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“Delightful experience!”
Review of Vognmand Nilsen Restaurant - CLOSED

Vognmand Nilsen Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $38
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Hønefoss, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delightful experience!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Booked a table for 8 people last Sunday and had a delightful afternoon. We managed to order different versions of the 3, 4 and 5 course menus including wine packages and the waiter took it without a glitch. The food was delicious and all menus were accentuated by small in-between tidbits. I had a 5-course menu and got a rich and delicious shellfish bisque as starters, then a small portion of halibut fried on the skin side. As main course I had Wood pidgeon followed by an assorted plate of cheeses and finally a lime pie with coconut. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Per W
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Mechelen, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great find - nice dinner”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Located just outside the city centre and currently next to a construction site, I found this restaurant on a Sunday evening nearly empty. But although the staff was only 2 heads strong, the service was gentle and adequate. More and more people came in, but still they managed to service all within a reasonable timeframe. I chose to eat a la carte and had 3 different wines by the glass, all good. I thought the food was good and the price reasonable. So I'd certainly try it again, next time I'm in town. Maybe in the summertime, the little square next to the restaurant will add to the atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tom V
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oslo
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner out”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Just tried this Place an early Friday evening. From the welcome and through the whole dinner the service was excellent and the food superb! Only drawback was the size of the portions, not as small as "gourmet style", but you should probably plan for more than one plate here.

They have quite a good selection of wines too, several different also served by one glass at a time.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank krissv
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money and super jummy!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

I keep coming back to Vognmann Nielsen, not just for the jummy food, but for the ambiance and the friendly staff. I find the food (the menu changes every 14 days) to be both exciting and delicious, and I keep telling my friends who haven´t been yet, that it´s by far the cheapest 3 course meal (of finer dining) you will find in Oslo. Now, they´re not shooting for any Michelin stars, but why should they? It´s an easy going, friendly place in the east part of town (that mostly consists of kebabs and burger shops) that offers fine dining at affordable prices. They have become one of my favourite restaurants in Oslo.
The only negative I can come up with is the fact that they don´t open their restaurant until 16:00 on weekends, leaving that fabulous outdoors area empty half the day..

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Ann-Lizn
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Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have been to Vognmand Nilsen several times, as this has become my favorite restaurant in Oslo. They have excellent value for money, and the knowledge of both the food and wines served by mr. Gibson Lee are second to none. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank DanielGW
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