Booked a table for mine and my boyfriend's anniversary last week, as Harbour Cafe is where we first ate when I came to Norway and when we turned up we were told the booking was never made. They begrudgingly seated us and from then on we were treated like we were a hassle. Had to ask twice for a drink we ordered (the place was really quiet at the time). Not a single vegetarian dish on the menu either, which is excusable to an extent but the only option I was given when I pushed for it was a few items from their unavailable tapas menu, all of which were deep fried (patatas bravas, cheese balls and onion rings), all of which I can enjoy on occasion but not all at once. Really disappointed with my experience. My first time there was super pleasant, 2 years ago but I'm not sure I'd return or recommend the place to anyone. I also work in the service industry here in Bergen and basic customer service shouldn't be too much to expect, especially when it's not busy.
GooglePlace - December 2017
Very good food, decent price, great ambiance and location. Service was quite slow.
GooglePlace - August 2017
The cheapest (and good) menu in Bergen which we found (98 NOK), and its right in the city centre.
GooglePlace - August 2017
It's all about the scampi in Bryggen. It topped every fish dish we ordered.
The Seafood Pasta (186 NOK) was ok with garlic steamed scampi and #mussels in a tomato sauce.
The Seafood Salad (184 NOK) was a little better with mussels, scampi, avocado and chives. I liked that it was fresh and light but again, it was nothing to write home about.
The Salmon with Pesto (265 NOK) with saffron butter sauce and ratatouille was my favorite of the three. The salmon was moist. The mashed potatoes were flavourful, buttery and well spiced. But the ratatouille stole the show. Loved the mix of flavours in this peasant's dish.
And of course, I had to try the Akvavit. I normally don't drink hard liquor but this went down so super easy. Light with a slight flavour of dill. Excellent!
I was a bit disappointed that the scampi was rather flavourless given that it should be fresh in Scandinavian countries. I would probably pass on this restaurant.
GooglePlace - July 2017
Harbour Café is a good restaurant in the heart of Bergen. The menu is quite varied, and the quality of the food is pretty consistently good. If you are there for lunch, the sandwiches are even reasonably priced and very tasty, though the balance of the dressing in the salad is usually a bit off to my taste. For dinner it is on the expensive side, but not compared to similar places in the vicinity.
GooglePlace - June 2017