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Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Wednesday: 17:00-00:00

Thursday: 17:00-01:00

Friday: 17:00-02:00

Saturday: 16:00-02:00

(Closed 17th May)


Britannia's wine bar

Britannia’s Vinbaren (‘The Wine Bar’) is an interactive wine cellar located on the hotel’s lower level. Here you will find a plush and exciting bar, alongside three more intimate tasting rooms, all lined by 10,000 of the world’s best bottles.  

Vinbaren boasts one of the broadest selections of wine found anywhere in Norway, with many exclusive producers and hundreds of vintages available by the glass. The venue is managed Britannia’s Executive Bar Manager, Øyvind Lindgjerdet, a cocktail creator extraordinaire who has made a menu to suit and delight all palates. 

The result is one of Norway's most individual specialty bars. Vinbaren has a new and fantastic cocktail menu, inspired by elements from the wine world; how about a Krug Old Fashioned or Vinbaren's Bellini?

Extensive wine menu

In order to establish the collection, Britannia scoured producers from all over the world, acquiring bottles not on the market anywhere else and securing exclusive vintages. Vinbaren is a destination for both experts and beginners. It has an excellent selection of French, Spanish and Italian wines, and an even more impressive array from other wine-producing countries like Portugal, Lebanon, USA, South Africa et al. Wines which are available by the bottle and by the glass.

Britannia Hotel's wine cellar and bar, Vinbaren

Pop That Bottle!

Every Friday, cellar master Thomas Anderson digs deep into Britannia’s wine cellar to find a special bottle of wine to kick off the weekend (he ‘pops the bottle’ at 5pm). For wine lovers this is an opportunity enjoy rare bottles, sharing the cost with other aficionados. the perfect start to the weekend!

Sparkling Saturdays

Join us for bubbly weekends, with a sparkling wine tasting every Saturday. Excite the senses, and most importantly, have fun. Whether you’re a seasoned wine aficionado or just starting to explore the world of wine, our knowledgeable Sommeliers will guide you through three glasses, explaining the unique flavour and history of each. 

The tasting is at 4.30pm every Saturday. Booking advisable. The flight is accompanied by light nibbles and costs NOK 495,- per person. The perfect boost for a the weekend ahead.


Our menus

With thousands of wines available, with hundreds available by the glass, Vinbaren is the perfect place to while away an afternoon or evening, exploring the all the delights the cellar has to offer.

  • Wine Menu

    Award-winning selection
    The full list of wines available by the bottle at Britannia.
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  • Food Menu

    Light courses and snacks
    A selection of smaller courses, charcuterie, cheeses and snacks available to pair with your wine.
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  • Wine Courses

    Social and informative!
    All courses must be pre-booked and are subject to availability.
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  • Cocktails

    Brand New for Summer
    A series of wine-inspired drinks, something for everyone.
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