Restaurants

Top Choice Norwegian in Grünerløkka

Markveien Mat & Vinhus

For cosy Norwegian dining, this lovely spot on the southern edge of Grünerløkka is hard to better. Settle in at one of the candlelit tables and tuck into hearty, traditional dishes such as lamb shank with root veget…
Top Choice Norwegian in Western Oslo

Hos Thea

Krone for Krone, this place, with its creative dishes such as locally caught lobster ravioli with an apple and curry sauce or duck in rosehip sauce, is arguably the best place to eat in Oslo.
Norwegian in Eastern Oslo

Asylet

In the multicultural area around Grønland, this classic hostelry (dating from 1730) comes as a real surprise. Head through the arch into the cobbled courtyard, surrounded by wooden galleries, then head inside to the…
Norwegian in City Centre

Grand Café

At 11am sharp, Henrik Ibsen would leave his apartment and walk to Grand Café for a lunch of herring, beer and one shot of aquavit (alcoholic drink made from potatoes and caraway liquor). His table is still here. Don…
French in Grünerløkka

Le Benjamin

Ooh la la – it's proper French bistro dining here, with classics like poached pigeon, salt-baked turbot, beef marrow on toast and of course a plat du jour. The feel is refined but relaxed, and there's a very good wi…
French in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Albert Bistro

Located in Oslo's flashy new waterfront area, this French-inspired bistro specialises in Gallic cuisine, from croque monsieur for breakfast right through to bistro classics like carré d'agneau (lamb cutlet) and entr…
Norwegian in Grünerløkka

Dr Kneipp's Vinbar

Slightly more relaxed than its sister restaurant, Markveien Mat & Vinhus, Dr Kneipp's is the place for sipping wines by the glass (there are around 400 wines to choose from) accompanied by light, snacky dishes. …
Norwegian in Eastern Oslo

Smia Galleri

Smia Galleri is one of those places Oslo residents are so fond of they almost hate to share it. The leafy patio is perfect on summer afternoons and there's jazz on Thursday evenings. If the restaurant has it, try th…
Norwegian in City Centre

Theatercafeen

A favourite with Norwegian families during Christmas and on 17 May, the Theatercafeen, located directly across from the National Theatre, presents Norwegian classics in posh Viennese surroundings. Much of the food i…
Norwegian in Eastern Oslo

Ekeberg Restaurant

An early example of functionalist architecture, the 1929 Ekeberg Restaurant once attracted long lines of spectators eager to be seen enjoying a beer outside this angular, painfully white, nonconformist building. Aft…