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#100 of 1,092 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
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for dinner and drinks. The idea of half plates and full plates was great as it meant we opted for one full plate and two half plates between two of us. (A half plate on it's own isn't enough for a meal). The food was delicious - beautifully cooked and well presented. Prices were pretty typical for... More 

Thank newlueh_la
Copenhagen, Denmark
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you would like to try the Norwegian version of a gastro pub, Handverkerstuene is an excellent choice. The selection of beers (both draft and bottled) is extensive and of excellent quality. The food is regional and wholesome - and complements the beer very well.

Thank mschr
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and some colleagues were having some beers and decided to order their friday specialty, sausage served in bread or waffle, simple enough. However, this was going to prove itself to be the most tedious meal we've ever ordered! First my colleague ordered, and we waited for 30 minutes, no sign of any sausage, then he asked the staff if... More 

Thank Øyvind Ø
Dersingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I really liked this place. It is dimly lit, cosy and has a very rustic charm about it. We visited on a Saturday night, the place was full and the atmosphere was good. We only popped in for a dink at first but was really taken in by the place and so stopped to eat. There were many beers on... More 

Thank Werner T
Oslo, Norway
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378 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I very much liked the cosy "brown-pup" atmosphere, the interesting menu with Norwegian specialities and also the helpful service. The menu are changed from time to time. The beer menu also offers a lot of exciting beers for beers lovers, both Norwegian and foreign beers. Definitely a place to revisit. However, I still can´t give it top score, since I... More 

Thank FyFazan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Cozy pub atmosphere. Large craft beer selection. Knowledgeable bartender. Suggested peroxide appetizer that was delicious.

Thank Debbie V
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We tried this pub as it is directly opposite the Thon Hotel Bristol. There is a staggering choice of beer on offer, both draft and bottled. However there are very basic descriptions and having made a poor choice my best advice would be to ask for help when making your selection. The food was very good and well presented. My... More 

Thank LorraineJon
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Excellent range of draft beers with an extensive bottled beer range. centrally located. Food menu was basic but hot and well cooked. bar staff very knowledgeable about the local beers and breweries.

Thank Kirk W
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Having seen the favorable reviews we decided to head toward Handverkerstuene for some beer tasting. We had a really nice happy hour stop here after a day of site seeing in Oslo. The beer was good with a large selection of norwegian and Scandinavian beers. The staff was very helpful with what seems to be the typical norwegian strong command... More 

Thank Matt P
Keller, Texas
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273 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Originally went for the beer selection and found a bonus of good food. This is more than normal pub food. The dishes that are served are fully described by the servers which showed their knowledge of the food. The sausages are home made and veal tongue was tender with great flavor.

Thank Deac83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $36
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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