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Grefsenkollen Restaurant

#188 of 1,130 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Grefsenkollveien 100, Oslo 0490, Norway
+47 22 79 70 60
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cannot recommend enough. If you are in Oslo you should absolutely take the detour here.. Although not in town it's easy enough to get to via public transport or car- we took a bus from town which got us most of the way there and then walked up the hill which to be honest was part of the experience, we... More 

Thank Kellywhotravels
Oslo, Norway
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Probably the best spot in Oslo for an amazing panoramic view over Oslo fjord. Cozy atmosphere and definately a picturesques venue. Popular among the locals and frequently visited during a sunny Saturday or Sunday.

Thank Elisabethmh
Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

When you make your reservation be sure to tell them you want to eat a meal otherwise all you can get is dessert. The service was friendly and good. The view is just amazing. The decor is rustic and welcoming. We had fish soup which was very tasty. Limited menu but very good.

Thank Maria R
Oslo, Norway
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414 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There might be only a few other spots which can be better than Grefsenkollen Restaurant in terms of panoramic view over Oslo fjord. The sight from there is simpy dreamy ! Such a great reward after an awesome hike in Lillømarka (or a cross-country ski session) : sip your coffee in a really picturesque venue, where the waiters wear the... More 

Thank LG-Aude-LG
Oeiras, Portugal
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The 5 course menu is a great experience in trying different flavors from scallops with artichoke, walnut and capers-beurre blanc to beetroot soup with goat cheese, beets and dill. The Gooseberries with vanilla and ginger ice cream is also very tasty. The atmosphere tries to reproduce an old country house on the top of Grefsen hill. At night, the view... More 

Thank sptsilva
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you are looking for a "Belvedere" of Oslo, this is the right place. A little bit hard to reach the restaurant but worth it. Good restaurant, recommended in Michelin guide 2016. Also the place of a music festival in the summer.

Thank Sorin R
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant perched on the top of Grefsen offers stunning views over Oslo. The interior is rustic and comfortable and service great. We had a 3 course fixed menu. The starter was Hake with a ratatouille source. The fish was slightly on the cold side, but the flavoursome sides made up for it. The food for all courses was beautifully... More 

Thank Lorenzo W
Fayetteville, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I, along with two other couples, dined at the historical Grefsenfollen Restaurant on a Saturday evening. We chose the location because of its reputation of having a wonderful view of the city of Oslo and the Oslo Fjord. Indeed the view of the sunset and city was lovely, but the best part of the evening was the... More 

Thank Robin D
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful view, nice place. In summer it is rather different to how it is the rest of the year. More low key cheap stuf, order at the bar and only pizza. Still worth a trip though. (In winter it is a more high end restaurant.)

Thank Nickythekidd
Oslo, Norway
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I never regret coming back here. The view is spectacular, the building is romantic, the food is excellent and the service is outstanding, meaning efficioent, quick and friendly. Not to be missed!

Thank Oystein N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grefsenkollveien 100, Oslo 0490, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 79 70 60
Grefsenkollen restaurant is located in a building from 1926 with a fantastic view over Oslo. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner (Tuesday - Sunday), but with very different menus. For lunch we are open from 12pm and you can choose between a 1-3 course lunch, a delicious soup of the day or Caesar salat. For dinner we serve a 3-course and a 5-course gourmet meal made from the best ingredients available. Table bookings mandatory. Grefsenkollen also has several meeting rooms and is available for everything from small, intimate meetings to big conferences. We also host all kinds of private parties like weddings and birthday parties.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?