Oslo has some of the world’s best chefs – with the awards to prove it. No less than four chefs have won gold medals in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or, the Olympic Games of gastronomy. For 2010, five restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars, the ne plus ultra of the culinary world. Not bad for a city of only half a million people. Sadly, Restaurant Bagatelle, the only 2-starred restaurant in Oslo, was closed in December 2009, due to conflicts between the major share holder and the very outspoken and highly celebrated chef Eyvind Hellstrøm, also known in Michelin circles as Genius of the Fjords.
In the Guide Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2010, the following restaurants have one star:
- Beautiful Statholdergaarden
- Elegant Le Canard
- Classic, conservative Feinschmecker
- Small, intimate Restaurant Oscarsgate
- Excellent Haga Restaurant, in the Bærum countryside
Additionally, two restaurants have the Michelin BibGourmand (an inspector’s favourite with good value). Restaurant Eik received the BibGourmand in 2009. New recipient of this award is Oro Bar & Grill.
Michelin-starred restaurants in other European capitals:
Photo courtesy of Statholdergaarden