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Restaurant Bare Vestland in Bergen Traditional Western Norwegian Food in a Modern Gastropub

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Bare Vestland is one of my top recommendations for a casual meal in Bergen, located in the basement of Bergen Børs Hotel. Go to this Norwegian gastropub to experience traditional food from the Vestlandet region (Western Norway), like the classic “plukkfisk” – mashed potatoes with codfish and bacon. At first glance, the food seems almost as rustic as the interior, but when you look closer, you realize there’s a modern touch to both of them. There is one major difference between Bare Vestland and a lot of other traditional restaurants in Norway, many of which, let’s face it, often survive more thanks to nostalgia than great tasting food. That is the fact that the chef here, Morten Tungesvik, actually has cooking skills.

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

Restaurant Bare Vestland in Bergen
Restaurant Bare Vestland in Bergen

Restaurant Bare Vestland in Bergen

Potatoes with fenalår (salted lamb leg) and leeks, sour cream & herb oil
Potatoes with fenalår (salted lamb leg) and leeks, sour cream & herb oil
Plukkfisk (saithe and potatoes), crispy bacon, pickled onions & chives
Plukkfisk (saithe and potatoes), crispy bacon, pickled onions & chives

Restaurant Bare Vestland in Bergen

Beer sausage made with Tjuvagutt from 7 Fjell Brewery, grilled cabbage, caramelized onions, parsley root & herbs
Beer sausage made with Tjuvagutt from 7 Fjell Brewery, grilled cabbage, caramelized onions, parsley root & herbs
Hallaien Bitter from 7 Fjell
Hallaien Bitter from 7 Fjell
Poached pear dessert
Poached pear dessert
Head chef Morten Tungesvik
Head chef Morten Tungesvik
I love this quote on the streets outside Restaurant Bare Vestland
I love this quote on the streets outside Restaurant Bare Vestland
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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