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“something tasted great”
Review of Borsen Spiseri

Borsen Spiseri
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Svolvaer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$42
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Fishrestaurant with stockfish as our speciality Svinoya Rorbuer includes one of the most distinctive restaurants in the Lofoten Islands. The "Borsen Spiseri" is housed in a venerable quayside warehouse dating back to 1828, and considerable emphasis has been placed on maintaining the building's original features. Most of the building's historical attributes have been preserved, providing an atmosphere with an aroma of tar and rope. The dishes that are served here, are made from Lofoten's unique and fresh, local ingredients. Borsen Spiseri is open every day 18:00 - 22:00 and have 120 seats! Borsen Spiseri fit for any occasion Whether you come alone, with your family, friends or with all your colleagues, we guarantee to do our utmost to ensure that you will be satisfied. Guaranteed unique and fresh, local ingredients Both meat and fish dishes are served here, made from Lofoten's unique and fresh, local ingredients. Our focus is on local produce and our speciality is stockfish delivered from the fish factory 50 meters away. In the same building we find the former "krambua" or old general store, which is a tiny museum in its own right. Old wares and equipment from bygone times still hang from the ceiling there, taking you 100 years back in time.
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Others didn't. Service was very nice, but food didn't altogether meet expectations. The Baked arctic char tasted a bit salty and it was cured in cider and that combination wasn't a succes either. But the Norwegian halibut tested great. But loose the foie gras. Its so old fashioned to use that...my husband liked the Chocolate nemesis, but i got the Elderflower mousse, no taste of elderflower but tasted like it was made on cottage cheese. Not great.
Som something tasted great, other didn't. Wines was great, champagne by the glass was also very tasty

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Thank Lonech
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

cosy restaurant in old style with friendly staff but rather limited menu (a few fish dishes and 1 meat - lamb dish). Good quality food however but very expensive wine list (even to Norwegian standards). Worthwhile a visit !

Thank jant166
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for a very special celebratory day on our trip. Read the reviews and the promises so we were quite excited to have a special experience.

Walking in, the room was exactly as promised. Classic, atmospheric and rustic. "YES!" We thought. It's going to be good.

Ooops, presumption.

When the already limited menus were presented (yes we knew that going in) we were told that a number of items were not available tonight. Leaving us with only a few choices, ALL based on stockfish.

"OK" we thought why not have it again.

The starter was remarkable, truly. The terrine with tomato, goat cheese and hazelnut. Wow!

One ordered the "Royale" version and the other ordered the more traditional "Borsen spiseri bone in" version.

And after that appetizer, expectations were high. Sadly, both mains were.... average, at best.

Now, it may have been an off night due to the lack of supplies (see missing menu items above). But for its price, sadly that shouldn't happen.

The serving staff were both very friendly and knowledgeable which helped to make it a bit more enjoyable.

May I suggest that when you call and book, that you confirm that they haven't just had a massive party the night before and that even if they gave that they've bothered to restock.

Thank TheBestCook
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Exacting preservation of a wonderful old building. Friendly professional service and fantastic food. The brandade and bacalao were my favourites.

Thank phfos1
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Based in what was the town's original shop there are plenty of signs of the area's primary industry - fishing. The setting is charming and relaxing with attentive but not intrusive service.

Thank 380Roger
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