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“Grand surroundings - mediocre food and service”
Review of Bolgen & Moi - CLOSED

Bolgen & Moi
Price range: US$0 - US$1,441
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Vågen
Description: Since 1995, Bølgen & Moi has been a popular name renowned for quality cuisine. The restaurant is situated in Bergen Art Museum, which houses one of Norway's most important collections of art. The restaurant chefs showcase the unique ingredients which each season brings - always leaving room for spontaneity. The menu features both modern, international à la carte and hamburgers, light lunch dishes and desserts. The outdoors seating provides wonderful views of the town of Bergen and Lille Lungegårdsvann lake with its fountain.
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Visited this restaurant recently with a friend. The grand surroundings are lovely and the table set-up is very nice and creates a good atmosphere which we enjoyed. The positives does however stop there. The service was not very good - they took a long time to take our order and randomly turned up when you least needed them but never when you did. We also asked about wine choices and it was clear that they did not have the slightest idea what to suggest on what was a relatively small wine menu to start. I don't mind if not all waiters know the wine but then find someone who does! This was a Saturday night as well.
As well as the service, the food we had was a major let-down. My friend had a starter that I thought was the mousse-bouche. It was so small it is difficult to even describe the taste as it was less than a mouthful worth of trout. Would have been acceptable as part of a 10 courser but was completely unacceptable as as starter on it's own. I had the oysters which were ok but not very meaty. We both had the same main which again was disappointing. The cod itself was cooked OK but the extras were lacking in flavour, innovation and presence. Again, the size is very small. More accpetable than the starter but still too small for a main meal. There has to be a difference in size when you serve food as a la carte and as part of a set menu with 5-10 courses and I am pretty sure they just serve the same for both. After 2 disappointing courses we cut our losses and left without dessert. Still turned out expensive for what we had. I would avoid this place as there are so many other places in Bergen now serving great food.

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Thank Holly_London
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Dinner with friends on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was packed with guests. It took quite a while before we could make our order and the service was pretty slow the whole evening. Our party had the 5 course (around NOK 1.400.-) with the wine package and the food and most of the wine was excellent but they have to do something with the slow service on an busy evening.

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Thank Kjetil-Sk
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I have visited 6 of the different Bølgen & Moi restaurants and have been disappointed several times. This time was also a disappointment. When we arrived the tables were missing cutlery and napkins. We asked several times and still they did not manage this "complicated " task before dinner was served. We asked several times for bread and butter which they either did not mange before dinner. When dinner was served the béarnaise was missing for the entrecote. By the time my daughter received the sauce the entrecote was cold! And it was served with pommes frites which should have had other choices. Some of us had Halibut which was overcooked and also served almost cold! The only thing they managed quite quick was the bill!
The environment is lovely but it does not help much if the service and food does not match the image they want to have. My daughter noticed that some of the waitresses were trainees, but still they should have some supervisor who is in charge and help the trainees.
Many other good choices in Bergen I would look into before dinning here again. My guests/family totally agree.

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2  Thank Irene785
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We have been visiting this restaurant for a business dinner with three people. Two of us had the seasonal menu with wine pairing and one A la Carte. First course was cured trout with greens - it had some very crunchy items in it, which reminds one on broken teeth in the mouth - not very pleasant. Although the greens were fresh the dish was lacking flavour. The second course was cod - the fish was fresh and on the point, but the side dishes not so interesting and again were lacking flavour. The lam dish was the best, however, the different pieces of meat were varying. One piece had very rubbery fat on it. Again, not so pleasant. The dessert was also not a highlight. The worst of all was the wine selection which did not fit the dishes at all. The first was far too sweet for the trout, the second was OK and the red wine for the lamb was lacking flavour and harmony. The service was OK, the large hall of the restaurant was noisy and was not producing a good atmosphere.

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1  Thank Andi P
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Our family of four were treated very well, the service was excellent. The food was tasty, and good value. Recommended!!

Thank Happytorry
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