When Oslo opened in 2014, it was a major coup for Hackney Central – an area more notorious for its charming shabbiness than its potential to house a Nordic-inspired restaurant / club / bar that’s a stone throw away from the station. Four years on and it’s settled into the neighbourhood nicely, earning a rep for its Sunday roasts and live music nights.
Oslo’s latest move is a new, revamped menu in time for summer. New additions on the menu include:
- Cod Bolinhos (cod croquettes)
- Nordic Poke
- Grønn Salad
- Spiced Halloumi Sub
On a recent visit, I went for the poussin – a tender, whole roasted baby chicken, finished off with a sweet balsamic glaze, and accompanied by a respectable thai salad and quality fries. It was more than a sufficient lunch – although my plus one and I couldn’t help but order the impressive banoffee sliders for dessert (a menu standard, but pretty extraordinary).
Of course, when the sun’s out, the last thing anyone wants to do is dine indoors, but on those days when the weather’s misbehaving, Oslo’s at least a destination that, unlike our summers, won’t disappoint.
Check out pics from my visit below:
To check out the menu or plan a visit, head over to their website oslohackney.com.