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#77 of 1,051 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 07 50
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As stated by most other reviewers, this city centre bar has a great selection of Scandinavian beers and serves up good value meals - a limited menu, and little for those on a diet or particularly health conscious, but very good quality hearty traditional local fare at very reasonable prices for Oslo. It's a great choice for winter, but as... More 

Thank Beeches
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a heads up... They are not open now! They are closed for summer holiday from July 1st. I'm not sure when they reopen.

2 Thank Frank L
Phoenix, Arizona
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to come here our last night in Oslo and were so glad that we did. There were many beers to choose from, an almost overwhelming selection -- but our server described very well the ones that were on tap and we found her advice very helpful. If you like fish (and butter!) order the halibut. It was a... More 

Thank AmandaZona
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I went here looking for some hearty Norwegian comfort food that wouldn't break the bank. I found it. Menu not extensive but it wasn't hard to find things that sounded good. The beer menu was more extensive. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was pub-ish, i.e., no pretensions. I ordered a plate of homemade sausages with... More 

Thank jpandn
Hucknall, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved this traditional pub, which we found by accident a few doors down from the hotel we were staying it (HTL Grensen). It's absolutely beautiful to drink in and has a very, very extensive range of beers. Didn't stay long enough to try the food but if we're ever in Oslo again we'll definitely pop in.

Thank AmandaTheLeaf
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Handverksteune is centrally located and fairly easy to find, close to the Bristol hotel. Beer selection is very good, about 10 draft craft beers ranging from Light to IPA, double IPA and stout/porter. Also a really large selection of bottled beers. Can't speak for the food. Any visiting beer drinker will be happy!

Thank Julianfin
Orange County, CA
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

It's rare to find a place that has excellent food and an excellent beer selection. The hand made sausages are delicious and so is the halibut. We came back the next day for the rib eye.

1 Thank JetSetOC
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

On a cold evening in Oslo, a cosy pub delivering a variety of beers and good food will always go down a storm. Handverkerstuene delivered just that for us that we ended up going twice! The restaurant offers a short menu (always a good sign of quality) of Scandinavian pub classics such as dried cod, halibut and cucumber salad and... More 

Thank unification1
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325 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Overall: 4 Comments: friendly staff, great food and lots of beers to chose from, also from the tap. Reservation: - Location: 3/4 Menu: 4 Knowledge: 4 Originality: 4 Presentation: 4 Taste: 4 Wines/beers: 4-5 Atmosphere: 4 Service: 4 Timing: 4 Cleanliness: 4 WiFi: - Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: yes

Thank Haarud
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a bachelor party dinner, because of the number of people we had a set menu with selected dishes from the a la carte menu. We had the Shellfish on Bread for starter, which was pretty good, and the Braised Pork with Applesauce for the main course, which really wasn't anything special. The Raspberrycake Crumble we got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $35
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 07 50
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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