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Restaurant Colonialen 44 in Bergen Seasonal Set-Menu in Relaxed Atmosphere

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Colonialen, the flagship of the restaurant group, was at the time of my visit, one of the most ambitious restaurants in Bergen with a multi-course tasting menu that was clearly aiming for a Michelin star. I don’t think they were far away from getting one either, but the owners decided to change the restaurant into a slightly more casual eatery named Colonialen 44 (after the street address Kong Oscars gate 44). I have no reason to believe that the current 4-course menu (NOK 550) is not of the same quality as the meal I enjoyed, albeit simpler and more affordable. Wines are a good mix of conventional and natural producers.

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

Blini with løyrom (vendace roe) & Snøfrisk (cream cheese), and red perch sashimi with herbs & lemon mayo
Blini with løyrom (vendace roe) & Snøfrisk (cream cheese), and red perch sashimi with herbs & lemon mayo
Scallops, bacon & pickled rettich
Scallops, bacon & pickled rettich
Photo of me by Simon Nilsen
Photo of me by Simon Nilsen
Raw shrimps, tomatoes from Hanasand, ramson & tomato water
Raw shrimps, tomatoes from Hanasand, ramson & tomato water
Award-winning sommelier Kristoffer Aga
Award-winning sommelier Kristoffer Aga
Mackerel, cucumbers from Hanasand, sour cream from Røros, squid ink chips, chives oil, cucumber juice & lemon
Mackerel, cucumbers from Hanasand, sour cream from Røros, squid ink chips, chives oil, cucumber juice & lemon
Green asparagus in butter sauce, rye crisp, cured egg yolk & shaved almonds
Green asparagus in butter sauce, rye crisp, cured egg yolk & shaved almonds
Beef tartar, oyster & seaweed
Beef tartar, oyster & seaweed
Sous chef Johnny Birk Dugstad
Sous chef Johnny Birk Dugstad
Hake, grilled carrot, nasturtium, parsley sauce & chicken jus
Hake, grilled carrot, nasturtium, parsley sauce & chicken jus
A special wine served by Kristoffer Aga
A special wine served by Kristoffer Aga
Chicken, barley & artichoke
Chicken, barley & artichoke
Colonialen's cheese trolley
Colonialen’s cheese trolley
Nyr fresh cheese, rhubarb & strawberry
Nyr fresh cheese, rhubarb & strawberry
Butter ice cream with caramel & Gamalost
Butter ice cream with caramel & Gamalost
Chemex coffee to end the night
Chemex coffee to end the night
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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