Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Lunch menu
11:00 - 21:00

Afternoon Tea

Cucumber with mild horseradish on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
Smoked salmon with eggs and truffle on brioche
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk)
Chicken stir-fry with herbs at Schiacciata
(Contains: Wheat, milk, celery, sulphites)
Tart filled with Skagen and dill
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
Scones from our patisserie with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jam
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
A selection of pastries and sweet petit four from our patisserie

Including your choice of tea.

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

625 kr per person
NV Champagne Geoffroy Expression Brut

Additional product

157 kr
NV Sparkling Ferrari Trento Brut

Additional product

145 kr


Hand-peeled prawns from Greenland on white bread

with dill, lemon and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
295 kr
Toast Skagen on Brioche

with soft-boiled eggs and Kalix vendace roe

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans)
285 kr
Herring plate “Sild”

3 types of herring with rye bread, crispbread, egg and dill

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk)
275 kr
Crispy plaice on rye bread

with Skagen salad, herb salad and curry remoulade

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, crustaceans, sulphites)
285 kr
Smoked trout on whole grain bread

with baked onion salad and herb salad

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
245 kr
Oven-baked celery root on country bread

with black cabbage emulsion, crispy cabbage and honey

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
255 kr
Bristol’s roast beef on whole grain bread

with potato salad and onion

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
265 kr
Minced steak on sourdough bread

with fried eggs, beet salad, mustard vinaigrette

and caramelized onions

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
295 kr
Hanger steak tartar

with classic accompaniments and butter-fried sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
265 kr
Add on French Fries
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
55 kr
Liver pâté on rye bread

with beetroot salad, pickles and mushrooms

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, milk, sulphites)
255 kr
Fried Camembert from Eiker

with black currants jam, homemade crispbread and grilled sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
230 kr
Mustard-glazed pork neck on sourdough bread

with red cabbage salad, horseradish and crispy rinds

(Contains: Wheat, milk, celery, mustard, sulphites)
265 kr


Bristol's Caesar salad

with chicken, bacon, parmesan and croutons

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
285 kr
Bristol’s Romano salad

with parmesan and croutons

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
190 kr

Cakes from our pastry

Napoleon Cake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
130 kr
Budapest Cake
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
130 kr
Black Forest Cake
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
130 kr
Coffee and Chocolate Cream Profiterole
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, soya beans)
130 kr
Vanilla and raspberry mousse
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
130 kr
Pistachio Roll Cake
(Contains: Wheat, pistachio nuts, eggs, milk)
130 kr
Hazelnut Dream
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, almonds, eggs, milk, soya beans)
130 kr
Mont Blanc
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs)
130 kr
Pumpkin Cheesecake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
130 kr
Cloudberry Pavlova
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
130 kr
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
135 kr
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
75 kr
Petit Four
(Contains: All allergens)
125 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.

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.