After extensive renovation of an old fortress, the main Festningen Restaurant is an elegant brasserie seating up to 120 people. There is also a top floor room that seats around 50, as well as an intimate space for 12 people in the midst of the impressive wine cellar. Festningen Restaurant focuses on the best seasonal products. It also offer a comprehensive and dynamic wine list, an impressive wine cellar and knowledgeable and committed staff.


“Interesting experience with nice wine tasting and food pairing.”


Nicolas Facchin

Twins souls of Tuscany

The tradition of Chianti Classico VS the innovation of the Maremma


Joakim Tibbling
Sommelier – Holmenkollen

Pauline Hagmann
General Manager – Festningen

Ken Engebretsen
Sommelier – Norwegian Sommelier School

Safia Adan
Sommelier – The Thief

Daniel Franzén
Food and Beverage Manager – The Thief

Marius Odland
Journalist – Vin og Brennevin Magazine

Tor Hansen
Sommelier and Owner – Verité

Peter Mancini
Sommelier and Owner – Verité

“I found it most interesting to be among all these nice and clever people, experiencing some really good pairings of food and wine”

Marius Odland
Vin og Brennevin Magazine