Hotel Continental, Oslo

Restaurant options in Oslo

In Oslo you find restaurants in all price categories and genres.

Norwegian cuisine in its traditional form is based largely on the raw materials readily available in Norway and its mountains, wilderness and coast. It differs in many respects from its continental counterparts with a stronger focus on game and fish. Many of the traditional dishes are results of using conserved materials, with respect to the long winters.

Here is few of our favourites to Oslo's wide variety of restaurants:

Lofoten Fish Restaurant
Tom Hem
Nedre Foss Gård
De Fem Stuer
Engebret Café
Frognerseteren Restaurant: Finstua 
Continental Hotel Oslo

For less expensive restaurants, head to the Grunerlokka district. It is great place to take in the city's pulse in the city's more ethnically diverse east. In this once working-class area, the vital signs of budget Oslo are most apparent, with low-cost restaurants, second-hand clothes shops and student bars grouped around the streets Markveien and Thorvald Meyers Gate. Among them, the café bar Fru Hagen has a legion of blond locals seeking cheap eats. On a Sunday evening, when much of the city is almost deserted, Fru Hagen is heaving.

When in Oslo try these local cuisines:

Smoked Salmon or Røkt Laks

Kjøttboller - Meatballs

Krumkake - waffle-like pancake, which are then filled with whipped cream