Some colleagues of ours had told me and my friend what an amazing restaurant this is whilst we were having a drink in the bar next door. They´d also warned us that you can´t book a table and you can´t order off the menu! So arrive at or just before 5pm when it opens and get your name down on the list. I would never have known about this place had I not been told about it by colleagues, the restaurant is small and dark and has assorted jars around the room containing everything from a preserved snake to Barbie!
There is only one waitress, but then there is only about 30 covers, and she is amazing. She is very informal, and will sit down and stroke your arm whilst you order, she also really knows her stuff and was really helpful in choosing wines that would compliment the food, but not break the bank!
The food was served over 6 hours which seems a long time for dinner, but its 10 courses and it was really nice to relax over dinner and although I was very full at the end, I wasn´t so full I couldn´t finish! But, wow, the food was amazing, possibly the best meal I´ve ever had. The menu changes frequently, depending on the season and the desire of the chef, and you can see the kitchen in action. We had predominantly fish and seafood (5 dishes), including oysters, lobster and halibut, then one meat, one poultry, a slush (to cleanse the palate) cheese and dessert.
It isn´t cheap and expect to pay the best part of 200 GBP for food and wine, my colleague and I were quite conservative with the wine and only had two bottles, it would´ve been easy to drink more, but we may have ruined our enjoyment of the meal. But it is worth every penny and I would thoroughly recommend this if you love food, can justify the expense and want to have a very unique dinner in Oslo