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.
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.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about a world famous cafe chain is the Hard Rock Cafe. The city of Oslo has a Hard Rock Cafe as well, and it is the perfect example of Scandinavian design and architecture blended in with new age American lifestyle. With dragon head arcs, resembling old Viking Boats, Nordic styled bars made beautifully out of wood, Scandinavian paintings and antiques well placed around the cafe, the place has an authentic Nordic Charm to it. Try out the Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings, Caipirinha, or White Russian from the exemplary menu while you enjoy live rock performances on stage. Browse through the exclusive collection for stylish merchandise or simply sit back and relax with a drink.
Xich Lo may be hard to find, hidden on the first floor of a major shopping center, but the food is certainly worth the search. The restaurant serves Vietnamese cuisine with hints of French influence. The tasting menu, with seven delightful courses, is sure to fill and satisfy you. If you want more indulgence, ask for the wine pairings with the tasting menu.
The rich and exotic flavors of Indian cuisine comes alive in Oslo at Jaipur Indian Restaurant. The aromatic spices used in the preparations are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Do try out the tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curries along with rice or naan (Indian bread). This place also offers an array of wines, sourced from various international regions, to complement your meal. Nestled in the heart of the city, this eatery is situated opposite the parliament and is a short walk from the Royal Palace.
If you are someone who loves beers then Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri should be a must visit when visiting Norway. With a fantastic collection of the brew, both domestic and international as well as one of the best local brews, the restaurant and bar serve food that goes well with the drink. During the winters soak in the warmth from the fireplace and chill out on the patio on summers. The vibrant atmosphere, live music, TV all add to the charm of this place. Whether it is meetings or just a hangout with friends, you will love this cool place.
This really is the place to go for high-quality Chinese food in Oslo. The intense-blue restaurant is always crowded; this unpretentious place attracts people of all kinds. Dinner is most of all known for its Szechuan dishes, but you will also find Cantonese food here. You can have Peking Duck made for you according to the original recipe, but it must be ordered one day in advance. If anything is of an even higher quality than the food - exquisite both to look at and to eat - it has to be the service, which is efficient yet friendly.