We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


#147 of 1,117 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 07 50
16:00 - 13:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 13:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For traditional Norwegian food, in my case stock fish, a typical Christmas meal, this restaurant is ideal. A simple and rustique interior, wholesome and friendly staff, no finesse but good atmosphere. A very nice detail was the assortment of snaps and eau de vie, everything from Norway, and good at that!

Thank Lars L
Trollhattan, Sweden
Level Contributor
61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little place close to Karl Johans gate. We had two halfmeals, halibut and the deer. We had to ask extra for potatoes. The food was great. The place has a lot of nice local beers. Dont miss the beer bottle list. The service could have been better, it took a lot of time to order some extra beers.

Thank henalv
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and beer with a lot of variety of both. It was a little hard to get service at first but once we had someone's attention they were very attentive to us throughout the night, giving us lots of great recommendations and honest opinions on food/drinks. Lots of locals here who actually broke out into song at one point.... More 

Thank Katie F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We popped in for dinner and drinks. The idea of half plates and full plates was great as it meant we opted for one full plate and two half plates between two of us. (A half plate on it's own isn't enough for a meal). The food was delicious - beautifully cooked and well presented. Prices were pretty typical for... More 

Thank newlueh_la
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
220 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you would like to try the Norwegian version of a gastro pub, Handverkerstuene is an excellent choice. The selection of beers (both draft and bottled) is extensive and of excellent quality. The food is regional and wholesome - and complements the beer very well.

Thank mschr
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Me and some colleagues were having some beers and decided to order their friday specialty, sausage served in bread or waffle, simple enough. However, this was going to prove itself to be the most tedious meal we've ever ordered! First my colleague ordered, and we waited for 30 minutes, no sign of any sausage, then he asked the staff if... More 

Thank Øyvind Ø
Dersingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I really liked this place. It is dimly lit, cosy and has a very rustic charm about it. We visited on a Saturday night, the place was full and the atmosphere was good. We only popped in for a dink at first but was really taken in by the place and so stopped to eat. There were many beers on... More 

Thank Werner T
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
378 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I very much liked the cosy "brown-pup" atmosphere, the interesting menu with Norwegian specialities and also the helpful service. The menu are changed from time to time. The beer menu also offers a lot of exciting beers for beers lovers, both Norwegian and foreign beers. Definitely a place to revisit. However, I still can´t give it top score, since I... More 

Thank FyFazan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Cozy pub atmosphere. Large craft beer selection. Knowledgeable bartender. Suggested peroxide appetizer that was delicious.

Thank Debbie V
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We tried this pub as it is directly opposite the Thon Hotel Bristol. There is a staggering choice of beer on offer, both draft and bottled. However there are very basic descriptions and having made a poor choice my best advice would be to ask for help when making your selection. The food was very good and well presented. My... More 

Thank LorraineJon

Travellers who viewed Handverkerstuene also viewed

Oslo, Eastern Norway
Oslo, Eastern Norway
Oslo, Eastern Norway

Been to Handverkerstuene? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 35
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 07 50
Handverkerstuene is centrally located across from Hotel Bristol in the city centre. The restaurant has traditions all the way back to 1885, and today the place combines rustic charm with tasteful modern design. The menu consists of rustic dishes inspired by the French, Belgian and German cuisine. Handverkerstuene also has one of Norway's biggest beer selections. Haneverkerstuene takes pride in its work to improve the culinary status of beer and food by preparing food with beer and making beer recommendations for every dish on the menu.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Handverkerstuene staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?