Sleeping and Dining in Oslo, Norway

July 9-11, 2013

Restaurants

Situated on a pier with harbor views The Edge has one of the best settings of the harbor front restaurants.

Oslo Harbor - Restaurant - The Edge

Although primarily a steakhouse we tried their fish. The steamed mussels were good but not fabulous,

Oslo Harbor - Restaurant - The Edge

the halibut served on a bed of cabbage with asparagus and dill in a beurre blanc sauce was divine and the highlight of the evening.

Oslo Harbor - Restaurant - The Edge

The ling (a type of cod), the special of the evening, served with a Mediterranean medley of eggplant, pepper and tomatoes was strangely seasoned with vague overtones of Worcestershire sauce. Mixed restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor.

Oslo Harbor - Aker Brygge

Oslo Harbor – Aker Brygge

Oslo Harbor - Aker Brygge

Eataly Ristorante, situated in Aker Brygge near the harbor front, has excellent pizza (at least for Norway) – wood oven fresh, thin crust, light on the cheese. Mixed reviews on TripAdvisor.

Oslo - Bygdoy peninsula

Wandering by foot from mainland Olso to the Bygdoy peninsula we stumbled onto the Rodelokken Kafe tucked away on a pretty side road.

Oslo - Bygdoy peninsula

While the limited selection of sandwiches and salads is typical Norwegian expensive, they have plenty of garden seating in a quiet corner of the peninsula. Few reviews on TripAdvisor.

 Hotel 

Highly rated on TripAdvisor, the Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret, a contemporary, centrally located hotel (about a 15-20 minute walk to the harbor) has tiny but efficient rooms decorated in grays with bold colorful accents.

Oslo - Clarion Hotel Folketeateret

The best part is the sheep cut outs that glow in the dark, visible from the bed. Counting sheep has never been easier!

Oslo - Clarion Hotel Folketeateret

Breakfast is served in the large contemporary dining room on the ground floor. The Scandinavian buffet consists of a quality selection of the typical – bread, cold cuts, cheese, fish, cereal etc. – as well as a few hot items. Note that Clarion has several properties in Olso.

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