Despite what the name may imply, Meatmarket isn’t a seedy late-night pickup joint. Rather, it’s an upmarket grill and tapas restaurant at the posh Tjuholmen end of the Aker Brygge waterfront dining and nightlife strip.
I went with a group of girlfriends, most of whom ordered the gourmet tapas menu. The selection was a little too seafood-heavy for my taste with calamari, prawns and king crab, so I went for the pulled pork burger (which was excellent).
But then, out came the tapas selection. Immediate. Food. Envy. The waitress did an incredible job of defying gravity under the weight of a huge plank of wood, laden with the most incredible bounty of food. The quality was excellent, it was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and the servings were generous – we couldn’t get through it, even with the non-tapas orderers helping out! Meatmarket is expensive, but the quality matches the price.