Luxury Eats in Oslo
Collected by Alexandra Redisch, AFAR Local Expert
Let's cut to the chase: If you're going to spend a lot of money for food, make sure it's really good! The restaurants in this list are among the very best Oslo has to offer.
Schweigaards gate 15B, 0191 Oslo, Norway
Never heard of Esben Holmboe Bang? Experience a night at Maaemo and you’ll never forget his name. The Danish chef is the culinary genius behind Norway's prime Michelin-starred foodie destination. The restaurant's interior is deliberately...
Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, Norway
Ever since Norwegian playwright Ibsen and his bohemian friends used to frequent Grand Café every day, this cultural institution has been popular with the citizens of Oslo. Dating from 1874, Grand Café has retained its Old World feel and is a very...
Stortingsgata 24-26, 0117 Oslo, Norway
Known in business circles as a good place to ‘see and be seen’, this grande dame of luxury food destinations is set in stately Hotel Continental, smack-dab in the middle of central Oslo. At Theatercaféen, Afternoon Tea is served every Saturday and...
Rådhusgata 11, 0151 Oslo, Norway
Run by Bocuse d’Or winner Bent Stiansen, Statholdergaarden is one of the most luxurious restaurants in Norway. The venue was the residence of ‘Statholder’ Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenløve, who lived there for twenty years (in the late 1600's) while he...
Kongsveien 15, 0193 Oslo, Norway
Dating back to 1916, this Art Deco masterpiece nestled at the edge of the woods features breathtaking views of Oslo along with great food, which tends to be a mix of traditional gourmet with twists of modernity thrown in. Guests can choose between...
Tordenskiolds gate 6, 0160 Oslo, Norway
Oro Restaurant is run by Bocuse d’Or winner Terje Ness, and as such, you're guaranteed a great meal. Its hallmarks are rustic, exceptionally tasty food but without the snob factor. Oro Restaurant caters to almost all purse strings; you can order...
Universitetsgata 11, 0164 Oslo, Norway
If you’re looking for fine dining without losing the shirt off your back, Restaurant Eik is the place to go. For the ninth year in a row, Eik has been noted as a “Bib Gourmand” in the Michelin Guide, meaning that punters can eat truly luxurious...
Stranden 30, 0250 Oslo, Norway
"Onda" means "wave" in Spanish, and it’s certainly an apt name for this (mainly) seafood-based restaurant situated on trendy Aker Brygge. Onda is divided into two parts: Onda Sea and Onda Grill, each focusing on the best within the seafood and...
Parkveien 29, 0350 Oslo, Norway
A visit to restaurant Ni&Tyve is a very special experience. Housed in an old wooden villa from 1847 that used to belong to legendary car dealer Bertel O. Steen, whose family lived there from 1913 to 1985. The house was abandoned before for several...