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“one of the best in Norway”

Statholderens Mat & Vinkjeller
Ranked #42 of 1,446 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Kongsberg
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“one of the best in Norway”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

In a decent, slightly rustic atmosphere in the cellar or the Restaurant, well trained and knowledgeable waiters who are also very attentive.
The food was stunning and the wine went very well with it.
This is a place to be absolutely recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Thomas P
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Europe
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointing for Lunch”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I had high expectations for lunch at this famous restaurant but was ultimately disappointed. The lunch menu was an uninspiring list of cold sandwiches (smørbrød) with three choices for mixed platters. I ordered the "luxury plate" which consisted of the Christmas special pork rib, a meatball, some smoked salmon, a pile of shrimp, a breaded piece of fish, some herring and accompanying sauces. The shrimp was not fresh and from the look and taste of it, not much different from the packaged, deshelled shrimp one buys at any grocery store. The food was good but not great and definitely not worth the 350 NOK I paid for the luxury plate. The wine was very good but at over 100 NOK for a glass of chablis and 40 NOK for an espresso, the "extras" doubled the cost of the total bill. I would not recommend this for lunch unless it is convenient and you don't have high expectations for a special culinary experience. I suspect that dinner is much better.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank lovestravelling2003
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lack of advertised quality”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Based upon a five-course dinner with the proposed wine meny, I have become very suspicious as to the ratings given this high rated restaurent by professionals.

My disappointment may be caused by getting a discount offered by being member of the socalled A-Club (instituted by Norway´s leading newpaper, "Aftenposten"), the quality deliberatly reduced because our resevation was made with reference to said rebate.

The waiter made too much of himself and tended to dominate when introducing the food being served instead of being of discreet service. As for the main course he repeatedly emphasized it was deer from the south of Sweden as if that means deer-meat from this region is superior to other places, which it probably is not.
But when being served this, we could imagine the meat had been cooked in Sweden and then brought to Oslo for re-heating! It was not warm when served and gave the impression of not being freshly cooked.
The wine selected was not bad but more ordinary, however, since we all were high in age and seasoned international travellers with wine-knowlegde, better wines were expected in this reputed restaurent.
The conclusion is that, although there were also pleasant experiences, we could have had a more exclusive and better meal at another and less reputed restaurent at a much lower price.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Proffen28
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Oslo, Norway
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We had the 10 course menu.

Served as follows:

bread & fancy butter / oil
3 'courses' made up the first 2 plates.
a fish course
a lamb course
cheese
desert

Smaller portions than I expected, actually, however, the food was really very good. The bread stayed on the table throughout too so if you were hungry that helped quite a lot!
We had the matching wine menu, which was expensive but added greatly to the experience. The waiter was very well informed and passed on a lot of knowledge with each glass. There was also a lovely Masala wine with the cheese and a sweet desert wine too.

Overall very impressive, nice atmosphere. it wasn't cheap, but this is Oslo so with that in mind it was reasonable for the food we had.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MattyG77
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Lae
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth it”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I wouldnt say this is expensive considering we only paid slighty more for a family pizza at Peppies than the main meal here. In a top restaurant in Australia, I expect to pay the same if not more. Food was awesome and the staff and service was at the highest standard. It was a pitty we turned up late without a booking as the kitchen didn't have time to do the 10 plate dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank dubjohnston
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