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Handverkerstuene

#118 of 1,008 Restaurants in Oslo
#128 of 1,074 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Norwegian
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Rosenkrantzgt. 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 07 50
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4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Handverkerstuene is centrally located across from Hotel Bristol in the...
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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  • 36
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic and great Beer

The name is what they do. Most of their food is home made even the sausages as well as Ketchup and mustard. They serve lots of local craft beers from tap. The staff is friendly but a bit on distance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cham, Switzerland
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Montréal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You really have to look close to see this restaurant, as it's not flashy at all. The menu is incredible, the food was awesome (we had the vegeterian polser and the lamb, CRAZY good!) and the selection of local-brewed beer is impressive. The waiter was super nice, and the vibe is cozy.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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241 reviews 241 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My sons and I were traveling around Europe and this was one of our first stops. We wanted to eat some dinner but showed up before the kitchen was ready. But of course we too the opportunity to try some of the wonderful beers! I read an article saying this was the best beef restaurant in Oslo. Missed the food,... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Definitely go here for a drink, but there are better dining options in Oslo. The beer selection is pretty expansive and the prices are quite a bit less than in other bars in the city. The menu sounds like it should be really good, and the staff were very attentive and seemed enthusiastic about it, but the food really is... More 

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Cham, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The name is what they do. Most of their food is home made even the sausages as well as Ketchup and mustard. They serve lots of local craft beers from tap. The staff is friendly but a bit on distance.

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Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went with group of friends to take a sausage class. Upon arrival we were shown to a private room downstairs. Our host tipped us to use the restroom, if we had to, before getting started, as there were no toilet in direct connection to the private room. Instant mother and home-feel! The class started with a lecture on beer, its... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I came here for a few beers and dinner and fell in love. The decor inside is very cozy and well done. The beer selection is huge and the staff was very knowledgable in helping provide us selections. We tried the pork sausage and the vegetarian sausage, and really enjoyed both. I think this is a must... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The combination of great craft beers and delicious local food make this a must-visit for those in Oslo for a short time. With a relaxed, pub-feel, the kitchen delivers bold and complex entrees celebrating the local cuisine. We had the lamb racks and handmade sausage, along with a delicious Norwegian brew. Highly recommended.

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Marlborough
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This bar, which is opposite the Bristol Hotel on Grensen, just one street up from Karl Johan's Gate, is a really cool spot for an evening drink. We happened on it almost by chance - and I'm glad we did. They've got a huge range of local cask beers, as well as Norwegian and other Scandavian lagers (and Stella if... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a delight, literally, just across the street from the Hotel Bristol. It has the warm cosy feel of a beer keller, and is clearly adored by the throngs of Norwegians who gather here for a few beers, some nibbles or a more substantial meal. The selection of tap beer is good but the bottle selection of craft beers... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yesterday night for the first time I ve been in this place..a good friend of mine invited me and while arrived there one of the waiter which was super kind took us to our table. While watching the menu I asked for the wifi and to charge my phone. He was really gentle. We got the first 2 beers and... More 

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Additional Information about Handverkerstuene

Address: Rosenkrantzgt. 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 42 07 50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
Cuisine: Norwegian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rosenkrantzgt. 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 07 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
  • Cuisine: Norwegian

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.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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