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“A great local pub but very boring food”

Handverkeren Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Kristiansand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Diner, Norwegian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Handverkeren is located in the heart of Kristiansand - there is literally an actual heart in the ground just outside, signifying the geometric centre of "Kvadraturen". Re-opened in November 2013, specialising in Norwegian dishes combined with traditional pub food and a number of dinner options. The kitchen is open until 10pm Monday-Sunday. Surrounded by majestic rooms and grand furnishings, the place has a great atmosphere - open until 2am seven days a week. Billiards, darts and Shuffleboard are also available.
Kristiansand, Norway
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great local pub but very boring food”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Handverkeren has always been a good local pub with all the things you would expect from that. It used to do very nice pub food but it was refurbished recently and now the food is pretty much like what you would get in an office canteen or hospital. It seems freshly prepared but it is very bland and not the main reason to go to this pub.
Aside from the food it's a fun and lively place. Good for an after work drink and game of pool.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Funkiem
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kristiansand, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Coolest place in Kristiansand!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

They have shuffleboard, billiards, darts, and all of them of great quality! you can have a meal by the cozy fireplace, and the folks there are the friendliest! Haven't tried the food yet, but i've heard good things....can't wait!

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank evenhansen88
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