Cornelius Seafood Restaurant Outside Bergen Hand-Dived Delicacies From Oyster Dundee

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Cornelius is a seafood restaurant situated on Holmen – a tiny islet in the archipelago outside Bergen. If you book a table for lunch or dinner, a 25 minutes boat ride from Bryggen (the docks) in Bergen city center is included in the price. That makes Cornelius more than just a good meal, it’s a full-on maritime experience! Co-owner and passionate diver, Alf Roald Sætre, goes by the nicknames “Skjellmannen” (the shell man) and Oyster Dundee. On the day of my visit, he had just surfaced after diving for horse mussels, which we later enjoyed as a starter before the spectacular seafood platter. Various shellfish and marine mollusks are kept in seawater tanks to assure as fresh produce as possible arrives on your plate.

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Leaving Bergen and headed for Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Leaving Bergen and headed for Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Arrival at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Arrival at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
The bread and butter serving
The bread and butter serving
My table companion – the always lovely Simon Nilsen
My table companion – the always lovely Simon Nilsen
Simon doing the aroma test of the seafood bisque
Simon doing the aroma test of the seafood bisque

Cornelius Seafood Restaurant Outside Bergen

Alf Roald Sætre goes by the nicknames "Skjellmannen" (the shell man) and Oyster Dundee
Alf Roald Sætre goes by the nicknames “Skjellmannen” (the shell man) and Oyster Dundee
Taking in the view and breathing some fresh ocean air
Taking in the view and breathing some fresh ocean air
Oyster Dundee is back from a recent dive
Oyster Dundee is back from a recent dive
Horse mussels fresh from the sea!
Horse mussels fresh from the sea!
Shellfish platter
Shellfish platter
A little langoustine
A little langoustine

A little langoustine

Shrimps and brown crab
Shrimps and brown crab
Movia, Lunar
Movia, Lunar
Cruising back to Bergen
Cruising back to Bergen
Almost back on shore
Almost back on shore
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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