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Oslo has a large choice of restaurants for your dinner or reception - Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
Oslo has a large choice of restaurants for your dinner or reception Photo: CH/Innovation Norway

Receptions and dinners in Oslo

Are you looking for a restaurant where you can have meetings, receptions and dinner? Oslo offers a wide range of venues for larger groups.


You may choose from good, old-fashioned rustic food, delicious dishes of fish, game, moose and reindeer or stimulating culinary dishes from every corner of the world. The produce comes fresh from nature’s own pantry! These are some of Oslo's restaurants.


This legendary Vienna-style café is featured on the New York Times list of the world's 10 most famous cafés, and has been the city's most popular dining and meeting place for over 100 years. Inside the café you can see a unique collection of portrait paintings, all portraying people who are, or have been, regular guests at Teatercafeen.

Maximum capacity: 350 delegates.

Solsiden Restaurant

The name Solsiden means 'the sunny side' and that is exactly where it is; on the sunny side of the pier, right below Akershus Fortress. This excellent seafood restaurant has a live lobster tank, oysters, salmon and other Norwegian delicacies prepared with natural, organic ingredients at the hands of master chefs. Please note that Solsiden Restaurant is open in the summer only.

Maximum capacity: 350 delegates.

Louise Restaurant & Bar

Situated by the harbour in an old engine workshop, this restaurant has plenty of space both indoors and outdoorsLouise Restaurant & Bar offers a large and varied à la carte menu that combines Norwegian and international cuisine guided by the current trends.

Maximum capacity: 600 delegates.


This place has a café, restaurant and private dining facilities in historical surroundings, high up in the Holmenkollen hills. Frognerseteren was built in 1891 and has a magnificent view of the city and the Oslofjord. The kitchen at Frognerseteren presents the best of traditional Norwegian cooking.

Maximum capacity: 140 delegates.

Fram Museum

The Fram Museum shows the history of the Norwegian polar expeditions. The polar ship ”Fram” is the sea-going vessel that has been the farthest to the north and the south in the world. This is the place for people who want to experience a unique part of polar history, in addition to good food and drink.

The Fram Museum can offer everything from a tasty tapas menu on deck to an exclusive Arctic-inspired eight-course dinner served in the salon of the Fram. The Fram Museum makes a perfect setting for special events, and has capacity for up to 400 delegates.

Contact information

Oslo Convention Bureau - VisitOSLO 
Phone: +47 23 10 62 00
Website: visitoslo.com/meetings 
Email: congress@visitoslo.com

You can also contact staff at Oslo Convention Bureau directly.

Last updated:  2014-08-07
Dining in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Nancy Bundt/Innovation Norway
Dining in Oslo, Norway

About Oslo

Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city with almost 635,000 inhabitants. Oslo Airport Gardermoen is 55 kilometres from the city centre.


The capital of Norway is a well-equipped conference city with hotels and meeting facilities for up to 8,500 people.

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