Just outside the City of Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the whole of Western Norway’s archipelago. Cornelius is one of Norway's best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries, and passing boats and ships.
Inspired by the weather of the day, Cornelius serves its famous Meteorological Menu of exquisite seafood and trimmings, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood.
Cornelius is open all year. On beautiful summer days, we open the sliding doors and set up tables on the quay, where we serve lighter dishes. When the weather is less favourable, we create a cosy atmosphere indoors and serve food with stronger flavours, and light a fire in the hearth and candles. Every season – every day – offers unique and exciting culinary experiences on Holmen.
We recommend shellfish legend Alf Roald's famous shellfish talk, which is a fun and educational start to any event. The talk lasts for 40 minutes and usually starts at 18.30. It describes how Cornelius started, and some breakneck business dealings. It is a story spiced with escapades with women, financial ups and downs, innovative use of raw materials and a good deal of Western Norwegian never-say-die spirit!
Experience a beautiful trip among the skerries, from Bryggen wharf in the City of Bergen to Holmen at Bjorøy. Regular departures at 18.00 from Dreggekaien quay on Bryggen (shed no 8) opposite Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. Return from Holmen at 22.30. The boat trip takes 25 minutes. Warm, safe boats take you there and back in comfort, regardless of the weather. Please contact us if you wish to charter a separate boat.
Three-course Meteorological Menu: NOK 845 per person including boat trip.
Five-course Meteorological Menu: NOK 1,045 per person including boat trip.
Shellfish talk with a chance to sample the freshest possible shellfish and the restaurant's own smoked salmon: NOK 200 per person.
If you have any allergies or special needs we should know about, please specify this in the comments field when booking. Book at least 48 hours in advance for special needs.
Available for online booking on selected days throughout the year. Other days on request.