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Located on the scenic Ekeberg Hill, this eatery provides a breathtaking and panoramic view of Oslo city. The focus of the restaurant is on serving international cuisine prepared to suit contemporary tastes. Outdoor seating is available, allowing you to soak in the view, but the menu is reportedly more extensive in the indoor section. They also have banquet and conference facilities. The food here is pricey, but the view and experience are unforgettable. So go ahead, plan your next event here!
Situated in Old Town Oslo, Oslo Spiseforretning is housed in a building that dates all the way back to 1876. It's only the building that's ancient; the chefs strike a fine balance between tradition and modernity, and you are offered some delicious contemporary Norwegian fare. You can gorge on dishes like reindeer with celery puree and pickled red onions in juniper berry sauce, best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Sanguine Brasserie is a trendy restaurant located in Oslo Opera House that mainly serves Italian, Spanish and French cuisine. Needless to say, the guests here are connoisseurs of art and music who frequent the opera house. With an option of open air seating, it provides one of the best views of Oslofjord. Some would say that Sanguine Brasserie is a little expensive, however, after experiencing the good food, good wine and an exquisite view, they will forgive it for being so.
By the seaside, at the foot of Akershus Festning, you will find fish and seafood restaurant Solsiden. On a beautiful summer's evening in Oslo, this is certainly the right place to be: the views over the fjord, the sunset and the delicacies on the menu make this restaurant a popular meeting place. Crab, lobster, Norwegian haddock and sea-fish are just some of the things that are offered here, and the fresh tuna is worth a try! All this on cozy and stylish premises.
This low corner building dates from the 1700s, and the restaurant has been in business for more than 140 years. Situated right across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Engebret Café is within walking distance of the medieval Akershus fortress. Offering traditional Norwegian food, the emphasis of the menu is on fish, but in the autumn there is always a game. Coming here to eat the fantastic lutefisk of the Christmas season is a tradition in Oslo. In the summer guests can enjoy the beautiful outdoor dining area.
If you want to experience some of the most authentic Scandinavian preparations, Maaemo is the place to be at. Located in the heart of Karl Johans, this place surely attracts a crowd. The interiors are very pretty. Some of the contemporary and organic dishes you may want to try are lobster in carrots, crispy chicken skin, Jerusalem artichokes and much more. The beer and wine selections are worth accompanying your meals with. The desserts are not to be missed! For detailed information, check out the website or call ahead.
This old, working-class inn is more famous than its unremarkable appearance would suggest. This is mainly because it has a longer history than most places in Oslo, and because it has been the favorite watering hole of the youth of Norway's Labor Party. But it is also known as the restaurant that serves the cheapest lutefisk (a traditional dish of cod that is preserved in lye, and has a distinctive taste) in the festive season. The bar is good, even if it is not cheap, and the building dating from 1820 has the cozy air of old pubs. There are also infrequent concerts, most often jazz and gypsy music.
In the middle of the Old Town, or Kvadraturen, with its plethora of restaurants, museums and galleries, you will also find Celsius. The kitchen is situated right behind the bar, so you can observe the chef at work. The menu offers light food such as sandwiches, various pasta meals and Mediterranean dishes. The food is served with homemade bread. The historic premises are filled with a warm atmosphere, partly due to the big, old-fashioned fireplace. In the summer the vastly popular outdoor area is also open (and usually very crowded). Celsius is fully licensed.
Nilsen Spiseri features two distinct spaces, the warm, classic wooden bar with comfy chairs and furniture; and a more modern dining room or restaurant. A nice place to get a casual meal or drink, the bar is quite popular with locals and a nice place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. The menu features several Norwegian specialties like Whale steak, Reindeer stew, Meat cake and local beers on tap like Hansa. With friendly service, a varied menu perfect for all day dining and cozy atmosphere; it's a nice choice to try some local dishes and atmosphere.
If you are in the mood for a lazy and comfortable evening, hop into Q Lounge. The lounge, located on roof top of First Hotel Grims Grenka, is quite a happening place for drinks. The decor of the place creates a soothing and comforting ambiance. Luxurious furniture brings you the much needed comfort. The lounge also gives you a fantastic view of the city of Oslo. One can be sure to find some of the finest of cocktails here. If you are a connoisseur of champagnes, this place has it all for you. The resident Mixologist will even go as far as creating a designer cocktail just for you!
Madu, located in First Hotel Grims Grenka, is Scandinavian restaurant located on the ground level of the five-star hotel. The restaurant serves a number of mouth-watering local fare. The chefs do their best to create the authentic regional flavor. The dishes however are given a different taste by the innovative chefs. The interiors of the restaurant are done tastefully by the best of interior designers. The color tones and lighting add sensuality to the ambiance. Madu is a perfect spot to relax and chill while enjoying a sumptuous Norse treat.
Housed in a building constructed in 1641, this was the first town hall in Christiania, hence 'The Old Town Hall'. In the summer you will enjoy dining in the large outdoor section of the Gamle Raadhus. The atmosphere is well suited to both formal and casual dinners. The menu is traditional and changes seasonally with a lot of fish and game. This is the typical place to have lutefisk before Christmas. The bar has its own opening hours. In the same building you will find Teatermuseet.