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“nice place, food ok, slow service”

Restaurant Cornelius
Ranked #13 of 430 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$64 - US$88
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway's archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships. Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the pier, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable, we create a cosy atmosphere indoors and serve food with stronger flavours and light up the candles and the fireplace. Every season - every day - we offer unique and exciting culinary experiences on Holmen. Experience a beautiful trip among the skerries, from Bryggen wharf in the City of Bergen to Holmen at Bjoroy. Regular departures at 18.00 from Dreggekaien on Bryggen (shed no. 8) opposite Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. Return from Holmen at 22.30. The boat trip takes 25 minutes. Warm, safe boats take you back and forth in comfort, - regardless of the weather. Please contact us if you want to charter a private boat. During the summer months we have regular departures for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with a group of 8 and preordered the Meteorological Meny.

The restaurant is really nice and I can imagine that it will be an extraordinary place to visit on a sunny summer’s day. (If you are so lucky to catch one of those in rainy Bergen)
The food, while the seafood was fresh, was really nothing special. I heard so much positive about the restaurant that I felt slightly disappointed about the food as it lacked taste and imagination.

The the two main courses were the most tasty ones but again I was left disappointed. Another unimaginative variation of the worn-out pea puree dish with some fish and hollandaise.
The barley risotto with truffle oil would have been much better with real truffles or none at all. It tasted pungent and overpowering as everything seasoned with this horrible oil tends to taste.
The dessert was 2 types of mashed apples with a drizzle of crumbles, some almond cakes, sour cream and a tiny apple marshmello. It was ok, but again- nothing special. Come on, I thought, 2 types of apple puree- you can’t come up with anything more imaginative?

The service was slow and there was a lot of waiting between the courses. With more attentive waiters they could have sold a few more bottles of wine. We didn’t even have time for a coffee or avec as we reached to finish dessert just a few minutes before the boat left.

Not sure if I would choose to visit again.

Thank David G
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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we appreciate your constructive review. Feedback from our guests are important to us in order to continuously improve and to be able to meet our guests expectations. Your comments will off course be evaluated and taken into consideration

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The boat ride from Bergen centre to the restaurant was totally amazing. The restaurant was stunning with all the glass panels gives you a spectacular view of the fjords. Food was utterly delicious (fine dining quality) and the presentation and service were A+. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Norwegian fjord and excellent food and wine selection.

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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review on your visit to Cornelius. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back another time

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Comfortable 25 minutes boat ride from Bergen city centre to the island offers a view of Bergen from the sea perspective. The restaurant lies right on the waterside and we enjoyed the view of a beautiful sunset from our table by the window.
The staff was friendly, sea food excellent, wine interesting. The courses are served over a period of 4 hours until the return boat trip, so we had time to enjoy the view and take a stroll outside on the terrace.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute! All staff was gracious and fun. Had two young children in our party and everyone had a wonderful time. Great memories for a family celebration. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Boat ride from Bergen to restaurant. Each course served catch of the day paired perfectly with wine! Highly recommend this experience!

Thank Christine B
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