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The Cider House

$$ - $$$, , European
Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“juice” (8 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of 4 adults and 2 babies. Sitting outside on the porch overlooking the orchards and the fjord was wonderful. Unfortunately, at that time of the year (late August) the Cider House is only open for lunch. It is...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Located between properties in Balesrand we visited the Cider House by a recommendation we had been given. It was worth it. We were welcomed by the owners and completed a guide of the premises, then undertook 5 testers before enjoying a meal at the restaurant,...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The Cider house was by far our best restaurant in Balestrand. The food was delicious, and the cider was spectacular. The views were stunning. The owners of the family owned orchard were warm and welcoming.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This place is a little hidden but follow the signs and you will find it. The cider tastes great, we shared a chocolate cake dessert and loved it.

Thank LovesthebeachOregon
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Small but expertly executed menu. Fun trying different ciders. Gorgeous views. Best option for a fine dining experience in Balestrand.

Thank ceciliacla
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We read the great reviews of this place but unfortunately it was closed for dinner on the day we arrived so we went for lunch the following day. We loved the cider tasting and the food was very nice although the venison pie was meant...More

Thank Zoe H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am not a cider person, but I may become one now. They had some great cider at this restaurant and cider house and better yet, they had excellent food. My wife and I loved everything we had. Great ambience and view on their patty...More

1  Thank ScottyP1952
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Slightly out of town (about a 15 minute walk) is this wonderful restaurant, attached to a cider-making business. The cider is excellent, of course, but the food was equally good: all local and organic. One of the best meals we had in Norway. The restaurant...More

1  Thank lak14
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A must stop on a visit to Balestrand is a visit to the Cider House for a cider tasting and tapas. The restaurant is located a short 15 to 20 minute scenic walk from the dock area of the village. We discovered this restaurant on...More

1  Thank Bill_Geog
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We couldn't get reservations for dinner so went for lunch the next day. Glad we rode bikes instead of walked because quite a distance from town. I can't say enough about the food. The meat pie was amazing. My kids loved the meatballs. The "cigars"...More

Thank Bellarae3
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lauren d
7 April 2017|
Response from Heidrun H | Property representative |
Hi, and sorry for the late reply! The restaurant closes the 18.August unfortunately, and the shop and cider program lasts throughout August.
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27 October 2016|
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Response from GardEH | Property representative |
Hi. Yes it is walking distance. It takes 10 minutes to walk. We will open in the middle of June 2017.
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2 June 2016|
Response from GardEH | Property representative |
Hi. We will open for lunch serving the 13th of June and for dinner the 26th of june. In that time contact us through our web page ciderhuset.no there is mail and thepfhone number. or: pos(a)ciderhuset.no or +47... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 42
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 908 35 673
  • E-mail
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 Sognefjord. The summer restaurant is in 2017 open from June 22nd – August 31th. Monday – Friday at 12-17 o'clock. Closed Saturday due to private events such as weddings. NOTICE! Lunch serving Aug 13th - Aug 31st from 12-17 o'clock!The Cider House is an Economusee In our cider cellar we use traditional methods to make "champagne-cider" and distil apple brandy. Join one of our family members telling 30 min and includes samples of cider or juice. We have interpretations from Sunday to Friday at 12.30 and 15.30The Cider House has its own shop 20 types of Balholm-ciders, fruit juices and food souvenirs fromgarden. In 2017 the shop is open from May 22nd from 12-18, Monday to Friday (no sale of alcohol on Sundays). Visit our website for more information.
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