Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Lunch menu
11:00 - 21:00

Afternoon Tea


Including your choice of tea.

Afternoon tea is unfortunately not served as lactose-free or vegan.

NOK 635 per person
Cucumber and mild horseradish cream on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
Smoked salmon with egg and black truffle on brioche
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk)
Mortadella with cream cheese, pumpkin seeds on Schiacciata
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
Tart filled with Skagen salad and dill
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
Lune Scones and banana bread served with clotted cream, lemon cream and seasonal jam
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
A selection of pastries and sweet temptations from our patisserie
NV Champagne Geoffroy Expression Brut

Additional product

NOK 157
NV Sparkling Ferrari Trento Brut

Additional product

NOK 145

Sandwiches with seafood

Lyngen prawns

with egg, lemon and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, crustaceans)
NOK 295
Lyngen prawns

with green asparagus, egg and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, milk, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 325
Skagen salad on toast

with Kalix vendace roe

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans)
NOK 285
Smoked trout

with scrambled eggs, dill and onion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
NOK 245
Cured cod

with green peas and wild garlic

(Contains: Wheat, rye, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 235
Smoked mackerel

with dill cream and horseradish

NOK 235
Herring plate

3 types with classic accessories

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 275
Fried plaice

with fresh prawns and curry remoulade

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 285
Fried plaice with Kalix vendace roe

Skagen salad and white asparagus

(Contains: Rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 285
Kalix vendace roe

with toast, sour cream and red onion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
30 gr - NOK 415 / 50 gr - NOK 615

Sandwich with vegetables

Small potatoes

potatoes topped with spring onions, capers, aged goat's cheese and onion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 235
Butter-boiled green asparagus

with Valdres cheese, egg and herbal emulsion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 265

Sandwich with meat

Roast beef

with potato salad, horseradish and crispy onions

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 265
Cured neck of pork

baked small potatoes, wild garlic and capers

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 265
Warm liver pâté

with beetroot salad, pickled cucumber and horseradish

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 265
Classic butcher's beef tartar

with side dishes.

Add French fries, 65 kr

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 265
Carbonade with fried egg

fried onion and pickled vegetables.

Ad French Fries, 65 kr.

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
NOK 295

Sandwich with cheese

Fried camembert from Dovre

with blackcurrant jam and sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 265
Råblå from Grindal

with rhubarb and rye bread

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 225


Caesar salad

with chicken, bacon and parmesan

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
NOK 285
Green salad

with spring vegetables cooked in butter and parmesan

(Contains: Wheat, milk, sulphites)
NOK 215

Cakes from our pastry

Napoleon Cake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Budapest Cake
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 120
Carrot cake with cream cheese
(Contains: Wheat, pecan nuts, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Chocolate and coffee mousse cake
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Strawberry and vanilla tart
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
NOK 130
Basque cheesecake with strawberries
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Hazelnut Eclair
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Chocolate and salted caramel tart
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Lemon tart with meringue
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 130
Scones with side dishes
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 135
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
NOK 75
Petit Four
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, eggs, milk)
NOK 125


Bristol's own selection of teas

Bristol sources the highest quality tea leaves from across the globe, curating the ultimate tea-drinking experience for our guests. Symbolizing 8 integral facets of Norway, each represents one of the carefully selected teas. Bristol aspires for our guests to treasure these 8 tea varieties and evoke fond memories of their time in Bristol upon encountering these elements again

Wooden - House Jasmine Dragon Pearls

Young spring picked buds of green tea, naturally scented with fresh jasmine flowers over five whole nights. The result is a soft, vivid infusion with the sublimely enchanting aroma of sweet, fragrant jasmine.

Lake - April LongJing

An organic example of one of China's most prized green teas. Hand-picked in spring 2022 and expertly pan-fired, it's nourishing and uplifting with vivid spring-fresh flavours and roasted hazelnut sweetness.

Mountain - Wild Mountain Tea

In the forests of Fujian, China, numerous ancient tea trees grow. Local tea farmers handpick the leaves during the best seasons. Through a series of processes, they create tea with a rich flavor and a hint of orchid fragrance.

Fjord - Earl Grey

An invigorating black tea lifted by fresh and exuberant citrus. For supreme texture and flavour, a touch of natural bergamot extract tempers the tea's inherent richness.

Sunshine - Peach Oolong

Peach Oolong offers a mellow and refreshing taste with a fresh and pure aroma reminiscent of dried white peaches.

Garden - Oolong rose

The flowers and tea together create a sense of autumn, offering a layered and delightful taste that lingers. The infusion is dense, pure, and provides a floral aroma without any bitterness or astringency.

Snow - White Peony Tea

This traditional combination of white tea buds and leaves steeps a smooth, flowery cup with slight earthy notes and flavors of melon.

Forest - Blackcurrants and roselle hibiscus

A quenching, vivacious blend of juicy blackcurrants and dried roselle hibiscus, eliciting a balanced infusion which is naturally bursting with bold flavour and a gentle tartness.

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.

Experience our British traditional Afternoon Tea.



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 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.