An Oslo institution, Theatercafeen has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals for more than a century. Today it still attracts Oslo's beau monde, and as it's right across the street from the National Theater, it's a good bet for celebrity spotting. The menu varies with the seasons: in autumn, try scallops and Atlantic pollock or some excellent lamb. To have any chance of getting a table during the super-busy julebord season (mid-November to Christmas),
you will probably have to book several months in advance.
Continental Hotel, Stortingsgt. 24–26, Oslo, 0161, Norway