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31/01/2022 - Happy New Year of the Tiger! 虎年快樂!

As Studio Chen describes, its the year of the Tiger -- caught in a tropical storm but still running through the forest, waiting for the rain to pass. 

The tropical storm is the after-effects of Covid. Indeed, life might be "back to normal" for politicians, but the restaurant industry is deep in recovery mode. Covid-related sickness are in abundance, and no one is completely immune to its effects.

But the rain clouds do seem to be passing. We have renewed both leases at Way Down South and Gressholmen for an extended 5 years - meaning we continue to make our mark for the next 10 years.

We have also received an abundance of great press recently - from Vaquera Verde being named as Oslo's best taco -- to TIME Magazine calling La Mayor "One of the Worlds Best". Even more recently, the Global Food & Drink editor of TimeOut listed La Mayor as one of the Best 23 New Restaurants to open in the world!

Lastly, we have received a grant from the city to continue investing and developing our wonderful team. Several in the team will be pursuing their WSET Wine & Spirits education this year, and we have lined up some BBQ + Mexican cuisine study trips. Our goal is to continue pushing the envelope in the Oslo food scene, despite all (Corona) odds.

Here´s to 2022!

01/12/2020 - Covid-19 Update

Due to the latest restrictions on alcohol-serving, all Core restaurants with the exception of Vaquera Verde will remain closed indefinitely. 

VV will reopen on January fifth to the public. You can also support the business by buying gift cards, mezcal and tequila tasting packages and brunch packages here.

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01/05/2020 - Covid-19 Update

Its been a glorious past few weeks as Oslo has finally reopened. Our three venues Way Down South, Vaquera Verde and Gressholmen Kro have outdoor seating for between one - two hundred guests. Check out FB and IG for the latest menus, promotions and info!

We are also hiring new talent for the summer, and intake for the Fall season! We have open applications for both front and back of house. Send a cover letter and CV to ann(@)

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20/03/2024 - New Year Update

We have had an energetic start to the new year! 

Way Down South has reopened for the new year with what we believe to be Northern Europe's best BBQ. We are very excited to offer the opportunity for some new chefs to join our team, including Head Chef and Chef de Partie. Visit the 'careers' tab at www.waydownsouth/careers if you would like more information on the roles or how to apply!


Down South Deli, La Mayor and La Luz are picking up steam after some lovely reviews. We are busy in the kitchen pushing new menu additions and happy with out organic growth.


Gressholmen Kro is closed for the season, but doesn't mean we´re not preparing for the expansion next summer. We are currently hiring for the busy summer season for many roles including Restaurant Manager, Floor Manager, Events Manager, Chefs, Head Bartender, and general FOH staff. Send your resume and a cover letter to

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