Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
With its quirky décor, lively atmosphere and delicious food, T.G.I. Friday's is the embodiment of all things American. The restaurant offers diners an all American menu of steaks, burgers, chicken wings, ribs, salads, pastas and much more, while the bar serves up a selection of beer and some wicked cocktails. The service staff are friendly, cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. Located at the heart of the city, the restaurant is just a short distance away from a number of attractions and the central station, drawing in an eclectic clientèle all through the day. Forever bustling with life and good cheer, T.G.I. Friday's is sure to lift up your spirits and keep you coming back for more.
Mamma Rosa is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Oslo. Here they offer classic Italian cuisine in classic Italian surroundings; earthy colors and murals with Venetian motifs create the right atmosphere. At Mamma Rosa you will find everything from pizza and pasta to various fish and meat dishes. Generous portions and attractive prices make this spot a popular place that people return to time and again. So it is quite often very crowded, and unfortunately you sometimes feel slightly pressurized to finish your meal quickly.
This on-site restaurant of Rica Oslo Hotel, is known for the quality excellence similar to the hotel itself. Welcome to Bjørvigen Mat & Vinhus, where elaborate meals and efficient service are the norm. Spacious seating area and ambient decor also add up to the reasons for a person to dine here. Quite suitable for international guests, this restaurant flaunts expansive à la carte menu along with its popular buffets. All in all, Bjørvigen Mat & Vinhus is a nice joint for fine dining.
Experience the unique flavors of Palestinian cuisine in an ethnic and traditional setting at Habibi. Food steals the show at this restaurant with authentic mezze-style Arabic dishes. Tsatsiki, Kofta, Lammegryte, Baba Ghanuj and Baklava are some of the specialties you must try. Weekends are spiced up with belly dancing and Arabic music. Service and quality sustain a high level and are sure to leave you pleased. A single visit is not enough!
At Baltazar you can dine in the historical surroundings of the old Bazaar, directly behind Oslo Cathedral. The interior of this restaurant is simple, but the curved room and the subdued light create a sheltered atmosphere. The menu is international, with an emphasis on Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Seafood as well as meat dishes are served here. After your main course, do try the cheeses.
This is one of Oslo's nicest outdoor cafés, where there are some great Italian meals to be had. Pizzas are the house specialty, but many more tasty preparations also await you. Cappuccino is Baltazar Ristorante's summer alternative; only those who drop by between May and September are lucky enough to enjoy a meal here. Reservations are not accepted. Check out the website for visiting hours.
Located on Storgata, Dovrehallen is a wonderful little restaurant in Downtown Oslo. The seating arrangement, ambiance and the whole vibe of the eatery is conducive for relaxed dinner with lots of conversations. On offer here is a home-style Norwegian fare made out of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, that reflect in the deliciousness of preparations such as skinkestek, kryddersild and rekesmørbrød, to name a few. To complement these delightful offerings, there's a good variety of local beers and ales available as well. Dovrehallen also has live music and dance performances on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Definitely worth a try, if you want to know what Oslo eats!
Peppe's Pizza is part of a successful chain of restaurants, so well liked because the restaurants are cozy and because everyone is able to find food that they like. This outlet, enjoying a convenient location in the city center, offers a relaxed dining experience for the family. Naturally, you get to choose from many different pizzas, but also a few salads, pies and tortillas. Vegetarians can also find things they should like. Their take-away service is equally popular.
Located just a stone's throw away from the Oslo Central Station, Bella Bambina has quickly come to be a popular choice amongst locals, commuters and tourists craving a taste of some tasty Italian fare. With its sleek, modern furnishings and pleasant outdoor seating, the restaurant offers its guests a dining experience that is at once elegant and relaxed. The menu is composed of a variety of traditional Italian delicacies, including appetizers like Foccacia, Bruchetta and Carpaccio alongside house made pastas, steaks and seafood dishes. The desserts are especially sumptuous and include classics like Gelato, Panna Cotta and Tiramisu. Breakfast is served on weekends from 6a to 9:30a and on weekdays from 7a to 11a.
Located at the heart of Oslo's city center, this particular fast food joint was set up in 1988 and was the very first Burger King outlet to be established at Oslo. Spread across two floors, the restaurant is quite spacious and is a popular choice amongst locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is conveniently located at Karl Johans gate, and is within walking distance from a number of the city's attractions and museums. Sink your teeth in to one of their juicy burgers or garb a serving of crunchy fries. With special value meals, a kids menu and dessert choices, Burger King is a great choice for a quick meal for the entire family.
Housed within Folketeateret, on Storgata, at the very heart of Oslo, Burger Bar, true to its name, serves an awesome range of burgers. The menu is simple yet it includes a huge variety of freshly made burgers. Everything including the burger buns are made on the very day of serving the burger, while the meat for the patties is ground freshly, and no frozen products are used whatsoever. The result of these efforts are extraordinarily delicious, juicy and succulent burgers. Although a heaven for meat-lovers, Burger Bar does not ignore vegetarians and offers a good selection of veggie burgers that are just as impressive as their non-vegetarian counterparts.
Every Tuesday, Norwegian and international musicians meet for one of the most exciting jam sessions Oslo can offer. The warm green and orange colors in here take your mind away from the capital of Norway to cities miles further south, where salsa, Latin rhythms and the North-African raï dance all become natural. The guests at Cafe Sr or Club Sr as it is called on weekends, come from all corners of the world, together creating a unique atmosphere. During the day Cafe Sr offers coffee, tea and cakes; at night it changes into more of a drinking place. The bouncers have a reputation for being strict but fair.