13 wine places in Oslo that celebrated "13 the lucky number"
"13 the lucky number" was celebrated during two weeks in September, (31 Aug to 13 Sept 2020). Riesling and other German grapes from the 13 German wine regions were celebrated all around Norway, with pairing menus, tastings, events – and of course a whole lot of German wines. Here are the venues in Oslo that participated in the celebration of "13 the lucky number" 2020! (Sponsored by Tysk Vininformasjon Norge)
Phone: +47 23 32 83 00
Address: Mariboes gate 7B, Oslo
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 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: 464 33 555
Address: Elisenbergveien 19, Oslo
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 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.
Phone: +47 981 82 000
Address: Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo
Oslo’s legendary Grand Café & Vinkjeller is located in Grand Hotel next to the city’s main street, Karl Johan. The wine bar downstairs offers a selection of finger food and small plates and among the 16000 bottles and 1500 labels, there should be something for all wine lovers. All main regions are covered on Grand Café & Vinkjeller’s wine list which is a textbook in classical wines. Every day there is also a selection of wines by the glass in this perfect hideaway from busy everyday life.
Phone: +47 22 69 50 00
Address: Universitetsgata 12
In the middle of Oslo, Katla is a recently established restaurant and wine bar, with the chef joining from Pjoltergeist. In the restaurant an eight-course menu is served, while the wine bar has a menu served a la carte. The kitchen presents an eclectic set of dishes inspired by Iceland, Asia and South America.
Phone: +47 22 37 22 97
Address: Torvbakkgata 12, Oslo
Perhaps Oslo’s first wine bar, Dr. Kneipp´s at Markveien Mat & Vinhus is an institution that continues to attract wine enthusiasts. The atmosphere in both the wine bar and restaurant area is relaxed and the worn dining room bears witness to conversations and bottles shared over three decades. Markveien Mat & Vinhus has a long and classic wine list from regions like France, Italy, Spain and the US. The wine list will also reveal some older vintages rarely found elsewhere.
Phone: +47 923 38 293
Address: Nordre gate 2, Oslo
Oslo's Nedre Foss Gård, the beautifully restored farm from the 1800s has a spacious dining room with an open kitchen also overlooking parts of the wine cellar. Wooden, fishbone floors, glamorous wall paper and custom-made leather sofas mixed with neo Scandinavian furniture sets the scene for long dinners or Sunday roasts accompanied by a bottle from their well curated wine cellar. French classics meet modern American wines, South Africa meets Australia. Across the yard, you will find the Radegast wine bar, also listed here on Star Wine List.
Phone: +47 919 24 446
Address: Fredensborgveien 42, Oslo
Mild shock reverberated around Oslo when news broke that iconic sales manager and Fine Wine Director Veslemøy Hvidsten had resigned from her job. Was she retiring? Had she bought a winery somewhere on the continent? Was she starting her own import company? In fact, she had found the quaintest little cottage in Oslo and decided to transform it into the wine bar Oslo didn't realise it was missing. Joining her in this project is sommelier and musician Sindre Solheim, as well as chef and wine enthusiast Ed Shaw. Together they've created a wine bar that always feels welcoming, discerning and qual...
Phone: +47 22 56 43 00
Address: Hegdehaugsveien 22, Oslo
Right behind the royal palace, Plah has become an institution for Asian restaurants in Oslo and continues to attract a wide range of people. In comfortable surroundings fine Asian dining meets fine wine. The wine list is comprehensive and all about pairing, with a particular focus on German wines.
Phone: +47 923 38 293
Address: Nordre gate 2, Oslo
Austrian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Austrian Wine 2020
As you enter the Radegast wine bar at Nedre Foss Gård, you may get the feeling of entering a private wine cellar or a wine club. The temperature controlled glass cupboards are filled with wine bottles and there is plenty to choose from, such as Jura (for once in Oslo, the Jura selection may actually be larger than the Burgundy one), Spain, Italy and South Africa.
Phone: +47 22 83 31 00
Address: Myntgata 9, Oslo
In the old part of Oslo city Center, Restaurant Festningen is seated close to Oslo Fortress and overlooks the port of Oslo. The restaurant is elegant with a touch of rusticness, and the food is classic with a modern touch. The restaurant can easily seat larger groups, yet manages to keep its cozy ambiance whether you are in a party of two or forty. The wine list of Festningen is long, classic and dominated by French wine, but you will find something from all corners of the world.
Phone: +47 974 32 020
Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 60a, Oslo
Short Wine List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2020
When Vinoteket opened in 2018, it gained instant fame for three things: the ridiculously low-priced wine list, the innovative pizzas and the fact that former European Sommelier Championship winner Robert Lie was general manager. Today the wine prices are a bit more normal (albeit still cheap), the pizzas are as good as ever, and the wine list continues to evolve and grow. While the combination of great pizza and a kick-ass wine list has been seen before, it's unusual to find such a relaxed and friendly venue in an area of Oslo known just as much for its poor taste as it's wealth and lavish sp...