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Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 76 07 94 00
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (12 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall: 5- Comments: central Svolvær, by the the waterfront, nice interior and outdoor facilities, friendly staff, great portions of really tasty food, fish soup and whale meat. Ordered and payed up front. Reservation: - Location: 5 Menu: 5 Knowledge: 4-5 Originally: 4-5 Presentation: 5 Taste:...More

Thank Haarud
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful idea! The speciality of this restaurant is traditional bacalao, professionally cuisined with the local stockfish. In realising that guests also prefer other courses, there is served "Bacalamb", same as the bacalao only with delicious chunks of lam´s meat. And both are served...More

1  Thank oystein s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait over 30 min for our food (to be fair, we were told about this upfront) so the place is not for these wanting to eat quickly. We went for two fish dishes, they were ok but not reallz exceptional. The prices...More

Thank Travellerzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub style food restaurant. It serves simple but fresh and good food. The burgers are great and the location is just next to the waterfront.

Thank Jeroen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bacalao is located in the heart of Svolvær on the quay in a rustic but stylish building. Very good atmosphere inside and cool interior and concept. I had the hot pasta with shrimps and chili and it was a great taste. It is not hot,...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time watching the activity around the docks through the falling snow whilst having a delicious mocha and cinnamon bun on front of a real wood fire. Perfect. The hot chocolate was also good. The service was friendly and efficient and the overall...More

Thank Kira1701
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had whale for starter, beef with bacon and lemonpairfait. Starter and dessert was ok, but the beef....i have never in my life had an more overcooked piece. It was grey and like a shoe sole. This must been done on purpose or their chef...More

Thank malacay66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Svolvaer last week and saw Bacalau so I checked the TA reviews... as a result we went for Fish & Chips for lunch... good coice, the fish was fresh and beautifully cooked, just like giant 'real' fish fingers, served with fries and...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Conveniently located in the city with a pleasant view of the harbour. Food was decent and staff was great!

Thank Jillian Jin Lyn H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, with great views and nice terrace. Try the dried fish classic, it's really good!! Fish and chips were delicious as well..

Thank Joachim P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$59
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Lofoten Islands  >  Vagan  >  Svolvaer
  • Phone Number: +47 76 07 94 00
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