Royal Gastropub – Oslo

Royal Gastropub resides in the oldest part of the old Oslo train station. This train station had a big refurbishment in 2015 and now has Østbanehallen: a modern food court and boutique shops. The Royal Gastropub is based in the Norwegian King’s old waiting room.

A central island was the bar area and the surrounding areas had high stools and tables and also some comfy seats. There was also an additional dining area offset at one end. For the comfy seating, there were open pebbled fires for the centre piece. Colourful lit panels decorated one side of The Royal Gastropub.

Food is ordered at the bar and is then brought out to the table with condiments and cutlery. The service was good and we experienced friendly staff.

There is a range of food available on the menu at The Royal Gastropub, something for everyone. The Smoked Salmon was a pretty dish presented on a red plate. Slices of Norwegian smoked salmon were accompanied with a fennel and radish salad, dill new potatoes and mustard creme.

A heartier meal was The Royal burger which came with fries. A vegetarian falafel patty with baked tomato, onions, salad and matured cheddar cheese came in a brioche bun. A twist to the burger was the Parmesan and truffle dressing.

Some finger food was the Nachos but it was actually a generous portion and would easily suffice as a main meal. A vegetarian chilli con carne came together with onions, jalapenos, cheese, homemade salsa, creme fraiche and avocado relish. A delicious and very moreish dish.

If that was not enough to keep us going, we opted for some Royal Gastropub’s Royal Fries. Royal Gastropub took fries to a whole new level with them being topped with onions, a Royal truffle dressing and some rosemary and Parmesan.

The atmosphere was relaxed at the Royal Gastropub. The food was all freshly cooked, of a high quality and it filled our tummies to the max.

Royal Gastropub, Østbanehallen, Jernbanetorget 1 0154 Oslo

Rating: ★★★★☆

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