Vinterhaven & Bibliotekbaren

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Lunch menu
11:00 - 17:00

Afternoon Tea

Cucumber with mild horseradish cream cheese on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, milk)
Smoked salmon with scrambled egg and truffle on white bread
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk)
Smoked ham with ramson and black pepper on whole grain bread
(Contains: Wheat, rye, milk)
Tartlet filled with Skagen salad and dill
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, crustaceans, soya beans)
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
Champagne Geoffroy Expression Brut NV
150 kr

Including your choice of tea.

515 kr per person
Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Including our hot chocolate instead of tea. 

555 kr per person


Toast Skagen

with soft-boiled eggs and Kalix vendace roe

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans)
220 kr
Herring on rye bread

with red onion, turnips, radish, eggs, browned butter and 

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk)
195 kr
Fried Camembert from Eiker

with stirred black currants and homemade crispbread

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
210 kr
New potato on sourdough bread

with fried chanterelles, baked onions, horseradish and well-aged goat cheese from Myrdal 

(Contains: Wheat, milk, sulphites)
220 kr
Salt-baked potatoes on sourdough bread

with watercress emulsion, horseradish, and cured pork neck from Røysland farm Contains: Eggs, Wheat, M

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, mustard, sulphites)
195 kr
Homemade roast beef on whole grain bread

with celery coleslaw, horseradish and pickles

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
220 kr
Hand-peeled prawns from Greenland on white bread

with dill, lemon and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
255 kr
Smoked trout on whole grain bread

with green asparagus salad, scrambled eggs and dill

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
195 kr
Hanger steak tartar

with classic accompaniments and butter-fried sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
195 kr
Crispy plaice on rye bread

topped with shrimp, white asparagus and curry remoulade

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, crustaceans)
Minced steak on sourdough bread

with fried eggs, spring vegetable salad with mustard vinaigrette and fried onions

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, sulphites)
230 kr


Bristol's Caesar salad

with chicken, bacon, parmesan and croutons

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

with parmesan and croutons

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
165 kr

Cakes from our pastry

Napoleon cake

Homemade puff pastry, whipped cream flavored with rum from Jamaica and Tahiti vanilla

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
120 kr
Budapest cake

Almond meringue rolled with mandarins and whipped cream

(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
120 kr
Lemon tart

with strawberries and meringues

(Contains: Wheat, eggs)
120 kr
Raspberries and rhubarb mousse

with flavors of Earl Grey tea

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
120 kr

With clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal Jam

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
85 kr

Pastry dough filled with vanilla cream

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
70 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.