We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balholm Bar and Bistro

Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 57 69 42 00
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
29 Sep 2016
“Balholm bar”
14 Sep 2016
“Pleasant setting in Kviknes Hotel”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Pub
$$ - $$$
Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Write a Review
Reviews (26)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This bar blends seamlessly into the Kviknes hotel setting and is served by very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Ian8344
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Freshly prepared meals. Good selection of light meals. Enjoyed the best Caesar salad. Good for coffee and cake too.

Thank MaureenW673
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We only ate here once at the end of our holiday, having checked out of our room, and waiting for the ferry to go back to Bergen. Food was appetising, served quickly, and (for Norway) reasonably priced.

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The bar itself is a bit soulless. The drinks are quite expensive, I think my beer was $21 (Australian), which is a few dollars more than elsewhere in Norway. However, you are able to take your drinks out to the verandah overlooking the fjord, which...More

Thank alittleharsh
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We arrived at 6:00 when Balholm Bar is scheduled to start a dinner service. I know we were right on 6:00, but even so the server was unsure if they would still serve the lunch menu or already the dinner menu. We determined it was...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We are guests at the Kvikne Hotel and this is their a la carte restaurant and bar. I read rave reviews on Trip Advisor, so decided to give it a try. Good decision!! Hubz loved the crayfish soup while I enjoyed, immensely, the marinated loin...More

2  Thank DebCharMac
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Don't be fooled b/c this is in the lobby bar of the hotel. This was the best food we had during our 10 day stay in Norway. It was my daughter's birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere nice. The food is gourmet quality....More

3  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 13 August 2015

After we had a very unfortunate experience at the Pilgrim restaurant, we ended up in the Balholm Bistro. It was a bit hard to find, since it was located in a hotel. The service was really good and pretty quick and the staff was very...More

3  Thank Fashiorexia
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Without doubt this was the best place we ate in Balestrand and one of the best on our tour of Norway. It's the name of the bar/ bistro in the Kviknes hotel. It's certainly not bar food, but a quality bistro. The cured salmon starter...More

2  Thank Cumnor_writer
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very good for "bar" food! Soups and dishes as opposed to the basics. The included breakfast buffet was also very good ( not technically part of the bar.)

1  Thank GAMDtrip
Nearby Restaurants
Pilgrim Restaurant
176 reviews
.10 km away
The Cider House
149 reviews
1.06 km away
Kviknes Eating and Drinking
90 reviews
.06 km away
Vikingertreff, Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
20 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nature Trail Kreklingen
52 reviews
.09 km away
Sognefjord Aquarium
64 reviews
.18 km away
18 reviews
.09 km away
The Waterfall Path
16 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello. My wife and I are visiting Balestrand in late June, and are contemplating have a meal at the Balhom Bar & Bistro. Does anyone know which days of the week it is open, as well as the hours? Thanks in advance for any information you have about this query. Regards, Victor.
13 April 2017|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 57 69 42 00
  • E-mail