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) #27 of 1,177 Restaurants in Oslo $$$$ European, ,
Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
+47 22 82 40 50
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck confit” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“caviar” (4 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old style restaurant which is great both for lunch and dinner. Try traditional smørebrod and traditional Norwegian cakes from buffet. Also can recommend Caviar of Kalix.

Thank lovinsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Oslo Atlanta--AMS---Oslo thus kinda' overtired Went to the restaurant for dinner as it is in the hotel and could not have been happier. We both had this exquisite dish made of Halibut in a light cream sauce with red caviar-- The Taste!...More

Thank AtlantaBender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here whilst staying at the Continental Hotel. It is a beautiful room, one of the great pleasures of dining here. We split a large portion (at the recommendation of the waiter) of excellent fish soup and then my husband had a good spaghetti...More

Thank Highgateglobetrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one of the oldest restaurants in town me and my friends decided to have a late lunch together :) And no one of us came out dissapointed! For starters two of us had the white asparagues with hollandaise sauce and the other half of...More

1  Thank Ailimen
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Theatercafeen is one of my favorite spots in Oslo, the location is good, close to theatre, train and underground station, although not on the sea. The interior design is classic and so is the menu, a nice combiantion of international and italian cuisine.

Thank Luca S
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I have visited the place over the years, seeing it evolve but staying close to its traditions. The menu is much reduced to what it was, especially at dinner. Delicious sandwiches served at lunch. Expensive of course but well worth a visit.

Thank Explorador09
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Theatercafeen is a "monument" in Oslo. It is definitely among the top best restaurants in Oslo. Food is exquisite and the service flawless. A lot of business people, politicians and artists visit the place for a business lunch or dinner, but as a tourist you...More

Thank 283arned
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Recommended by a friend who frequents Oslo on business, dining here was a most pleasant experience and way to start our trip through the Baltic. We met our friends and had time to visit in this sophisticated setting while we debated about what to order....More

Thank RosesSavannah
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Pricey restaurant offering tasty sandwiches as house speciality. Nice atmosphere but it gets crowded and noise level is quite high to have business meals.

Thank venvit
Reviewed May 30, 2017

A very welcoming bistro experience in this historical bistro-cafe adjoining the Hotel Continental, and opposite the National Theatre. The menu choice is good and not complicated, offering some dishes, but also international cuisine; the wine list is at the level you would expect from such...More

Thank John-Paul T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stortingsgata 24-26, Oslo 0117, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 40 50
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Exuberant and bustling, lively and unique... Theatercafeen is part of Norwegian cultural history and an absolute must for every visitor to Oslo. This legendary Vienna-style café is featured on the New York Times list of the world's ten most famous cafés, and has indisputably been the city's most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Inside the café you can see a unique collection of portrait paintings, all portraying people who are, or have been, regular guests at Theatercafeen. Reservations recommended.
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