Star Wine List’s guide to 39 Oslo wine places 2024
Here are all great wine bars and wine restaurants on our Oslo map. You can also find our guide to Oslo wine bars or other Oslo guides by choosing Wine Guides in the menu above. For an overview, choose Map in the menu above and Oslo in the drop-down. Enjoy your tour in Oslo!
Phone: +47 94 06 94 69
Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 80, Oslo
Serving delicious meze and carefully selected wines from their one-of-a-kind list of wines from countries fighting the Ottoman Empire back in the 15th century. You don’t see that focus often, assumingly? This means wine from Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon and Syria, in addition to leading names from countries such as Greece, Hungary, Georgia, Italy and more. A good selection of wines by the glass as well. A great hangout for a group of friends, sharing tasty dishes and hearty wines. Located in the vibey area of Grünerløkka.
Phone: +47 22 60 12 00
Address: Operagata 17, Oslo
A casual restaurant in Bjørvika that opened its doors in the fall of 2023. It is run by the same team that also runs (the Star Wine List Red Star) Einer. However, where the fine dining restaurant Einer focuses on a nine-course set menu, Madonna is more playful and casual. At Madonna you can go for just one of the dishes from their eclectic menu or, most likely, you will opt for more. The wine list is short, but a masterpiece in how to present interesting one-pagers covering all genres. Kudos! Prices are really agreeable as well.
Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 30, Oslo
A great new addition (from early 2023) to Oslo’s wine bar scene. It's a small bar serving smaller dishes and (mostly) natural wines along Grünerløkkas main drag, Thorvald Meyers Gate. Perfect also for wine lunches as they are one (of very few) wine-centric places opening already at 11/12, setting Fat City apart from most wine bars in Oslo. Take a seat by the bar or by one of the few tables by the window. It's easily overlooked when passing by, but inside you can dive into their short but well-curated wine list skewed towards “natural” wines – although not too dogmatic on this genre and offer...
Phone: +47 93 47 00 11
Address: Leirfallsgata 6, Oslo
Newcomer List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
The wine list in this casual bistro-style restaurant located in vibey Grünerløkka focuses on California and Burgundy (14 pages deep). A great place for Saturday lunches, and their not-to-be-missed bone marrow dish, focusing on the now widely common “sharing concept”. Also a great place for drinking wines in the Oslo summer sun. Booking is advised.
Phone: +47 920 96 763
Address: Holmens gate 4, Oslo
By the Glass List of the Year Norway, presented by Zwiesel, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
The wine list at this small and cosy wine bar in the rather touristy area of Aker Brygge is thirty-plus pages deep, making it a proper safe haven for all wine lovers. The owner's love for Californian wines is evident, however, the selection is wide and covers all major areas from the “old world” as well as top-tier names from the “new world” outside the USA. Nice and relaxed vibe, and they open at 13:00 at weekends, making an escape from the shopping centre next door easily achieved. Serving cheese and cold cuts as well. Short but well-curated by the glass list.
Phone: +47 23 32 83 00
Address: Mariboes gate 7B, Oslo
Best Long List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
Arakataka in central Oslo is a restaurant and wine bar which continues to build one of the most interesting wine lists in Oslo. In the restaurant a seasonal menu is offered while modern bar food is served in the more informal wine bar.
Phone: +47 22 42 60 88
Address: Christiania Torv 4, Oslo
Few places in Oslo have such staying power as Brasserie Hansken. Established in 1997 it's still extremely popular with locals as well as travellers and has a longstanding reputation for quality. Located in the picturesque Christiania Torv, it's surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in Oslo. The waterfront is just a quick stroll away, and in the summertime, the outdoor terrace is a bustling, busy sight. The cuisine, as well as the interior, is classic French with a Scandinavian flair, and the staff is both service-minded and experienced, making it a favourite venue for business lunches as...
Phone: +47 464 33 555
Address: Elisenbergveien 19, Frogner, Oslo
California Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by DAOU, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023
Brasserie Ouest is located in the quiet and distinguished Frogner area in the western part of Oslo. In the classic French brasserie surroundings you can enjoy a classic menu with a good selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. The wine list mirrors the French cuisine and covers a wide range of France's classic regions, but allows for other regions from Europe and the new world to pair with everything from frog legs, oysters, charcuterie and more substantial dishes like steak tartare or bouillabaisse.
Phone: +47 22 11 08 00
Address: Pilestredet 27, Oslo
Beijing Palace might be more famous for their wine list than their food. The blue suede sofas gives a warm touch to the otherwise clean and simple interior right in the middle of Oslo city center. The Chinese menu is long, but it is the simple and sublime dim sum that attracts Oslo’s wine enthusiasts.
Phone: +47 23 20 23 23
Address: Fredensborgveien 44, Oslo
Established in 2015, but the homely vibe makes guests feel it has been there forever. Located in an area previously not known for either great food or wines, now well worth the short stroll from downtown or Grünerløkka with the Star Wine List Red Star Nektar next door. Cosy and warm atmosphere, and you can expect French bistro fare of high quality, and a well-curated wine list covering all bases of French wine. Particularly strong selection of Bourgogne, with Rhône valley also well covered. A real treat is the fact that Chez Colin is open on Sundays as well.
Phone: +47 23 98 98 98
Address: Ingelbrecht Knudssøns gate 1, Oslo
In the west part of Oslo’s city center, Cru has gained a reputation as a wine bar with a personal and interesting wine list. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the wine bar section and share a few French bistro courses or go for a full menu of modern British cuisine in the restaurant. Cru has an extensive wine list which goes deep into classical European regions like Burgundy, Mosel and Champagne.