In an industrial setting close to Oslo’s old dock, this strikingly minimalist restaurant is, ironically, all about connecting with nature ('Mother Earth' being the ancient Norse translation of Maaemo). Headed up by Esben Holmboe Bang, its progressive cooking showcases the country’s rugged wilds. A sublime 20-course tasting menu takes you on a journey through the Norwegian landscape, featuring ingredients plucked from the icy waters on the north coast, or grown and foraged in the area around Oslo. Dishes like langoustine roasted in pine butter helped put it on the map. As Norway’s only Michelin three-star dining room (and a new entry on the World’s 50 Best in 2018), it is one of Scandinavia’s hottest tables.
Schweigaardsgate 15B, Grønland, Oslo, 0191 Oslo