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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” (93 reviews)
“meatballs” (143 reviews)
“mushy peas” (18 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My husband and I visited this pub on our first night in Bergen. They have local beers and food - we arrived late (think after 10pm) so they were only serving late night snacks only (don't be fooled by the name, the portions are generous!),...More

1  Thank Alisa A
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were a group of 5 and had a great Monday night at the Pingvinen. It has a good atmosphere - half pub/half restaurant. Friendly, efficient table service, tasty food and good choice of drinks, at reasonable prices (for Bergen). Delicious swedish meatballs and swedish...More

1  Thank galtons
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My friend and I shared the cheese plate and the meatballs of beef. The strawberry and spicy chutney that came with the fresh local cheeses was scrumptious. The meatballs were so tasty. And the restaurant uses all local produce and meat. We sat at the...More

1  Thank gaveston71
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I loved this place, although my husband wasn't so keen. It's got a lovely relaxed feel to it and very friendly staff. The main area as you walk in is sort of 70s Scandinavian but the bar area is quite modern. They have an excellent...More

1  Thank AmandaTheLeaf
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The food was tasty, drink selection (including juice and beer) was the best, and the customers and workers were all friendly. We needed room for four, and a nice pair moved tables to give us more space. Then the bar staff were happy to answer...More

Thank DC2florida
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Whilst Norway is generally expensive by UK standards this pub served good value local food. Don't expect gourmet but local pub food. There are only a limited number of main courses (about 5) and about 3 starters That said it serves friendly staple fayre. Fish...More

1  Thank kate13202014
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A gastro pub that delivers on its promises. Local food and quality beers. Plus, if the locals eat there, you know it must be good. Great prices.

Thank travelbug61u
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We went one evening and we really enjoyed the food in this pub restaurant. We ate 2 main course and were really delicious.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Norwegian food .... hurrah! I enjoyed the Thursday evening dumpling special (189 kr) and my wife had the mashed fish, onion and potato dish which went under the name of Plukfisch (159 kr). Super choice of local ales and more reasonably priced than many other...More

Thank misteresperanto
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had no problem finding a table for one, yet sat there clueless waiting for someone to take my order until I realized I had to put it in at the bar. The first night I had the Reinsdyrnakke, a reindeer meat stew with mashed potatoes...More

Thank P K
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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$32
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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