|Season (1 June 2020 - 15 Aug 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||12:00||- 21:00|
|Saturday - Sunday||- 21:00|
|Season (16 Aug 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Friday - Saturday||13:00||- 21:00|
Like a white idyllic treasure, just off the immediate waterfront, lies Mandelhuset. The three wooden houses with their green trims and small dock were once an old-fashioned general store. Now it is a warm and friendly restaurant serving homemade…
Mandelhuset translates to the Almond House, and was named by the Arnesen couple when they in 1994 decided to open a restaurant in Våge. Despite a change of owners in 2005, the name has stayed the same. The restaurant is still lovingly referred to as Mandelen, the Almond, by most of the locals on the island. A friendly atmosphere, simple but exceptional food and a wonderful time are what’s most important at Mandelhuset.
Local home-cooked food is our speciality. Food should be good, filling and made from fresh, local ingredients. Much of the seafood we serve has been sourced from the sea surrounding the island and brought in by local fishermen. New potatoes are bought from the neighbouring farm and apples and berries all come from the area surrounding the restaurant. The same goes for the meat and beer. We take care of the produce we get, making sure that nothing goes to waste.
Simplicity is key; everyone should know what is on their plates. From sauces to purees, bread to pastries, confectionery to ice cream, everything is made in Mandelhuset’s own kitchen. We want to serve up genuine, tasty dishes with lots of solid, natural flavours. And the best way to do that is to make everything ourselves.
There is more to the little white house by the sea than just a restaurant known for its divine homecooked dishes and sweet treats. There is also a boat for rent, two private dining rooms and a large outdoor space, which are all frequently used for special occasions and local events alike. Every year, some of Norway’s most celebrated singers hold concerts at Mandelhuset, attracting both locals and visitors to spend their evening near the docks. During winter there are usually several anticipated performances at the venue, which many choose to combine with a delicious meal before the festivities start. Spectacular weddings have been catered for and the traditional Christmas meals are booked months in advance.
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