LITTERATURHUSET

EVERY DAY
GASTRONOMY

Colonialen café and brasserie are located in Litteraturhuset in Østre Skostredet, and offer an informal restaurant experience with their charming, rustic atmosphere.

Our chefs make classic dishes like mussels, fish and meat inspired by Nordic and European traditions, complemented by a rich selection of wine served by knowledgeable sommeliers. The café opens early and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Monday – Friday

09.00 — 23.00

Kitchen closed 22:00

Saturday

11.00 — 23.00

Kitchen closed 22:00

address

Østre Skostredet 5—7

contact

+47 55 90 16 00
booking@colonialen.no

Monday – Friday

09.00 – 11.00

CROISSANT

95

Ham & cheddar

CONTINENTAL

145

Egg, ham, cheese, jam, tomato, fruit and bread,

EGGS BENEDICT

165

Toast, honey glazed ham, poached egg & hollandaise

SCRAMBLED EGGS

110

Sour dough toast, scrambled & salmon

OMELETTE

85

Sour dough toast, small omelette & tomato salad

FRIED EGGS

105

Sour dough toast, two fried eggs, bacon & baked tomato

BOILED EGG

68

Rye toast, soft boiled egg, anchovies and butter

CHEESE & JAM

75

Sour dough toast, brown goat cheese, black currant compote and butter

MÜSLI

56

Nøttemüsli, yogurt og solbær
Monday – Saturday

11.00 – 16.00

VEGETAR

Risotto

195

Pickled pumpkin, chips
SALADS

Chevre salad

195

Beet, pear, nuts

Cæcar salad

195

Parma chips, crutons
CLASSICS

OYSTERS

3 stk 149, 6 stk 259

Soya noisette

Moule mariniere

195

Cream, white wine, herb butter

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE

175 / 225

Potatoe mash and sauerkraut

PLANK WITH CHEESE AND MEAT

225 / 335

Cheese & cured meat with olives, honey, nuts & chutney
SANDWICHES

MACKEREL

145

Sour cream, rye toast, cucumber

PORK NECK

175

Toast, coleslaw, pickled onion

Eggs Benedict

185

Ham or salmon

BEEF TARTAR

185

Cornichon, capers, egg

BRANDAD

145

Toast, peas, baked pepper
SOUP

Beet soup

105 / 155

Orange, sour cream

CREAMY FISH SOUP

155

Confit leek carrot
DESSERT

Lime tart

105

Meringue, poached pear

Chocolate

105

Salt caramel, chocolate cake, ice cream
Monday – Friday

15.00 – 17.00

New menu from day to day. Simple wholesome eats at a nice price. The dishes are based on healthy and good ingredients and is the perfect dinner after work, school and kindergarten.

Monday – Saturday

16.00 – 24.00
Kitchen closes at 22.00

SNACK

OYSTERS

3 stk 149, 6 stk 259

Soy noisette

PARMA HAM

199

100grams of ham, oil & bread

Sardines

125

Served with bread
STARTERS

Beet soup

105

Orange, sour cream

Creamy fish soup

105

Leek Confit , carrot

Pickled trout

115

Cucumber, sour cream, flat bread

Beef tartar

185

Cornichons, capers, egg, mustard aioli

Risotto

125

Pickled pumpkin, pumpkin chips

Lutefisk

165

Consummé, peas, bacon
MAINS FROM THE SEA

Mussels

235

600 gr cream, white wine, herb butter

Winter cod

265

Pea stew, fennel, estragon sauce

Monkfish

225

Barley, tartar sauce, grilled salad

Bacalao

325

Tomatoes, paprika, olive, potatoes
MAINS VEGETARIAN

Mushroom steew

225

Root vegetables, mushroom, potato mash

Nut roast

225

Red cabbage- and apple kompott, cognac sauce
MAINS MEAT

Braised pork ribs

265

Chicharon, red cabbage and apple compote

Entrecôte from Jæren

335

Onion, toatoes, bearnaise sauce

Lamb steew

245

Pickled zucchini, paprika, potatoes
SIDES

BAKED POTATOE

35

Green salad

35

Root vegetables and raita

35

Sourdough bread and 2 type of butter

35

DESSERT

Lime tart

105

Meringue, poached pear

Chocolate

105

Salt caramel, chocolate cake, ice cream

Orange cream

95

Cherry, cinamon meringue, goro bisqiut
CHEESE

LARGE CHEESE PLANK

245

5 cheeses served with butter and sweets

SMALL CHEESE PLANK

179

3 cheeses served with butter and sweets

MENU I

585 NOK

PUMPKIN RISOTTO

Pickled pumpkin, pumpkin chips

VEAL FROM JÆREN

Vegetables,, lemon- and thyme saus

ORANGE CREAM

Meringue, biscuit

MENU II

585 NOK

PUMPKIN RISOTTO

Pickled pumpkin, pumpkin chips

BACALAO

Tomatoes, paprika, olive, potatoes

ORANGE CREAM

Meringue, biscuit

APERITIF

Sparkling wine 105,- per glass

WINE MENU

445 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects wine pairings

SPARKLING WATER on the table

25 NOK per person

BEER MENU

445 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects beer pairings

MENU I

595 NOK

PUMPKIN RISOTTO

Pickled pumpkin, pumpkin chips

WINTER COD

Pea stew, fennel, estragon sauce

Or

BRAISED PORK RIBS

Chicharon, red cabbage and apple compote, gravy

ORANGE CREAM

Cherry, christmas biscuit

MENU II

695 NOK

PICKLED TROUT

Cucumber, sour cream, flat bread

LUTEFISK

Pea stew, bacon, mustard, potetoes, flat bread

or

LAMB RIBS

from Vikedal, swede mashed, potatoes

ORANGE CREAM

Cherry, christmas biscuit

CHRISTMAS MAIN

495 NOK

LUTEFISK

Pea stew, bacon, mustard, potetoes, flat bread

LAMB RIBS

from Vikedal, swede mashed, potatoes

VEGETARIAN

245 NOK

NUT ROAST

Red cabbage and apple compote, honey baked carrot, xo sauce

APERITIF

Sparkling wine 105,- per glass

WINE MENU

445 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects wine pairings

SPARKLING WATER on the table

25 NOK per person

BEER MENU

445 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects beer pairings

SNACK PLANK

225 NOK per person

For a light lunch or evening snack.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

PLANK

335 NOK per person

For a hearty lunch or light dinner.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

EXTENDED PLANK

495 NOK per person

As a large lunch or dinner.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

CHEF

PABLO ZOTELO

Originally from Argentina, half Italian. Pablo has worked as cook and chef in top restaurants in Norway, Argentina and Spain. With his in-depth knowledge from several food cultures, Pablo balances the rustic brasserie style with a playful, artistic approach.

MANAGER

MARIUS HYLSENG

Marius is a certified waiter and sommelier, and has been working for Colonialen since the beginning – over 10 years. He is responsible for the largest branch of Colonialen.

FUNCTIONS

LITTERATURHUSET

FOSSESTOVA

The perfect room for a group of 20–40 people. Here, we can serve anything from light snacks and finger food to a 3 course menu – during your meeting or in a break. We can also set up a bar on wheels.