Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Mini sandwiches: Crustless bread from our own bakery, stuffed with the best flavours of the season

Scones: Homemade scones from our own bakery, served with clotted cream and seasonal jam

Petit four: A selection of pastries and sweets from our pastry

(Contains: All allergens)
NOK 395

Open Faced Sandwiches (all day)

Hand peeled prawns

Served on white bread with boiled egg, cucumber, lemon, dill and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
NOK 245
Smoked trout & scrambled eggs

Served on four-grain bread, trout roe and lettuce

(Contains: Oats, wheat, rye, spelt, eggs, fish, milk)
NOK 185

Served on four-grain bread with remoulade, onions and pickles

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

Open Faced Sandwiches (11-16)

Soused herring

Served on rye bread with potatoes, capers, egg and horseradish

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 175
Smoked duck breast

Served on four-grain bread with stirred hen, celery, and apple

(Contains: Oats, wheat, rye, spelt, eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 175
Classic beef tartar

Served with toasted sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, spelt, eggs, mustard)
NOK 185
Potatoes & poached egg

Dill-boiled potatoes served on four-grain bread with poached egg, and watercress emulsion

(Contains: Oats, wheat, rye, spelt, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 135

Warm sandwiches (all day)

Deep-Fried filét of plaice

Served on buttered white toast with fennel salad and curry remoulade

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, sulphites)
NOK 195
Minced steak

Served on sourdough bread with fried egg, pickled beets, and caramelized onions

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard)
NOK 195

Á la Carte (all day)

Baked beetroot salad

Salad on baked beetroot, baby vegetables, potatoes and beans with watercress emulsion and crispy rye

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 225
Classic Caesar salad

Served with thyme roasted chicken, croutons, crispy pancetta and parmesan

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk)
NOK 225

Á la Carte (16-22)

Baked cod

Served with salt-baked celery root, Jerusalem artichoke and creamy shellfish sauce

(Contains: Fish, milk, celery, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 325
Duck confit

Served with lentil and pancetta ragu, crispy Brussels sprouts and duck sauce flavored with orange

(Contains: Milk, celery, sulphites)
NOK 345

Cakes from our pastry

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Budapest roll
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Yuzy & mandarin cheesecake
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
NOK 105
Chocolate paradigm
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Bristol's profiterole

Filled with Praline and Kahlua

(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 105
Homemade scones

Served with clotted cream, lemon curd and jam

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 70
Custard tart with vanilla cream
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 65
Home made ice cream & sorbet

Ask your waiter about available flavours

NOK 35 / NOK 105

Soft drinks

Farris Blå / Farris Lime
NOK 59
Farris Bris Naturell
NOK 59
Pepsi / Pepsi Max
NOK 59
NOK 59
7UP free
NOK 59
Mozell Eplemost
NOK 59
Cranberry juice
NOK 59
Pineapple juice
NOK 59
Tomato juice
NOK 59
Egge eplemost
NOK 115

Non-alcoholic sparkling

Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Lyserød

A sparkling made from organic tea

NOK 110 / NOK 645
Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Blå

A sparkling made from organic tea

NOK 110 / NOK 645

Non-alcoholic beer

Munkholm 0.33 l
(Contains: Barley)
NOK 59
Munkholm Christmas 0.33 l


(Contains: Barley)
NOK 59
Carlsberg 0.33 l


(Contains: Barley)
NOK 59
Erdinger 0.33 l
(Contains: Wheat)
NOK 75
Sagene Kjørepils 0.33 l


(Contains: Barley)
NOK 75
Brooklyn Special Effects 0.33 l


(Contains: Barley)
NOK 75

Non-alcoholic cocktails

Virgin Mimosa

Choose between orange, strawberry or pineapple

NOK 110
Virgin Bellini
NOK 110
Virgin Bloody Mary
NOK 110
Lyre´s American Malt & Ginger Beer
NOK 110
Lyre´s Orange & Tonic
NOK 110

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.