Colonialen Matbar in Bergen Casual Snack Food & Natural Wine

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Next door to restaurant Colonialen 44, you find Colonialen Matbar – the more casual food and wine bar. Literally, one big rectangular bar where the guests are seated on stools facing a bartender in the middle. The kitchen is shared with the flagship restaurant Colonialen, but the dishes are simpler bar snacks like carpaccio, tartar, dumplings, steam buns, and croquettes. I also had a delicious scallop served in its shell with sweet local tomatoes. Not as strictly Nordic as the other venues of the group, but more international and playful.

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

Colonialen Matbar in Bergen
Colonialen Matbar in Bergen
The bar snack menu
The bar snack menu
Beef carpaccio
Beef carpaccio
Dumplings in dashi
Dumplings in dashi
Beef tartar
Beef tartar
Brandade with herb emulsion
Brandade with herb emulsion
Scallop and tomatoes
Scallop and tomatoes
Steam bun with pork, kimchi, hoisin, pickled cucumbers & coriander
Steam bun with pork, kimchi, hoisin, pickled cucumbers & coriander
Disclaimer

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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