling it's safe to assume the food is good, and it was! We got the Thursday night special, bread dumplings with cured lamb, and the plukkfisk...More

Thank AshKate22
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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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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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