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Balholm Bar and Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Pub
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Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 57 69 42 00
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This bar blends seamlessly into the Kviknes hotel setting and is served by very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Ian8344
Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Freshly prepared meals. Good selection of light meals. Enjoyed the best Caesar salad. Good for coffee and cake too.

Thank MaureenW673
Swindon, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We only ate here once at the end of our holiday, having checked out of our room, and waiting for the ferry to go back to Bergen. Food was appetising, served quickly, and (for Norway) reasonably priced.

1 Thank Janet W
Toowoomba, Australia
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225 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The bar itself is a bit soulless. The drinks are quite expensive, I think my beer was $21 (Australian), which is a few dollars more than elsewhere in Norway. However, you are able to take your drinks out to the verandah overlooking the fjord, which is perhaps the most spectacular setting anywhere!

Thank alittleharsh
Victoria, Canada
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622 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We arrived at 6:00 when Balholm Bar is scheduled to start a dinner service. I know we were right on 6:00, but even so the server was unsure if they would still serve the lunch menu or already the dinner menu. We determined it was dinner, took a seat, and ordered. The server was alone on the shift and when... More 

Thank SyrinxSounds
Fleming Island, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We are guests at the Kvikne Hotel and this is their a la carte restaurant and bar. I read rave reviews on Trip Advisor, so decided to give it a try. Good decision!! Hubz loved the crayfish soup while I enjoyed, immensely, the marinated loin of venison .. should be described as carpaccio of venison. Entrees crazy good .. halibut... More 

2 Thank DebCharMac
Hartford, Ar
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165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Don't be fooled b/c this is in the lobby bar of the hotel. This was the best food we had during our 10 day stay in Norway. It was my daughter's birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere nice. The food is gourmet quality. I had the sea trout which was enormous and great tasting. My daughter had salmon... More 

3 Thank Lynn M
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

After we had a very unfortunate experience at the Pilgrim restaurant, we ended up in the Balholm Bistro. It was a bit hard to find, since it was located in a hotel. The service was really good and pretty quick and the staff was very friendly. The food was also delicious. You pay the price for it, but it was... More 

3 Thank Fashiorexia
Oxford, UK
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Without doubt this was the best place we ate in Balestrand and one of the best on our tour of Norway. It's the name of the bar/ bistro in the Kviknes hotel. It's certainly not bar food, but a quality bistro. The cured salmon starter was delicious and lamb with sweetbreads made a perfect main course. We can also highly... More 

2 Thank Cumnor_writer
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very good for "bar" food! Soups and dishes as opposed to the basics. The included breakfast buffet was also very good ( not technically part of the bar.)

1 Thank GAMDtrip

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Pub
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  • Address: Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 57 69 42 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?