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“Fantastic food”
Review of Wesselstuen

Wesselstuen
Ranked #153 of 398 Restaurants in Bergen
Price range: US$12 - US$44
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sentrum
Description: Wesselstuen is a genuine Norwegian restaurant serving the locals and visitors for over 60 years. Our focus is local and national food culture. If you want to enjoy a real traditional meal, Wesselstuen is the place to visit.
Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

First time I visited this place and I was positively surprised. I had bacalao (klippfisk) as starter and it was amazing.
The service was good. Recommended place if you are not looking for a posh place.

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Reviewed 24 January 2013

The food here is traditionally cooked average Norwegian `home´meals. It is a very large place so it is not an intimate atmosphere. Locals really like it. During the summer the outdoor portion is open. If the weather is good it can be an interesting place, generally far too crowded... Tables are crammed everywhere, difficult if not impossible to get to an inner table even if it was empty...

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Reviewed 8 August 2012

The food was prepared beautifully, service excellent, decor superb. Just a lovely place to eat! It was pricey, like everything in this country, food is a huge expense. But worth it.

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Reviewed 10 May 2012

This was highly publicized in Bergen as a typical Norwegian experience. The food was good, but it seemed too geared towards tourists--more money than probably necessary (Norway is generally expensive, but this seemed silly for what it was), and just not the experience we expected. I would say you can get fish stew and mussels elsewhere with a better atmosphere altogether. Not a bad experience--but if you have a limited time in Bergen, maybe skip.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We were looking for one more Nordic meal for the last evening of our holiday, but several elegant places were fully booked. We came across this place -- larger and more family-style, with tables free -- and boy were we glad we did!

The menu is seasonal and 'ekte Norsk'... we had the most wonderful reindeer with delicious veggies and berry gravy and absolutely decadent delicate panecakes with caramelised bananas and ice cream for dessert. Prices were moderate for Norway (ie expensive for anywhere else).

Service was in fluent friendly English and excellent -- I have some serious scary allergies and they changed the preparation of my dish to avoid them, without any hesitation. Waiters were friendly and the decor is done on the theme of the theatre (the eponymous Wessel having been a famous playwright). The atmosphere is sort of large -- a la beer hall -- but friendly and pretty in family sort of way. So nice, but not off-putting.

We really were very glad we had an excellent meal in a friendly atmosphere where we could hear ourselves think and speak. A relaxed and special conclusion to a great trip.

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