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Restaurant Cornelius

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Holmen v/Bjoroy, Fjell, Bergen 5174, Norway
+47 56 33 48 80
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12:00 - 22:00
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from start to finish was executed with class and precision. A must do for seafood lovers visiting Bergen. The 5 course meteorological menu is a great concept and it really works. It was some of the best seafood we have ever had.

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Metung, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lovely boat transfer, we were treated to a gastronomic delight, with a 3 course meal with matched quality wines. Each course was explained as were each carefully chosen wines. Whether scallops or fish was chosen, the preparation was meticulous and the flavours delectable. They have an extraordinary and huge wine cellar with care obviously expended to select the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the beautiful boat ride to the highly personalised, professional service to the extraordinary food, nothing of our experience at Cornelius could be faulted. We enjoyed the three course menu with wine pairing and explanations from the chef and wait staff reflected a great knowledge and understanding of food and wine. A definite must do in Bergen!

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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback of Restaurant Cornelius. We are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your meal at Cornelius. Welcome back if ever visiting Bergen again. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Distinctly underwhelming, especially considering the price. To be upfront - none of the courses were awful. They were good. Just... not excellent. One scallop does not constitute a starter, no matter how many leaves it is accompanied by. However, the disappointment was almost entirely down to the service, as the staff behaved like we were lucky to be there -and... More 

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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your constructive review. Feedback from our guests are important to us in order to continuously improve and to be able to meet our guests expectations. Your comments will off course be evaluated and taken into consideration. More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The food served at this restaurant is incredible. I tried things that I've not had before and loved every single mouthful. We had the five course meal. You get picked up by boat and then taken to the restaurant. On the boat you get offered a drink. The prices for the drinks were pretty much on par for everything else... More 

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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest and descriptive feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Welcome back at any time! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

First of all - this is a fantastic restaurant, with a wonderful location. This restaurant would normally recieve top rating, 5 points, but the reason why it didnt reach the top this time is because of the dishes. The menu / dishes are combined based on the weather, the season and other elements - and I believe that I was... More 

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We appreciate your honest and descriptive feedback of Restaurant Cornelius, and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Welcome back at any time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a very good moment bringing Spanish friend to Cornelius on a lovely Norwegian summerday. We all had a fantastic day, our Spanish fish-quality friends loved it.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you certainly enjoyed your meal at Cornelius together with your friends. Welcome back another time. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been here several times, but every time has not been the same experience. Firstly, it is an idyllic place, so the settings are very inviting. (You need to use a boat to get here). The restaurant only serves fish and seafood, so make sure you ready for that. The chefs are among the best in the city, but... More 

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Anita G, Bookingsjef at Restaurant Cornelius, responded to this review

We appreciate your constructive review. Feedback from our guests are important to us in order to continuously improve and to be able to meet our guests expectations. Your comments will off course be evaluated and taken into consideration. We hope to welcome you back another time. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can only access this restaurant by boat. Either you bring your own or you book a seat when you book a table. The scenery is excellent, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the seafood is great. The boat trip itself is worth the effort.

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We appreciate your kind review and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Welcome back. More 

Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Boht a nice sosial experiense and great food. Å spesial nice place by the sea. You reach it from Bergen with boat

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We appreciate your kind review and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Welcome back if visiting Bergen again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$64 - US$88
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holmen v/Bjoroy, Fjell, Bergen 5174, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
  • Phone Number: +47 56 33 48 80
Description
Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway's archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships. Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the pier, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable, we create a cosy atmosphere indoors and serve food with stronger flavours and light up the candles and the fireplace. Every season - every day - we offer unique and exciting culinary experiences on Holmen. Experience a beautiful trip among the skerries, from Bryggen wharf in the City of Bergen to Holmen at Bjoroy. Regular departures at 18.00 from Dreggekaien on Bryggen (shed no. 8) opposite Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. Return from Holmen at 22.30. The boat trip takes 25 minutes. Warm, safe boats take you back and forth in comfort, - regardless of the weather. Please contact us if you want to charter a private boat. During the summer months we have regular departures for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

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