July 9-11, 2013
Situated on a pier with harbor views The Edge has one of the best settings of the harbor front restaurants.
Although primarily a steakhouse we tried their fish. The steamed mussels were good but not fabulous,
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.
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.
Wandering by foot from mainland Olso to the Bygdoy peninsula we stumbled onto the Rodelokken Kafe tucked away on a pretty side road.
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.
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.
The best part is the sheep cut outs that glow in the dark, visible from the bed. Counting sheep has never been easier!
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.