Outdoor restaurants and bars in Oslo

Outdoor dining in Oslo

Enjoy great food and drinks under an open sky.

In a city where the winter is long and cold, the inhabitants are rarely seen happier than when warmer winds and more sun makes it possible to enjoy food and drinks out in the open air.

Many of Oslo's bars and eateries take pride in offering their guests elaborate outdoor spaces, and there are many charming patios, sidewalk seats and backyards to be enjoyed. Here are some of our favourites.

Selected restaurants with outdoor seating

Popular areas for outdoor eating & drinking

Some areas in Oslo have particularly generous options for outdoor seating:

  • The upper part of Oslo's main street Karl Johan 
    The stretch between Rosenkrantzgate and Universitetsgata is closed for traffic in summer, giving room for 400 outdoor seats provided by nearby restaurants.

  • Olaf Ryes plass at Grünerløkka
    Charming square framed by sidewalk seating

  • Teaterplassen at Grønland
    Home to several restaurants with outside tables

  • Solli plass at Frogner
    A perfect spot to enjoy a glass of champagne (or three) in the sun

  • Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen
    Several options for outdoor dining with a view of the fjord

Great spots for drinks in the sun