Breakfast: 8 - 10 am
Lunch: 1.30–3 pm
Dinner: 7 pm
A la carte: midday–5 pm

In our restaurant

At Venabu we have earned a great reputation for fantastic food and the variety of our weekly and seasonal culinary events.

We are delighted to welcome you to our restaurant where we serve generous meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you are a hotel guest, staying in one of our cabins or a non resident, join us for a delicious, memorable meal.

We offer a lunch buffet daily at 13.30, reserve a table here.

We offer vegetarian dishes at each meal. We are happy to accommodate allergies and special dietary needs when notified in advance.

We offer à la carte, bar meals, coffees, drinks and cake outside our main mealtimes.


Enjoy a pleasant evening at Venabu with great food.
three course evening menu, followed by a cheese board, is served at 7pm.

See our seasonal menu

We always offer vegetarian dishes. We are happy to accommodate allergies and special dietary needs when notified in advance.

our wine list and beer menu

We have chosen the wines on our wine list to suit the food we serve. There are wines to accompany vegetarian, fish, poultry, meat and game dishes.

There are wines from France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. We also have a selection of Cava, Prosecco and Champagne.

We have draught beer and an interesting range of bottled beers, including beer from local Norwegian brewers.

For those who are particularly interested, we have a special selection of bottles that are not on the wine list. Simply ask a member of staff.




485,- NOK per adult

240,- per child 5–14 years

Free for children 4 years and younger

Every Wednesday we serve the “Taste of Norwegian Tradition” evening meal, see below.

535,- NOK per adult

265,- per child 5–14 years

When you book a table through the button above please select the date first, and then the product.

wednesday’s special menu

‘A Taste of Norwegian Tradition’

As a mountain hotel we like to share the stories that surround Norwegian food traditions and culture. Gudbrandsdalen, our local valley, also has may food traditions of its own.

Every Wednesday evening, during the main holiday seasons, we serve our special menu: ‘A Taste of Norwegian Tradition’.

This dining experience is more than just interesting dishes and delicious flavours. It is about sharing an experience with others and trying something new.

Your host introduces each dish: the ingredients and how the dish is prepared. Several dishes are very local, coming originally from Venabygdsfjellet and Gudbrandsdalen. They are all ‘house-made’ in Venabu’s kitchen.


A plate of Venabu’s specialties. Fish and meats, prepared in traditional ways, presented in small portions with carefully selected accompaniments.

main course:

Tender reindeer rump steak with seasonal accompaniments and a creamy sauce.


“Cloudberry Surprise” Cloudberries in whipped cream, served in a homemade biscuit basket.



535,- per adult.

265,- per child 5–14 years.

Free for children 4 years and younger.


To book a table, please choose the date first, then select “A Taste of Norwegian Tradition”.

“The meal of my life”

“What can I say the food is fantastic. All the dishes, Rakkfisk, the cured fish, the smoked and cured reindeer, the lingonberry cream and much more. Strongly recommended, if you miss it you will regret it. The meal of my life”

Jon Arne


Seasonal food events



In December, we offer a special pre-Christmas or “Julebord” weekend with a “Rakfisklag” dinner on the Friday evening and a 5-course “pre-Christmas” dinner on Saturday.

The Rakfisklag dinner is an opportunity to taste several different varieties of rakfisk. These are served with traditional accompaniments and some newer, perhaps less known, garnishes.

Our 5-course pre-Christmas, Julebord, dinner includes Christmas starters and the traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes of pinnekjøtt (chops) and ribbetallerken (ribs). This is all followed by a Christmas dessert.

Lunch at the summer farm

Our summer farm, Lykkjesetra, is located in the pastoral setting of Jønnhalt. Every week during the summer, the budeia, or ‘farm girl’, invites you to a traditional farm lunch or seterlunsj.

We serve sour cream porridge and sour cream waffles, prepared on a wood burning stove. These are accompanied, in the traditional way, by cured meats and local berries. The budeia tells stories of life on the summer farm in Gudbrandsdalen. Hear how Norway’s famous brown cheese originated!

Beer tasting

Our local beer connoisseur, Gunnar, is an experienced brewer. He was involved in starting up well-known beer producers such as Nøgne Øl and Atna Øl. Join him for a beer tasting on Friday evening at Venabu.

Learn how you can make the beer taste even better with the right dishes and snacks for different beers.

Gunnar is a real beer enthusiast. He loves to share his knowledge, making the beer tasting quite an experience for those who enjoy ‘proper’ beer.


Autumn game dinner

This is our autumn twelve-course game night, an autumn food event known to Norwegians as “Viltaften”. It is an evening of exciting flavours from the mountains and forest, with ‘rest dishes’ and desserts. The offer includes a choice of drinks. Choose between our wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks packages.

An evening to enjoy good food, good drink and excellent company!

Food is amazing!

“Thank you everyone for making our stay at your lovely hotel so wonderful. It is truly home-from-home! Food is amazing! Thank you chef!! We’ll be back!”

Asa and Amy (UK)

“Super food!”

“Thank you for the great weekend and party. Super food, super company. And thanks, I got a mention for my 65th Birthday!”

John (UK)

“Lovely meals”

“Thanks for the lovely meals and hospitality!”

May (USA)

We also cater for weddings, parties, celebrations and meetings