Dine in a historical building with magnificent views over the Oslo fjord


Strand Restaurant has existed as a restaurant since 1924; before then the building was a private residence and, much further back, a crofter’s cottage. In all that time, Strand Restaurant has been an important place to meet for many people in Bærum. Childhood friends Tom Victor Gausdal and Stian Floer opened the doors to the newly refurbished Strand Restaurant in spring 2010. 

The restaurant is just 5 minutes outside Oslo and enjoys an idyllic waterside location at the heart of Holtekilen. Major refurbishments were carried out in 2010, including a new kitchen, electrics and ventilation system. The interior design was entrusted to Norwegian designers Vigdis Apeland and Gina Rose. 

The venue includes a cosy baker’s shop, brasserie and restaurant with the focus on natural food and drink, and four attractive function rooms accommodating groups from 6 to 150 people. The restaurant serve an à la carte lunch during the day, and in the evening you can choose between a 3- and 6-course menu. The food philosophy is based on the best local ingredients on offer at any given time. The menus change weekly, depending on the availability of seasonal ingredients such as wild mushrooms, wild-caught fish, woodland birds and game. 

The staff are firm believers in locally sourced, ethical food, and use the best-quality seasonal ingredients. The ingredients are either organic or grown in a way considered to be sustainable. All food is freshly prepared without the use of artificial additives. And the same philosophy extends to their drinks menu. 

There is also a large outdoor dining area on the sea-facing terrace. The restaurant is located within Strandparken, which, with its obelisks and sculptures, is a popular place for a walk. The annual Norwegian Barbecue Championships are also held here!