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“Helt fantastisk !”
Review of Statholdergaarden

Ranked #1 of 1,518 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the finest gourmet restaurants in Oslo, located in a 17th-century building in the old city centre. The ceiling has some of the finest stucco work in Northern Europe. The chef, Bent Stiansen, won the prestigious chef championship Bocuse d'Or in 1993. Order from the à la carte menu or try the six-course menu of the day. The menu is composed of the best ingredients available at the time Stiansen uses high-quality Norwegian ingredients, coloured by European tradition. Chambre separée for 8-24 persons. In the basement you find the more informal Statholderens Krostue, which is open for both lunch and dinner.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Best dinner evver. they can really cook. and the service - well we all felt royal.

Try the food here - if you have some extra cash. its very expensive but worth it =)

Recommend crayfish tails and the deer!

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2  Thank HildeNorway
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a traditional a la´ carte restaurant which have been around for a long time. Its a one star restaurant and they dont take a lot of chances in the kitchen. With that said its been really good both times ive been there. Highly skilled kitchen without the showing off you get in some star restaurants. Service is impeccable and the surroundings are beautiful. God value set menus, but a lá carte a little overprized. Expensive to norwegian standards and extremely expensive to european standards but a great experience if you can afford it. Expect to pay 250 euro p.p including wine for a tasting menu. If thats to expensive the have a "Wine & Food cellar (served from the same kitchen) with a set 10 course menu with wine pairings for 120 euro, which is really great value.

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5  Thank johanwik
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This restaurant is probably amongst the three best in Oslo. It is located in a beautiful old house centrally in Oslo. They offer one set menu of seven courses where you can reduce it down to four courses. Thy also offered a wine menu to each of the courses. The meal was excellent. The mine menu suited well to the meal, but contained no exclusive wines. Book well in advance.

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2  Thank Norwegian1905
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Tried their 4-course set-menu.

Although rather expensive (kr 995) with 4 wines (kr 770) and coffee (kr 68) = kr 1833
well worth the money.
Plenty of food - not always the case with taster menus (see my review of Fjord)

PROS: Knowable and attentive (without being obtrusive) staff, good atmosphere,
delicious and artistically presented food .
Plenty of good bread to mop up the sauces.
Mercifully no muzak

CONS: None really, but I would have appreciated a more adventurous selection of wines.

The menu 23.02.13

Fried Norwegian scallop served with Jerusalem artichoke cream,
spiced mango, marinated shiitake and Jerusalem artichoke chips.
Lemon-grass sauce.

Pan-fried winter cod with brandade croquette, garnished with
beetroot puree, oyster mushrooms and fava beans.
Lime sauce.

Sage infused fillet of veal with sweetbread,
quince, cabbage and caramelized onion.
Truffle sauce.

Mascarpone mousse and cherry panna cotta served with espresso brownie,
cherry puree and Marsala ice cream.

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16  Thank Go686
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Having returned here for at least the twelfth time in as many years, I wanted to update my previous review simply to say that over all that time this restaurant has maintained an absolutely superb standard, If possible, the food was even better this time, but the difference is so marginal because how can you get better than the best? The tasting menu is the one we always go for since it is so well balanced and superbly presented, For example, it started with crispy King crab claws, then on to the signature langoustine soup - a favourite of ours, then winter cod that melts in the mouth, then breast of duck. Cheese and/or dessert can follow if you wish. None of the dishes is less than world class and after each one you think 'Can the next dish be this good?' The wine menu is so carefully chosen to blend with the food that it is recommended in spite of the cost. The service is fantastic - every need is anticipated and full explanations are given of the food and wine. So, the best food in Oslo in the most wonderful eighteenth century setting (and no musak!); long may it continue!

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2  Thank adspharm
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