Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
Phone: (47) 32 80 51 00
Fax: (47) 32 80 51 99
Bars & Cafes
Tucked away on a courtyard, Bakrommet Pub is a sports bar with live music during the weekends. It has a lively ambiance and is a nice spot to socialize and make new friends. Take a sip of your choice drink or catch a game on any of their televisions. You can be assured of a good time at this affable place.
Although located in the Henie-Onstad Cultural Center, it is worth seeing in its own right. It is a combination of fine arts and excellent and fantastic food. BØLGEN & MOI Høvikodden has been influenced by the contemporary art exhibited throughout the whole building: modern and elegant, but with a good sense of humor. The food is stimulating, creative and varied and the dishes are presented like true works of art. The wine list is excellent and the personnel are always ready to assist in your selection.
Located at the edge of Huk Bygdøy, Hukodden is a family-run, beach restaurant with one of the best views in the area. With the options of open-air, private and indoor seating available, every event celebrated here becomes even more special. Given that the restaurant is only open in summers and the varying open times, it is a good idea to check with the management before venturing at Hukodden. For a good price, delectable Mediterranean menu which emphasizes on seafood and decent service, Hukodden is the perfect option for a lazy afternoon at the beach.
Sharing its address with Restaurant Opsahlgården, Christians Kjeller is a basement bar frequented by music lovers. There are some great musical performances that take place here, mostly by local bands playing country and blues music. It's not just the music that attracts patrons, though; you can pair wines with something from the tapas menu, and steaks are also on offer.
A bright blue facade with frescoes of the sun, moon and stars adorns the entrance to this trendy and always crowded place in Frogner. People both old and young flock to Clodion, whether they come for aesthetic reasons or to enjoy one of the light but tasty meals. Or you can simply enjoy a glass of wine on one of the curvy, colorful sofas and watch people come and go. The walls of the café form a constantly changing art gallery.
Enoteca Vinbar has a wide selection of Italian wines by the bottle and glass. Serving delish omelets, pastas and bruschetta for lunch and pizzas later in the evening, they are known for their fine wines and pizzas in the neighborhood. This cute wine bar has a large basement where private events are allowed with a separate party menu.
Boasting a fantastic waterfront location, Hanami is where you can expect to be served Japanese delights crafted from local Norwegian ingredients. An elegant space with an open kitchen and sushi bar, this restaurant offers you Japanese fusion cuisine. You can enjoy izakaya-style Japanese small plates like tempura scampi and edamame with your Geisha Martini, after which you can move on to scrumptious offerings like the signature scampi ceviche and miso-marinated black cod.
You will not be able to resist the temptation to gorge on a sweet delicacy at PARADIS Gelateria Tjuvholmen. Nestled in Tjuvholmen neighborhood, this ice cream parlor aims at offering visitors with authentic Italian desserts. The gelato on sale is made from 90 percent milk, thus assuring consumers a healthy affair. The ingredients used are sourced from various international regions. Take a pick from their alluring flavors: chocolate, pistachio, vanilla, butterscotch, strawberry and many more flavors. An ice cream from PARADIS will offer you a soothing relief on a hot summer day.
At the tip of Aker Brygge, with the sea right outside its door, it's not surprising that this restaurant serves only the best and freshest products. All types of fish, from salmon to cod to monkfish, are served fresh and cooked in a variety of sauces. Try to get an outdoor table in the summer, especially in the evenings. Along with the view of late evening sunlight on the fjord, you will have the advantage of a cheaper menu.
Revel in an American experience, while in Oslo, at Cafe Fedora. Established by New Yorkers, Cafe Fedora aims at offering visitors an American dining experience, right from the food to the ambiance.The food served draws its inspirations from cuisines of Louisiana, Texas, Tuscon and of course, New York. Take a pick from their salads, quiche, desserts and accompany it with an ice tea, lemonade, wine or champagne. The muffins, Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie are highly recommended. The menu changes regularly, so guests are sure to be surprised with a new set of dishes every season.
At Mares the interior is clean and modern with light walls, big black-and-white photographs (signed by Dag Thorenfeldt), chairs in turquoise, grey and green, and tables with crisp, white tablecloths. Still, the food is the important aspect here. The menu is short but exciting, and both starters and main courses focus on fish and seafood. Try the amazingly fresh and exciting lobster and orange soup! Mares Brasserie was also voted best restaurant in Oslo.
Enjoy a feel of the tropics in Northern Europe at Yaya's. Recreating a Thailand's beach ambiance, this restaurant and bar, is beautifully embellished with oriental artifacts creating an exotic atmosphere. Feast on a meal of tantalizing Thai cuisine while sipping on delectable concoctions. They also offer a range of dishes to cater to those with dietary restrictions: vegetarian, lactose intolerant and gluten-free. With three locations in Oslo, this outlet is nestled in the Vika area close to Aker Brygge neighborhood. Take a break from the local Norwegian cuisine and indulge your palate in some hot, spicy flavors at Yaya's.