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Grefsenkollen Restaurant

#151 of 1,142 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Grefsenkollveien 100, Oslo 0490, Norway
+47 22 79 70 60
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We phoned ahead and though we were too alte for lunch were told we would be able to have soup. Arrived and were denied soup and sent downstairs for pizza. The service was lacking downstairs with a girl more interested in other things. Finally amanaged to order and get drinks. The pizza was very nice and drinks fine but lack... More 

Grefsenkollen, Informasjonssjef at Grefsenkollen Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience during your last visit. Our kitchen closes at 15 for lunch, unless we have any pre-booked tables so unfortunately you were probably too late. That the bar service was bad is something we will work to make better and we want all our costumers to enjoy their stay. Hopefully... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a group of more than 75 people ... and nevertheless the restaurant managed to welcome us in an excellent atmosphere and to serve an amazing dinner ! thanks

1 Thank philippemW3537RY
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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730 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Grefsenkollen for the views, which were incredible. You're looking out over the entire city and the mountains and water beyond! We realized we got there a little early for sunset, so we popped inside to enjoy a beer. The bartender was friendly, and the building was great inside. It felt exactly like what I'd expect a Nordic... More 

1 Thank AlnAbroad
Helsinki, Finland
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great way to spend an afternoon. you can take a car or bus to the top, but i recommend to walk to the top. good beers on tap and great pizzas.

1 Thank Joona R
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cannot recommend enough. If you are in Oslo you should absolutely take the detour here.. Although not in town it's easy enough to get to via public transport or car- we took a bus from town which got us most of the way there and then walked up the hill which to be honest was part of the experience, we... More 

1 Thank Kellywhotravels
Grefsenkollen, Informasjonssjef at Grefsenkollen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for very nice feedback :) More 

Oslo, Norway
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Probably the best spot in Oslo for an amazing panoramic view over Oslo fjord. Cozy atmosphere and definately a picturesques venue. Popular among the locals and frequently visited during a sunny Saturday or Sunday.

Thank Elisabethmh
Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

When you make your reservation be sure to tell them you want to eat a meal otherwise all you can get is dessert. The service was friendly and good. The view is just amazing. The decor is rustic and welcoming. We had fish soup which was very tasty. Limited menu but very good.

Thank Maria R
Oslo, Norway
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431 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There might be only a few other spots which can be better than Grefsenkollen Restaurant in terms of panoramic view over Oslo fjord. The sight from there is simpy dreamy ! Such a great reward after an awesome hike in Lillømarka (or a cross-country ski session) : sip your coffee in a really picturesque venue, where the waiters wear the... More 

Thank LG-Aude-LG
Oeiras, Portugal
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The 5 course menu is a great experience in trying different flavors from scallops with artichoke, walnut and capers-beurre blanc to beetroot soup with goat cheese, beets and dill. The Gooseberries with vanilla and ginger ice cream is also very tasty. The atmosphere tries to reproduce an old country house on the top of Grefsen hill. At night, the view... More 

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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are looking for a "Belvedere" of Oslo, this is the right place. A little bit hard to reach the restaurant but worth it. Good restaurant, recommended in Michelin guide 2016. Also the place of a music festival in the summer.

Thank Sorin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$119
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grefsenkollveien 100, Oslo 0490, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 79 70 60
Grefsenkollen restaurant is located in a building from 1926 with a fantastic view over Oslo. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner (Tuesday - Sunday), but with very different menus. For lunch we are open from 12pm and you can choose between a 1-3 course lunch, a delicious soup of the day or Caesar salat. For dinner we serve a 3-course and a 5-course gourmet meal made from the best ingredients available. Table bookings mandatory. Grefsenkollen also has several meeting rooms and is available for everything from small, intimate meetings to big conferences. We also host all kinds of private parties like weddings and birthday parties.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?