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OSLO MEKANISKE VERKSTED €

Low-key bar close to Oslo Cen­tral Sta­tion with plenty of in­door and out­door seat­ing. No food is served, but bring­ing your own is al­lowed. oslomekani­skev­erk­sted.no Tøyen­bekken 34

ANGST BAR €

In the nar­row Strøget pas­sage­way by Youngstor­get, you’ll find the hid­den, colour­ful gem Angst, a tiny but pop­u­lar bar with lim­ited space in­side, but a larger, cov­ered out­side seat­ing area.

Torggata 11

CAFÉ SARA €

A dark and cosy bar with a large back gar­den. Open un­til 3.30am, it’s the last stop of the night for many an Oslo cit­i­zen. cafe­sara.no

Haus­manns gate 29

HEN­DRIX IB­SEN €

Berlin-style hip­ster haven Hen­drix Ib­sen is lo­cated at Vulkan and of­fers craft beer, all the best cof­fee, and se­cond-hand vinyl. hen­drix­ib­sen.rocks/se­nior vulkan 20

BAR AL­BA­TROSS €€

Low-key, stylish and re­laxed bar in the heart of Tor­shov with art for sale and sig­na­ture cock­tails. Crowded seat­ing ar­eas, but most peo­ple don’t mind shar­ing a ta­ble or sofa. Tor­shov­gata 5, 0476 Oslo

MERKUR BAR €€

Ja­panese-in­flu­enced bar Merkur at St. Han­shau­gen serves cock­tails, nat­u­ral wines and sake, and is a stylish yet low-key place to en­joy a night out with friends or col­leagues. merkur­bar.com

Bjer­regårds­gate 5a

DEN GAMLE SKOBUTIKKE­N €€

Den gamle Skobutikke­n (‘The old Shoe Shop’) is a stylish bar sev­eral storeys high. For those who aren’t scared of heights, it has a se­cluded rooftop ter­race at the top of an old spi­ral stair­case.

Torggata 9B

TORGGATA BOTANISKE €€

Quirky bar with green­ery cov­er­ing walls and ceil­ings, as well as its own green­house, re­flect­ing the name of the bar. Drinks to match, us­ing home­grown herbs and plants in the cock­tails.

Torggata 17B, 0183 Oslo

STRATOS €€

Event space and sum­mer­time rooftop bar in func­tion­al­ist build­ing Folketeate­r­bygnin­gen. Stratos has earned the nick­name Roof of the City, due to its lo­ca­tion on the 12th floor with amaz­ing views of Oslo. Go in the sum­mer when they open the rooftop ter­race and let you en­joy the sun­set or the bright sum­mer night with good friends and good drinks. stratos.as

Youngstor­get 2

SVANEN €€€

Lo­cated in what used to be an old phar­macy, Svaneapote­ket, Svanen is a classy cock­tail bar right in the mid­dle of Karl Jo­han, the main street of the cap­i­tal. The warm, wooden in­te­rior and de­tails from the phar­macy have been pre­served, giv­ing the place an at­mos­phere you won’t find any­where else. Try a clas­sic cock­tail with a Svanen twist, or one of their own sig­na­ture cock­tails, like Tyt­te­baer or Smør­bukk. sva­nenoslo.no

Karl Jo­hans gate 13

GRÅDI €€

In­no­va­tive neigh­bour­hood restau­rant at Tøyen, un­afraid to ex­per­i­ment with new in­gre­di­ents, flavours and com­bi­na­tions. This is one of the most pop­u­lar brunch spots in the city, so re­serv­ing a ta­ble is ad­vised – par­tic­u­larly in the sum­mer, when the out­door seat­ing area is buzzing with life. graadi.di­ne­su­perb.com

Sørli­gata 40

POSTKONTOR­ET €€

Charm­ing neigh­bour­hood restau­rant for the whole city, serv­ing pizza, sal­ads, sand­wiches and good vibes. Postkontor­et also ar­ranges con­certs, quizzes and other events, and is a favourite among the hip, young Oslo crowds. Facebook: toyen­postkon­tor Hage­gata 27

LOUISE RESTAU­RANT AND BAR €€ - €€€

Mar­itime restau­rant Louise is sit­u­ated right in the mid­dle of idyl­lic hotspot Aker Brygge, with a view of boats and the fjord. It’s got a pop­u­lar out­door serv­ing area and a menu fo­cus­ing on Nor­we­gian in­gre­di­ents and in­ter­na­tional in­spi­ra­tion. restau­rant­louise.no

Stran­den 3

VILLA PARADISO

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Oslo’s favourite Ital­ian restau­rant with au­then­tic food, a homely at­mos­phere, and a rep­u­ta­tion reach­ing far beyond the city. Ex­pect queues in the sum­mer. vil­la­par­adiso.no

Olaf Ryes plass 8

EKEBERG RESTAURANT­EN €€€

Lo­cated next to Ekebergpar­ken in the Ekeberg hill­side, Eke­ber­grestau­ran­ten of­fers fine din­ing with one of Oslo’s most stun­ning views. With a sea­son­based menu and fresh in­gre­di­ents, Eker­ber­grestau­ran­ten of­fers new and tra­di­tional flavours. eke­ber­grestau­ran­ten.com Kongsveien 15

TJU­VHOL­MEN SJØMAGASIN €€€

Lo­cated next to the fjord and the Astrup Fearn­ley Mu­seum at Tju­vhol­men, stylish seafood spe­cial­ists Tju­vhol­men Sjømagasin sells fresh fish and shell­fish at its own fish and deli shop, and also of­fers cour­ses and wine tast­ings. tju­vhol­men.no

Tju­vhol­men allé 14

THEATERCAF­ÉEN €€€

Vi­en­nese-style café with his­tor­i­cal roots, serv­ing high-end af­ter­noon tea, brunch and cock­tails, as well as lunch and din­ner. Lo­cated at Ho­tel Con­ti­nen­tal, and opened in 1900. the­ater­cafeen.no

Stort­ings­gaten 24/26

THE THIEF FOOD BAR €€€€

Ex­clu­sive food bar lo­cated at The Thief ho­tel, serv­ing con­tem­po­rary Nordic cui­sine with a global twist. Ex­pect lo­cal pro­duce and freshly caught fish and shell­fish. thethief.com

Landgan­gen 1, O252 Oslo

ARAKATAKA €€€€

A favourite among both food crit­ics and cus­tomers, Arakataka is a high-qual­ity restau­rant lo­cated right in the heart of Oslo’s con­cert and theatre district. Nor­we­gian in­gre­di­ents with a con­ti­nen­tal flair make for a great even­ing. arakataka.no

Mari­boes gate 7B

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