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“Tasteless food - don’t bother.”

Bryggeloftet & Stuene
Ranked #15 of 432 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$90
Cuisines: Norwegian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The restaurant where the atmosphere makes all the difference. Enjoy dining in the fascinating atmosphere of the old warf, Bryggen, where the buildings erected by the merchants of the Hanseatic League between the 13th and the 18th centuries still stand.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a table weeks in advance as we’d seen all the good reviews on tripadvisor and thought it might be worth checking out - don’t bother. It was incredibly disappointing on multiple levels due to the sheer plainness of the food.

The halibut was dry and appallingly tasteless, even when coupled with the sauce it came with. The small potatoes that accompanied it were gritty and simply boiled - hardly worth the total price of dinner (850+ NOK with a small lobster dish as an add-on for 175, and a creamy fish soup that was standard but nothing special). The service was monotonous and poorly-timed; our waiter repeated his lines like a robot and interrupted our conversation multiple times.

Hopefully for tradition’s sake, things can improve, but for now, I doubt we will return.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner and enjoyed it. Comfortable atmosphere. Good service. Good food. It’s a bit overpriced but that seems to be par for the course in Norway. The location of this restaurant is smack in the middle of Bryggen and is very convenient to the tourist area. I’d recommend visiting for lunch as they have an additional section of the menu that’s available only during lunch hours with more reasonable prices.

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GauteBirkeli, Daglig leder at Bryggeloftet & Stuene, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for leaving a nice review after your visit to us.
Look forward to have you back for some more nice food if your travel brings you back to Bergen.
Kind regards from us at Bryggeloftet & Stuene

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Restaurant Bryggeloftet is about 100 years old, located on the north side of the port, with the dark wooden interior of pubs of that period. Since then, it has expanded to two floors with the upper floor (first floor) being slightly more formal and less noisy than the ground floor restaurant (the Stuene). Both levels have the same menu. We had an excellent gazpacho and a delicious juniper infused raw trout for appetizers. For the main course, my wife had the lobster appetizer (over cooked but otherwise good) while I had a wonderful glazed strips of lamb over lettuce greens and a side if potatoes. For dessert, we had the lemon sorbet swimming in limoncello. The wine and beer selections were adequate while the service was excellent. Reservations are recommended.

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GauteBirkeli, Daglig leder at Bryggeloftet & Stuene, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you so much for your well described review of our restaurant.
The restaurant was started in 1910 and has been in the same family for all these years, seing the big change to Bergen and the harbour during all these years. We are thrilled to read you liked the food and your recomodation to other travellers.

Our kindest regards
Bryggeloftet & Stuene

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had an excellent lunch here. Great choice of dishes. Lovely interesting interior. Was very busy when we were there but service was good. Wish we'd had time to return to try and evening meal here too.

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GauteBirkeli, Daglig leder at Bryggeloftet & Stuene, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear Chris
Thank you for your nice review, and hope you will drop by for dinner if your travel brings you back to Bergen.
Have a lovely summer

Kind regards from us at Bryggeloftet & Stuene

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This restaurant looks small from the outside but the second floor is huge. Thought this place was somewhat overhyped but I can see the appeal for large older-type groups. The feel of the place reminds me of college dining halls in older buildings.

Food was decent but not exceptional – arctic char was good but I was not a fan of the reindeer.

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GauteBirkeli, Daglig leder at Bryggeloftet & Stuene, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your leaving your review here at Tripadvisor.
Bryggeloftet & Stuene has been a restaurant since 1910 here at the harbour side of Bergen, and we are very proud of the place and the decor and our history. We hope you would visit us again if your travel brings you to Bergen, and we would be grateful if we would have the chance to exceed your expectations and our great service we are so famous for in Bergen.

Our kindest regards from us at
Bryggeloftet & Stuene

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