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“Nice bistro food”
Review of De 4 Roser - Tromso - CLOSED

De 4 Roser - Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $55
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Just like its more mature Harstad sibling (1996), this Tromsø-restaurant celebrates the French and Italian love of food, but gives it a North Norwegian character. The obvious focus for De 4 Roser is, of course, on the combination of food, wine and service. Local suppliers and local produce is an important factor in the menu. De 4 Roser can seat 60 and features a contemporary kitchen and an interior that is both simple and austere. This is an excellent venue for both small and large occasions. The first floor café is designed in a European style and the coffee and lunch menus are just as good as in Harstad. A dinner and large drinks menu is also available. Food is served daily from 10 am.
Brisbane, Australia
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Nice bistro food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

A local recommended this place as a 'cheaper' but good quality restaurant in Tromso. We wanted a fairly quick dinner so opted to eat from the menu downstairs instead of heading upstairs to the restaurant proper.
The prices, by Norwegian standards weren't too bad, for the two of us, we spent just shy of 70EUR - this was for two non-alcoholic beverages and two mains.
I had the fish of the day, a white fish, possibly cod with root vegetables and a very thick hollandaise sauce. Although not the best hollandaise sauce I have ever had it wasn't too bad. for my taste it was slightly oversalted, but all in all a very adequate meal. The pork cheeks were also quite nice and tender, served on a bed of the same vegetables as the fish.
It wasn't very busy the night we were there so our meals arrived quickly. It really is a no frills restaurant, order and pay at the counter, sit down and the chef brings your meal out.
The staff were friendly and happy to help translate the menu in to English for us.
If you're looking for a relatively quick, simple meal this place is worth a look-in.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Liz_D27
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Lovely little cafe/bar downstairs. Staff very friendly. Meal very nice and reasonable by local standards. Lovely (somewhat studenty) atmosphere on a Saturday night. Music just a little too loud. Would visit again

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank fiona c
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Aix-les-Bains, France
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was too early for dinner but the cafe downstairs served up the best fish burger I have ever tasted.
The beer was served in a cold glass - nice!
Yes it was snowing outside but the ambience inside is lively and service friendly.

Need a quick meal before you go chasing Northern Lights - you couldn't do better....

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MellieMelbourne
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Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We tried the café downstairs on 2 separate occasions and every thing we tried was great (although slightly salty cater to the local taste buds). we had chai tea and coffee, fish soup and pasta the first time, carrot soup and ravioli on the 2nd time. The lady at the counter was able to translate Norwegian menu on the blackboard for us and was very helpful. Service was efficient and there is an open kitchen. it all looked very professional and the place also has free WIFI. I really enjoyed the food here. Warm and inviting café during snowy days.

Visited November 2013
Thank sephyra
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food & Friendly Staff”
Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We had walked around Tromso visiting the museums in walking boots and fleeces all day and just wanted somewhere unpretensious to eat. This cafe on the ground floor fitted the bill perfectly (there is a more formal restaurant on the 1st floor). Good food, friendly staff and reasonable prices for Norway. The cafe is on the opposite corner to the Rica Grand Hotel at the traffic lights.

Visited December 2013
Thank Colin H
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