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#24 of 1,131 Restaurants in Oslo
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Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
+47 22 82 40 50
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is fantastic and was the high point of our visit. Unfortunately the service was mechanical and uninterested and the food expensive and mediocre in quality according to price. This is my experience for my last 3 visits over a period of a year. Its a popular place and has excisted for decades, but they need... More 

Thank reisefeber123
Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for an early dinner, right after checking-in in hotel Continental. Service was excellent, food choices were good, but we think it was a bit overpriced - 1300 NOK for two people (starter and main course for each, bottle of water and glass of beer). If you are looking for something fancy - you found your place.

Thank Carmen_Vacation
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered Cheeseburgers. This was a great tastefull burger served with bacon, coleslaw, tomato and french fries.

Thank Anne Christina B
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a more than nice place! Photos everywhere of famous visitors. The restaurant is a must go place in this city! Food, absolutely excellent! Wine, from all over the world. More than nice staff and ....what else? Just go and see( taste) it by yourself. Don't forget dessert! LOVELY! Cream Bruleé! Trust me, you won't regret having gone there!

Thank soluzcwb
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Theatercafeen on Stortingsgata is a good and central place for lunch (and dinner). Even with a lot of people visiting you can get a quiet spot for you and your companions. The food and service are excellent. I had fish soup and my wife two (!) sandwiches; shrimps and salmon. And this was more than enough for both of us... More 

Thank Gus413
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, experienced staff, nice atmosphere, great location. Kids had great burgers, we had lovely fresh fish of the day. Delicious sides to accompany, would recommend.

Thank Mistoc
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

White linen restaurant frequented by politicians. The menu is varied and reasonable considering Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in Scandinavia and Europe. The staff was friendly and service was excellent. The food was delicious as well.

Thank R_Reyes
Milano Marittima, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Once again a great lunch experience! We had an excellent lunch at Theatercafeen this week. I ordered the pasta with winter vegetables. I am pretty sure it beat every pasta dish I've ever had. The sauce was perfectly creamy and the pasta was cut in thin delicate slices. The service was very friendly and personal. Moreover, our food came very... More 

Thank CarloMilano2014
Oslo, Norway
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273 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nice restaurant with a good setting but prices do not reflect quality of the food (which is good) which is overpriced. Wine menu is comprehensive but suffers under the same overpricing. There are now many good restaurants in Oslo and this one should not forget that that its name says cafe, the food reflects this but not the price.

Thank EKnive
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We would really like to write a 5 star review the location and the hotel should have, but why does the lobby bar close so early, it should be beeming with people enjoying coctails and music until late at night, why is the wait staff so unprofessional, while it should be the best and the proudest in the city, why... More 

Thank Andrea N
Theatercaféen T, General Manager at Theatercafeen, responded to this review

Dear Andrea N, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We continuously strive to meet our guest’s needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We will take your comments into consideration and it is our hope that you will give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 40 50
Exuberant and bustling, lively and unique... Theatercafeen is part of Norwegian cultural history and an absolute must for every visitor to Oslo. This legendary Vienna-style café is featured on the New York Times list of the world's ten most famous cafés, and has indisputably been the city's most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Inside the café you can see a unique collection of portrait paintings, all portraying people who are, or have been, regular guests at Theatercafeen. Reservations recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?