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Litteraturhuset - The House of Literature

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Lovely eggs benedict

We ordered two eggs benedict and loved it. Portion was generous, and flavours were nice. Nice... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
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Great food but seriously slow service

Food was delicious and seemed well priced, but took very long time to get served between courses... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
21 Jun 2018
“Best bookstore in town - Boksalongen!”
30 May 2018
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Oestre skostredet 5-7, Bergen 5017, Norway
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 September 2015

An informal, but excellent place to try some local Norwegian dishes and beers; they also have a very decent selection of wines. Waiters were informative, friendly and willing to spend a few minutes explaining the menu and local options. We were very pleased with the...More

1  Thank W6975KGjenniferw
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I was meeting a friend at The House of Literature for a talk and something to eat on a Tuesday afternoon in June. As soon as I entered the café, I noticed the really loud rock music. I thought it was a bit strange, as...More

2  Thank Kathrine K
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Boksalongen, situated in this building, is the best bookstore in Bergen. It also has a great selection of English books and Norwegian authors translated to English. The area is also really nice, with cozy little streets and cafes. Definitely worth a stop! :-)

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 31 May 2018

If CS Lewis observation that "Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” he must have had this place in mind.

Thank R G
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The coffee and the teas, the desserts and sandwiches and being able to walk around books is just the best combination for me! I've been there several times and it is always part of my itinerary when I stop by Bergen. Recommend it if you...More

Thank Ranis555
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the parent restaurant to look for dinner but were put off by the heavy seafood balance. They recommended we try their bistro and we had a beautiful meal completed by lovely wines served in English by a Spanish waiter. I had the...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered two eggs benedict and loved it. Portion was generous, and flavours were nice. Nice coffees to! Prices ok, 175nok for eggs benedict, about 50nok for the latte. Atmosphere is awesome, and so is the staff;)

Thank Trudels88
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and seemed well priced, but took very long time to get served between courses! Wasn't even that busy

Thank CJ W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

It used to be a great place, but lately the service has not been good. Staff is unprofessional, unprepared and almost rude in their bluntness and way of approaching the guests. We had provided detailed information up front on meny and food allergies, but this...More

1  Thank SFeliza
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Everyday I used to visit this place. It is perfect to have a snack, a coffee and enjoy some books. This is one of my favourite places in Bergen, if not my favourite. The people are always so kind and everything you eat tastes wonderful....More

Thank Ranis555
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place. Excellent, well-cooked traditional food with a modern twist. I love the premises - very Scandinavian simplistic style. Relaxed atmosphere. Unpretensious. I will come back.

Thank Anette H
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Looking for a light dinner in the late evening, we were turned away from several other well-known restaurants because we were without a reservation at the height of the tourist season. We remembered reading good things about Litteraturhuset as well, and they had a few...More

Thank GorgeousNorway
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