Ekebergrestaurant is located in the hills just above Oslo, with a stunning view of the inner Oslo fjord, the city and the Operahouse. If you arrive by car or taxi, you will find us by following the signs to Nordstrand. Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is the nearest neighbor. The restaurant has since 2005 been owned by Christian Ringnes.
The Functionalist building was first completed in 1929, drawn by architect Lars Backer. The restaurant is built with flat roofs, large windows, a terrace and an arched entrance in a corner tower. The architect emphasized the maximum number of window seats.
The building was once one of the city’s most popular dancing restaurants, but in the 1980s the building decayed increasingly and was closed in 1997. The restaurant has since undergone an extensive restoration and reopened in March 2005. The interior of the new Ekebergrestauranten was designed by Thomas Ness.
The à la carte restaurant on the ground floor serves seasonal menu made from fresh ingredients. There is a banquet hall on the second floor with room for 170 people for dinner and two rooms suitable for smaller events. The terrace has about 300 chairs in the summer months.
Ekebergrestauranten is listed by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and protected by law.
If you arrive by car, bus or taxi follow the traffic signs to the main station and Nordstrand before taking a left at Kongshavn vgs. You can also take the blue tram. 18 or 19 to Ekebergrestauranten, which goes every ten minutes from Oslo Central Station.
The stop is called Ekebergparken (Former Sjømannsskolen).