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The building is from the 17th Century and the food is good, in an old-fashioned Norwegian style. During Christmas season, you cannot miss the traditional lutefisk. The first floor of Stortorvets Gjastgiveri, has a section reserved for private parties. In the summer, dine outdoors at the beautiful garden. The cafe on the ground floor, serves simpler traditional meals, cakes and sandwiches. On the other side of the square is Oslo Cathedral, built around the same time.
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.
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.
Thai just got classy! Since opening in 2004, Plah has captured the interests of foodies and critiques alike, bringing style and traditional Thai flavors to the high-priced dining scene of Oslo. It's hard to imagine typical Thai street food being served in a polished setting, but this restaurant located in the fashionable St.Hanshaugen does it and does it with a flair. Patrons can choose from the elaborate five and eight dish set menus or experiment from the no-nonsense Thai street food menu which lists specialties like Shrimp Chips, Chiang Mai Sausages, Satayspyd of Chicken and Tom Kah Gai. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for a leisurely dinner for two accompanied with white wine and friendly service. So reserve ahead to make the most.
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.
Bringing flavors from Napes to Oslo, Villa Paradiso serves some of the best pizza in town. You are treated to authentic Italian pies prepared in wood-fired ovens, and the piping-hot slices are bursting with flavor. House specialties include the Ligure 159 (tomatoes, anchovies, mozzarella, squash and pesto); Araba 165 (eggplant, pecorino, salsiccia, tomatoes and breadcrumbs with parsley and garlic); and Vesuvio 169 (rocket, buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, oregano and garlic). You can enjoy a hearty breakfast any time between 8a and 4p. The restaurant includes a picturesque outdoor seating area.
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!
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.