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)
Smoked Ham and mustard on whole grain bread
(Contains: Wheat, milk, mustard)
Tart filled with spicy crab from Hitra
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, 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
157 kr

Including your choice of tea.

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

605 kr per person


Hand-peeled prawns from Greenland on white bread

with dill, lemon and mayonnaise

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, crustaceans)
285 kr
Toast Skagen

with soft-boiled eggs and Kalix vendace roe

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

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

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

with Skagen salad, herb salad and curry remoulade

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

with asparagus and onion salad

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, fish, milk, sulphites)
235 kr
Fried chanterelles on sourdough bread

with fried small potatoes, pickled forest mushrooms, mushroom cream and aged Valdresost

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

with potato salad and onion

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

with fried eggs, seasonal mushrooms, salad, mustard vinaigrette and caramelized onions

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

with classic accompaniments and butter-fried sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk, sulphites)
240 kr
Liver pâté on rye bread

with beetroot salad, pickles and wild mushrooms

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

with black currants jam, homemade crispbread and grilled sourdough bread

(Contains: Wheat, rye, eggs, fish, milk, mustard, sulphites)
225 kr


Bristol's Caesar salad

with chicken, bacon, parmesan and croutons

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

with parmesan and croutons

(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
185 kr

Cakes from our pastry

Napoleon Cake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
125 kr
Budapest Cake
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, milk)
125 kr
Black Forest Cake
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
115 kr
Coffee and Chocolate Cream Profiterole
(Contains: Almonds, eggs, soya beans)
115 kr
Yoghurt Pavlova
(Contains: Eggs, milk)
115 kr
Pistachio Roll Cake
(Contains: Wheat, pistachio nuts, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Hazelnut Dream
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, almonds, eggs, milk, soya beans)
115 kr
Walnut Cake
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, walnuts, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Pumpkin Cheesecake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Frangipane Meringue Tart
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, eggs, sulphites)
115 kr
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
125 kr
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
70 kr

Ask your waiter about the selection of the day

35 kr per piece
Vanilla Pecan Choux
(Contains: Wheat, pecan nuts, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Mango pavlova
(Contains: Eggs, fish, milk)
115 kr
Lemon meringue tart
(Contains: Wheat, eggs)
115 kr
Pistachio and raspberry cake
(Contains: Wheat, almonds, pistachio nuts, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Chocolate cake
(Contains: Eggs)
115 kr
Vanilla and blackcurrant cake
(Contains: Wheat, hazelnuts, eggs, milk)
115 kr
Banoffee cake
(Contains: Wheat, eggs, milk)
115 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 & 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.