Lauritz Ruus was city manager in Oslo and was responsible for the construction of the first City Hall, which was finished in 1641. The building also housed theatre preformances, parties – even church services and convicts!
By 1865 the building had changed hands and was opened as a restaurant, and though many entrepreneurs have come and gone since then, the restaurants housed in the old City Hall remains.
The Lauritz Ruus Bar’s set three-course menu changes every week, though it has heavy focus on Norwegian produce such as fish and venison. They also offer daily specials, as well as soups and salads with a twist.
Lunch is served daily from 11.30am to 4pm, and dinner from 5pm to 10pm.