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“Very nice place, but average food”

Kontoret Restaurang & Bar
Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Stromstad
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sarpsborg, Norway
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice place, but average food”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I write this review with a sad feeling, because the place itself was great. Service was good, they were welcoming and friendly.

But i would honestly reccomend Kontoret for drinks only. I have eaten here twice now and both times been dissapointed by the food.. Spagetti carbonara had a strange aftertaste. I love carbonara, but this meal didn't appeal to me. My boyfriend liked the burger, but I tasted a little bit and it is not the way I like burgers either. It might be that I have become terribly picky, but this is not the first place I would reccomend to you for a great meal in Stromstad.

  • Visited November 2012
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  • Danish first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Ok value for lunch”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Visited this sports bar for lunch and the only option was Today's Lunch, either fish or meat. I found this a bit odd, but I believe this is how the sweedes normally serve lunch. If you want more options go somewere else.
We chose the meat which was a creamy beef stew with mushrooms and bacon. I have never ever experienced a more over-salted dish anywere in the world. Almost inedible.
A cold buffet with bread, butter, soup and salad were also included, as well as a soft drink, coffe and a cookie. Ok quality.
Service was fast and effecient, but felt very rushed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kaprifol
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Mysen, Norway
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good. Good. Good.”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Good things cannot be described, they need to be experienced: Fresh food, tasty food.
One can feel the chefs hearth put in the meals. Even the buffet was kind of different in taste, freshness and love.

The price is also OK.

BTW, this is the first Swedish restaurant I found that was worth a really good and positive review.

All in all, I strongly recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank watergeorg
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Oslo
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A perfect match for lunch at this ´office` (Kontoret)”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We met with our friends for lunch at this particular place located close to Koster ferries in the city center before shopping. We picked a menu from their daily lunch menu and were treated very well by their kitchen, the food was very tasty, and served in an effective way by their "office" waitress. All seats were taken, people had to stay in line, it is well worth it - enjoy your lunch!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank GUMOslo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good, but nothing special...”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We arrived for lunch and the bar/restaurant was busy with people. Todays lunch was either a shellfish lasagne or a filet mignon with fries.

As always with swedish lunches you get to help yourself to a buffet first, typically with a selection of vegetables, coleslaw, a soup, and all you need to build your own salad. Todays soup was a cauliflower and mushroom soup.

The soup was ok, and the other parts of the buffet the same.

The lasagne was ok, a bit uninteresting and mushy. The filet mignon was nothing like you would imagine by the name - this was a well done/long cooked piece of meat, although not tough but rather tasty.

For 95 SEK you also get a coffee and cookie for dessert. Good value for money.

However, to sum up the lunch: Ok to good, but nothing special.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank PIog3
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