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.
This gourmet restaurant, located in the heart of Oslo's oldest neighborhood, is run by award-winning chef Bent Stiansen. A varied menu is available, compiled from the freshest and best available ingredients. The beautiful and stylistic 18th-century décor just adds to the restaurant's ambiance. The restaurant consists of five small rooms with an intimate atmosphere. The ceiling contains some of the finest stucco work in northern Europe. Guests must be suitably dressed (jacket and tie for men).
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.
Near the famous Holmenkollen ski jump, you will find Dem Fem Stuer. This exclusive and very Norwegian restaurant has an amazing view of Oslo. The service is distinguished and the menu offers Norwegian dishes with strong, classic roots. The three-course meal, 'A Taste of Norway', consists of the freshest seasonal Norwegian ingredients, and is worth trying. Jacket and tie are required for admission. The food is expensive, but it is worth every penny.
Situated right beside the Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy, Restaurant Fjord has new seafood specials for you every time you drop by (provided you give at least a week's gap between each visit!). The elegant chandeliers give off a muted glow, and the luxurious chairs and glittery cushions together with the intimate lighting create an ambiance of sophistication. If you're lucky enough to stop by on the right day, you could enjoy a set menu that includes treats like poached skate wing with celery, mussels, oyster mushroom and truffle broth. A wonderful wine list accompanies the menu.
Onda Asia is nestled within the restaurant complex of Onda. This restaurant serves delicious seafood prepared in the exotic Asian flair. Feast on contemporary concoctions like salmon and halibut prepared with soy sauce and rettich, cod served with arugula, mussels ragu, celery, tarragon and parsnip puree as well as oysters, clams and whale preparations. Guests can also gorge from their pre fixe menu, where they can choose from five course, six course or seven course meals. Special events like wine-pairing dinners are organized here. Enjoy the wonderful blend of flavors of wine with appropriate food. Check the website for further information and participate.
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.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Oriental Restaurant welcomes visitors to feast on delectable flavors of Chinese cuisine. This restaurant offers diners a casual space to enjoy Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. A specialty of this place is their extensive variety of dimsum. They also offer a range of seafood, meat and poultry dishes blended with sauces and herbs to create rich exotic flavors. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert. An array of wines are also available to complement your food.
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.