Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

Book a table
1 January - 31 May


Prawn sandwich

Served on Bristols sourdough bread with soft boiled egg, lemon, dill and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
NOK 175
Smoked Salmon & Asparagus

Served with egg, capers, pickled shallots and dill oil

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
NOK 195
Deep-fried filét of plaice
Served with lettuce, lemon and remoulade
(Contains: Barley, oats, wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 175


Classic Caesar salad
Served with thyme roasted chicken, croutons, bacon and parmesan
(Contains: Barley, oats, wheat, rye, spelt, hazelnuts, eggs, fish, milk, sesame seeds, soya beans)
NOK 185

Main courses

Steak Frites

Served with baked tomato, Pommes Frites and Sauce Béarnaise

(Contains: Eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 345
Bristols Homemade Burger

Minced chuck beef, Gruyére cheese, onion compote with black truffle
Served with homemade pommes frites and Chipotle emulsion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 255

Cakes from our pastry

Mille Feuille
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Budapest Roll
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Forest Noir Chocolate Mousse
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Homemade scones with the flavour of the season

Served with jam and clotted cream

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 70


NOK 65
Please ask your waiter for our selection of nuts
(Contains: Wheat, cashews)
from NOK 45

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

House pianist Frank Sarközi is to be found in Vinterhaven, seated at his grand piano and surrounded by palms, chandeliers and Moorish columns. He’s there six days a week to set the tone for our guests, creating a unique atmosphere, as he has done for no less than 35 years.


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 & Bibliotekbaren is the sumptuous open sandwich buffet. Take your pick between ten different and delicious open sandwiches, topped with everything from salmon to roast beef and plaice. A delight to the eye and the 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.