One of the things I love while exploring Oslo is to unexpectedly discover simple, hidden, typical, neighborhood restaurants. Albertine Spiseri was one of those happy discoveries. Located on a side street of the bohemian St.Hanshaugen within walking distance from the well-known historical street Telthusbakken or the nice St.Hanshaugen park, Albertine Spiseri is easily accessible and a great stop to combine with a walking tour in Oslo.
The first impression of Albertine Spiseri is of a simple local eatery, don’t expect any frills. The real value of the place is its honest, copious, and delicious Mediterranean food. The chef is from Spain and the friendly owner is from Turkey. I ordered a vegan meze menu, with many small dishes, everything fresh, made from scratch, full of flavor and at one of the best price-quality ratios in Oslo.
To sum up, visit Albertine Spiseri if you fancy real good food and enjoy a typical, non-touristy, local eatery.