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.