Contact us:

+47 73 800 803 

Opening Hours:

Tue-Thurs: 17:00-23:00

Fri-Sat: 15:00-24:00 

Closed Sundays and Mondays.


Corvid-19 / Corona Virus update: Vinbaren is temporarily closed until the hotel re-opens again. See our main page for updates regarding the re-opening of Britannia Hotel.  All regular events are also suspended until further notice.

Britannia’s Vinbaren (The Wine Bar) is a living cellar. A bar and three wine tasting rooms, lined by 8,000 of the world’s best bottles. To step down into this hallowed space is to immerse yourself in the broadest selection of wines found anywhere in Norway, accompanied by the finest cheese and cured meats. Served by some of the greatest sommeliers in the region. Here lies the opportunity to taste some of Britannia Hotel's finest wines.

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 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.

The Vinbaren team has acquired wines from legendary names and also hosts wine tasting masterclasses with visiting world-famous producers, as well as regular jazz and tasting events. 

It is possible hire Vinbaren (or a section of the bar) for a private wine tasting event, under the expert supervision of wine bar manager Thomas Andersen and his team. Send your enquiry using the contact information above, or see the culture calendar for news of regular events which you can participate in.

Become a member of Vinbarens Venner

Sign up here to receive invitations and newsletters from Vinbaren (The Wine Bar) at Britannia Hotel. By joining you will be the first to know about exciting Master class-tastings, Winemaker’s dinners and other food and wine events at Britannia Hotel.


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.

  • Vin by the glass

    Including, but not limited to this selection.
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  • Small food

    An incredible selection of cheese and fine meats.
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