Quality Hotel Olavsgaard
Phone: (47) 63 84 77 00
Fax: (47) 63 84 76 00
Hvamstubben 11, Skjetten, NO, 2013
- Phone: (47) 63 84 77 00
- Fax: (47) 63 84 76 00
Bars & Cafes
The best of the Best Western can be found here. Boasting a wide list of cognacs, Stilla is an intimate cafe by day that turns into a cozy bar at night. Their daytime menu features a variety of sandwiches, pastries, soups, and salads. Dishes like shrimp and mayonnaise sandwiches, fish soups, and omelets with prawns are some of the most popular Norwegian delicacies. At night Stilla offers a pleasant drink menu complemented by a broad collection of rare cognacs. See their website for further information.
Kulturpuben Lillestrøm is one of the most appreciated pubs in Lillestrøm. Established since 1880, this place is known for its loud live music. With dedicated two floors for artists and live bands, this place is a must-visit for music lovers. The staff is attentive and entertaining too. Serving bar food, the appetizers and quick bits are much appreciated. Check out the website for detailed information or call ahead.
Vålerenga Vertshus was originally built as a bakery and confectioner's shop, which the old black-and-white pictures on the walls bear witness to. The pictures are all of the neighborhood, and show what Oslo used to be like as a small and peaceful town. Until recently the Vertshus was used as a base by the supporters of Vålerenga soccer team, but they have moved elsewhere now. Even so, some members of the club still stick to their old home field, and when the team plays away matches the pub is packed. Vålerenga Vertshus serves Pizza, it is not a delicacy but it is cheap and goes well with the beer.
This excellent restaurant is unfortunately located in the grey asphalt desert of the area called the North Pole. The place is rather small but usually full of people, because it is very popular. The reason: you actually get gourmet food at very reasonable prices. The place is decorated with style, and there are works of art on the walls. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. All kinds of people find it worthwhile to travel to the North Pole to eat here. The number of dishes to choose from is not too big, but the menu is extremely tempting. The cuisine is international and the results are creative and exciting.
Soria Moria Bar & Bistro serves as one of the most entertaining bistros in the neighborhood since 1928. The bistro food inspired from the local flavors is delicious. This place also features a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 300 guests for private parties, celebrations and concerts. in addition, another little hall is also utilized for small gatherings, baptisms and private dinners. An all in one place, check out the website for more information.
Kampen Bistro is an informal, cozy and cheap café-restaurant in the old working-class area of Kampen. The interior is as diverse as the menu: all chairs and tables are different, and the food is Norwegian, Pakistani and continental. You can have everything from beef or cod to chicken dabo and all kinds of soups and salads. In the summer, people from all over town come here to enjoy a cold beer on the terrace. This place is within walking distance of the Munch museum that shows the work of famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch; or if you like, you could go for a swim at the great Tyenbadet outdoor baths, nearby.
This is a regular hangout for many of the people who are lucky to live near the idyllic Sofienberg park in Grünerlkka. This restaurant is young, but already very popular among the locals. The place is painted in bright colors and looks pretty modern and fresh. Quite a few of the guests are closer to 50 than to 25. Many of them are regulars and the atmosphere is friendly and informal. The food served here is very traditional Norwegian. The menu offers many different dishes.
Taking pride in being Oslo's first eatery dedicated to serving guests the delights of cocoa bean in various forms, Cocoa is the best place to drop by for a dose of sweet delights. The cups offered are loaded with chocolate and topped with whipped cream. Nestled in Grunerlokka neighborhood, this place offers refreshing drinks like hot and cold chocolate, frappe, cold coffee and smoothie. Sandwiches, salads and cakes are also available here, which make for a wonderful breakfast meal. This cafe, located on the fringes of the Birkelunden park, is an ideal place to enjoy a steaming hot cup of cocoa after a morning jog.
Café Tamara is in Oslo's trendiest neighborhood, Grünerlkka. Founded in 1990, Tamara has managed to survive through rapidly shifting trends. Tamara can seat 70 people on two floors. Local bands perform on the stage upstairs on Fridays; most of them play rock and acoustic music. Upstairs, you will also find a gallery with exhibitions by well-known and lesser-known artists. On Fridays, this concert venue is frequently visited by students (aged over 20). The bar downstairs is a popular hangout for friends from the neighborhood, for artists and intellectuals (aged 20-40). Enjoy a glass of red wine in front of the fireplace.
Tea Lounge is a chic tea cafe and bar which takes you on a delightful journey from Marrakesh to Cuba. It is one of the finest tea rooms in Grünerløkka and has a retro vibe to it. During daytime you'll find many locals relaxing with a steaming cuppa and other beverages by the fireplace and some playing chess or backgammon. The nights witness an amazing nightlife in the Tea Lounge with popular local DJ's setting the lounge on fire and fascinating cocktails doing the rounds.
Aku Aku is the Polynesian belief that ancestral spirits thrive amidst humans. But, worry not! Aku-Aku Tiki Bar offers guests nothing more than the sheer pleasure of the tropics in the landlocked area of Oslo. This tiki bar is a vibrant place that serves guests delectable concoctions in its casual atmosphere. Apart from the staple of Mai Tai and Zombie Cocktail, this place offers cocktails that were invented by Don the Beachcomber, the founder of tiki bar. Hula girls and tropical music add the spark to this place. Locals and tourists throng to this bar for the little bit of escapade it offers, so make sure to book your seats well in advance; especially during weekends.
This is probably one of Oslo's most intimate bars, with enough room only for five small tables. The atmosphere is warm, kept in a subtle 1950s style. Its main attraction is actually its owner, Jan Varden. He is one of Norway's few enthusiasts when it comes to mixing cocktails, and his skills have made him a minor celebrity in the region. If you want the best in concoctions, this is one of the places you should definitely visit.