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Gamle Raadhus Restaurant

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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Nedre Slottsgate 1, Oslo 0157, Norway
+47 22 42 01 07
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Vienna, Austria
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in November for a business dinner. They strongly recommended their Christmas specials, the fermented trout for starter, and dried, lye-cured cod ("lutefisk") plus the salted/steamed lamb ribs for main. All of those were in some ways unique, not like anything I have tested before, and it was excellent. For dessert I would strongly recommend to try the sweet... More 

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Thank Robert P
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a very old fashioned type of restaurant, serving what is billed as Norwegian fare. However, our biggest bone of contention was that once we were seated, we were told that as a party of seven, we had to have a fixed three course menu. This greatly increased the cost of our dinner.

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Los Angeles, CA
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89 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Another reviewer mentioned whale (which is what attracted the diner next to us, but it was not on the menu tonight, there was reindeer instead). Also mix of regular meats and fish. Light on veggies, small potatoes with all dishes. Nice presentation, innovative mixtures on the plate, but no "wow" factor. Comfortable, old world atmosphere.

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a pleasant restaurant in Oslo where there is the formal old world restaurant inside and a pleasant area for outdoor eating – when the weather is fine and warm! We had to eat in the garden as we had not booked and there were booked groups in the restaurant, but the food was the same and was well... More 

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Thank PeterTCI
Trondheim, Norway
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were a party of four who ordered a three course menu from their a-la-carte menu. The waitress was very pleasant and had very good knowledge about both the menu and wine/ beer recommendations. We had an amazing dinner at this very charming restaurant, surrounded by a historic atmosphere.

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had a (delicious) monkfish - we ordered the last piece at 6pm, so you probably can be upset with not being able to eat what you like - and (an ok) whale stake. Not really a superb restaurant and a bit overpriced: you probably do not expect to have the same side dish for both main courses... Limited wine... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Associated with fish, but out of the seasonal 'Skrei-mølje' (fresh cod). So we ended up with duck, fairly unsexy, but ok. Old and a bit worn down interior, but spacious between tables and no intrusive music, so a good place for conversations ok service, a bit pushy on the drinks

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Atlanta, Georgia
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The person who served us was one of the most unfriendliest and unprofessional persons I met in my life. He needs better training as he harms the owner of this restaurant. Every single place in Oslo provides WiFI password to their customers. This fellow said he cannot provide us the WiFi password of the restaurant. He gave us some nonsense... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is a quiet, cozy place with very good food and service on the top of the scale. It is in an old building and the atmosphere is dignified. Excellent presentations of the dishes

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Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

With an hour to kill I ate lunch here a bit after mid day. A great shrimp sandwitch and dessert. Maybe the best shrimp sandwitch I've had. The staff was very friendly and service minded, and helped me with some messages, since my phone had been crushed by the sidewalk and was being repaired. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nedre Slottsgate 1, Oslo 0157, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 01 07

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