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“Top-class food experience in Oslo”
Review of Statholdergaarden

Ranked #3 of 1,648 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, 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 10 October 2017

Statholdergaarden restaurant is one of the best places for an unforgettable dining experience in the city of Oslo. The whole "package" is first-class from beginning to end, and with top service. The food is of the highest quality with exciting ingredients and rare tastes, and served with perfect wine.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful evening a Statholdergaarden with the most delicious dishes, wine and sevice! I had been there several two times several years earlier and had my hopes up for another great evening. And so it was from the beginning to the end. The waiters made us feel almost at home and the owner and head chef Bent Stiansen even took time to chat little with us and the other guests at the end of the meal. I almost prefer Statholdergaarden to Maaemo, the 3 star Michelin restaurant in Oslo, due to the relaxed atmosphere. The food is great in both places. We will surely go back!

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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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