Trendy Grünerløkka boasts a varied and vibrant restaurant scene. Whatever takes your fancy, from brilliant burgers in a contemporary American-style diner to fine French fare, or from spicy Indian dishes to a bohemian café, you’ll find it in Oslo’s hippest district. Read our insider guide to Grünerløkka and spice up your Norway weekends at these ten unmissable venues.
For fine and fancy French fare in a stylish and contemporary setting that includes soft, sumptuous leather seating, beautiful exposed red brick and candlelight, Le Benjamin Bar and Bistro is a must visit in Grünerløkka. The restaurant bases its ethos around creating a casual French bistro experience, with authentic Gallic recipes made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. Inspired by a love of all things French, Le Benjamin serves fare like beef tartare with beets, capers and onion to start, and mouth watering mains like smoked pork shank with steamed cabbage and béarnaise sauce, all complemented by an extensive wine list.
Fru Hagen opened its doors in the heart of Grünerløkka back in 1996 and has established a reputation as a trendy, laidback café that attracts an edgy, alternative crowd. Open late morning until late evening, Fru Hagen has a bohemian and urban atmosphere with haphazard yet stylishly beatnik furniture that invites you to sit down and relax a while. Perfect for a cup of coffee or one of its wines, beers or cocktails Fru Hagen serves tasty snacks like omelettes, sandwiches, salads and pasta, or main dishes like grilled pork with plum sauce and local sausage with mushrooms and marinated red onion.
Thorvald Meyers Gate 40, Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway, +47 45 49 19 04