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Frognerseteren Restaurant and Cafe

#58 of 1,008 Restaurants in Oslo
#66 of 1,061 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Coffee Shop, Diner, Norwegian
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Holmenkollveien 200, Oslo 0791, Norway
2292 4040
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Famous Apple pie and views

Very touristy but tasty. Great views of the city in a great setting. The apple pie is famous and worth the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Heather S
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very touristy but tasty. Great views of the city in a great setting. The apple pie is famous and worth the trip.

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Del Mar, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We were being shown the city & sights with a native Norwegian & admit we had the ultimate perfect weather. We were taken here after a full day of touring the sights with a local. We ate inside the dining room at a window table & had the most beautiful overall view of Oslo & it's islands & fjords. You... More 

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Drøbak, Norway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visiting Frognerseteren is a nice experience and definitely worth doing. We went for a "for a snack, like coffee with something" We got a window table upstairs and that is super. From the cafe buffet we had hot chocolate/tea/coffee and apple pie with cream, lots of cream. The hot chocolate was sweet and good with cream topping. The apple pie... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stopped here for afternoon coffee - a treat by friend. The interior of the building is kept as it was when made. Despite of old design and structure, every thing was perfectly in good condition. Sitting was very nice. Friendly staff and great variety of healthy and tasty food. If you would like to enjoy the view of fjord... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I always take family here when they visit. They serve good quality traditional food at an affordable price and with one of the best views over looking the entire fjord and city plus the building is beautiful of the old timber style but, even grander and with dragons carved in the roof rafters you just can't go wrong at this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went here for a company dinner with a bigger group were we had reserved a room on the second floor. The ambience and location is very very nice. Unfortenately the service is not too good. When we arrived there was no welcoming, we were advised to find our own room upstairs. we found a free room where the tables were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is one of my favourite locations. I've always been here during the snowy months and it looks stunning. The heavy old timbered building is amazing and internally is a maze of rooms to dine at or simply take a beer or coffee. When the log fire in the main hall is ablaze, to describe this place as cosy would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If the location was't enough, the amazing food is surely a reason to hop on a train and visit this incredible restaurant. You can spend a lazy afternoon admiring the great view and enjoying the best apple pie you'll ever get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Came here on a Sunday by tram. Be prepared for a 30 minute journey from the central station. It was a beautiful view as you climb the mountain through the suburbs of Oslo. Upon arrival you can be seated in the main dining on the first floor or go directly to the cafe. I recommend going to the cafe and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

For someone from the UK, the menu looked a little daunting but local contacts helped to guide us and the chef made excellent recommendations for accompanying wine. Highly recommended and would choose to return. the road trip itself is worth doing, past the ski jump and to end with views across the city and surrounds.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holmenkollveien 200, Oslo 0791, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 2292 4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Norwegian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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