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Handverkerstuene - Olstue

#128 of 1,216 Restaurants in Oslo
$$ - $$$, European,
Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 07 50
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The atmosphere is great, the place is great, the beer menu is outstanding, the service is very good. But sadly, the traditional Norwegian Christmas food left a lot to be desired. We were a group from work having reserved a table to eat different kinds...More

Thank LiseBB2014
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi! Thankyou for your review. We are sad that the christmas food was not to your liking. If you find yourself in the area again in the future, we hope you'll come back to us and we will serve you something else delicious :) Take...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

We went here looking for a place that offers authentic Norwegian food. They had all that, plus a great beer selection. Sold! Because we were there during the Christmas season we were able to try some traditional holiday food, which was yummy. This place was...More

Thank Donnachka
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi! Thankyou for your nice review, and welcome back at any time :) Kind Regards, Team Håndverkerstuene

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice, traditional bar, evidently very popular with the locals. Vast array of beers available and the staff were more than happy to suggest beers to meet tastes

Thank dcp843
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018
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Hei! Takk for din anmeldelse, det er hyggelig å lese :) Velkommen igjen! MVH Team Håndverkerstuene

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We chose this place because of the good reviews and also because it was close to our hotel. We were not disappointed!. We sat at the bar and had great drinks and were able to chat a bit with the bartender Alex. He was a...More

Thank lksjones
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi Iksjones, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so happy to hear that you had a good time with us! We hope to see you back again soon :) - Håndverkerstuene team

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this location for a meal and beer. Very Nice for drinking beer. Cosy and chatting. However the fishsoup and veal brissel were bad.More

Thank sadder
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi sadder, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time and for the feedback. If you have any more information regarding our food and how you think it could be improved we would welcome your feedback directly - bord@hvks.no Thanks again! -...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

These days, it's sometimes tough to find a restaurant that reflects the true nature of a city or culture. Too many tourists, too many chain restaurants, too many catering to an easy popular taste. Though the Norwegians (or Swedes) like pickled herring, try to find...More

Thank Skibumdude
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Skibumdude, Thank you so much for your fantastic review!We're really happy that you managed to find us and experience some traditional Nordic style food and drink :) - HVKS team

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I booked a table here based on the fact that it was 100 meters from the hotel. I would never have walked in otherwise, because it looks like a beer joint from the outside. I ordered salmon and a bottle of wine to share. They...More

Thank Tanja B
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi Tanja B, Thank you very much for your detailed review, and we appreciate the feedback to! Overall we're happy to hear that you had a nice time with us, but perhaps there are a couple of areas that we could improve on so, noted...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great old pub with an extensive beer tap and bottle list. Good food available in either whole (Helan) or half (Halvan) size orders. We had the whole serving of fresh sausages and the half serving of trout. Both were very good and prepared in traditional...More

Thank Seattletraveler98107
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi Seattletraveler98107, Thank you very much for your great & detailed review of us! We appreciate you taking the time to do so, and we're really happy to hear that you had a nice time with us :) We hope to see you back here...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice restaurant if you are looking for Norwegian food and if you like beer. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. The restaurants offers a wide variety of beers.

Thank Mark B
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Mark B, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we appreciate you taking the time :) Hope to see you back here again soon! - HVKS team :)

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We went specifically because they had a rare beer from Øgne ø from last year. The bartender who was super friendly has the same taste in super dark, high alcohol beers that I do and and recommended a few more for us to try, as...More

Thank Angryzen1
The_Oslo_Team, Front Office Manager at Handverkerstuene - Olstue, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Angryzen1, Thanks for your great review! The team are really happy to hear that you had a great night with us, and really thankful that you took the time to write about your experience. We hope to see you back here again soon :)...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosenkrantz' gate 7, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 07 50
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Description
Handverkerstuene is centrally located across from Hotel Bristol in the city centre. The restaurant has traditions all the way back to 1885, and today the place combines rustic charm with tasteful modern design. The menu consists of rustic dishes inspired by the French, Belgian and German cuisine. Håndverkerstuene also has one of Norway's biggest beer selections. Håndverkerstuene takes pride in its work to improve the culinary status of beer and food by preparing food with beer and making beer recommendations for every dish on the menu.
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