Bergen has a first-rate supply of restaurants, the pick of which focus on seafood – the city’s main gastronomic asset. The pricier tourist haunts are concentrated on the Bryggen, but these should not be dismissed out of hand – several are very good indeed. Other, marginally less expensive, restaurants dot the side streets behind the Bryggen and there’s another cluster on and around Engen. Many locals, however, tend to eat more economically and informally at the city’s many café-bars that are dotted all over the city centre – as are the city’s coffee houses.

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