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A hot new music venue and restaurant bar planted smack bang in the middle of Hackney Central. Paying ode to owner George Akins' Norwegian roots, Oslo has a "Dark Nordic" theme, featuring eerie woodland and menacing folk characters - very cool, especially considering its position in the 140-year-old former Station Building, perched on the corner of Mare Street and Amhurst Road. Oslo is the latest offshoot of the DHP Family, the award-winning music promoters, festival organisers and folks behind much-loved venues, Rock City in Nottingham and Thekla in Bristol. 

Oslo brings some cracking live music to East London, with a license until 2am midweek and 3am at weekends, with a daytime restaurant bar serving locally sourced fare and craft beers to Hackney-ites.  Always managing to draw in music lovers, foodies and hipsters in one fell swoop, this new Hackney music venue has already proven itself a hit.


Prices vary depending on event
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 22:00
12:00 22:00
12:00 22:00
12:00 22:00
12:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 20:30


1A Amhurst Road, London, E8 1LL

East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Central (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Pint of Real Ale £4.40
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.50
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £42.00

Our Review

Oslo Hackney - London Restaurant Bar Review

Oslo Hackney - London Restaurant Bar Review

Just a few steps from Hackney Central station is Oslo, the Nordic restaurant, bar, live music venue and club that's famous around East London for its relaxed, fun-loving day times and its party atmosphere come the night. Hearing good things about...

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Great gig venue, overpriced drinking venue. The upstairs room is one of the biggest 'small venues' in the area, and they put on a really great range of gigs and nights. Don't buy wine unless you've recently won the lottery.
28 Jun 2017 by

Two part review here: Design My Night recommended Oslo as a place to watch the Rugby World Cup. I booked a table for 10 of us on Saturday. Unfortunately, while they have a huge screen at the end of the bar the DO NOT put the sound on the match so it's utterly pointless as a venue for sports fans to follow a game. We left and watched the match at a pub nearby (The Old Ship Inn - super service and great rotisserie chicken). We came back to Oslo hours later to watch Chk Chk Chk and cannot fault the experience - door & bar staff were efficient and the sound at the venue was super. No queues for the loos either - surprising. Will happily see other live bands there, but not sport.
26 Oct 2015 by

Went on saturday night. Showed up late - about 11:30ish but no problem getting in at all. Friendly bouncer too. My friend forgot she had some drink in her bag and when he found it, he didnt make a big issue out of it, just fairly took it away. Nice to see non aggressive bouncers. Some cool funky music downstairs (could be a tad louder for me) and upstairs more housey music - pretty busy but not in a crammed way. All in all a great late night venue choice.
02 Feb 2015 by

Good alt place to hang out. DJs always really fit the bill and it's not too hoity for a club in London. Prices could be a tad cheaper but had a great night nonetheless.
19 Jan 2015 by

Have been here twice in a week as bands I like happened to be playing here. Great for a small venue. I saw Black Rivers with a big drinking crowd and 1 staff upstairs. Sondre Lerche, with a slower drinking crowd, 2 staff upstairs. I got served eventually in the main bar on Black Rivers after the gig. I gave up after the Sondre Lerche gig, and as leaving I saw what I assume was the manageress of that day stroll off to the off licence leaving people waiting. Product, location and venue great, service is poor. It could be amazing.
29 Oct 2014 by

I went to see a gig here, great venue upstairs for something intimate like that as the room fills up so their is a great atmosphere. One downside was that it got very hot but other than that I'd be tempted back to try the restaurant.
23 May 2014 by

The food was great, the place is gorgeous but the service is horrible. Felt really rushed, like they wanted to take our money and then get us out so other people could give them their money. I'm glad I got to see it, nice to have something that looks and feels a bit special in the area but I don't think I would want to eat there again.
28 Jan 2014 by

great look and feel - totally disagree with the idea that this is industrial - its far more chic! Lovely velvet curtains and lots of very individual crafted items, hand drawn illustrations, hand made furniture, hand made lamp shades. Great atmosphere. a great hide out is the green room upstairs. burgers are delicious - hear the chef previously won awards for his mega buns!
23 Jan 2014 by

So good to have something new in the area! Love the design, lots of raw materials and crafted lights, cool vibe, toilets are tight - but hey im not gonna spend my night hanging out in loos!
23 Jan 2014 by

Nice beer. Expensive beer. Shambolic organisation. Terrible design - why do toilet doors open onto people? Bar stools are retarded design - attached to bar. Nice staff - just feel sorry for them for having to put up with terrible organisation. Might get better? Why is everyone doing distressed/reclaimed wood & exposed metal? Just so boringly unoriginal. They reckon they'l have good music..
21 Jan 2014 by

EPIC! I used to go to Rock City all the time when i was at uni, such a good venue, cannot wait for this to open in Hackney, no decent venues around there, gonna be ace.
04 Sep 2013 by

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