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Pilgrim Restaurant

Holmen 13, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 915 62 842
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“reindeer stew” (43 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (15 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
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European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Holmen 13, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This place was recommended by the owner of the Balestrand Hotel, where I was staying. He said "You'll love it IF you can get a seat". The place was packed, but I was traveling solo, and so a nice American couple offered me a seat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If you can manage to get seating at the Art Cafe for lunch or dinner, this small and intimate spot will not disappoint.  Run by local artist and his wife, Art Cafe serves up dishes as inspiring as the art work found in the attached...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank starburst4
Reviewed 29 August 2018

our family of six was starving when we got to Balestrand. fortunately, we stumbled upon this restaurant. The service was a little slow, but the food was great. Particularly the Troll Soup (Mushroom) and the Fish Chowder (amazing)!! The staff was nice, the restaurant was...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank LolaF604
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Quirky..only small with a handful of tables but lovely homecooked vegetarian burgers and cheese and spinach tarte consumed by us. Explore the art, the upstairs and the solar dome. Great place run by husband and wife artists ..def recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jop534
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is a cute and quirky little restaurant connected to the art gallery next door. The menu is limited but that allowed the chef (Arthur) to focus on doing a few signature dishes very well.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank VSCasey
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We stopped in here specifically to try the troll (mushroom) soup. They were out - and wanted an hour to make some more. We were hungry, so opted for the Norwegian style hot dogs (wrapped in bacon). Perfectly adequate, but not terribly exciting. While the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jason J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at this funky but wonderful restaurant in Balestrand. I had the fish soup and my wife had the Troll/mushroom soup. The owner stopped by to visit and we learned a lot about the restaurant and Balestrand. A wonderful meal.

Date of visit: July 2017
4  Thank T3814YMrichards
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch during a stay in Balestrand. Had a good meal, but the staff and location is the most memorable part. Nice, family run place, friendly staff and owner. Have a look in the adjacent gallery for the art of the couple that...More

Date of visit: July 2017
4  Thank ceciliacla
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky you will meet the owner. Friendly and fun atmosphere. Local dishes in a family home atmosphere. Very charming

Date of visit: August 2017
3  Thank Vailite
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by my brother during his visit a few years ago with family to Balestrand. We are glad we took his recommendation. As suggested we made reservations the day before for our party if 7. Even for a party of...More

Date of visit: August 2017
4  Thank KRS1234
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18 August 2016|
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Response from JamesD5641 | Reviewed this property |
I believed some answered already. But at any rate the owner was there and she was so accommodating. You can request for whatever you do not want in the food. Tho if it's their specialty then I guess the taste and original... More
19 May 2015|
Response from Arthur A |
Hi yes we do have some dishes which are glutten free. Our troll soup and fish soup and we have wonderful fresh fish meals too. Aslo Elg meat dishes are delicious and glutten free. Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 25
European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holmen 13, Balestrand 6899, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 915 62 842
  • E-mail
Welcome to a creative experience for the body and the soul. I make traditional genuine home-cooked Norwegian meals. No fancy cooking machines, no fancy plates and no fancy gimmicks, just good clean wholesome food.
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