Located right by Akerselva in a historical bank building dating back to 1902, featuring a huge outdoor area that overlooks the river and competes for the biggest outdoor restaurant in Oslo by seating 305 guests, SüdØst has been up and running since February 2012. “The vibe is very international, with good music and a fast pace – it’s definitely a lively place to be, and we often cater for large groups of people with sharing menus, which makes it a very sociable place with a special atmosphere,” explains manager Remy Lorentsen. Now focusing largely on Thai and Chinese food, Lorentsen explains that the motto at SüdØst is ‘sharing is caring’.