11 wine places in Oslo that celebrated "13 the lucky number" 2021

”13 the lucky number” was celebrated during two weeks in August, (18-28 Aug 2021). Riesling and other German grapes from the 13 German wine regions was 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” 2021! (Sponsored by Tysk Vininformasjon Norge)

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Phone: +47 21 60 01 01

    Address: Maridalsveien 15a, Oslo

    South African Wine List Of The Year Nordic, presented by Libertas Vineyards and Estates 2019

    Kontrast is located in the culinary area of Vulkan which used to be an industrial area by the Akerselva river. The Michelin starred restaurant offers the best produce of the season in both tasting menus and a la carte with beautiful presentations. If you choose one of the wine pairing menus you might be surprised by the modern touch to it, but Kontrast’s wine list is also worth a serious study before you dig in.

  7. Phone: +47 993 16 810

    Address: Frognerveien 33, Oslo

    Kolonihagen Frogner is a hidden gem in an old building in the beautiful Frogner area. Simple and organic is the core theme of the restaurant which goes for the wine list as well for the menu. Daytime it is more like a café, but in the evenings, people gather around small dishes with locally sourced produce - in the atmospheric building. The wine list is European centred, medium long, but to the point.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Phone: +47 974 32 020

    Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 60a, Oslo

    Best Short 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...

  11. Phone: +47 22 69 60 00

    Address: Ullevålsveien 43, Oslo

    Smalhans is a neighbourhood restaurant in the popular St.Hanshaugen area of Oslo. Perhaps the first restaurant in Oslo to offer a pure naked wine wine list, Smalhans is now well established among the locals as the place to go for for a full “Krøsus” menu, a snack in the bar, a plat du jour or a Sunday burger. The menu is varied and takes inspiration from all the corners of the world, and the wine list features some of the most well known naturalist wine makers of Europe.