Kestral (29) Årnes, Norway | December 13, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rustic in style, but not with the cluttered maximalism you usually see that those kinds of places, rather sparingly decorated. Old photos from the area on the walls, dark wood mixed with earthy colours makes it nice and cozy. The restaurant serves traditional (though with some more modern twists on some dishes) norwegian food with local ingredients. I had lutefisk with bacon and brunost wrapped in lefse, then deep fried, and it was as heavenly as it was wierd sounding. Not the most observant servers, as we were only 5 people in the room, and there were as many waiters, and I still waited for new drinks and such. The bar is much the same, though way more attentive and talkative servers. Very decent prices for their brews, which is all they serve along with akevitt and some whiskey. Food was in the mid to high price range. All in all, a nice brewpub/restaurant that I will revisit every so often as it’s pretty close to my home. Worth checking out, it’s only a short train ride from Oslo.