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The Cider House - Cidertasting and Shop

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Excellent cider, food and service

Group of 4 had a fantastic meal very tasty and good quality. Enjoyed tasting different ciders... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Tom S
via mobile
Pleasant surprise

I had not read about the Ciderhuset prior to our 3-night stay in Balestrand. As you might... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Mark748
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
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2 Aug 2018
“Excellent cider, food and service ”
31 Jul 2018
“Pleasant surprise”
About
The Cider House is located in Balestrand in an organic fruit orchard with more than 100 fruit varieties. We are situated a short 15 min walk along the fjord from Kviknes Hotel. Our restaurant is in a glass house with a panoramic view of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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+47 908 35 673
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The restaurant at the Cider House is the best place to eat in Balestrand. If you are lucky, the owner will show you the cider caves in the basement.

2  Thank Yngve S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews of this restaurant the reality proved to be quite different. Ordering a selection from the Medz menu and choosing to do the three cider tasting the results were underwhelmingly. The cibbatta bread was stale, the Norwegian flatbread had stale pieces. The scallops...More

4  Thank Anthony M
GardEH, Manager at The Cider House - Cidertasting and Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

We are sorry to read about your disappointing experience. High expectations are the consequence of good reviews, and we can not always fulfill these. We can only say we are sorry for your disappointing meal. We are happy to learn that you found other good...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Group of 4 had a fantastic meal very tasty and good quality. Enjoyed tasting different ciders. Service was great, manager/owner very friendly. Would defiantly recommend.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I had not read about the Ciderhuset prior to our 3-night stay in Balestrand. As you might experience in Norway, procuring wine is not always easy and never affordable. When in Balestrand, we asked someone where we could buy wine. That person recommended the Ciderhuset...More

Thank Mark748
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We visited the restaurant with another couple for dinner at night. Entry was hard to find on the property however we succeeded.It was suggested we try a sample serve of 4 ciders with our meal, next time we will have wine, however you have to...More

Thank davidu2219
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We spent part of a rainy afternoon here sipping some of the locally made cider. The orchards and gardens on the property are very nice and the cider was delicious. The restaurant was not yet open for business for the season so we were not...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We had a long lovely walk to this restaurant on a warm day, hoping to have lunch, only to discover that they are didn't open for food till June 20th. If you plan to have lunch there, be sure to check the restaurant part of...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Got there on a rainy day. Great place with a great view, nice quit restaurant arranged to look as a hothouse. Very good cider.

Thank Tal W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

They serve tapas style light cuisine. Excellent food and service. Lamb meatballs and local cheeses, local smoked salmon, cigar cheese pastry were all excellent. No crowd for lunch. Dinner may require a reservation. The cider and the orchard are not the main attraction. (in my...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative tour on cider making followed by cider tasting and delicious lunch. Great diversion on a rainy day.

Thank Kate-Cheyenne
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. Amazing cider, incredible local food...one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed, anywhere in the world. And phenomenal views!

Thank iheartaustria
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Sogn Fruitpark & Cider House in 2014. At the time there weren't very many reviews or places we read about to go see. We made a reservation for Dinner. We walked (about 40 minutes from what I can remember) from our hotel in...More

1  Thank Laura B
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sleepytweety
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Response from Heidrun H | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late reply. It can be smart to book a few days in advance because it happens that we have to send people away when we it's full.
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