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.

tuesday — friday

09.00—23.00

saturday

11.00—24.00

sunday

closed

address

Østre Skostredet 5—7

contact

+47 55 90 16 00
booking@colonialen.no

Monday – Friday

09.00 – 11.00

CROISSANT

95

Ham & cheddar

EGGS BENEDICT

145

Toast, smoked salmon, poached egg & hollandaise

EGGS BENEDICT

145

Toast, honey glazed ham, poached egg & hollandaise

SCRAMBLED EGGS

75

Sour dough toast, scrambled & salmon

OMELETTE

75

Sour dough toast, small omelette & tomato salad

FRIED EGGS

95

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

BOILED EGG

68

Rye toast, soft boiled egg, anchovies and butter

CHEESE & BLACK CURRANT

49

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

MÜSLI

56

Nøttemüsli, yogurt og solbær
Monday – Saturday

11.00 – 15.00

FROM THE SEA

OYSTERS

129 / 239

Cucumber & lime 3 / 6

MUSSELS

179

Cream, white wine & herbs

DRIED COD

189

Carrot, Parma ham
SALADS

CHÈVRE & BEETROOT

165

Beetroot, chévre cream, spanish almonds & dill

TURKEY & PARMESAN

165

Tarragon
CLASSICS

PLANK WITH CHEESE AND MEAT

225 / 335

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

HOME MADE SAUSAGES

175 / 225

Potatomash, sour cream & mustard
SANDWICHES

MARINATED HERRING

145

Rye, fennel

PARMA HAM & PECORINO

175

Salad, tomato

PÂTÉ

155

Bacon, beetroot, red onions

BEEF TARTAR

155

Smoked mayonnaise, kale

B.E.T

145

Bacon, eggs, tomato, rye
SOUP

CARROT SOUP

95 / 145

Sour cream, emmer

FISH SOUP

160

Leek, smoked haddock

KJØTTSUPPE

175

Parmaknok, grønnkål og persille
DESSERT

CITRUS & MARENGS

85

CHOCOLATE & RASPBERRIES

125

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

129 / 239

Cucumber & lime 3 / 6

PARMA HAM

199

100grams of Parma ham, olives & bread

SALAMI FROM ASK

50 / 80 / 120

1pcs / 2pcs / 3pcs
STARTERS FROM THE SEA

MUSSELS

149

300 grams, cream, white wine & herbs

MACKEREL "CRUDO"

155

Cucumber, sour cream, buckwheat

KING CRAB

180

Linguini, gremolata & herb butter
STARTERS MEAT

STEAK TARTAR

155

Egg, beets, marrow butter

PÂTÉ & TOAST

155

Onion, radish & bacon

CARROT SOUP

145

MAINS FROM THE SEA

MUSSELS

219

600 grams of mussels, sour cream, white wine & herbs

MOUNTAIN TROUT

280

Broccoli, Quinoa

HAKE

280

Aubergine, tomato, lovage emulsion

CATCH OF THE DAY “MEUNIERE”

255

Peas, almonds, capers, lemon
MAINS VEGETARIAN

TOMATO SOUP

180

EMMER & BEETS

180

Yoghurt dressing & milk chips
MAINS MEAT

DUCK LEG CONFIT

280

Emmer, beats, Boudin blanc

VEAL

280

Root vegetables, onion, tarragon juice

PORK CASSOULET

280

Beans, Chorizo
SIDES

POTATOES

55

ROOT VEGETABLES

55

DESSERT

CHOCKOLATE

125

POACHED PEAR OG BABA

90

Yogurt sorbet, pineapple

TIRAMISU

90

CITRUS MERINGUE

90

Apricot, meringue

ICE CREAM / SORBET

45

per scoop
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

565 NOK

PÂTÉ & TOAST

Rhubarb & baconchips

CATCH OF THE DAY

Pea compote and cabbage

FINANCIER

Raspberry sorbet & whipped cream

MENU II

565 NOK

TOMATO SOUP

Chives & toast

VEAL BREAST

Seasonal vegetables, brazed onions & morel cream

RHUBARB & STRAWBERRIES

VEGETARIAN

TOMATO SOUP

Chives, toast

SPRING PRIMEURS

Aspargus, barley and tarragon emulsion

APERITIF

Prosecco 95,- per glass
Champagne 145,- per glass

WINE MENU

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

BEER MENU

335 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.