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Grand Cafe Oslo

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Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 981 82 000
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Today
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 00:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
Sat 00:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came across with this restaurant after visiting Royal Palace, and i have to admit we enjoy very much! Very cute and tasty food in a very modern and posh room! The only bad thing are the prices (In all Oslo is the same unfortunately)

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Thank Xavier R
Oslo, Norway
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breadroll with soft butter promptly on table. Glass of tasty Mersault, then came the Tartar, lacking in flavor and contrasts, lacking in acidity above all. Next was King crab with chips, and potatopure, again lacking in acidity. Both dishes are good ideas but lacked cohesion and were not well planned out, too little of something, far too much of something... More 

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Thank Nils Kristian T
Oslo, Norway
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends to checkout Grand Cafe after the renovations.Was there in the middle of the week and the restaurant was not full (much appreciated !) Firstly, the renovation has been very successful. They have preserved some of the old features like the wall paintings and they have introduced many new and modern features.. The ambience is relaxed and the... More 

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Thank SORCEL
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The newly renovated Grand cafe has a nice atmosphere. We were greeted by a very friendly and professional waiter, but at the end of the meal another waiter took over and it all lost that personal touch. The food is was not consistent in quality. The king crab was wonderful. Great and varied textures and taste. Chuck roll with broccolini/estragon/hollandaise.... More 

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Thank OleAnton
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand cafe has become a great place. Execellent service and very good food. Recomend the 4 plated dinner! A nice athmosphere. Enjoy😀

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Thank Gro M
Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch on a saturday early afternoon. The restaurant was completely full and the personell busy, but friendly. We both ordered 2 different corses and all were very tasty and nice prepared. The renovation has been very succesful. Old wall paintings have been restored and combines the modern with the unique old atmosphere.

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Thank MorErik2015
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there yesterday to enjoy Friday evening with good wine and atmosphere. In the beginning, we got amazing service, but as the place got about half full, the service got worse and worse. The waiters stayed in their "area" not circulating, not providing water or wine and one was close to rude. We observed several table getting angry and... More 

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Thank JanSkjoy
Oslo, Norway
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67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand has been a tradition place for fine diner og lunchr for generations. Now renovated and modernized, but the renewal is successful. The ambience is relaxed, the service excellent and helpful. We tried three "medium dishes" each and were well satisfied. The dishes were all good and creative, but some perhaps a bit tame in taste. Among what we tasted:... More 

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Thank espen e
Clifton Park, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice. Once at a breakfast buffet. The typical European buffet, cold meats, assorted style eggs where they are made to perfection,salmon,smoked lox,herring and much much more. Excellent choices and friendly service. For dinner, they have the Norwegian style of tapas. They recommend one small and one medium choice or three or four small plates. Three small... More 

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Thank alanlubin
Geretsried
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

As I had visited the Gran Café during my last visit in Oslo I was very much looking forward coming there again. Very bad choice this time! I mean, it's not the major problem when the man at the reception is busy on his phone and does not take any notice of us. This can happen. And as there was... More 

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Thank dissbazz
NoraTL, Community Manager at Grand Cafe Oslo, responded to this review

Dear dissbazz, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so sorry to hear that you had this experience with us. Sometimes stressful situations can occur, but this is not the way we want to handle these situations. We will use the feedback to improve our rutines so this won't happen again. Best regards, Nora... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$96
Cuisine
International, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
00:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 981 82 000
Description
The Grand Cafe first opened in 1874. In the restaurant, Henrik Ibsen would eat his daily lunch and Edvard Munch once offered to swap the painting ‘Sick Girl’ in return for 100 steak dinners. Now, more than 140 years later a new era has begun. A new restaurant and an extensive wine cellar.

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning guests, starting the next chapter.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?