Enjoy Delicious Restaurant Experiences in Natural Surroundings of Oslo

Here we look at some of the most delicious and interesting restaurants that you find in the natural surroundings of Oslo. They are a bit more expensive some of them, but they do represent the original Norwegian dining feeling. Look thru our guide and maybe some of our experiences let you try some of these restaurant experiences.

Voksenåsen Restaurant – with amazing view of Oslo

Where to eat and drink in Oslo? We give you the restaurant guide for Holmenkollen.

Voksenåsen Restaurant offers local specialities served in their own way. Most of the interior and furniture is well kept, from the 60’s and 70’s and as fresh as if designed yesterday, timeless and feeling like a home or one of those cozy “Swedish churches” abroad. The views of Oslo Fjord are out of this world.  In the restaurant Nils Holgersson you will enjoy Swedish and Nordic high quality food. The wine cellar offers exclusive wines of all kind. You can also order drinks and enjoy them outside after the dinner. My meal of pork with gravy, potatoes, vegetables and a delicious chocolate cake could not have been better.  Those who chose the fish entree were also equally pleased.

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Holmenkollen Restaurant – Great Food with Great Atmosphere

Holmenkollen restaurant is the restaurant next to the tube stop at Holmenkollen.

We have been there for lunch and we definitely liked the food. We were 5 and we had all a main dishes each. We tried the graved salmon, which was really nice, with potatoes (all  typical Norwegian dishes are served with boiled potatoes). Then we ordered today’s soup which was a fish soup.. It was absolutely delicious and my personal favorite of the entire meal, tasty and with super fresh fish. We had also some really nice beers, which were really light and good. After the dinner we had a dessert with chocolate and caramel. The portion was really small but it tasted amazingly. The price is high, the food is worth it but still, if compared to European  prices, that’s way expensive. Assuming the average prices in Norway it’s OK and you pay for the location, next to the ski jump and the stunning views. We spent around 50 euros each (500 nok).
Nice experience, great views, and just ok waiters, unfortunately they don’t give any personal touch to the visit.

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Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel – Not Just a Hotel, but also great Food

The restaurant at Scandic Hotel offers an international kitchen that uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients to create a variety of interesting dishes. The historic premises, the location next to the ski jump and the art collection on the walls give “De Fem Stuer” a nice and special atmosphere.

The restaurant’s private dining facilities for up to 40 persons are located in another building at the hotel.

OUR EXPERIENCES: We have tried a lot of tasting-menus around the world. This has been the best one with the combination of Norwegian food and European cuisine. The wine-matching is also excellent.  The restaurant is situated in Holmenkollåsen with a beautiful view from the mountain above Oslo and you can see the whole city and fjord. The view in itself is worth the trip. The atmosphere is elegant, filled with traditional pride in an old hotel, but relaxed, friendly and welcoming. The tables are spread around several rooms, and the chairs are made to sink into and enjoy the evening. Food is excellent, creative, and such a piece of art, and the waiters love what they do. The deserts were our favorites.
This restaurant is definitely worth the drive. Absolutely recommended.
Remember to ask for a table by the window.

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Frognerseteren Restaurant – Eat Norwegian type of Food at the top of Oslo

Frognerseteren restaurant is located only 100 meters down a hill from the Frognerseteren tube stop. The building is from 1891 and the food traditions they still practice here are even older than that. It’s great to have stop here after a long hike up the hillsides. The views are stunning  from the outdoor terrace. The cafeteria offers warm and cold dishes, and it is possible to order just a cup of coffee. They also have indoor seatings. The living room is very cozy with and old style. Here it is possible to book a private dining for you and your group.

OUR EXPERIENCES: We visited the restaurant for lunch. The restaurant is a short 5-minute walk from the Frognerseteren metro stop, which is just a few stops from Holmenkollen. It’s about a 30-minute ride on the metro from central Oslo, but it’s a very scenic and enjoyable trip. When you get off at the station, signs point the way along a wooded trail down the hill to the restaurant. The day we visited was a very snowy and foggy day in March, so we didn’t have much of a view, but the short walk from the station was easy, and the restaurant was amazing. It looks like a traditional Norwegian mountain lodge, but also has the look and feel of an alpine chalet. The outside was impressive, and the inside had a very warm and cozy feel, with a large fireplace providing a nice spot to warm up. The food is served somewhat cafeteria style, with many options, including a lot of traditional Norwegian dishes. We all had something different, and we all really enjoyed our meals. As good as the food was, the setting and the experience were even better. The metro ride up the mountain from Oslo provides some nice views and is a very relaxing and enjoyable ride. When you arrive at Frognerseteren, you feel as though you’re venturing off into the wilderness, and when the trees clear, you arrive at this beautiful building and setting. It’s a wonderful and easy escape from the city. If I’m fortunate enough to ever return to Oslo, this restaurant will be at the top of my list.
A truly memorable experience.

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Lysebu restaurant

Charming place with old style with a “stabbur” and a big wine cellar. Such attention to detail and presentation as well as an intense pride in sourcing the best and freshest Norwegian produce. You are told by the waiter exactly what you are going to be eating and where it comes from. There is generally one set meal which means that everything is prepared to perfection. Staff was great and the total experience was top notch. OUR EXPERIENCES: Attentive staff, great food and drinks made a great evening.  This is for special events as the price is rather high. You get what you pay for though.

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Nordmarka Tryvannstua

Nordmarka Tryvannstua is a cozy traditional restaurant serving lunch and barbecue dishes. They have also reindeer, lamb, cod and entrecote on their menu.

OUR EXPERIENCES: The food there is more than perfect. Excellent service, with both pleasure and smile! The most famous dish is Bjork’s cinnamon rolls “bole” . But for sure this fame can easily compete the divine flavor of waffles!

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Soria Moria Restaurant – A luxury Restaurant experience in Holmenkollen area

An extremely very well run hotel property with great Nordic feel and design, with a mix of humble understatement and grandour. If you are in Oslo and want a natural sorroundings accompany you then this is your hotel. Situated 20 minutes from the city center, yet in the midst of the forest, with stunning views over the Oslo city and out to the Oslo Fjord. The restaurant is renowned by good food at right prices.

OUR EXPERIENCES: The food at the hotel is fantastic, breakfast was a large combination of European, British and local Norwegian staples such as salted fish, brown cheese and cured meats with almost too much variety to try everything in one morning. Dinner and lunch at the hotel were also very good and not expensive compared with restaurants in Oslo itself.

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