Our seasonal evening menu

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

Our weekly menu* for summer 2024

Our vegetarian menu can be found here

Monday

Prawn salad

Glazed pork

with sweet potato mash and mixed vegetables and a cheese sauce

Apple, berry and port crumble

with Chantilly cream

Tuesday

Homemade tomato soup

with croutons 

Steamed cod

served with a leek sauce, butter steamed potatoes, pea and spinach stew, roast carrost and crispy bacon

Warm chocolate fudge cake

with ice crea

Wednesday

“A Taste of Norwegian Tradition”

A tasting plate of cured and smoked meat and fish

Reindeer rump steak

served with mashed potatoes, roast carrots and celery, steamed broccoli and mushrooms and a game sauce

Cloudberry surprise

whipped cream with cloudberries in a biscuit basket

Thursday

Homemade Vichyssoise soup 

with chorizo and croutons

Beer and honey-roasted chicken

with brocolini, roast carrots, paprika and a cherry sauce

White chocolate panna cotta

with strawberries and pistachios

Friday

Chicken salad

Oven roasted sea trout

with seafood sauce, fresh vegetables, potatoes and caviar

“Brunost” cheese cake

with sour cream and a strawberry sauce

Saturday

Smoked trout 

with a salad of goat’s cheese and beetroot, pears, hazelnuts and rocket, accompanied by a balsamic and beetroot mayonnaise

Medallions of venison

with celeriac purée, mushrooms and broccoli, mashed potatoes and a green pepper sauce

Rhubarb and strawberry cake

with whipped cream

Sunday

Homemade broccoli soup

with basil, red pesto and croutons

Pan-fried mountain trout

with green beans with Provencal herbs, fennel, cauliflower, potatoes and an onion pickle

Blueberry brownie

with blueberry coulis and ice cream

From 17th June we will also serve a Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses each evening.

We also have a vegetarian menu, including vegan dishes and we are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any preferences/requirements in advance.

*Occasionally the menu may vary slightly from our usual seasonal menu due to availability. We aim to use as many fresh, locally produced ingredients as possible.

Our vegetarian menu* will be updated soon

We also serve vegan dishes, please let us know of any preferences in advance.

Monday

Homemade falafel

with pickled vegetables, minted pea purée and a sweet soy dressing

Pulled Jackfruit

with pumpkin purée, crispy kale, roast potatoes and parsnip

Homemade crème caramel

with whipped cream

Tuesday

Spiced pumpkin and coconut soup

Mushroom fritters

served with butter steamed potatoes, pea and spinach stew and carrot

Warm chocolate fudge cake

with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Wednesday

“A Taste of Norwegian Tradition”

A tasting plate of Norwegian vegetables

Pearl Barley Risotto

with local wild mushrooms and micro greens

Cloudberry surprise

whipped cream with cloudberries in a biscuit basket

Thursday

Tomato and basil soup

with garlic croutons

Spiced Cauliflower Steak

with Dauphinoise potatoes, braised red cabbage, green beans and a cherry sauce

Pavlova

with vanilla cream and berries

Friday

Grilled seitan salad

with Peach and smoked cheese

Aubergine Canelloni

served with beetroot purée, roast courgette, crushed baked potato, roasted carrots and Sandefjord butter sauce

Apple, berry and port crumble

with Chantilly

Saturday

Cream cheese filled courgette roulade

with sour cream dressing and winter salad

Stuffed Baked Pumpkin

with sweet celeriac purée, mushrooms and sprouts, mashed potatoes and a green pepper sauce

Blueberry pie
served with vanilla ice cream

Sunday

Cauliflower soup

with smoked paprika oil and crispy kale

Mushroom and courgette tagliatelle

with cauliflower and sugar snap peas, sweet pickled fennel, new potato cake and sour cream sauce

Baked cheesecake with cherry compote and white chocolate crumbs

We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any preferences/requirements in advance.

*Occasionally the menu may vary slightly from our usual seasonal menu due to availability. We aim to use as many fresh, locally produced ingredients as possible.

Non residents and cabin guests are welcome to eat in our restaurant.

Summer 2024 prices:

485,- NOK per adult

240,- per child 5–14 years

Free for children 4 years and younger

Every Wednesday we serve our “Taste of Norwegian Tradition” menu

535,- NOK per adult

265,- per child 5–14 years

Please call us if you have any questions about our evening menu.

Lunch Buffet

250,- NOK per adult (Monday – Friday inc)

290,- NOK per adult (weekends)

145,- per child 5–14 years

A sample Christmas and New Year menu*

 

Monday

Salad with warm scallops and local microgreens

Slow roasted lamb

with pumpkin purée, kale, roast potatoes and parsnip

 Vanilla ice cream with cranberries

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Tuesday

Homemade pumpkin soup

Oven baked trout

buttered green beans, cauliflower, fennel salad and sour cream sauce

White chocolate cheesecake with strawberry sauce

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Wednesday

“A Taste of Norwegian Tradition”

A tasting plate of cured and smoked meat and fish

Reindeer rump steak

served with mashed potatoes, oven roasted carrots and celery, steamed broccoli, mushrooms and game sauce

Cloudberry surprise

whipped cream with cloudberries in a biscuit basket

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Thursday

 Chicken caesar salad

Oven roasted halibut

with beetroot purée, courgette, oven baked potato, roasted carrots and Sandefjord butter

Crème brûlée

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Friday

Trout roulade

with sour cream and salad

Venison medallion

with celery purée, mushrooms, broccoli, Dauphinoise potato and a game sauce

Blueberry pie  served with vanilla ice cream

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Saturday

Carrot soup

Steamed cod

served with butter steamed potatoes, pea and spinach stew, carrot and crispy bacon

Warm chocolate fudge cake

with vanilla ice cream

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Christmas Eve

Homemade mushroom soup

Pork ribs with crackling

medisterkaker” meatballs, Christmas sausage with carrot, sauerkraut, prunes and apples

Venabu’s traditional Christmas dessert

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Christmas Day

 Warm scallop salad

with local micro greens

Slow roasted lamb

with pumpkin purée, kale, roast potatoes and parsnip

Caramel pudding

with cream and caramel sauce

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Boxing Day

Homemade pumpkin soup

Pan-fried trout

buttered green beans, cauliflower, fennel salad and sour cream sauce

White chocolate cheesecake

with strawberry sauce

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

Wednesday

“A Taste of Norwegian Tradition”

A tasting plate of cured and smoked meat and fish

Reindeer rump steak

served with mashed potatoes, oven roasted carrots and celery, steamed broccoli, mushrooms and game sauce

Cloudberry surprise

whipped cream with cloudberries in a biscuit basket

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

Thursday

Homemade tomato soup

Duck leg confit

 with rösti potatoes, red cabbage, green beans and a cherry sauce

Pavlova

with vanilla cream and berries

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

Friday

Chicken Caesar salad

Oven roasted halibut

served with. beetroot purée, courgette, oven baked potato, roasted carrots and Sandefjord butter

Crème brûlée

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

Saturday

Trout roulade 

with sour cream, salad and micro greens

Medallions of venison

served with celery purée, mushrooms, broccoli, Douphinoise potato and a game sauce

Blueberry pie
served with vanilla ice cream

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

New Year’s Eve

Cognac-grilled trout on blinis

Home made mushroom soup

Roast turkey

with sweet potato mash, red cabbage and green beans, baby potatoes

Dessert buffet

Cheese board with local and Norwegian cheeses

Monday

Salad with warm scallops and local microgreens

Slow roasted lamb

with pumpkin purée, kale, roast potatoes and parsnip

Caramel pudding

with cream and caramel sauce

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

Tuesday

Homemade carrot soup

Steamed cod

served with butter steamed potatoes, pea and spinach stew, carrot and crispy bacon

Warm chocolate fudge cake

with vanilla ice cream

Cheese board

with local and Norwegian cheeses

We also have a vegetarian menu, including vegan dishes and we are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any preferences/requirements in advance.

*Occasionally the menu may vary slightly from our usual seasonal menu due to availability. We aim to use as many fresh, locally produced ingredients as possible.

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)

Vegetarian Menu

We always have a full vegetarian menu.
Please let us know your preference when you book.

Allergy-friendly food

If you have a food allergy please let us know when you book.

Children's menu

There is always a children’s menu available.

Please let us know if your children would prefer this when you book.

Local flavours at Venabu

We like to share the food traditions of our area and to support local producers. We use local ingredients as often as possible, an important part of our committment to sustainability.

*This means that on occasion the menu may vary from the seasonal menu shown above if, for example, we are unable to source specific ingredients for a short time.

However, you will always eat well at Venabu!

Please call us if you have any questions about our evening menu.