Rockwater is a cool and casual waterfront restaurant located on Hove Lagoon in Vadsbro, just north of central Oslo. The restaurant serves fresh Nordic cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients and seasonal flavors.
Its menu has a lot of interesting options for both vegetarians and meat-eaters; plus, there are plenty of excellent drink options. The prices at Rockwater aren’t cheap – expect to spend around NOK 300 (about £30) per person – but it’s worth saving your pennies for this special occasion venue. With that in mind, here is our review of Rockwater in Hove.
The Vibe at Rockwater
The atmosphere at Rockwater is relaxed and casual. The venue describes itself as a “gourmet outdoor restaurant,” and it’s definitely a place to kick back, relax and take your time. The decor is simple but stylish. The restaurant is huge, with plenty of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy their experience.
There’s a bar area where you can get drinks and snacks – we’ll talk more about those later. The vibe at Rockwater is truly unique; it’s a mix of relaxed vibes and a high-end atmosphere. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with friends, have a business meeting or go on a date.
The Food at Rockwater
The food at Rockwater is fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced. Most of the ingredients are sourced from the nearby seaside or from the farmers in the Oslo area. You can tell that a lot of love and care goes into making the dishes.
They’re not only tasty and creative but also beautiful to look at. The menu at Rockwater features some classic Nordic dishes, including gravlax and pickled herring, as well as some more innovative options. There’s a good selection of vegetarian options on the menu, including a delicious risotto and a mushroom dish we highly recommend.
The seafood dishes are excellent, and they also have a great selection of steaks.
The Drinks at Rockwater
The drinks selection at Rockwater is very impressive. The venue has an all-Norwegian wine list, and the beer and gin selections are also very local. They also have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks options for those who don’t drink.
The cocktail menu is excellent, with plenty of interesting and seasonal options, and a good selection of classics. If you go for the classics, we recommend the Old Fashioned and the Negroni – they’re excellent.
Rockwater is an excellent choice for a special occasion restaurant, with a relaxed but stylish atmosphere, great food, and an impressive drinks list. The prices aren’t cheap, but this is a special occasion venue, and you can tell that the owners have put a lot of thought and effort into making it worth your while.
If you’re in Oslo, make sure you visit this restaurant. If you’re visiting Oslo, you have to make time to visit Rockwater. The venue is truly unique and will make for an unforgettable experience. It’s a great place for a special occasion, or for just spending an afternoon with friends or loved ones.
Rockwater is an excellent option for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, and there are plenty of non-alcoholic drink options too. The prices aren’t cheap, but it’s definitely worth saving your pennies for this special occasion venue.