Comfort Hotel Boersparken
Phone: (47) 22 471717
Fax: (47) 22 471718
Bars & Cafes
This is one of Oslo's finest patisseries. At Pascal, you can enjoy French cakes, homemade ice cream and high-quality chocolates in an old-fashioned atmosphere.You can also buy light lunch dishes such as quiche, pies and baguettes made with the careful hand of a confectioner. The end of the meal is equally delightful, what with the many delectable confections on offer.
Shrouded in the color brown and clothed in unparalleled class, words fail when you first enter the restaurant turf of Posthallen. The subtle additions of shiny, leather recliners arranged besides hardwood tables, flanked by champagne glasses and crisp linen, serve as indications of the timeless ambiance you are about to be seated in. Posthallen's attractive location in the heart of Oslo provides this establishment an edge over many others. However, the spotlight lingers on the Nordic food served, which is based on creativity and authenticity in terms of ingredients and culinary foresight. Eat from the appetizer menu or the A la Carte menu, or go the whole way with a three or a five course meal. A special evening cannot find a better venue than Posthallen, with its envious amalgam of ambiance, sumptuous food and polite service.
Every Tuesday, Norwegian and international musicians meet for one of the most exciting jam sessions Oslo can offer. The warm green and orange colors in here take your mind away from the capital of Norway to cities miles further south, where salsa, Latin rhythms and the North-African raï dance all become natural. The guests at Cafe Sr or Club Sr as it is called on weekends, come from all corners of the world, together creating a unique atmosphere. During the day Cafe Sr offers coffee, tea and cakes; at night it changes into more of a drinking place. The bouncers have a reputation for being strict but fair.
Head to Arctic Internet on any day of the year, whether it's to get in touch with your folks at home or to get a high resolution print out. Burn a CD or laminate something, fax or email - this is your one stop business service provider. You can enjoy a steaming mug of coffee while your work gets done.
In the middle of the Old Town, or Kvadraturen, with its plethora of restaurants, museums and galleries, you will also find Celsius. The kitchen is situated right behind the bar, so you can observe the chef at work. The menu offers light food such as sandwiches, various pasta meals and Mediterranean dishes. The food is served with homemade bread. The historic premises are filled with a warm atmosphere, partly due to the big, old-fashioned fireplace. In the summer the vastly popular outdoor area is also open (and usually very crowded). Celsius is fully licensed.
Whether you write it 'Sub.scene', 'Sub Scene' or 'subscene', this place is the place-to-be for raw rock 'n' roll. Local, regional and touring bands perform here regularly. Subscene is a venue that welcomes people of all ages. This age-related leniency means that no alcohol is served, or welcome, at the subscene café. Don't worry though, the fantastic performances and food will you make it worth it.
Located in the heart of Karl Johans, Sir Winston is one of the most loved places in the neighborhood. This English bar will offer some of the best beers and wines available. Choose from the extensive variety of 21 beers and enjoy in the beautiful beer garden. The interior ambiance is dim lit with a traditional English decor and absolutely comfortable seating. The piano bar only adds a sweet charm to this place. Offering wifi too, their prices are quite reasonable, considering a bar in Oslo. Check out the website or call ahead for detailed information.
One of the trendiest clubs in Oslo, the Source Club is spread over three floors. The upstairs translates into a chic dancing and lounge area, and comes complete with a shiny disco ball and a psychedelic feel. This upstairs section caters mostly to the needs of the trend-setting and higher class section of the society and has three special VIP sections that have their own waitresses and service. The downstairs or basement is the place that sees all the live action in the club. It comes well-equipped with superb lighting, sound system and sound equipment and also has the largest stage area in the club. On a regular basis, some of the best DJs and artists perform here to a very attentive and music-hungry crowd. The Source Club also has a backyard where visitors can catch a breath or a smoke before heading in to dance and party again; or they can just sit outside in this heated area and enjoy a night of lounging around. There is also a bar area for those who aren't into dancing, where you can sip your chosen spirit and enjoy some soothing soul or reggae music. Please see the website for further information.
Starbucks, with multiple locations across the globe, has become synonymous with coffee. Located at the busy Central Station, this Starbucks serves up its varied caffeinated concoctions to weary travellers looking for a pick me up. A comfortable spot to relax over a cup of coffee, you can also indulge your sweet tooth from their selection of baked goods like cheese cakes and muffins. A good place to stop by if you're in a hurry, or if you have some time to spend.
At Baltazar you can dine in the historical surroundings of the old Bazaar, directly behind Oslo Cathedral. The interior of this restaurant is simple, but the curved room and the subdued light create a sheltered atmosphere. The menu is international, with an emphasis on Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Seafood as well as meat dishes are served here. After your main course, do try the cheeses.
If you are in the mood for a lazy and comfortable evening, hop into Q Lounge. The lounge, located on roof top of First Hotel Grims Grenka, is quite a happening place for drinks. The decor of the place creates a soothing and comforting ambiance. Luxurious furniture brings you the much needed comfort. The lounge also gives you a fantastic view of the city of Oslo. One can be sure to find some of the finest of cocktails here. If you are a connoisseur of champagnes, this place has it all for you. The resident Mixologist will even go as far as creating a designer cocktail just for you!
With its quirky décor, lively atmosphere and delicious food, T.G.I. Friday's is the embodiment of all things American. The restaurant offers diners an all American menu of steaks, burgers, chicken wings, ribs, salads, pastas and much more, while the bar serves up a selection of beer and some wicked cocktails. The service staff are friendly, cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. Located at the heart of the city, the restaurant is just a short distance away from a number of attractions and the central station, drawing in an eclectic clientèle all through the day. Forever bustling with life and good cheer, T.G.I. Friday's is sure to lift up your spirits and keep you coming back for more.