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#11 of 162 Cafe in Oslo
#122 of 1,169 Restaurants in Oslo


Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed October 1, 2020

We were 4 friends that booked lunch at the Finstua Restaurant at Frognersetern to celebrate one of us on her 70th birthday. We had great expectations with regard to the food, the service and the view, and all of these were met - and more....The restaurant had obviously noted the information that this was a birthday lunch, and therefore made sure that the birthday girl received her Boca Negra desert cake with an appropriate lit firework. The view, even on an somewhat dull Autumn day, was very good, and the whole feel of the building and its furnishings added to the total experience.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 28, 2020

Unfortunately, due to lack of snow, there was no chance of trying the Korketrekkeren toboggan run, but we were enjoying a day away from the city and had come here after visiting the ski jump. There is a full service restaurant and a self service...bit. The self service area was buzzing with people so that it where we chose to go. There were a few lunch choices and we took the advice of the friendly chef and had a delicious meal of meatballs, veges and berries on the side, typically Norwegian he told us. It was an enormous serving, and we did not need dinner that night. With a local brew to wash it all down, it was perfect. The building is stunning, so rustic and atmospheric. We sat at a large table and just soaked up the vibes. This was one of the best meals we had in Norway.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We visited here after a morning sledding at the nearby Korketrekkeren. We were going to visit mid sledding but the cafe would not let us bring the sleds inside so we waited. The restaurant is split between a restaurant and a cafe and we went...to the cafe part. I had a vegetable quiche which was not very nice (my wife liked it) and a cake and like everywhere in Oslo it was very expensive.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This is a lovely historic building and restaurant with a fantastic view. It is the only eating place for miles around. It is also a tourist trap. All this adds up to outlandish prices. Otherwise known as rip offs. A sandwich costs about £10 and...the smallest bottle of Fanta I have ever seen was about £5. It is a shame because the food looked delicious and those that can afford to feed a family at those prices are very lucky. We took the T-bane down to the city centre where we could eat perfectly good but not as appetising food for half the price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Delicious roast beef open sandwich and a fabulous apple cake to share. Wow. My sister had cheese Fondue which came with a half loaf and a jar of pickles. Too much for her and hubby even with our help. The best view of any restaurant...in Oslo.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

First of all, I was impressed by the building itself. What a lovely piece of house. I only bought a coffee and a Kvikk Lunsj and I must say that it wasn't the most pricy place for that as far as I can remember. The...service was great and the staff felt like they were genuinely happy about working there. If I come back to Oslo, I will certainly consider going there again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has both a fine dining part, and a cafeteria. We had lunch at the latter. There are several hot dishes at any given day, and wonderful open-faced sandwiches, as well as scrumptious cakes. This time I had a Caesar salat, which was mad...for me while I waited. It was good, but the dressing could have had a bit more sting to it. Lots of chicken on top also. One sinful cake for dessert. I chose a passion fruit mousse cake. Perfect! I love what this fruit that the Hawai’ians call Lillikoi. Sure, I’ll be back in not too long!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

We loved this so much that we came three times in eight days! We were once part of a large business lunch where we had an amazing buffet and twice we came with friends and had hot chocolate and an amazing apple cake.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019

This rustic restaurant was an attractive location to have a light lunch. The selection was not large but everything looked delicious and I enjoyed my meal very much. Although it was raining and foggy, the views were amazing. Note: We drove here with friends; I...do not know if public transportation is available.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, kind staff. Everything was perfect. I would surely recommend it!!! :-)

Date of visit: September 2019
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November 20, 2019|
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Response from roxst | Reviewed this property |
It is quite far, up on the mountain, it's in an old wooden lodge in the middle of the forest. Take the train up to Holmenkollen, but do not get off at Holmenkollen ski center, travel for a few more stations up to the end of... More
November 20, 2019|
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Response from LeonvM77 | Reviewed this property |
From the city centre you can take tram (T-bane) 1. Its a nice ride up the hill of about 40 minutes. From the stop (also called Frognerseteren) it’s about a 5 minute walk. Or take a taxi but that is much more expensive and... More
September 10, 2017|
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Response from 395rajm | Reviewed this property |
Say £ 50. If this is inaccurate, well as we Brexit, I pay more when I am out of the UK (like the rest of us)!
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