Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Afternoon Tea Served 17:00 - 22:00

495 kr per person
Mild horseradish cream and fresh cucumber on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
Smoked salmon with egg cream on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk)
Smoked ham with thyme cream on barley bread
(Contains: Wheat, rye, milk)
Tart with duck rillettes, port wine gel and salty pistachios
(Contains: Wheat, pistachio nuts, milk, sulphites)
Homemade scones from our patisserie with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jams
Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Including our hot chocolate instead of tea.

535 kr per person

Evening dishes Served 17:00 - 22:00

Ham hock terribe

with figs, hazelnut aigre-doux, pickled mustard seeds and salad

(Contains: Hazelnuts, celery, sulphites)
185 kr
Beef tartar on hanger steak

with mustard, Jerusalem artichoke and tarragon mayonnaise

195 kr
Bristol’s burger

with onion jam, pickled cucumber, tomato, smoked cheddar, truffle emulsion and French fries

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
265 kr
Baked cod

with petit pois, barley groats and horseradish

(Contains: Fish, milk, celery, sulphites)
255 kr
Fish and shellfish fricassee

with fennel and kale

(Contains: Fish, milk, celery, crustaceans, sulphites)
275 kr
Kalix vendace roe 50g

with brioche toast red onion, whipped sour cream and lemon

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
535 kr
Baked celery root

with onions, hazelnuts, truffle and celery sauce with apple leaves

(Contains: Hazelnuts, milk, celery)
215 kr
Fana cheese from Ostegården

with plum and rye bread

(Contains: Wheat, rye, milk, sulphites)
145 kr
Marinated kalamata olives
55 kr

3 course Served 17:00 - 22:00

Lightly cured trout with celery cream, citrus gel and crispy celery
(Contains: Fish, milk, celery)
Slow baked brisket with carrot cream, red wine sauce and pommes Anna
(Contains: Milk, celery, sulphites)
525 kr per person

Dessert Served 17:00 - 22:00

Napoleon cake

homemade puff pastry, whipped cream flavored with rooms from Jamaica and Tahiti vanilla

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
155 kr
Petit Four

A selection of sweet temptations from our patisserie

135 kr
Warm chocolate tart

with dark chocolate fondant and homemade vanilla ice cream

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
165 kr

meringue, vanilla chantilly, blackberry sorbet

(Contains: Eggs, milk)
155 kr

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.