Oslo is an East London hotspot known for its live music and club nights, but did you also know they’ve got a banging food menu too?
Last week, we decided to pop in for a lunchtime treat. It was a gorgeous day so we sat outdside in the garden and watched the world spill out of Hackney Central station.
The cocktail list is split in to Classics and Oslo specials. We went for an Oslo Spritz and a Gentleman’s Sour, both from the specials. The spritz was exactly what you’d expect, fresh, fizzy and fuelled by Prosecco. And the sour, a surprisingly sweet take on a classic cocktail.
Sat with my partner in crime when it comes to foodie escapades, we sipped away and deliberated the menu.
There’s a great range of starters, mains and desserts on offer spanning a number of world cuisines. The Grønn Salad and the Pølse (Norweigan sausage) are influenced by the Nordic region and sit amongst other dishes like Cod bolinhos, Iberian Chicken Salad and a selection of subs and burgers.
We opted for the Oslo burger and a bowl of Nordic poke. One healthy, one not!
The burger is stacked high with a juicy beef patty and made special with a slab of thick cut bacon and swiss cheese. It’s topped with all the usual garnish and Oslo’s special sauce.
The Poke is fresh, light and mega colourful. Smoked salmon sits on top of spinach, barley, pickled cabbage and pineapple and is covered in a mango mayo. Perfect for a summers day.
We finished our lunch with a couple of Melon Mojitos whilst we watched the evenings artists prepare for their gig, carting large equipment in and out of the venue.
If you’re in the area Oslo is worth a visit. Live music nights are on frequently, cocktails are reasonably priced (for East London) at £8.50, and the burgers and Sunday roasts are a mean feat.
To see what’s going on at Oslo, visit www.oslohackney.com
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