Bergen’s first Michelin restaurant
Bare Restaurant is Bergen’s first and only restaurant to be awarded a star in the prestigious Michelin Guide. The restaurant is located on the stylish Bergen Børs Hotel, overlooking Vågen and Fløyen, and serves tasting menus based on local, organic ingredients from small-scale producers. A tasty and unique experience guaranteed!
Lysverket, run by Bergen chef Christopher Haatuft, was mentioned in 2017 in the New York Times as the restaurant that redefines Nordic cuisine. Lunch and dinner are served here, with a focus on modern seafood from Western Norway. You will also find a good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu, as well as a separate bar menu with appetisers. The bar also serves drinks with self-produced juices, syrups and bitters.
In super cool Art Deco premises of what used to be a pharmacy in the old days, Bien Restaurant has its own wall to wall bar. The snack bar serves dishes such as hamburgers, mussels, oysters and fish & chips, while the restaurant is a Japanese izakaya bar with small and main dishes from South East Asia. You are of course welcome to just have a drink in the bar. Bien is located at Danmarksplass.
Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
On Holmen, just outside Bergen, is the seafood restaurant Cornelius right by the water’s edge. Here you have a fantastic view of the fjord, mountains and sea, as well as passing boats and ships. The restaurant is open whatever the season. In glorious summer weather, sliding doors are opened and tables are set on the quayside. In bad weather, a cosy atmosphere is created indoors with a fire in the fireplace and candles.
Cornelius is known for its meteorological 5-course menu, where the food is inspired by the weather of the day. The restaurant also serves lunch, while in the RAWbar you can taste different types of shellfish that are best enjoyed raw, delivered on the quay by divers. Boat transport is included in the price and the journey over is an experience in itself.
Bergen Coffee Roastery
If you love good coffee, you should head to the Bergen Coffee Roastery. Located in the old Mjellem og Karlse shipyard workshop on Marineholmen in Bergen, it is an informal and cosy place with cakes, appetisers and great coffee.
Inside Rock Café Korskirken
If you ask the people of Bergen, this place is well worth a visit if you fancy a really tasty burger. The menu has several best-sellers, and the chefs are constantly trying out new variations to make sure that you never get tired of them. The place is located three minutes’ walk from Fisketorget, and offers a genuine Rock'n'Roll atmosphere.
If you like sausages, then this stand is for you. Trekroneren has a wide range of sausages including reindeer sausage, chorizo, bratwurst and cheese sausage. Free juice is included in the purchase, if you ask. Located in the centre of Kong Oscars gate 1, the sausage stand is a popular stop on the way home from the city.
Tips for a city trip
If you want an evening out, there are several good options in the city. Among other things, Dyvekes Vinkjeller, a cosy and intimate wine cellar named after the mistress to the King of Norway and Denmark, is an excellent place for a glass of wine. Folk & Rovere in Skostredet is a local favourite, while at the cocktail bar No Stress you get drinks made from the bar’s own juice and homemade syrup. The latter has also been voted Norway’s best bar!