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Bars & Cafes
Sharing its address with Restaurant Opsahlgården, Christians Kjeller is a basement bar frequented by music lovers. There are some great musical performances that take place here, mostly by local bands playing country and blues music. It's not just the music that attracts patrons, though; you can pair wines with something from the tapas menu, and steaks are also on offer.
Although located in the Henie-Onstad Cultural Center, it is worth seeing in its own right. It is a combination of fine arts and excellent and fantastic food. BØLGEN & MOI Høvikodden has been influenced by the contemporary art exhibited throughout the whole building: modern and elegant, but with a good sense of humor. The food is stimulating, creative and varied and the dishes are presented like true works of art. The wine list is excellent and the personnel are always ready to assist in your selection.
Only 15 minutes from the city center, Frognerseteren is frequented by nature lovers before or after a hike in the surrounding woods. The underground runs almost all the way up to this café-restaurant where guests can sample traditional Norwegian food and enjoy a panoramic view of the Oslo fjord. The restaurant offers three, four and five-course meals. Various kinds of entertainment are organized from time to time.
Bokkafeen is a small yet elegant cafe in Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica serving light snacks and drinks. Warm colored interiors and subdued lighting makes the place comfortable and romantic. The cafe serves a good number of delicious and filling sandwiches. It also offers a simple yet satisfying a la carte menu. There is a nice collection of drinks for you to choose from. The place has the necessary setting for a perfect romantic date.
With an open-air bar and a picturesque surround, Holmenkollen Restaurant is a must visit. Its location in Holmenkollen- one of the most renowned ski-areas of the city makes it a popular place for locals and tourists alike. Dig into splendid Scandinavian fare as you take in the snow-covered peaks that invoke a mystery and a sense of adventure. The Reinsdyr med skogsopp og selleripuré or reindeer meat cooked with mushrooms and celery is worth writing home about due to its rich flavor and smooth texture. Finish off with the Creme Brulee that melts in the mouth.
Betong is located in the basement of Chateau Neuf, a five-floor building owned by the students at Oslo University. The building itself is worth a tour, with all its hidden bars and concert areas (where Betong offers larger concerts and gigs). These give you the freedom to move around in the building and get a taste of everything that's going on. Betong, meaning concrete in Norwegian, is exactly what you get. Dark concrete walls, sparse lighting and a bit of that, after-the-bomb feel. They often stage high-quality DJs and bands, including some unknown, up-and-coming-ones.
Located at the edge of Huk Bygdøy, Hukodden is a family-run, beach restaurant with one of the best views in the area. With the options of open-air, private and indoor seating available, every event celebrated here becomes even more special. Given that the restaurant is only open in summers and the varying open times, it is a good idea to check with the management before venturing at Hukodden. For a good price, delectable Mediterranean menu which emphasizes on seafood and decent service, Hukodden is the perfect option for a lazy afternoon at the beach.
A bright blue facade with frescoes of the sun, moon and stars adorns the entrance to this trendy and always crowded place in Frogner. People both old and young flock to Clodion, whether they come for aesthetic reasons or to enjoy one of the light but tasty meals. Or you can simply enjoy a glass of wine on one of the curvy, colorful sofas and watch people come and go. The walls of the café form a constantly changing art gallery.
As the name suggests, this is a nontraditional and fun place to eat. Indian food with a special twist has made this place very popular. The place is decorated like an old-fashioned, checkered grocery store. Giant bags of rice and spices adorn the room and give you a hint as to what the food contains. The guests are mostly young people who live in the west end. The specialty: chicken dishes with various tasty sauces.
Enoteca Vinbar has a wide selection of Italian wines by the bottle and glass. Serving delish omelets, pastas and bruschetta for lunch and pizzas later in the evening, they are known for their fine wines and pizzas in the neighborhood. This cute wine bar has a large basement where private events are allowed with a separate party menu.
Oslo's leading lifestyle magazine, Natt & Dag, predicts that Den Gamle Major will become one of the capital's most popular places. The interior has been transformed from that of an utterly forgettable public house into a half-caste laboratory nightmare. Among the decorative objects here you will find a full Jekyll & Hyde play kit, skulls, test tubes and funny-looking gizmos. Don't look down, you might be standing on a corpse: listen up for scary sounds in the lavatory - if you can find one. Keyword: bookcases. Den Gamle Major is easily found from the underground station at Majorstua, and worth a visit; if nothing else, then as a curiosity. Who knows, you may like it! Prices aren't bad either.
The character of Valkyrien has stayed the same ever since it opened. With no underlying need to attract attention or come off as overbearingly stylish or modern, Valkyrien is a bar & pub which can pull up a feat of serving beers at a reasonable rate while providing an ambiance to relax in. Valkyrien can adapt from being a place for the old-timers to talk about their hay-days, to a care-free eatery to lounge around for the young bloods. For a hearty and satisfying meal of Norwegian fare in a relaxing setting, Valkyrien is the restaurant to look forward to.