Was here last Friday with some friends and was eating the King prawns and topped it off with some paela and a nice bottle of wine.
To our surprise, at around 11pm in the evening the place went all salsa. The local salsa club came here and danced their socks off. Quite an experience.
Truly recommend it.
Great Tapas style bar in trendy Grunerløkka popular with students and a twenty/thirty-something crowd. Busy in a good way with a relaxed dress-down look and feel.
Jammed when we walked in around 7 pm on a Thursday, but the friendly staff took our names, got us some drinks and suggested we sit on the cushioned window benches outside, which made for a very pleasant, if 40 min/hour, wait for a table.
We (2) ordered a range of Tapas dishes including : Patatas bravas, Tortilla Espanola, Marinated Prawns, Albondigas i krydret tomatsaus (meatballs in tomato sauce), Aspargesbønner i sitronolje (actually green beans not asparagus) and bread and alioli.
All the food was wonderful with the prawns stealing the show.
As is normal in Norway the house red and white was terrific (the Norwegian State buys all the wine sold through 'Wine Monopolies'). Overall the bill was reasonable (for Norway) and the service amiable and prompt.
Would definitely go there again.
Delicatessen : Søndregate 8, 0550 Grunerløkka, Oslo. Tlf.: 22 71 45 46 Faks: 22 38 58 87
Another of Oslo's fine seafood restaurants. The dishes are very modern and imaginative, with both a la carte and set menus created to showcase the best of what's on offer. Slightly pricey, but not extortionate like many places in Oslo offering similar quality.
Frognerveien 12b; accessible by tram (Majorstuen 12 from Jerbanetorget or Radhusplassen)
One of the very best seafood restaurants in Oslo, Lofoten is a popular choice for couples and businessmen who want to impress clients. The slightly formal atmosphere doesn't detract from the truly delicious food; for me, this is michelin star quality without quite the same level of fuss and expense. It also provides a wonderful view of the harbour.
Find it on the waterfront, at the very end of Aker Brygge.
Theatre ship with bed and breakfast facilities and bar. Totally unexpected cross cultural place to stay. Tone Holmen, one of the owners, is a great cook and speaks perfect English and Spanish, the ambience is terrific and the price of a bed for the night is reasonable for Oslo. The beer isn't very expensive either. The fjord is usually calm and it's a delightful experience to sit and look out over the sea while enjoying a cool lager and listening to some Afro-Caribbean music. Very near the main shopping centre, kindly hosts and lovely views.
Oslo’s quirkiest restaurant, with game trophies hanging next to paintings left as payment by penniless artists. The bar is also a fab place to round off a night out – it’s a favourite for people who’ve just banqueted at the nearby royal palace. Main courses such as reindeer cakes or catfish are 142 and 225 kroner respectively.
Parkveien 12; Tel: 22 69 69 04; www.lorry.no/
Set in a beautiful functionalist building that could be the set of a Hercule Poirot mystery, Ekeberg offers breathtaking views of the city, the Oslo fjord and the surrounding hills. Enjoy a beer on the terrace or a delicious dinner inside.
Kongsveien 15; Tel: 23 24 23 00; Tram lines 18 and 19, Ekeberg station; www.ekebergrestauranten.com/
An excellent and very reasonably priced restaurant, serving sushi, noodle dishes and other Asian-inspired cuisine made with the best local ingredients. At less than half the price of many competitors, it can't be recommended highly enough.
Dronning Mauds gate 1, near the Town HallTel: +47 22 83 1818
“A culinary experience” in the words of a friend, who still raves about his time at the two Michelin-star-rated restaurant. Dishes are French with a Norwegian twist, the service is attentive and the wonderful wine selection helps cushion the blow when the bill comes. A three-course menu is 680 kroner, but if you want to blow your mortgage, go for the full 1,250 kroner menu. Prices do not include wine.
Bygdøy alle 3; Tel: 22 12 14 40; www.bagatelle.no/
This newly opened venue dishes out grilled fish and meat in a light and airy space, with a leafy terrace just above the river Akerselva. The house tiramisu is spoon-lickingly good (98 kroner).
Trondheimsveien 5; Tel: 23 35 30 70; www.sydost.no
Send your feedback or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org