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Statholdergaarden

#4 of 1,002 Restaurants in Oslo
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Radhusgata 11, Oslo 0151, Norway
22 41 88 00
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century...
One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century building in the old city centre. The ceiling has some of the finest stucco work in Northern Europe. The chef, Bent Stiansen, won the prestigious chef championship Bocuse d'Or in 1993. Order from the à la carte menu or try the six-course menu of the day. The menu is composed of the best ingredients available at the time Stiansen uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients, coloured by European tradition. Chambre separée for 8-24 persons. In the basement you find the more informal Statholderens Krostue, which is open for both lunch and dinner.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Is this heaven?

We went here our last night in Oslo, what a treat!! The menu offered a lot of choices - 4, 6 or 12 courses or a la carte. If you didn't like the choices under their suggested courses, they let you pull off of the a la carte menu. we chose 4 courses with wines. Yes, it is pricey. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
tgmcgill
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went here our last night in Oslo, what a treat!! The menu offered a lot of choices - 4, 6 or 12 courses or a la carte. If you didn't like the choices under their suggested courses, they let you pull off of the a la carte menu. we chose 4 courses with wines. Yes, it is pricey. I... More 

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Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stadtholdergaarden is special! The main room is stunning in bright white and soft blue lit by a lovely chandelier and further brightened by a beautiful floral display. The tables are generously spaced and the professional, kind and knowledgeable attention provided by the staff further personalized the experience. For the menu, there is an al a carte, a tasting menu with... More 

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Dallas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

CNN announced the top 15 restaurants to go to this year on the same day we had reservations here. Wow! Pricey but wow! Building was built in 1640 and was the Danish governors residence, Beautiful interior with bas relief on the ceilings and walls. THen there was the food. Fantastic. Had a six course fixed price (we skipped the cheese... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

A Thursday night, two friends out for dinner, booking on line the day before, this was a fabulous fine dining experience. The dining room was an old-fashioned but quite beautiful space with a wonderfully ornate ceiling. The chef's menu (can change daily) listed six dishes, and one could subtract one or two to reduce price and scope. We had five... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The simplicity of the menu and the way the local Norwegian food are coocked with passion are amazing. The prices are average, but the food are not. Highlight of my weekend trip to Oslo.

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manchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

No doubt, the overall best restaurant in Oslo. Great atmosphere, great service and last but not least great food. Good to see a restaurant of this stature only having one seating per night. Makes the experience even more enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went for a three course dinner. For starters we had beetroot and scallop, main arctic char and dessert chokerberry. The cost came to around 100 Kr. Starter was delicious. Main felt a bit too much like shashimi (my friend had the monk fish which was over cooked). Dessert was disappointing, the yoghurt panna cotta lacked any taste. Good service.... More 

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Asker
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I just agree with everyone else. Fantastic experience, impeccable service, and we felt so very welcome. Not snobby or pretentious. The 6 course tasting menu were things you may not chose normally, but that's half the fun. Everything tasted amazing, and I look forward to going again when the menu changes. Almost 4 hours past so quickly, my husband said... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Statholdergaarden is without a doubt the best restaurant we have visited in Norway. The old historic building is very charming and the food is of the high standard that you would expect at a restaurant with a Michelin star. The huge difference from other Michelin restaurants is the way our children of 5 and 9 years were treated. They had... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The food here is really good. We had the 6 course tasting menu with a bottle of champagne for starters and a bottle of red for main courses and cheese. All the dishes were excellent with lots of interesting flavours. The only course we all agreed was a bit bland was the fish. The waiters were polite and efficient, if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Radhusgata 11, Oslo 0151, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 22 41 88 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century building in the old city centre. The ceiling has some of the finest stucco work in Northern Europe. The chef, Bent Stiansen, won the prestigious chef championship Bocuse d'Or in 1993. Order from the à la carte menu or try the six-course menu of the day. The menu is composed of the best ingredients available at the time Stiansen uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients, coloured by European tradition. Chambre separée for 8-24 persons. In the basement you find the more informal Statholderens Krostue, which is open for both lunch and dinner.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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