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Handverkerstuene

Rosenkrantzgt. 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 07 50
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Ranked #71 of 925 restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $49
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Norwegian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Handverkerstuene is centrally located across from Hotel Bristol in the city centre. The restaurant has traditions all the way back to 1885, and today the place combines rustic charm with tasteful modern design. The menu consists of rustic dishes inspired by the French, Belgian and German cuisine. Handverkerstuene also has one of Norway's biggest beer selections. Haneverkerstuene takes pride in its work to improve the culinary status of beer and food by preparing food with beer and making beer recommendations for every dish on the menu.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Handverkerstuene is centrally located across from Hotel Bristol in the city centre. The restaurant has traditions all the way back to 1885, and today the place combines rustic charm with tasteful modern design. The menu consists of rustic dishes inspired by the French, Belgian and German cuisine. Handverkerstuene also has one of Norway's biggest beer selections. Haneverkerstuene takes pride in its work to improve the culinary status of beer and food by preparing food with beer and making beer recommendations for every dish on the menu.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Found this place via ratebeer.com, man we loved it. The look of it is awesome. Old school stain glass windows, leather chairs and bar stools. Wood everywhere and a beautiful bar. Plus the music was so cool! Mix of jazz and indie stuff. Now the important stuff. Food and drinks. Wicked beer list and I had a lovely beer off... More

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi! What a nice read, thank you :) and welcome back! More

norway
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went to handverkerstuene after recommendations by some who had been there. The Food is rustic and charming, and they are very good at matching Your Food With beer!!! Absolutly a Place to visit if you like a good handsome meal With good beer. The price is also good for Norway

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for writing about us, we hope you come back here again :) More

Pattaya, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I first looked at the menu outside on Monday evening and thought it was a bit expensive knowing that good food and Norwegians usually not comes hand in hand. By Wednesday I had maid up my mind and decided to give it a try, I do regret I did not paid a visit already on Monday. Then I first walked... More

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for these nice words about us, it makes us really happy :) Welcome back! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place does have a great atmosphere and a good beer selection. I had sausage and mashed potatoes, which was pretty good, but there were only about 4 options for main courses and 3 for starters. The beer is also quite expensive, but probably not much more than most places in Oslo. I'd probably go back for a beer, but... More

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for writing about us! We have a larger food-selection now :) Welcome back if not for food then maybe for a beer or two :) More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The place is nice and warm, the atmosphere is also very nice but as everywhere in Norway the prices are not too attractive. Beer selections are very good including the best Norwegian bee. The only problem was that the waitress just gave me one menu (Xmas menu) and after we have dinner the bring another one with a lot of... More

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi! Sorry about the menu-mix up, we have a bit shorter food menu for parties over 8 people during christmas. We hope to see you again another time :) More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I recently visited this restaurant on a business trip with a colleague. The restaurant is fairly central and easy to find. When you first walk inside it is very inviting and the staff friendly. As other reviewers have said there is a great selection of beers. However the food menu is limited. As this was my first trip to Norway... More

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Tryggheim, Leder  at Handverkerstuene, responded to this review

Hi! We're sorry about your experience here. A couple of months wintertime we serve traditional norwegian christmas food and it might not be to everyones liking of course, and I agree that dining out in Norway is a bit pricey compared to a lot of other countries. We hope to see you again for a beer or two instead :) More

Florence, Toscana, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I went there with my parents and had a great experience. The food was great, the beer even better, and we were quite lucky with service as well. The waitress would always come to us with a smile on her face. It is a great place to go.

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Sankt Moritz-Dorf, Graubunden, Switzerland
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We got evening business talks with colleagues there. Food it's tasty. Alcohol like in most Norway bars and restaurants it's very expensive, because of state monopol on alcohol. In this place we got good service. Nice atmosphere. Good views outside and inside.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our first meal in Oslo, this restaurant is a few feet to the left of the "Best Western" where we stayed. The food was very good and the prices were reasonably especially by Oslo standards. The waitress was cordially and she made us feel very welcome and at ease. I highly recommend this place.

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Stavanger, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had a great evening here with friends. They have an excellent selection of beers! Will visit this place again!

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