RAW SHELLFISH BAR
RAW seafood | RAW experiences
RAW quality | RAW materials!
INDULGE IN A CULINARY JOURNEY
RAW seafood | RAW experiences | RAW quality | RAW materials!
Our vision is
simple, yet powerful:
We offer RAW seafood experiences!
Departure from Dreggekaien (shed no. 8) at 18:00. Return from Cornelius at 22:30.
Duration 25 minutes each way.
Departure from Dreggekaien (shed no. 8) at 18:00
Return from Cornelius at 22:30
Duration 25 minutes each way
Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Idyllically located on an island outside Bergen, you will find one of the most exotic attractions in the archipelago of Western Norway. The culinary journey starts at the moment you enter the boat at the historic Bryggen Wharf, located right in the city centre. On the 25-minutes boat trip to Holmen you can enjoy spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries and the bustling life along the coast.
Cornelius is one of Scandinavias most prestigiously seafood restaurants. Inspired by the weather of the day and the raw beauty of the local fjords, Cornelius serves a Meteorological Menu, prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood.
Every day, every season – we offer unique and exciting gastronomic experiences with a delicious variety of the seafood from the West coast.
RAW seafood | RAW experiences | RAW quality | RAW materials!
Fancy a starter?
Have you ever tried eating sea urchins right from the shell?
In the surrounding fjords, and along the coastline of Western Norway, the sea offers world-class shellfish. Scalmarin, located in Øygarden, exports sea urchins, mahogany clams, Norwegian native flat oysters and other delicacies to renowned restaurants worldwide, and every single day they are being discovered by new markets all over the world. It seems like every food enthusiast wants hand-picked seafood from Sotra. It is only at Cornelius that the seafood is delivered on the quay by local divers.
Personally, we prefer to enjoy our shellfish raw – and straight from the sea. Hence the name RAWbar. We introduce new species, which some of us did not even know was edible, and we are confident that you will get a new view of shellfish during this 30-minute session. Let the taste buds be seduced by these local delicacies – carefully prepared by chefs with a genuine passion for seafood and local produce.
Lecture with tastings of local shellfish NOK 250 per guest
Meteorological seafood menu. Inspired by the raw beauty of the local fjords. Offering a delicious variety of the seafood from the West coast. Tailored by the chefs on a daily basis. Based on the weather of the day and what is caught by the local fishermen. All dishes are prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. On the Meteorological Menu you get to taste both shellfish and fish in addition to a seasonal desert.
5-course meteorological menu, included the boat transportation, NOK 1395 per guest
Ready for an extraordinary seafood experience? We recommend starting with the RAWbar
Aiming for an extraordinary seafood experience? For those who prefer shellfish rather than fish, we recommend our Meteorological Shellfish Tower. The content on the tower is tailored by the chefs on a daily basis, based on the weather of the day and what is caught by the local fishermen. Examples can be hand-picked mahogany clams, horse mussels, native Norwegian flat oysters, scallops and sea urchins. As a starter we serve our signature dish, littoral crab soup. The flavors depends on the weather and the mood of the kitchen team. On a hot summer day, a lighter soup is served, while the chefs are usually generous with spices when the autumn storms are raging at their worst. In the end, we serve classics such as shrimps, mussels, lobster and Norwegian brown crab. Experience seafood extravaganza with these magnificent delicacies of the sea! A seasonal desert is included in the price.
Meteorological Shellfish Tower, included the boat transportation, NOK 1795 per guest
Natural cooling from the sea
We are proud to present our wine cave, «Vingrotten». The cave contains more than 8000 bottles, carefully selected from exciting winemakers from all over the world, to be a perfect match with seafood. Our stock varies from the most renowned appellations to those we consider up and coming, from the old world to the new world. Carved into the mountain behind the restaurant, with natural cooling from the sea, «Vingrotten» has perfect conditions for storing of wine. All our guests are welcome to visit the wine cave accompanied by one of our sommeliers. We believe that a guided tour in «Vingrotten» will educate your mind and delight your senses.
Meteorological sharing menu. Inspired by the raw beauty of the local fjords. Offering a delicious variety of the seafood from the West coast. Tailored by the chefs on a daily basis. Based on the weather of the day and what is caught by the local fishermen. All dishes are prepared using innovative culinary techniques and with a genuine passion for seafood. The Sharing Menu contains a rich selection of seafood in addition to a seasonal desert. The large menu also includes tastings from our RAWbar.
Large Meteorological Sharing Menu, included the boat transportation, NOK 1095 per guest
Small Meteorological Sharing Menu, included the boat transportation, NOK 895 per guest
Open for lunch every Saturday between the 13th of May – 26th of August.
In July we are also open for lunch Fridays.
Departure at 11:30 | Return from Cornelius at 15:00
IT IS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE
Would you like a different experience for your Christmas party? We invite you to celebrate in a maritime, warm and cozy environment on our little islet. Our head chef and his team prepare a meteorological Christmas menu a little out of the ordinary, in addition to traditional Norwegian Christmas food. We use the freshest seasonal raw materials and add to the flavor with a touch of Christmas. Additionally we serve samples from our own smoke-oven and clams a la minute from the shellfish tower.
Clams a la minute from the shellfish tower
Smoked and dried
A seasonal highlight!
«Lutefisk» or «Pinnekjøtt»
Traditional Norwegian Christmas food. Your choice of fish or meat.
With hints of Christmas
5-course Meteorological Christmas Menu, included the boat transportation, NOK 1 395 per guest
3-course Meteorological Christmas Menu, included the boat transportation, NOK 1 195 per guest
Please be aware that all guests at one party have to choose the same amount of courses, but can choose individually between «Lutefisk» and «Pinnekjøtt» for their main course.
When the day slows down and it is time to enjoy the light Norwegian nights, the optimal dinner experience is to board a boat and head out into the world famous Norwegian Fjords for an unforgettable culinary seafood experience! We offer several concepts for groups.
On arrival, the guests are welcome on the quay with fresh scallops, sea urchins, oysters, smoked wild salmon and other delicious seafood. The Shellfish farmer presents and offers samples from the water tanks. The entire restaurant can be private and the guests can wander between different raw food bars, interact with the chefs and learn about these magnificent delicacies of the sea.
Guests may also book a private venue, and dine in one of the six restaurants areas. Here, the guests can also enjoy a sit down meteorological seafood dinner, tailored by the chefs on a daily basis, based on the weather of the day and what is caught by the local fishermen.
The quay bar is an informal meeting place to start off the evening. We recommend starting with the RAWbar
Capacity 114 guests
Located on the 2nd floor of the main building. Suitable for both conferences and banquets. The design combines the modern with the rustic, and large windows from ceiling to floor creates a feeling of getting the sea and nature up close. Private bar, fireplace and terrace.
Capacity 36 guests
Flottøren is located on the north side, on the 2nd floor of the main building, with scenic views towards Sotra and the gateway to Bergen. This room has a modern design and a private balcony, – and is well suited for both business meetings and private dinners.
Capacity 56 guests
Havsalongen is our main restaurant, located on the 1st floor of the original building. This venue is mainly used for seating of individual guests. However, it can also be offered as a private room for larger groups. The spot lights in the sea just outside the large windows, enables the guests to sit by their tables and observe the scenic sea life.
Capacity 24 guests
Vip-Nipp is a popular room for smaller groups. It is affiliated with Havsalongen, located on the north side of Holmen, with lovely views towards Sotra and the gateway to Bergen. Vip-Nip has its own display kitchen, and it is also used for arranging shellfish courses where the guests get to prepare their own shellfish platters.
Capacity 24 guests
Located on the 1st floor of the ”Glass House”. A rustic and distinctive room, which is excellent if you prefer a casual atmosphere. It is located on the dock, with large sliding doors that can be opened up if the weather permits it. Utværet even has its own boathouse kitchen and bar.
Capacity 40 guests
Skjæret is located on the 2nd floor of the ”Glass House”. Both the glass walls and the ceiling can be fully opened, – allowing the guests to enjoy outdoor seating when the weather permits it. Skjæret has a casual and relaxed atmosphere in a rustic and maritime environment.
Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Combine your visit at Cornelius with a stay on this luxurious villa on the island.
Villa Cornelius offers panoramic views of Western Norway’s coastline, countless islands in the archipelago south of Bergen, mountains, skerries and fjords. This exclusive holiday house offers overnight accommodation for up to 10 guests. The living room has a well-equipped and exclusive designer kitchen, seating area with stunning views and dining for twelve people by the fireplace. In the tower above the living room, you can retire and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the gateway to Bergen. In relation to two of the bedrooms, there are two exclusive designer bathrooms.
In addition to the main building, there is an annex which can accommodate two guests. It has a separate bathroom and living room with a small kitchenette. Outside there is a landscaped patio with a fishpond and sun terrace with Jacuzzi.
Villa Solhaug was originally built around 1910 by a businessman from Bergen. He had fallen in love with the views and tranquility of Solhaug, and he decided to build a holiday house.
During the renovation of the house in 2019, emphasis has been placed on preserving the classic Swiss style that the house originally had. Each room has its own expression, with wallpaper and decor inspired by the last century. Through large windows one can enjoy the beautiful nature in season, and it creates a warm atmosphere indoors.
The villa has 10 bedrooms with a total of 23 beds, and the possibility of an additional 10 guests in extra beds. There is a total of 6 bathrooms, a large kitchen with dining area for 50 guests, a living room, a private jetty and beautiful secluded garden with outdoor jacuzzi.
Visit Villa Solhaug’s own website for further information and virtual 3D viewing.
Villa Vestre is located on an idyllic islet not far away from Cornelius. The house was originally built in 1918 by an old fishing family. The villa carries characteristics of good years of money making from herring fishing, great architecture and exclusive qualities.
Today’s owners took over the property in 2017 and have since then done extensive renovation in order to bring the villa back to its original and authentic style. The color map is based on 1918 and old furniture has revived. The house has 6 bedrooms with a total of 16 beds and possibility of extra beds. There are 2 bathrooms and a separate guest toilet. The property is large and rich with a private bathing bay, rocky mountain, quay, jetty, cozy boathouse, large lawn and outcrop.
The house has a lovely and relaxing atmosphere and we can guarantee that Villa Vestre is a gem of the rare if you want to take a trip back in time. Vestre is located only a few minutes away from Cornelius, just across the fjord.
We recommend the shellfish legend Alf Roald’s famous talk – a fun and educational start to any event. The talk lasts for 40 minutes. 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! Afterwards, you get the chance to sample the freshest possible shellfish and the restaurant’s own smoked salmon.
Shellfish speech with samples of clams a la minute NOK 250 per guest
Request for more than 10 guests
You can contact us all business days between 11am to 5pm on phone +45 56 33 48 80, or send us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB! The restaurant is closed on Sundays.