Colonialen Kranen in Bergen Norwegian Tapas Restaurant in an Old Crane

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Colonialen Kranen is situated a good 15 minutes walk from Bergen city center in an old crane (hence the name) which has been reconstructed to an elegantly-designed casual eatery with Scandinavian-style interior. Apparently, this used to be a busy industrial area, but today it’s all apartment buildings and hungry residents who need a neighborhood restaurant. Head chef Pablo Zotelo (originally from Argentina) whips up a fun selection of Norwegian tapas-style dishes with Latin-American influences. Highlights included tomatoes from Hanasand with mackerel and crispy bread, chicharron with apple salsa, and schnitzel with creamy potatoes and mustard seeds.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in Norway’s second capital? Check out my foodie map of Bergen.


This was part of a sponsored trip by Visit Bergen. The sponsor had no influence on the content of this article. I received no monetary payment.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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