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Venner Restaurant & Bar

#867 of 1,224 Restaurants in Oslo
$$ - $$$, , European
Smalgangen 31, Oslo 0188, Norway
+47 22 17 50 22
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good34%
  • Average40%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
27 Aug 2017
“Bad service and disappointing food”
17 Aug 2017
“Don't stop, the food is lousy!”
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Bar, Pub, European, Fusion, Scandinavian
$$ - $$$
Smalgangen 31, Oslo 0188, Norway
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I normally try to write reviews that are balanced, and I'll try to do my best in this case too. Venner is a place that I enjoy going to. The food is okay, same with the service. However, today was a huge disappointment. The "biffsnadder"...More

Thank Stsol00
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I order mixed grill with beef, pork and chicken. I got tasteless chicken, dry pork and rubber beef. It was tasteless, the onion was burnt, in fact: the only thing OK was the baked potato. I will never eat there again, the area has a...More

Thank Art2911
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

High prices and a drunk waiter who was trying to bully you when it was commented that he was drunk when he tripped on the doorstep 😄 Not recommended!

Thank UltimateWarriorOslo
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Didn't find them on Trip Advisor but Google Maps took us the block and a half from the Radison Plaza. We found the food quite good and the service friendly and not overbearing. The owner helped with some translation limitations on our part and we...More

Thank MacM54
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've onøly ever been here for a few beers and never tried the food. So I can't give a full review on this place. But it was ok to hangout here when it was raining.

Thank Mikeair80
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Overall: 3+ Comments: standard joint serving today's dinner at a decent price. Reservation: - Location: 3-4 Menu: 3 Knowledge: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 3-4 Taste: 3-4 Wines/beers: - Atmosphere: 3 Service: 3 Timing: 3-4 Cleanliness: 3-4 WiFi: 5 Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: maybe, depending...More

Thank Haarud
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Happened to stumble upon this place on a Thursday night, its just across the river in/near Gronland in Oslo. We popped inside and had a couple of beers, the service was great, beer was a good price and the atmosphere was great. There seemed a...More

1  Thank davidspurs
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a lunch found a table outside. Waited quite some time for the waiter to arrive and I had already decided for the fish soup. After another long wait the soup appeared on my table. Great. Ready to dig in. Not! The waiter...More

Thank Terje D
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Unfortunately the acoustics in this restaurant were so poor that it was impossible to talk without shouting and getting really exhausted by trying to follow conversation. We were only six people at the table, but struggled to hear each other. It is 'julebord' season right...More

Thank maia1590
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Venner is a cosy diner in the vibrant Grønland area of downtown Oslo. Good, fresh, quality food, friendly and attentive staff. Great attitude to service and a vast selection of craft beer. I recommend staying for dessert. My panna cotta was delicious, with a crunchy...More

Thank Eirik H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, European, Fusion, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smalgangen 31, Oslo 0188, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Gamle Oslo
  • Neighbourhood: Gamle Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 17 50 22
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