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The Cider House - Cidertasting and Shop

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What an awesome visit

We went here as part of a tour. Eli-Grete met us at our hotel and as we walked the streets told us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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
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2 weeks ago
“What an awesome visit”
2 Aug 2018
“Excellent cider, food and service ”
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
Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as part of a tour. Eli-Grete met us at our hotel and as we walked the streets told us what life was like growing up in the area. The lunch we had was delicious, the cider tastings varied and the lecture about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan E
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cmc4802019
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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20 May 2017|
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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