Time Out says
Occupying the 140-year-old former railway building that was once Hackney Central station, Oslo is a double-decker venue that opened in 2014. The Scandi-influenced downstairs bar and restaurant serves up stellar burgers and swanky takes on classics, while upstairs is a gig and club venue with a respectable capacity of 375. Up-and-coming bands and pop stars-in-the-making regularly make appearances on the schedule, alongside two weekly club nights: Friday’s Valhalla (hip hop and R&B) and Saturday’s Locomotive Disco (house, disco and funk). There are also some great cocktails on offer and – of course – craft beers a-gogo.
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Users say (21)
Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:4
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:3
Absolutely abysmal. My husband visited Oslo Hackney on Saturday 22nd July to enjoy a night out with work colleagues. Instead, items from his bag (an electronic cigarette and a silver necklace, a wedding gift from his mom) were taken from his bag in the Oslo Hackney cloakroom. Despite emailing them and phone calls every day to them, the response from my main point of contact Nathan, which amounted to zero communication and lack of care is disgraceful. They should be ashamed of themselves that they have thieves operating in their cloakroom. Regardless of whether you leave your items and valuables in their cloakroom at the owner's risk, who else would have access to the bags, coats that paying customers entrust them with, other than the staff themselves? Leave your stuff at your own risk as they very rightly put it. They'll take your money at the bar and help themselves to whatever else they think is valuable in your bags too. Appalling.
So much offered under one roof! Good food in the restaurant and lots of fun to be had upstairs. Only issue is the seating in the restaurant/bar is a bit hit and miss. You could all end up just sitting in a line next to each other next to the DJ if you're not careful.
Can't call as you get a mail box which is full, no response to email via website, cramped venue with as many tables as poss which is more uncomfortable than necessary for diners, the bar runs along one side of restaurant so drinkers continually crowd and knock into diners which ruined the night literally of our people at that end of the table, narrow table smothered in glasses we had to ask forbthem to be removed so we could move, slate tiles used a plates too big for the table, waiting staff were lovely but did not tell us that the kitchen closed at 10.30pm and said sorry no dessert, they could have told us to order in advance to get pudding, really poor just to be told we couldn't have anything else. As it was a birthday we had left cakes with the hostess to bring out as a surprise but the waitress knew nothing about it. We have upset stomachs the morning after.
This place could be lovely but they just haven't bothered to think it through, really sloppy and lazy. On the plus side music was excellent. Would like to tell you food was good as it was at the time but they have made us bloody ill!
Something tells me this reviewer didn't eat the food 'cause it isn't good. Many better options in the immediate vicinity. Nice space for a drink, although have been in twice and both times the five points ales were off.
Oslo seems to be missing the Herring and Norwegian Salmon. Customers are becoming more aware of healthy eating and tons of chips and bacon is not as attractive anymore. Twitter/bigsands
Just what the area needed - large enough to cater, but small enough to stay cool! Fabulous food - and brilliant clubs nights. love !