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Venner Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€
Gamle Oslo
Bar, Pub, European, Fusion, Scandinavian
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Smalgangen 31, Oslo, Norway
+47 22 17 50 22
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Oslo, Norway
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302 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've onøly ever been here for a few beers and never tried the food. So I can't give a full review on this place. But it was ok to hangout here when it was raining.

Thank Mikeair80
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406 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Overall: 3+ Comments: standard joint serving today's dinner at a decent price. Reservation: - Location: 3-4 Menu: 3 Knowledge: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 3-4 Taste: 3-4 Wines/beers: - Atmosphere: 3 Service: 3 Timing: 3-4 Cleanliness: 3-4 WiFi: 5 Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: maybe, depending on what's today's dinner

Thank Haarud
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Happened to stumble upon this place on a Thursday night, its just across the river in/near Gronland in Oslo. We popped inside and had a couple of beers, the service was great, beer was a good price and the atmosphere was great. There seemed a lot of TV,s in the place so presuming its a good spot to watch games... More 

1 Thank davidspurs
Narvik, Norway
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a lunch found a table outside. Waited quite some time for the waiter to arrive and I had already decided for the fish soup. After another long wait the soup appeared on my table. Great. Ready to dig in. Not! The waiter got me a fork, not a spoon so I had to line up inside to... More 

Thank Terje D
Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Unfortunately the acoustics in this restaurant were so poor that it was impossible to talk without shouting and getting really exhausted by trying to follow conversation. We were only six people at the table, but struggled to hear each other. It is 'julebord' season right now with lots of people going out to have their end of year dinner with... More 

Thank maia1590
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Venner is a cosy diner in the vibrant Grønland area of downtown Oslo. Good, fresh, quality food, friendly and attentive staff. Great attitude to service and a vast selection of craft beer. I recommend staying for dessert. My panna cotta was delicious, with a crunchy texture in the fruit decor that made the dish. I was expecting a dressing other... More 

Thank Eirik H
Larvik, Norway
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Situated in "Grønland", Venner is a remarkable restraint. Its not that big so to get a good table and ensure you get a table BOOK EARLY. The service is quick efficient and a pleasant experience. The atmosphere is Urban, with many young and old visiting. The food is good and reasonably priced.

1 Thank highlander666
Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Stumbled upon this place whilst looking for somewhere to eat. Had the crab starter and venison main and both were delicious and reasonably priced. Would definitely come back

1 Thank Lavachquiris
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Very good Fish'n Chips. Draft beer correct temperture. I think it's not more to say until the next time

1 Thank Sisselsidserk
Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Came here for dinner on a Friday evening. The place was almost full which is a good sign. A bit noisy to begin with but when most of the Friday after work beer guests left it was quieter. We enjoyed the option of choosing our own 3 course meal and chose Venners piri piri scampi (soaked in garlic oil and... More 

1 Thank BellaPiazza511

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, European, Fusion, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smalgangen 31, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Gamle Oslo
  • Neighbourhood: Gamle Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 17 50 22

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