From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Fredensborgveien 42, 0177 Oslo
- Phone: +47 46 77 72 12
- Web: bonlio.no
- Seats: 50
- Opening Hours: Tue-Thu from 6 PM Fri - Sat from 5 PM
Spanish steps forward
There’s little room for doubt at the Fagerborg local favourite, Bon Lío. Here you have only one dining option: the “Full Pupp” menu, consisting of a number of unannounced and ever-changing dishes, faithful to the early 2000's fad of “whatever the chef is in the mood for”. While this can be perceived as arrogant and reactionary nowadays, the high quality one can expect throughout the experience efficiently removes any qualms one might have had walking in. This is a Spanish restaurant in every sense of the word, from a “La Rambla” sign by the counter to the kitchen’s use of Mediterranean ingredients and cooking techniques. On a normal day your menu will consist of as many as 12-13 dishes, including the appetisers, where you will be exposed to diverse aspects of this concept. From an amuse-bouche of ramson and Avruga caviar via a shot of the traditional, cold almond soup called ajo blanco, to a profusion of fish preparations, like a cod escabeche and a halibut ceviche. One can also expect the omnipresent chorizo and Iberian pig to make appearances, all the while accompanied by Spanish wines from both well-known and up-and-coming producers. The dining quarters, spread out over two intimate floors, have an intense, loud, sometimes overly cordial atmosphere where the open kitchen becomes part of the interior and the buzzing conversations. Generous wine pours and a somewhat prolonged wait between courses makes Bon Lío a good choice when you have the following day off...
To read the whole review go to Buy The White Guide Nordic 2018.