Feinschmecker belongs to Oslo's gastronomic elite and is a firm favorite with gourmands. The elegance and intimate atmosphere perfectly match the high standard of the food. Owners Lars Erik Underthun, one of Oslo's foremost chefs, and Bengt Wilson, one of Scandinavia's leading food photographers, make sure the food looks as good as it tastes. Give in to temptation and feast on treats like baked filet of mountain trout with fennel, gremolata and caviar. The restaurant opens at 5p, Monday to Saturday.
One of Oslo's most popular meeting places, Theatercaféen is a magnet for people involved in the worlds of culture and finance. This culinary institution, situated on the ground floor of Hotel Continental, is the place to see and be seen in Oslo. Built in 1900, the Art Nouveau, Viennese-style café is one of only a few such establishments left in northern Europe. Do not leave without trying the pastry chef's legendary confections.
This is one of Oslo's finest patisseries. At Pascal, you can enjoy French cakes, homemade ice cream and high-quality chocolates in an old-fashioned atmosphere.You can also buy light lunch dishes such as quiche, pies and baguettes made with the careful hand of a confectioner. The end of the meal is equally delightful, what with the many delectable confections on offer.
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.
Stockfleth's is the cosy coffee oasis that can be found amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping center Oslo City; a perfect place for a break from busy shopping. The cafe also offers an opportunity to purchase tea or coffee by weight. They have a large selection of teas and a standard coffee menu, including various tasty syrups, to take away or enjoy on one of the few barstools. Stockfleth's also offers fresh pastries.
This popular spot between Vika and Karl Johan is one of the many Oslo café-bars that also serve food. A variety of filled Pita Breads and Melts, Ratatouille, Quiche and the house specialty, lasagna, are all on the menu. Hot dishes usually come with a Salad and nutty Norwegian bread. This is a light and cozy café with dozens of candles and plants in the windows. And should you feel like a game of chess while you are waiting for your food, the staff will gladly lend you a board.
With multiple locations across the city, Deli de Luca is a well known chain of cafes and convenience stores. A unique concept, the place is perfect whether you're looking to pick up staples and groceries or you just want a quick bite on the go. With a selection of coffees, ready to eat meals, sandwiches and savory bites; it's a popular spot during lunch with office goers stopping by to pick up a quick meal.
The café at Grand Hotel was a favorite of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch and playwright Henrik Ibsen (he still has his own table). Even if absinthe-drinking anarchists and crazy artists no longer frequent the restaurant, Grand is still an important meeting place and serves a fantastic prawn sandwich. You will find Norway's largest sandwich, pastry and salad buffet here, and the à la carte menu offers a wide selection of excellent dishes.
Basic fare in cozy and rustic surroundings characterizes the Egon restaurant chain. The menu contains everything from steaks and fish to tacos and hamburgers and also features a special menu for children. In addition to all this Egon offers a daily all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. The main branch is located on Karl Johan street, not far from Stortinget. Other branches are located at Byporten shopping center and in the suburb of Nordstrand. The kitchen closes at 11:30p.
Named after the brand of beef it serves, Hereford Steakhouse is a delight for lovers of steak. The stone walls, plush leather chairs and low lighting create a relaxed ambiance, and it is quite easy to feel at home. Your steak choices include delicious preparations like Hereford pepper beef tenderloin, and if you're in the mood for seafood, you could try something like the Norwegian salmon fillet.
A comfortable, casual family friendly restaurant, Jensen's Bøfhus is a well known chain of steak houses. Known for their huge portions and delicious steaks, stop by for a lively dinner out with colleagues or friends. Located in the city center, this branch is popular with tourists as well as professionals especially for their value for money set price lunch menus. A good place to bring kids, they'll enjoy the special play area, and children's menu. For additional details, visit the website.
Best Western Hotell Bondeheimen's resident eatery, Kaffistova is well deserving of all the fame that has come its way. If you want to try local Norwegian specialties, this restaurant is one of the best in Oslo, what with its vast assortment of scrumptious dishes that taste deliciously homemade. If you've been wondering where to try rømmegrøt (sour cream porridge) or raspeballer (potato dumplings), this is the place for you. In addition to the list of savory specials, this hotel eatery also offers you some marvelous freshly-baked cakes.