The Palm Court Restaurant

Palmen (The Palm Court Restaurant) is Oslo’s best kept “secret oasis” - an architectural gem at the heart of the Grand Hotel, with its distinctive glass dome.

We wish to offer an experience in a unique atmosphere with focus on the seasons local Norwegian ingredients.

On these traditional grounds, our chefs have now introduced modern culinary trends with creative compositions and innovative techniques.

Our goal is to challenge as well as to please all the senses, whatever the occasion.

Try our selection of cold and warm light dishes, or treat yourself and a friend to our colorful afternoon tea with sweet and savory flavored creations accompanied by a glass of bubbles.

Palmen is renowned as the architectural gem at the heart of the Grand Hotel, with its distinctive glass dome letting light flood in. The restaurant is divided into three sections, with the possibility to offer a chambre separée for up to 16 people.

Palmen Restaurant first opened in 1913 and celebrated its centenary in 2013. To mark this occasion, the restaurant was presented with a new exciting menu and a re-designed interior.

Norway’s most highly regarded interior designer, Anemone Wille Våge, has given the restaurant a new look that embraces a glamorous classical style.

Palmen Restaurant was originally an open-air garden with fountains, called the Palm Garden. Here guests could enjoy the culinary delights on a cool and shady veranda, just like Ibsen used to do in the summer. The garden was enclosed with a glass roof in 1913 and palm trees were planted.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 11:00 - 22:00


12:00 - 22:00

* Summer 2015: Palmen will be closed for the summer in the period June 28th to August 3rd. 

  • Palmen Restaurant
  • Chambrée separée, Hogarth
  • Evening in Palmen
  • Table for two
  • Palmen Kitchen
  • Palmen Kitchen
  • Palmen Mussels
  • Homemade bread
  • Head Chef Apostolis Fraimis
  • Restaurant Manager Paula Lundberg


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A cancellation of table reservations must be received no later than 12 hours before the booked arrival time. Failure to arrive entitles the hotel to invoice a “no-show” penalty charge as compensation.

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