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Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. A unique charcoal grill
1. A unique charcoal grill
"Cosy atmosphere and great staff. Very good food, generous portions."
HegeMyggen
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2. Norwegian cuisine
2. Norwegian cuisine
"I make sure to eat here every time I visit Kristiansand."
Graham S
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3. Pub open until 2am every day
3. Pub open until 2am every day
"Nice venue with great atmosphere. Attentive and great service."
PerfectStay
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About
In one of Kristiansand's most famous and historic buildings - one of few wooden houses that survived the great city fire in 1892 - you’ll find Håndverkeren Restaurant & Pub (The Craftsman). A unique Spanish Mibrasa charcoal grill, which reaches 500 degrees and adds remarkable flavors to the food, has in recent years established the kitchen as one of the best in Kristiansand. Combined with a large selection of local breweries and a renowned atmosphere, enjoy a culinary experience at Håndverkeren. Among the many different rooms there is also shuffleboards, darts, pool, table tennis and other pub activities - as well as live sport/football on a big screen. Located on the upper main square, you’ll
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
CUISINES
Grill, Pub, Norwegian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

The menu has not a lot of possibilities but no problem to find something for my taste. Good hamburger, long list of beer (of good quality). The pub is typical inside as structure, it can remember an English pub. The prices are aligned with the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tiziano_7
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Most restaurants take part in this annual event when they for a week offer meals at about half price. And it's definitely sucessful! We ordered bull's cheek and beers. My friend had the standard CB, a local pilsner. I had a microbrew tasting like a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 521espenl
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

We're happy that your visit at Håndverkeren last week was an enjoyable one, 521espenl. Be sure to try some of our other tasty main courses - such as grilled deer with chanterelles, duck breast with figs and porter sauce or plank-grilled salmon (new menu March...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We went for a late lunch and drinks here and everything was great. Really good food and great atmosphere with nice decorations. Its both a pub and a restaurant so you can pop in for just a beer as well.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ElinL30
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience at Håndverkeren, ElinL30 :) We aim to be a high end pub that borders á la carte restaurant, with a huge gastro feeling. Our highly skilled chefs prepare our dishes in a very special Spanish...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Many different types of beer, wine and delicious food that goes well with your beverage. Great service, good music and different types of really fun games to do with your friends while you have a drink.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank purrf3kt
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

A perfect summary of Håndverkeren :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experince, purrf3kt! We're looking forward to seeing you again here with us.

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to watch football, there's a larger room with a tv I assume is devoted solely to that, which is where we spent the evening. Only had drinks, not good, but enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Cozy, dark and relaxed. There is a little...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kacey75
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write about Håndverkeren, Kacey75! We have many different rooms, filled with a wide range of events throughout the week - as well as live football and private parties. We're also a restaurant and pub open every day, be sure...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 5 and had 5 different dishes. My colleagues liked the food. I had the spicy burger (which is not as spicy as the waitress told me), but it taste very good! I also tried the fish and chips and that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Henrik C
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank You, Henrik! An extensive and impeccable introduction to what you can expect at Håndverkeren. Most of our food is made in a unique Spanish Mibrasa charcoal grill - which reaches 500 degrees and adds special flavors to the food. We take pride in preparing...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Been here a couple of times, excellent service and a cosy place. Would recommend this place if you are going out for some drinks or just to have a fun time out.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mariussteen
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, Marius S! There is something for everyone here, high activity throughout the week. We would certainly also recommend a meal from our unique Mibrasa charcoal grill - which can reach up to 500...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place for people who enjoy playing pool and shuffle puck. Excellent variety of drinks both on tap and bottles. Their menu is perfect if you are peckish and need a bite to eat. It is a little bit off the beaten track but it...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you so much for spreading the word about Håndverkeren, Epihany5150! We're really happy you enjoyed the visit. Looking forward to seeing you again with us :)

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice venue with great atmosphere. Attentive and great service. Food is a bit "pub style", but in the very high end of that scale. Tasty and big portions with quality commodities presented in an elegant way. I would rate the price as in the mid...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PerfectStay
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank You so much for taking the time to share your experience at Håndverkeren! With the use of a unique Spanish Mibrasa charcoal grill, which can reach up to 500 degrees, remarkable flavours are added to the food. You are perfectly correct, we aim to...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

This is a really nice place with a great, friendly staff. It's a cozy pub with excellent food and a separate concert venue. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank GiantRiffs
Erik W, Owner at Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to spread the word about us! At our house there is something for everyone, high activity throughout the week - concerts and many other events. We're very lucky to have such friendly and service-minded staff, including our...More

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