I went to Statholdergaarden with very high expectations as it is known to be one of the best restaurants of Oslo. I was clearly not swept off my feet by the food.
The place looks really nice and fancy, the service was excellent (they agreed to serve me a meat-only meal) but the food was not as fantastic as I was expecting. We took a 6-course menu with wine and I left the place feeling hungry. The wine was very very good but I wish they had poured a bit more as the amount of wine was ridiculously small. When it comes to the food, it was good, no doubt about it. But it was not as innovative and mind-blowing (only the cheese-apple gelée stood out) as I was expecting and the portions were clearly too small. I left the restaurant very hungry and had to get some food on my way home.
The value for the money is definitely not a bargain.
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