From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Theatercaféen (Hotel Continental)
- Address: Stortingsgata 24/26, 0161 Oslo
- Phone: 47 22 82 40 50
- Web: www.theatercafeen.com
- Seats: 330
- Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11 am – 11 pm Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm
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In uncertain times, it always is nice to find yourself in a safe harbour, a place where time seems to stand still, where quality is more important than constant change, and where you can sit for a couple of hours while you enjoy a glass of port and contemplate life itself and how you ended up here. Theatercaféen could have been one of those places. It is not. It has actually blended its posh, luxurious history with a breath of inspiration from the more pulsating and greener present day. The menu has elements that will please everyone, and all are welcome in this room where unspeakable things have been done in the name of art. Here you’ll find timeless classics like a traditionally executed tartare, Olso-stlye open-faced sandwiches and waiters dressed the old-fashioned way. The big red disk of hand-cut meat with the condiments on the side and the yolk in its shell for you to blend in yourself is like time travel on a plate. Kalix bleak roe comes on white bread from the French bakers in town with a generous portion of sour cream. It might seem simple, or easy, but the chefs show their strength in not messing up a classic dish, and by just using great ingredients, and that is admirable. Theatercaféen is stylish; it’s tradition, history and future...
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