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The Scotsman

#217 of 1,225 Restaurants in Oslo
$$ - $$$, British,
Karl Johans gate 17, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 47 44 77
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good48%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Karl Johans gate 17, Oslo 0159, Norway
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worse pub ever. Service is terrible. staff unprofessional. Ordered food,had to wait an age to get it. When it did come there were no salt or pepper. Had to pay in advance, which may explain the uncaring staff.More

Thank Tony O
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. We are sorry that you had a bad experience, we aspire to be better than what you describe. Sometimes when the place is full there can be a waiting period for the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok atmosphere, nice outside seating. Was served beer that was outside expire data and told that I wouldnt get a refund, and that the beer was better if it was expired... Dont come here.More

Thank Geir Nilsen T
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Craft beer with high alcohol and complexity is often very good and often better if you store it passed expiry date. It sound like that was what the servers tried to communicate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us a while to manage to get a seat outside but when we did we found it's a great place to people watch. We had a beer but didn't eat because of all the smokers sitting outside - we found it overwhelming, to...More

Thank casswife
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Welcome any time! Kind Regards The Scotsman team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great meal and people watching at it’s best both inside and outside I recommend you going there

Thank ScottPatten
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Welcome any time! Kind Regards The Scotsman team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place nailed it. It a safe night out. Large bar, loads of space and seating, friendly staff, professiobal security team. Great environment. Not too pricey (As expensive as everywhere else). I always take visitors from UK to this place

Thank Bonestorm109
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Welcome any time! Kind Regards The Scotsman team

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

It is a nice place where you can relax a little bit after a walk through museums. The classic burger is not one of the best burgers that I ever had, but it’s a good meal. They have various types of beer.

Thank VladutPopescu
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Welcome any time! Kind Regards The Scotsman team

Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Scotsman seems to have been around forever on Karl Johan. It's a good place to go for a beer, expensive, but consider the location. Friendly place, getting a bit worn down though. They have two levels, the downstairs being more for dining. There is...More

Thank norskies
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank's for your review, we appreciate you taking the time for feedback. Welcome any time! Kind Regards The Scotsman Team

Reviewed April 24, 2018

I would recommend! Has a great offer of beer and food. In the center of the city. Feels like Scotland ^^

Thank Darko M
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hello Darko M, Thankyou for your kind review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again! Kind Regards -The Scotsman Team

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

First time I trief Guiness and it was gorgeiuos but mussels...OK it was huuuugeeee porson, I couldn't even finish, but maybe they should use wine instead of beer. Fries were really good, same as dip. 80/100

Thank Ivica T
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hello Ivica T, Thankyou for your review and your feedback, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again! Kind Regards -The Scotsman Team

Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

I have to admit that I should've read the reviews before we went to this place... Any place that has so many reviews about rude and untrained staff should scream a 'no go' from the start. Not much to add here - staff literally have...More

1  Thank Eva M
Marie L, Front Office Manager at The Scotsman, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Hi! Thank you for your review. We're sorry you had a bad encounter with one of our staff members, that is not good. We also have a lot of great staff here, and we wish you welcome back. -The Scotsman Team

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Neil H
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure. if they had tvs they weren't on when we were there.
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PAISLEYBUDDIE16
January 12, 2016|
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Response from The_Oslo_Team | Property representative |
Hi Paialeybuddie16, Thanks for your question, apologies for the late response. We welcome all families with children until 10pm. Hope to see you soon! - The Scotsman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$18 - $26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl Johans gate 17, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 47 44 77
  • E-mail
Description
The Scotsman is one of Oslo's most talked about pubs with four different floors to cater for everyone, right on Karl Johans Gate. You can watch sports, play shuffleboard or English pool in the sports basement, dance the night away with our resident DJs in the disco/club, hire our top floor for any events or parties up to 175 people, or simply sample our huge selection of worldwide beers and whiskies in a traditional Scottish pub atmosphere. We also serve a selection of foods daily so we welcome you to come in and experience some traditional Scottish/Norwegian hospitality!
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