No restaurant guide to Oslo is complete without a mention of Maaemo, the first restaurant in Norway to be awarded two Michelin stars in 2016. It gained a third one in February 2017. With the Danish chef Esben Holmboe Bang at its helm, the restaurant has won award after award and developed a distinctly Norwegian menu, mixing ancient food and techniques with modern-day finesse. The food is made only from organic and natural ingredients that can be found in Norwegian nature.
It is the perfect place to taste the very best meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, berries and herbs that Norway has to offer. The menu is constantly changing and staff members are encouraged to put their own spin on dishes. Maaemo is extremely popular and booking in advance is a must (think a few months ahead).