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Stemning og fantastisk utsikt på Ekebergrestauranten i Oslo. Foto: CH - Visit Norway
Stemning og fantastisk utsikt på Ekebergrestauranten i Oslo. Foto: CH - Visit Norway

Food & Drink

10 fantastic places to eat outdoors in Oslo

Fabulous food, captivating cocktails, locally brewed beers and wind in your hair? Oslo delivers the goods. Here are a few of the outdoor places we look forward to visiting in spring and summer.

Photo: Inga Ragnhild Holst

Soliga Vippa

Vippa är en stor mathall inrymd i ett magasin på den forna färjeterminalen på Vippetangen. Här samsas en rad små serveringar under samma tak och erbjuder läckerheter som ceviche, falafel, fish’n chips, kinesiska dumplings och eritreanska rätter. Kvinnan bakom satsningen är krögaren Heidi Bjerkan, vars restaurang Credo nyligen tilldelades en Michelinstjärna.– Vippa har det bästa och soligaste läget i hela Oslo, säger hon till Scandinavian Traveler. Här drivs vi av önskan om att ta vara på vår planet och producenterna, men vi tänker också på inkludering och sysselsättning. Vi har samarbetat med Mestringsguiden, som ger flyktingar hjälp till självhjälp i bosättningsfasen. De driver Injera Palace och Aleppo Bahebek. Det kändes bra att kunna öppna det här stället.

Vippa

Akershusstranda 25, 0150 Oslo

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Sun drenched Vippa

Is a large food hall built onto the former Vippetangen ferry terminal. It contains a number of stalls all under one roof. Hungry visitors can gorge on ceviche, falafel, fish’n chips, Chinese dumplings and Eritrean dishes. Restaurateur Heidi Bjerkan, whose Credo restaurant was recently awarded a Michelin star, is the person behind it.“Vippa boasts the best and sunniest spot in Oslo. Our philosophy is to make the most of what the land and producers can offer, but we also take into account inclusiveness and jobs. We’ve been working closely with Mestringsguiden, a refugee support organization. They run two restaurants there, Injera Palace and Aleppo Bahebek. it was great to be able to open this place,” she says.

Baltazar og Bacchus Spiseri & vinhus

Dronningens gate, Oslo

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Courtyard hygge in fashionable Frogner

Super cozy neighborhood restaurant that serves lunch and dinner in their delightful courtyard. The menu includes seafood tacos, pancetta hash browns, asparagus and waffles with brown trout. To name a few. Here, it's a case of sit back and enjoy.

Kolonihagen

Frognerveien 33, 0263 Oslo

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Norwegian national chef's own restaurant

The owner of this restaurant, Jørn Lie, is not just anyone. He has both competed in and captained the national chef team, including when the team won Olympic silver in Berlin in 1996 and bronze in 2000. He’s now the manager of the national chef team. In the courtyard behind Gamle Raadhus they have a full a la carte menu for al fresco dining.

Gamle Raadhus

Nedre Slottsgate 1, 0157 Oslo

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Courtyard cuisine

Everyone knows that Himkok is one of the best bars in the world with a real speakeasy feel. In winter, you can sit indoors and taste your way through cocktails that range from the spectacular to the New Year’s Eve fireworks explosive. Every time! In summer, you can enjoy al fresco cuisine at Munnskjenk. You can find all sorts on the menu from oxtail to guacamole.

Munnskjenk

Storgata 27, 0184 Oslo

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Ling Ling

With its numerous bars and restaurants, Aker Brygge is a natural place to catch some rays and watch all the people doing likewise. One of the better places is perhaps Ling Ling, which is right by the water and serves exciting Asian dishes. At Ling Ling, you can also order brunch with mean cocktails backed by DJ music.

Ling Ling

Stranden 30, 0250 Oslo

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Wow by the water

If you want to invite foreign guests, a walk across the roof of Oslo’s beautiful opera house is definitely on any To Do list. Not to mention an enchanting opera. At Sanguine Brasserie that faces Oslo Fjord, they serve delightful seasonal dishes. Plus Champagne brunch.

Sanguine Brasserie

Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150 Oslo

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What a view

Imagine that an old building that was simply known colloquially as the varicose vein not that many years ago, has now become a fantastic place to eat that you won’t forget in a hurry. Ekebergrestauranten was originally designed by architect Lars Thalian Backer (1892-1930), whose entry won a competition announced by the Municipality of Oslo. He called the building “Den new tid” or the New Age, and it was one of the first and foremost representatives of the Norwegian functionalist style. The building had fallen into disrepair but real estate developers Eiendomsspar and Christian Ringnes acquired it and have restored it to its former glory, in keeping with the original architectural vision. Here, they serve simpler dishes at the outside tables compared to inside, such as broiled halibut, burgers, salads and classic moules frites.

Ekebergrestauranten

Kongsveien 15, 0193 Oslo

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Artistic

Astrup Fearnley is a private contemporary art museum that opened in 1993 whose constantly changing exhibitions have occasionally proved provocative. The museum also has a permanent collection including works by photographer Cindy Sherman plus artists Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol. The museum, designed by architect Pianos Renzo, also houses Vingen restaurant – naturally overlooking beautiful Oslo Fjord. Don't be surprised to see people in bathing costumes in the museum restaurant, because here on Tjuvholmen, swimming and refreshments have become part of everyday life. And if you love movies, they also have an outdoor movie theater throughout the summer. Check the restaurant website for program.

Vingen

Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo

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Vestkantvilla

At Fyr Bistronomi, bistro meets gastronomy in a beautiful old house with an entrance on delightful Underhaugsveien, that crosses the busy Hegdehaugsveien. Like all fashionable and respectable houses on the outskirts of Oslo, it also has a garden. Or, let’s say a park. It's maybe a cliché to call it an oasis, but that's exactly what this al fresco eatery is. Here, you can order everything from truffle popcorn to kid goat from Røros.

FYR Bistrononomi & Bar

Underhaugsveien 28, 0354 Oslo

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