Galgen Oslo

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Galgen – Relaxed atmosphere, great local food

Galgen is one of those local restaurants I just love to find outside of the city center in Oslo. Located in the area of Galgeberg, which connects the old, traditional working-class Vålerenga and Jordal area with the more urban and upcoming Grønland and Tøyen, Galgen has craved a position as one of the leading meeting points for the local community. Here you will find no tourists, but a nice variety of locals, with students meeting up to have a fairly priced dinner or a family meeting up for a nice get-together.

They also throw different events and have a quite popular quiz night, so check out their Facebook site to see what is going on the day of your visit. I like to come here on Thursdays when you can taste the very traditional Norwegian dish “komle” (potato ball with some sort of meat) at a decent price. The menu also has other nice causal dishes both for lunch and dinner, and the prices are good – a perfect and chill atmosphere to do some work, play some games, or just hang out with friends for a drink. In the summer, they even open up a very nice backyard. Worth a visit.

You could either walk 20 minutes from Tøyen or Grønland metro station or jump on a bus to Galgeberg. Closed Mon/Tue.

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Strømsveien 1, Oslo

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Opening Times

Tue - Fri 12:00 - 23:00 Sat 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 21:00


Lunch dish: NOK 150


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)