Chef in the kitchen at The Thief Restaurant i Oslo.

Popular restaurants and bars in Oslo

There's been a food revolution in Norway in recent years and it has left a clear mark on restaurant life in the capital. In Oslo you'll find everything from restaurants whose doors have been open for many years to new eateries that offer exciting flavours from all over the world. Welcome to Oslo!

Gourmet food and drink aplenty

As Oslo has become a culturally rich capital that boasts a new opera house, a new Munch Museum, a new main library and concerts galore, a large number of exciting restaurants have also popped up around the capital. Here you just have to pick and choose between classic Norwegian dishes with a modern twist and world-class international flavours. Oslo offers everything from gourmet gems from Asian cuisine to cosy little bars with exciting drinks and small dishes for the hungry.

It's okay to be demanding in Oslo

Oslo is a city where you can live in the moment. If you suddenly feel like having breakfast outdoors, you can visit Ekspedisjonshallen at Sommerro and help yourself to their plentiful buffet – or how about having brunch at Atlas Brasserie & Café on the Amerikalinjen? In Oslo, you are allowed to be demanding, so if, let's say, your date is craving grilled food, spectacular views and a glass of something nice, Thief Roof Grill is a great choice.

Fantastic food across the city

There is not exactly a shortage of bars in the capital, so a pleasant evening might end at the Hub Bar or the award-winning cocktail bar, Pier 42, both of which are located right outside Oslo Central Station. In Oslo, however, you don't have to be in the city centre to have good food and drink experiences. There are also a number of good options a short bus or underground ride away, like Top Floor Restaurant at Økern or The Social Entry at Trollåsen. Welcome to Norway's food mecca!


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