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Wesselstuen

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Oevre Ole Bulls Plass 6, Bergen 5012, Norway
+47 55 55 49 49
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“local beer” (2 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Oevre Ole Bulls Plass 6, Bergen 5012, Norway
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed November 21, 2017

This is the go-to place for the elite in Bergen. Great food at reasonable (by Norwegian standards) prices. Had the Christmas plate and it was wonderful. I have been here many times and I am never disappointed. Great attitude from the staff always.

Thank 936EricL936
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Dear 936EricL936 Thank you for your kind words. Being one of Bergens oldest and most traditional restaurants, we are very happy that the traditional Christmas plate was a success. We hope to see you again in near future. kind regrds, All of us in Wesselstuen

Reviewed November 18, 2017

We didn't want much, and were told to just order one thing - the fish soup. It did not disappoint. And we found a lovely bottle of Italian red wine in the process. Seperately, we also visited the bar and had a decent couple of...More

Thank Finland Fryer
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Dear Finland Fryer, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad the fish soup was a success, it is one of our signature courses. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. Kind regards, All of us at Wesselstuen

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Our neighbor is Norwegian, living in the US, and was delighted we were going to visit Bergen. Although he didn’t mention this restaurant specifically, he was thrilled that we ate there. And so were we!! It is very atmospheric: dark wood, low ceilings, friendly staff...More

Thank Mary Margaret O
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hi Mary Margaret O, Thank you very much for your review on Wesselstuen. Being one of few traditional restaurants left in Bergen it is very nice to hear that your visit was a great experience. We are especially glad to hear that one of our...More

Reviewed November 10, 2017

Wesselstuen is a traditional waterhole for actors, writers, journalists etc., and a good place to meet for a beer. For food: Don´t go. My last experience here was an extremely bad reindeer steak, I have had a deasent burger here, but there are far better...More

Thank 245feap
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hi 245feap Thank you for your review. We are taking great proud of being one of few traditional restaurants in Bergen serving reindeer. We are therefore very sorry to hear about your earlier experience with one of our most popular dishes. We hope to see...More

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Centuries ago this was a nice place to eat and drink, meeting friends and meeting others. Today it is not the same as it was befor. BUT: The food is still excellent, but you have to pay.

Thank Steinar S
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hi Steinar S, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at Wesselstuen. We are happy that you enjoyed our food, and we hope to see you again. Kind regards, All of us in Wesselstuen

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Wessel-stuen offers traditional Norwegian food, not in the new Nordic cuisine kind of way - but the old school way. The dark restaurant offers a taste of the historically most popular placed to eat in Bergen. If you like that - you will enjoy Wessel-stuen.More

Thank 973arildk
Petter S, Leder  at Wesselstuen, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Dear 973arildk Thank you for taking your time to give us a review. We are proud to be one of the few restaurants left in Bergen to serve the traditional Norwegian food. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. Kind regards, all of...More

Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

How nice to have lovely waiting staff! our meals were lovely . I had the salt cod my partner had the reindeer served with fresh vegetables and on hot plates . Delicious! The house wine was good too . Thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and the...More

Thank spanishfly58
Management response:Responded August 11, 2017

Dear spanishfly58 Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our service, local food and drinks. We hope to see you in our restaurant again in the future. Kind regards.

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Have visited every year for the past four years with a group of friends after my annual stage performance in Greighallen. Very shocked to find that this restaurant has gone from good to bad. There always has been a musty smell on entering but this...More

Thank spookykenny
Management response:Responded August 11, 2017

Dear Spookykenny, We are very sorry to hear about your experience in Wesselstuen in Bergen. This is not how your visit at Wesselstuen is supposed to be. Wesselstuen is known for good service, and high quality on local food. Please send us an email to...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017

We stumbled into this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet and the food was excellent. They were out of fish but our choice of veal was a good alternative. The generous portion of meat was accompanied by a good selection of delicious vegetables....More

Thank Dianne D
Management response:Responded August 11, 2017

Dear Dianne D We are happy you stumbled over our restaurant, and that you found our portions generous and good. It is much appreciated that you are taking your time to review Wesselstuen. We hope to see you again. Kind regards.

Reviewed July 4, 2017

Recommended by our hotel, we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Wesselstuen It's located near the "big clock". The ambience is old world, and we were pleased with both the service and food. Nice bathrooms too, something we always appreciate when traveling. Prices are typical for...More

1  Thank playabonita
Management response:Responded August 11, 2017

Dear playabonita Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at Wesselstuen. We are glad you appreciated the service and our local food. Kind regards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oevre Ole Bulls Plass 6, Bergen 5012, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 55 55 49 49
  • E-mail
Description
Wesselstuen is a genuine Norwegian restaurant serving the locals and visitors for over 60 years. Our focus is local and national food culture. If you want to enjoy a real traditional meal, Wesselstuen is the place to visit.
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