Oslo: Fiskeriet

The SO had a late evening at the NDC conference, so I was left to find dinner on my own. After wrapping Bubby up nice and warm against the cooling evening temperatures, we took a quick brisk walk around the corner from the hotel, where I found myself at a very busy Fiskeriet, one of the few fish markets still in Oslo’s city centre.

Fiskeriet

Fiskeriet

Fiskeriet occupies a sizeable shop space in front of the Youngstorget square and is divided into its fish market space, where one could peruse its spread of fresh fish and wall of condiments and refrigerators stuffed with pre-prepared seafood products (there was a loaf of seafood pate I was very curious about). And its dining area for freshly prepared meals.

The fish market portion might’ve been cleaning up for the day, but the eatery was still going strong with punters lining up to get their fishy fix.

Fiskeriet

Fiskeriet‘s menu isn’t very wide, but they are known for two things: their fish and chips, and their bacalao. Their mussels also appeared very popular.

Fiskeriet

What I loved about Fiskeriet was that they offer to pricings for some of its menu items: the more expensive pricing for the privilege to dine in its very limited seating areas, and the cheaper price for you to take-away. I certainly found the significantly cheaper take-away option as quite an incentive, so placed my order at the counter and waited before taking my paper bag back to the hotel.

Fiskeriet

Fiskeriet

I got the bacalao – a rich tomato based soup full of seafood, olives and vegetables as a takeaway (NOK 129), which came with slice of bread and mayonnaise for spreading. The meal was hearty and so yummy! I recommended it to the SO when he returned from his function and was sorry I didn’t have more time (or stomach) to try the rest of their menu!
Fiskeriet
Youngstorget 2 B
0181 Oslo
Norway
Tel: +47 22 42 45 40