Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Afternoon Tea


Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs served on white bread
Cucumber and mild horseradish cream served on four grain bread
Bristol's homemade ham with ramson cream served on white bread
Croustade filled with lumpfish roe and sour cream

(Contains: All allergens)

Homemade scones from our pastry shop served with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jam

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
Petit four

A selection of pastries and sweets from our pastry shop

(Contains: All allergens)

Choose between Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Assam, Darjeeling First Flush, Chai, Sencha, Oolong Formosa, Rooibos*, Bestemors Frukthave, Kamille*

* Decaffeinated


Hot chocolate

Replace your tea with our hot chocolate (+NOK 40). A blend of milk chocolate and dark Belgian chocolate flavored with orange and Madagascar vanilla. Served with whipped cream.

(Contains: Milk)
NOK 495 per person

Open Faced Sandwiches Served 11:00 - 17:00

Hand-peeled Shrimp

Served with soft-boiled eggs, mayonnaise and cucumber on white bread


(Contains: Oats, wheat, rye, eggs, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 245
Smoked trout & scrambled eggs

Served with with scrambled eggs and onion salad flavored with crown dill


(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 185

Served with with russian salad, cress and classic remoulade

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, mustard)
NOK 205
Fried Plaice

Served with curry remoulade, fresh prawnsand lemon on rye bread


(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, celery, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 225
Bristol's homemade minced steak

Served whit Caramelized Onion, Chanterelles and Fried Eggs

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard)
NOK 205
Classic beef tartar

Served with with classic accessories and grilled bread

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, mustard)
NOK 195
Najade salmon

Served with with Berber potato salad, sour cream from Røros and dill

(Contains: Wheat, fish, milk, celery, mustard)
NOK 185
Fried chickpeas

Served with marinated broccolini with lemon and hummus

(Contains: Wheat, sesame seeds)
NOK 155
Baked cauliflower

Served with with roasted cauliflower cream, herb salad and fried capers

(Contains: Wheat, milk, sulphites)
NOK 155

Lunch Served 11:00 - 17:00

Hitra crab salad

Served with lemon, tarragon emulsion and grilled sourdough bread topped with Västerbotten cheese

(Contains: Barley, wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 195
Bristol Caesar salad

Served with chicken breast, croutons, bacon and aged parmesan

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, mustard)
NOK 225

Cakes from our pastry Served 11:00 - 17:00

Napoleon cake

Homemade puff pastry, whipped cream flavored with rum from Jamaica and Tahiti vanilla

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 115
Budapest cake

Almond meringue rolled with mandarins and whipped cream

(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 115
Classic Opera cake

Coffee and almond base and dark chocolate ganache

(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 115

With Norwegian blackberries

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 115
Homemade Scones

With clotted cream, lemon curd and Seasonal Jam

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 70
Custard Tart

Filled with vanilla cream

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 70

3 courses Served 17:00 - 22:00

Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout «Troisgros» Vin Jaune and sorrel

(Contains: Fish, milk, sulphites)
Pink roast lamb saddle

With Barigoule on celery root, roasted garlic cream, mushroom duxelle, butter roasted spinach and roasting broth

(Contains: Milk, celery, sulphites)
Apple pie

With Tahiti vanilla ice cream

(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 525 per person
Drink menu
NOK 495 per person

Evening dishes Served 17:00 - 22:00

Marinated kalamata olives
NOK 55
Gratinated oysters

Served with from Arnevik with vermouth, herbs and mie de pain

(Contains: Wheat, molluscs, milk)
NOK 35 per ysters
Homemade potato chips

Served with vendace roe dipp

(Contains: Fish, milk)
NOK 75

Served on Norwegian duck liver and smoked pork bone with Reine Claude plums in Armagnac and coarse mustard

(Contains: Milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 155
Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout «Troisgros» Vin Jaune and sorrel 

(Contains: Fish, milk, sulphites)
NOK 165
Snow crab salad

Served on butter fried toast with fresh shrimp topped with fried kale and fresh apples


(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 200
Baked beets from Moum Gård

Marinated with pistachio vinaigrette. Served with Roquefort Carles and frieze salad.

(Contains: Pistachio Nuts, milk, sulphites)
NOK 165
Pink roast lamb saddle

Served with with Barigoule on celery root, roasted garlic cream, mushroom duxelle, butter roasted spinach and roasting broth

(Contains: Milk, celery, sulphites)
NOK 295
Pan-fried turbot

With apple glace, dill stewed Berber potatoes from Moum Farm and vendace roe

(Contains: Wheat, fish, milk, sulphites)
NOK 395
Shellfish fricassee

With autumn vegetables from Moum Farm and mussel sauce flavored with crown dill

(Contains: Molluscs, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 395
Bristol beef burger

With Gruyère emulsion, truffle, pickled red onions and French fries

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 250

A slice of Morocco – in the centre of Oslo

The Hotel Bristol was designed by Finn Rahn (1879–1936), the architect, noted in particular for the design of what was known as ‘the Moorish Hall’ – Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren you see today. Rahn drew his inspiration from Morocco, where he spent every winter. Even though the rooms have been refurbished, the Moorish style and characteristic interiors have been well-preserved. In other words, you can enjoy good food and drink in historic Moroccan surroundings!

The historic centrepiece

Musicians, politicians, writers and actors have drawn inspiration here since 1920. The hotel’s house pianist Frank Sarközi sets the tone nowadays, whilst our classic menu provides the very best in food and drink.

Experience our British traditional Afternoon Tea.


The Bristol sound

In the middle of Vinterhaven, surrounded by palms, chandeliers and Moorish columns, stands a grand piano. Our house pianist usually sits here to set the tone for the visit and create a completely unique atmosphere for our guests.


We love a good cup of tea at the Bristol. You can either order Afternoon Tea, or just a single cup, but always from a complete range of different types. We also have our own signature blend we produce ourselves: aromatic, black tea, flavoured with chunks of orange, citrus fruits and rose petals.

Sweet temptation

If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to be. We receive freshly-baked cakes (seven different!), scones, ice cream and sorbet every day from the Bristol’s own bakery. We specialise in French pâtisseries, with Napoleon Cake as one of the best sellers.

Finely cut sandwiches

One of the highlights of Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbarenis the wonderful tall sandwiches. Here you can pick and choose from several delicious sandwiches, topped with everything from shrimp and roast beef, to plaice and smoked salmon. A delight for both eye and palate!

Best cocoa in town

Our guests still tell us that they think we have the best cocoa in town, and we can only agree. We make our cocoa from the best Belgian dark chocolate and full cream milk, served in a silver jug with perfectly-whisked cream to go with it.

Indoor parking

The Bristol garage is open to both staying and dining guests.