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“Great for date”

Restaurant Cornelius
Ranked #12 of 440 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$63 - US$86
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

Love this place. Great food and a stunning location. A MUST visit when in Bergen.
The wine cellar is truly amazing

Date of visit: July 2018
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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to read that you love Cornelius. We are looking forward to welcome you back another time

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Reviewed 16 January 2019

It was an experience never to forget! We had a fabulous 5 course meal that was full of flavours, from local farmers for most of the courses. The presentation was creative, artistic, a real «  festin ». We were received with a champagne glass, some taste of the sea as appetizers. Story about how the restaurant, started, etc....very entertaining. It is an absolutely fantastic culinary experience

Date of visit: June 2018
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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review on your visit to Cornelius. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and happy that you had an absolutely fantastic culinary experience. We hope to welcome you back another time

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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I have controversial feelings about visiting the Cornelius beginning of January. While I did enjoy food and wine I still have some reservations.

As many people earlier described it is a very slow paced dining experience. Though, there is nothing to blame restaurant for as they state that the dinner will last from 18:30 to 22:30.
The thing that they can improve is the time management for serving their first dish and the last one. we had to wait more than half an hour for an appetizer to appear on our table and were given very short time, about 15 minutes only to finish desert and get dressed for the boat departure. No time offers for tea / coffee to wrap it up. That is not right.

****The restaurant states on its web site that the boat ride is included in the cost, but we found on our bill additional 800 nok upon returning to the hotel. I hope to clarify it with the restaurant later.

Overall experience was delightful.
The restaurant probably is the most romantic one in Bergen and should one decides to impress the partner with an amazing dining experience he/she should look nor more and to book a table at Cornelius as it seems it is difficult to get one.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Anita G, Booking at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food and wine at Cornelius. We are sorry to read that the service for the first dish was to late and then you had to short time for the desert. We will take this further to our management to improve this in the future.
Regarding the bill we are sorry for the misunderstanding, but due to Norwegian law we need to split the bill due to different VAT on transport and food, but the total is still the same amount that we state on our web page.
We hope to welcome you back another time

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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The food was the catch of the day. It was realy perfect served. The owner told the storry of the place. And the location was good placed. Daly boat pickup from Bergen and back.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

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

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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The whole package sounded like such an experience. I booked this for my partners birthday and we both expected to be wowed but were left unimpressed. Where to start.. From entering, you are pressurised to take a drink, then you are presented with a wine choice (only 2 out of 7000 apparently) which are very expensive, £50 a bottle is the cheapest. We were served with some bread and butter, which I must admit, was the best I enjoyed of the whole night. We then got served pollock ceviche , which was okay, nothing to write home about. Then a mussel soup which just tasted like mushroom soup, overly creamy and again nothing to shout about. Then we were served with cod which was nice, served with parsnip purée and vegetables. The wait between courses was tedious, we could not believe how long the wait between courses was. After a long wait we were served with whale, which we had to send back as it was cold. They did return a fresh hot dish after we sent this back which was very nice and probably on par with the beautiful bread and butter. Lastly after another long wait we got dessert, there take on chocolate orange, which was actually really nice. All in all I am giving the low score on the basis that the food is not 5 star and the service is not 5 star, the atmosphere is very boring and there was no music. We asked for some music as it was on in the next room but the response was that the speaker was broke (you would think that they would fix this, going off how much they charge for their service) The whole experience was a let down and I personally think it’s not worth the money.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry to read that your visit was a let down. We appreciate your constructive and thorough feedback. 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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