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“Excellent meal in great surroundings!”

Klosteret Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 1,482 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Klosteret is situated in central Oslo - Hammersborg, beside the Deichmanske Main Library. The menu has a wonderful combination of continental and French dishes and the wine list is impressively diverse. The name Klosteret translates as The Monastery and there is a touch of the divine in the old brick arches lit by hundreds of candles and wonderfully calm atmosphere. A unique setting for a meal with colleagues, a romantic evening out or for guests from abroad - an unforgettable experience. The restaurant also has a Chambre Separée for private parties.
Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in great surroundings!”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The bad part first: Dining at Klosteret is not cheap. That said, it is excellent and well worth the money. The atmosphere is very romantic, the entire restaurant being lit almost exclusively by candles. Located in a cellar, this results in a romantic, warm setting regardless of when you visit. We were celebrating a birthday, and selected the 5-course meal with accompanying wine menu. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable wihout being in obsequious, and were happy to provide not only details of the food and how it was prepared, but also details of the origins and history of certain ingredients and wines. The portions were not excessively large, but instead left you wanting just that little bit more, avoiding the feeling of being overly full which can sometimes be the result of a meal consisting orf several courses. Although all courses were nice, a particular mention goes to the dessert, a creative combination of pear homemade vanilla ice cream and apple, combined with a superb dessert wine. Definitely a memorable meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful place and wonderful food”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We went here for a birthday dinner, and it was absolutely a great experience. The ambiance was calm and peaceful, the service swift and professional and the food exquisit. We had the five-course set menu, with assorted wines. The combination of food and wine was perfect, and the whole experience was very well wrapped up with a perfect dessert (with a perfect dessert wine). The portions were not too big, and this made me enjoy all five of the different courses. Absolutely a place to go if you want a romantic dinner.
There were a few business people there, but I would personnally not take business relations to this restaurant, as the athmosphere is not appropriate for that (in my opinion).

  • Visited June 2013
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Kolbotn, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a very romantic restaurant, so it is a good place for couples. There were also others there, groups of friends etc.

We both had a three course meal, put together from the menu. The food was of very good quality, and had an incredible good taste. There was a large wine-list, and the wine we were recommended was absolutely fine.

Not too expensive when you get so great food!

  • Visited April 2013
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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“Not as great of an experience as was hoping for”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Went there for an anniversary dinner and had an a la carte menu to choose from. The atmosphere was nice and charming, aside from a bit disturbing church music constantly playing in the background, but what would you expect, it is a cloisters restaurant. The waiter was nice and spoke decent English, as we thought. When we got our first course, I ordered Terrine of foie-gras and pork shank with blood orange marmelade, but did not get what was written in the description of the dish. Instead it was just fried foie-gras with a piece of toast--pretty dissapointing. The main course was more of a disaster then the appetizer. We have ordered two dishes, one of which was a trout with beets and some pure (don't recall the exact dish). Instead, I got a fried filet of cod with peanuts and jerusalem artichoke. Since it was very dark in the restaurant, I did not spot the difference right away and the waiter did explain the dish (the dish that I originally ordered but did not get). As I first tried it, I figured out that it was not the correct fish, and after a few bites we found out that it was a completely different dish. I though that oh well, since we already had a taste, it is somewhat uncomfortable to ask for a replacement. But, the dish was so overpowering with salt that we ended up asking for a replacement. After 25-30 minutes of waiting, after my bf has already finished his main course, I have gotten the dish I have first ordered. Unfortunately, as was the problem with dish number 1, the amount of salt was really generous and for me, very overpowering. I ended up eating less then half of the dish, and drank Lots of water during and after. The desserts were OK. We got a fondant and a berry clafuti, the fondant, even better, we make ourselves at home, berry clafuti was decent, but nothing spectacular.
We would definitely not go back and would not recommend it, from our own experience.

Visited November 2012
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Oslo, Norway
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Average food and raw service”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The ambiance is quite nice. But the food is only very average, not far away from the one some make at home. It's not bad, but that's just not worth the price at all. The waiters and waitresses are nice except one, the Asian lady is too directive and should attend the training "how should I behave towards other waiters in front of the guests". The 1st bottle of wine, that I picked myseld was ok. The second, which was recommended by the Asian lady was not.

  • Visited November 2012
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