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Review of Statholdergaarden

Ranked #1 of 1,582 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century building in the old city centre. The ceiling has some of the finest stucco work in Northern Europe. The chef, Bent Stiansen, won the prestigious chef championship Bocuse d'Or in 1993. Order from the à la carte menu or try the six-course menu of the day. The menu is composed of the best ingredients available at the time Stiansen uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients, coloured by European tradition. Chambre separée for 8-24 persons. In the basement you find the more informal Statholderens Krostue, which is open for both lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Went there the first time now, and wow. The staff is really professional, the food is great, they make vegan food if you let them know in advance, and the atmosphere is amazing. 10/10 in everything.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We ate in their downstairs “Mat & Vinkjeller” which I gather is less expensive than the upstairs restaurant. Loved the 10-course meal: small plates—5 with fish, then a palate cleansing granitee, venison, lamb, cheese course, and a dessert. The cost was 695 Norwegian kroner pp, but that includes tax and tip. Well worth it. One can go with alcohol or the wine pairing, but alcohol is quite expensive in Norway. Very happy to have gone. All the servers spoke great English.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Oslo is an expensive city even by London standards. You would therefore expect one of its best restaurants, boasting a Michelin star, to be pricey. It is. It may be vulgar to discuss money especially in the context of such a fine establishment but if you are thinking of going here, be prepared to drop GBP250 for a "basic" meal for two with a couple of glasses of wine each. There is a long tasting menu at GBP190 a head with matching wines another GBP165 a head - expense account territory for most visitors. Shorter tasting menus at between GBP100 and 120 a head are available but we liked the look of the a la carte. And the food is sensational. I had salmon and squid to start and fillet of duck for my main. My wife had crayfish then monkfish. There were delicate amuse bouches before and between the courses. Everything was exquisitely presented and the flavours were individually and collectively outstanding. I had a pudding - hazelnut bavarois - which was a work of art with tiny brownies, chocolate leaves, jelly fruits and two small scoops of delicious ice cream. The staff are charmingly knowledgeable. Explaining this standard of cuisine in English would be difficult for a native speaker let alone in a second language, but they did so unflinchingly. The chef himself appeared to ladle the sauce onto my wife's entree. In short, if you can afford it, go!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a smallish restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and imaginative, first class food. We chose the 12 course taster menu with an accompanying wine option. Our server was a charming young woman from the middle of Norway who kept a good balance between being friendly and doing the work, which was considerable. We had a great evening. It would have been a shame to visit Oslo and not experience this clever and outstanding restaurant. Expect Norwegian prices.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We were here on a family dinner and were greeted by a very friendly staff that were professional and knowledgeable.

The Amuse-bouche were like small taste explosions that prepared us for the 6 course menu we had chosen. Not all of the wines were to our liking but this was probably down to subjective taste, so no worries there. All the six courses were beautifully presented, The chanterelles still lingers in my taste buds.

The meal was ended with a beautiful candy tree that rounded off the meal beautifully.

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Thank Mrknall
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