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

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 – 15.00

FROM THE SEA

OYSTERS

129 / 239

Cucumber & lime 3 / 6

MUSSELS

189

Coconut, coriander

BOUILLABAISSE

165

Rouille. safran, toats
SALADS

CHÈVRE SALAD

175

Honey, nuts

CHICKEN SALAD

175

Aioli, tomato, parmesan

BRUSCHETTA

165

Mozzarella, tomato, pesto

GNOCCHI

155

Parsley, carrot
CLASSICS

PLANK WITH CHEESE AND MEAT

225 / 335

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

EGGS BENEDICT

185

Ham/ salmon, egg, tomato, hollandaise

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE

175 / 225

Mashed potatoes
SANDWICHES

MARINATED HERRING

155

Rye, fennel

PARMA HAM & PECORINO

175

Salad, tomato

PÂTÉ

155

Bacon, beetroot, red onions

BEEF TARTAR

185

Mayo, onion

OX TAIL

145

" Lefse" , sour cream, cucumber
SOUP

CASHEW & PEA

95 / 145

DESSERT

Rabarbra

115

Fresh cheese, verbena

TIRAMISU

95

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 129 / 6 stk 239

Elderberryflower

PARMA HAM

199

100grams of Parma ham, olives & bread

SALTED ALMONDS

55

Cauliflower emulsjon
STARTERS FROM THE SEA

MUSSELS

159

300 grams, coconut, coriander
STARTERS MEAT

STEAK TARTAR

185

Egg, beets, marrow butter

PÂTÉ & TOAST

155

Onion, baconchips

BONE MARROW

115

Rye, salsa verde, toast

BRUSCHETTA

165

Mozzarella, tomato. pesto
MAINS FROM THE SEA

BOUILLABAISSE

275

Rouille, safran. toast

MONKFISH

305

Cassoulet, kale, Parma ham

HALIBUT

310

Eggplant, tomato, butter sauce

ROASTED WHOLE FISH FOR TWO

265

Seaweed, dill, cucumber, potato, creme fraische
MAINS VEGETARIAN

CASHEW & PEA SOUP

155

GNOCCHI

175

Parsley, carrot
MAINS MEAT

SPRING CHICKEN

335

Corn, kale, polenta

VEAL FRIKASSÈ

290

Root vegetables

PORK

285

Fermented cabbage, paprika

ENTRECÔTE

345

French beans, celery, kale
SIDES

POTATOE

55

Comté

FRENCH BEANS

55

DESSERT

CHOCKOLATE TART

125

Ice cream

RUBARB

115

Fresh cheese, verbena

LEMON & MARINGUE

95

PETIT FOUR

115

Selection of sweets
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

CURED HALIBUT

Chives mayo, radish

ENTRECÔTE

French beans, celery, kale

CHOCOLATE TART

MENU II

565 NOK

RISOTTO

Seasonal vegetables

HALIBUT

Aubergine, tomat, butter sauce

RHUBARB

VEGETARIAN

CASHEW & PEA SOUP

 

GNOCCHI

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.