Oslo may be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but restaurant Olympen is both classy and cheap.
Olympen is one of the oldest establishments in Oslo dating back to 1892. It is situated on the East side at Grønland, one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Oslo. After many years in business the restaurant turned into a decrepit beer hall with a rather tipsy clientele, but that changed when it was reopened in 2007. Today people from all walks of life flock to the restaurant sitting down at both private and communal tables.
There are many reasons to visit Olympen. One reason is the wide selection of beer, this is after all a restaurant and a beer hall serving more than 150 types of beer. Another reason is the interior with amazing chandeliers and several giant paintings from 1928 showing the area as it was before. And another is of course the food.
Olympen serves seasonal Nordic food with a modern touch. Try classics such as skagentoast, cold herring with sour cream and onions or the traditional Christmas dessert, rice pudding with almonds and berries. If there is one place you should try traditional Norwegian food, it does not come any better than this. Moreover, this is also one of the best-value eats in Oslo. Their today’s lunch is always a bargain.
Olympen mat og vinhus
Address: Grønlandsleiret 15