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Bacalao

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 76 07 94 00
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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La Fleche, France
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a large modern restaurant on the harbour . Menus on tablets . We were shown the most expensive main course menu first but opted for a lesser quantity meal . The mussels and chips were delicious but the fish and chips excelled . Local fresh cod and fluffy light batter . An unexpected treat . Good friendly service.

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Thank profanglais72
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to grab a quick meal before we went out for the northern lights trip. My friend had the classic stockfish soup and it was tasty and filling. I had the shrimp pasta and it was mildly spicy. They weren't stingy with the shrimp and it came with two slices of brown bread so i couldn't finish the... More 

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Thank Jasper Y
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a plain building with uninspiring decor and uninterested staff. Beer is good (including the local Loftopils) and it's only a few yards from the Hurtigruten terminal so very convenient if, like me you're on the coastal voyage. That's about all it has going for it.

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Thank John W
London
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had planned to eat here whilst overnighting in area. Restaurant seemed busy but ventured in. After standing around ignored by staff for about 10 minutes managed to engaged attention of one member of staff who abruptly and rudely told me they were only serving large party and so would not serve us. There was no notice on restaurant door to... More 

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Thank OmerGatherer
Stockport
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here after a walk in a snowstorm! The open fire was very welcome, comfy seats. Staff were able to provide a gluten free lunch, which was very nice.

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Thank Valerie B
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, location and vibe. This place ticks all the boxes. And the team working here are legends. Our boat to Bodo was cancelled due to bad weather and the guys at Bacalao helped us book a flight for that evening so we could make our connecting flight. Thanks, team!

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Thank joooooles
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The people are very friendly, and the traditionally cooked codfish is awesome. Atmosphere is also very cosy :)

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Thank Leonidas P
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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167 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Bacalao is a very traditional dish for Norwegians. It is the salted cod, rinsed and prepared in a tomato based sauce. If well-prepared, you will lick your chops. The food here does not disappoint. My Norwegian friend gave it a thumbs up for flavor and consistency. I would have given it five stars, but I didn't particularly like having to... More 

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Thank reginafug
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy atmosphere with great location on the docks. Great views and good food. A place where the locals often goes.

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Thank Roar S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant/bar/club. You have to order food at the bar but get it served at the table. Very very nice atmosphere and good music! We would go there again and recommend it for good food and nice stay. The price is fine for food in the city with great view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 59
Cuisine
Bar, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Lofoten Islands  >  Vagan  >  Svolvaer
  • Phone Number: +47 76 07 94 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?