Harden's survey result
“Like going on a 1970s cruise without leaving the shore” – this “crazy-but-fun throwback” at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment-block is certainly “one of a kind”, and always “leaves you smiling”. “Faultless and charming” staff of decades’ standing bantering with silver-haired regulars of a not-dissimilar vintage create an atmosphere that’s “half restaurant – half theatre”: “there are always generations of families celebrating a birthday” and “the hubbub can be deafening, with cakes arriving at regular intervals”. The “absurdly retro menu” (crudités, melba toast, steak Diane…) is seemingly unchanged from when the place opened, and delivers “overwhelming helpings of well-cooked classic dishes, washed down with very sensibly priced wine”. “The renowned dessert waiter with his trolley is still there, but of late, no longer always does the same performance at the end of the meal, whereby he tells you what you want without you asking, and says ‘mama saved the last piece for you!’”
“An excellent throwback, which shows that the 1970’s can’t have been all bad!” – this “golden oldie” (“hard to find under an apartment block” north of Regent’s Park) is “unashamedly trapped in a bygone era” and everyone adores it (especially its devoted following of silver- and white-haired north Londoners). The “large menu” of retro fare is “always well-cooked”, comes in “very ample portions” and is served by “the friendliest and most efficient, caring waiters on the planet” (with a special shout out to Neil, the “entertaining man in charge of the sweet trolley”; reason to visit in itself for its magnificent selection of “ridiculously indulgent desserts”). “This is not dinner, but a night out!” – “go before it disappears!”
“How restaurants used to be” – this “fun throwback to the 1970s”, “quirkily located at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment block” perfectly preserves the plush pink style of the era; while its “wonderful happy atmosphere” is buoyed along by celebratory parties of septuagenarian north Londoners bantering with long-serving staff for whom “nothing is too much trouble”. The generous dishes are “old-fashioned, but superb if you like the style” (“where else can you find a proper veal Holstein?”) and “there’s always a full house because it’s such good value” (“it’s booked well ahead by those who know it”). Be sure to leave space for Neil’s dessert trolley.
“Whether you’re 70, 80 or 90 years old: the place to party!” This priceless veteran, quirkily tucked away at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment block, is “a top choice for senior citizens” across north London, “who want to take out 2-3 generations of their family for a celebratory dinner”. “It’s a total time warp”, but “very good at what it does”: “sturdy, classic ’70s food” is served in “generous portions” (“you’ll never leave hungry!”) by “unfailing” staff of the old school, in a “wonderfully camp”, “plush, pink and comfortable” (if “cramped”) setting. Special marks go to the “long-serving and extremely enthusiastic dessert waiter” (“OTT but fun”) who “always ‘saves the last one just for you!’”. Top Tip – “birthday cakes can be pre-ordered free for parties of 4+, and the singing’s not bad either!”
Oslo Court Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Another wonderful dinner. The waiters are most accommodating, and the food is outstanding."
"Great classic food"
"Lunch is always a hoot"
|Wine per bottle||£30.00|
Charlbert Street, London, NW8 7EN
|Monday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|