The restaurant that is currently known as Akershus Royal Banquet Hall opened on May 6, 1988 as Restaurant Akershus . The restaurant originally served a koldtbord, a Norwegian buffet with both hot and cold dishes. Restaurant Akershus remained essentially the same until July 28, 2002, when the dining location began offering a Princess Storybook character breakfast . This change corresponded with end of the government of Norway's sponsorship of the pavilion . Subsequently on April 10, 2005, Restaurant Akershus began offering character dining for lunch and dinner . To reflect the new dining experience, in August 2005 the name of the restaurant was changed to Akershus Royal Banquet Hall . While the lunch and dinner menu's continue to feature Norwegian flavors, the breakfast menu is predominantly American.