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Meet the concierge: Dominic Gorham

London-born Dominic Gorham is the guest relations manager at Oslo’s hottest hotel, The Thief. He shares the secrets of his adopted city, along with his must-see sights

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Where do you shop?
Norwegian designer T Michael offers a fresh take on traditional menswear, as well as a selection of bags and shoes, at his Oslo store.

What is your favourite restaurant?
Alex Sushi, just a short walk away from The Thief, offers the best sushi in the city. I’m also a great fan of the splendid garlic chicken served at Hanami.

Do you have a favourite local café?
French-influenced Café Rustique is a favourite haunt.

Where do you take friends from out of town?
You can’t beat the atmosphere of Alex Sushi or Hanami.

Where do you like to celebrate?
As a former resident of Paris, I think Le Benjamin has really captured the essence of a true French bistro – ideal for a special night out. 

Where would you spend an ideal afternoon in Oslo?
Frognerparken – Frogner Park – is one of the city’s best, and largest, public parks. It’s also home to the world-famous Vigeland sculpture installation, which is well worth a visit.

Can you reveal any secret spots?
As a keen fisherman I often find myself enjoying the solitude and tranquillity of the Norwegian countryside – I’m not sure I’m ready to share them just yet.

What do you think is the best attraction in Oslo?
The new Oslo Opera House is particularly striking and offers one of the best views in the city from its sloping roof.

Which museum do you think is the best in Oslo? 

The Astrup Fearnley Museum: it’s opposite the hotel and plays host to exciting, intriguing exhibitions of contemporary art.

Which person from Oslo do you most admire and why?
The Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang – I think he’s a true man of the people and a generally cool guy.

What is your insider tip for visitors exploring Oslo?
It’s a fantastic walking city. Be sure to wander around Grünerløkka – it’s the artistic, slightly bohemian part of town and has a great selection of shops and bars.

The Thief, Landgangen 1, 0252 Oslo, +47 (0)2400 4000, thethief.com



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