The new Ekeberg Restaurant consists of several dining rooms, and our hope is that our guests will each find their very own special room.
During the summer, you don’t even have to enter the door, but can enjoy our service outdoors, with beautiful views of the Oslofjord, islands and all the boats going to and fro.
During the summer (May to September), we serve gourmet meals in our glass-covered veranda on the first floor.
The largest dining area is the à la carte restaurant on the ground floor, which seats 200. Here we can also provide a chambre séparée which seats 12 persons or a mezzanine area for 30.
On the first floor you will find our bar/lounge, the perfect place for a quiet conversation around small tables. The lounge with open fire can be closed off from the rest of the bar area and is suitable for lively discussions or just a break with a cup of cocoa after a walk around Ekeberg.
In 1927, Oslo architect Lars Backer won the competition to draw the new Ekeberg Restaurant. The original restaurant was built as early as 1916 by Tiedemanns Tobakksfabrikk.
Two years after the competition, in 1929, one of Europe’s foremost buildings in the functionalistic style was completed, to the joy of the Oslo population. Today, the building is protected, and all restoration work to the building is based on the philosophy of safeguarding the classical style, while modernising for new times.
Rumour has it that the people of Oslo would stand in long lines back in the 1930s just to enjoy the very first glass of beer outdoors on the hillside overlooking Bjørvika. What is sure, however, is that architects and enthusiasts from all over the world have visited this site throughout the last century, to view the unique architecture.
Ekeberg Restaurant was closed towards the end of the 1990s and was left to decay, until Christian Ringnes and Eiendomsspar purchased the building and announced that they were going to invest there. Together with restaurateur Bjørn Tore Furset, they have now created a modern house, while preserving all the classical features. The new building houses several restaurants, a bar/lounge, conference and meeting room facilities, function and wedding suites and a beautiful veranda on the first floor.