About Smalhans


Smalhans is a neighborhood eatery where one can meet friends, spend quality time with the family or relax on your own while having some good food and drinks.
You can find Smalhans in Waldemar Thranes gate 10, with entrance from Ullevålsveien. This space has housed several restaurants since 1921, amongst which the most famous are Den Grimme Ælling, Maliks and Kafé Solhøi.
Getting to Smalhans is pretty straight-forward – both the 21 and 37 bus stops right outside the main entrance. Smalhans sits nicely in a junction on top of St. Hanshaugen, ideal for everyone who wants a quick meal on their way home work or to enjoy an evening out with friends. The people behind Smalhans all have years of experience from the Oslo restaurant scene Even Ramsvik,  Tom Victor Gausdal, Stian Floer and Anders Braathen. In the kitchen, you’ll find Karl Torbjørn Andersen and at the front of the house, Geir Kristian Næss. We are proud to say that we hold a Bib Gourmand in the 2016 Guide Michelin.
The term smalhans originates from 17th century Germany and initially came to Bergen with the Hanseatics. Smalehans in Low German, schmalhans in High German. In Norway, we usually associate the word with being a bit low on cash.
To us, Smalhans is several things. Either it being serving a simple plat du jour, sourcing suppliers who can deliver quality produce at the right price, to make the most out of the available produce, finding old materials that no one wants to use or just seeing the value in something that others considered to be worthless.
As a result, you can always count on Smalhans for a good, wholesome, homemade meal at the right price.
The dishes can be adjusted to accommodate different needs – families with children might want half portions for the kids, a bunch of friends might want sharing plates, a couple share one dessert and so on.


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WE DIVIDE THE TYPICAL DAY AT SMALHANS INTO THREE PARTS:

Lunch (11:00-16:00) can be ordered at the bar. You’ll get drinks for the table, and the chef will bring you your meal when it is ready.
Between 16:00 and 18:00 you can get our dish of the day, «dagens husmann», which is changes everyday, ranging from traditional, hearty Norwegian meal or some authentic world cuisine, be it ramen, currys or tacos. Dagens husmann can be enjoyed alone, in company or as a family meal.
In the evening (18:00 – ) you’ll find a more vibrant and lively atmosphere at Smalhans, with sharing plates, a multiplum of tastes, smart solutions and interesting combinations. We offer a 3 or 5 course tasting menu, but you’re just as welcome to pick whichever of the dishes you’d like. Our idea evolves around the sharing of food. The chefs will bring the dishes in several servings, meaning that there’s always something going on around the table.
At Smalhans we focus a lot on the produce we use, and that also counts for the beverages we serve. Our wine cabinet is filled with natural, organic and biodynamic wines. When it comes to beer, we can offer Norwegian brews from Schous, Aass, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet on tap, as well as big selection of bottled beers. We also offer a good selection of juices, lemonades and non-alcoholic beverages.
Smalhans has 80 seats, both at the bar and at tables. In addition, we have a small room, Leiligheten (‘the apartment’), which one can rent for parties, celebrations or just a football night with the guys.

Lunch


We wish to bring you a lunch menu that is easy and simple, and that gives us the flexibility to shake things up for the guests who stop by often.
That’s why we usually change the key ingredients in the dishes.
Some of the dishes are also nice to order together and share.
Our lucnhmenu is nice for take away, call us to order

For parties we offer our Krøsuslunch wich consist of several dishes that are ment to share , 325,- pr person, dessert 65,- pr person 

 

11.00 to 16.00 wednesday-saturday
12.00 to 16.00 sunday


 "HUSMANSKOST"


We wish to offer a good alternative to a homecooked dinner to our neighbours and visitors.
Every day between 16:00 and 18:00, we therefore offer a simple dish of the day at 175 kr.
This is based on seasonal produce and will be inspired by rustic, traditional meals from across the world.
It can be ordered in just the amount needed, whether this means a double portion for the hungry one, or a half portion for children.
The dish will be served to share. 175 kr per portion.


16.00-18.00 monday and sunday
 


 Evening menu


The term smalhans originates from 17th century Germany and initially came to Bergen with the Hanseatics.
Smalehans in Low German, schmalhans in High German. In Norway, we usually associate the word with being a bit low on cash.
In Norwegian, smalhans means something like scarcity or even poverty.Krøsus was the king of the ancient city of Lydia. It is said that when Kyros took Krøsus as a prisoner and wanted to kill him, Krøsus told what the philosopher Solon had once said to him: «A person cannot be called ‘happy’ until he is dead.»
Krøsus said that earlier he had found the statement to be despicable, but he now felt it was true. This made an impression on Kyros, who let him live and feast by his table.
Krøsus might have been the world’s richest man during his reign. His name is now a part of the language, meaning a person considerable wealth.

Our evening menu depends on the produce available and in season.
Every day, the kitchen puts together flavours depending on the catch of the day – be it from the sea, forest or farm. Some flavours stick around, some just for a single day or week.
All of the dishes are served to share. Our opinion is that this will give you a more social dining experience.
The full evening menu is dubbed Krøsus – this one is meant for the ultimate experience and consists six servings. The shorter menu is called Smalhans, and is the equivalent of a three course menu.
We publish our new evening menu every Monday.
Please click here if you would like to book a table for more than eight people.
Krøsus: 650 kroners
Smalhans: 450 kroners.


18.00-22.00 Sunday-Monday
18.00-00.30 Tuesday-Saturday 


Reservation for parties


 

INFORMATION FOR PARTIES MORE THEN 8 PERSONS.

At Smalhans you’ll will be met with a slightly different dining experience than you are used to. You will not find the typical 3, 7 or 10 course menu or wine menu, we’re fond of a more social form of serving. That means that the food will be served on sharing plates to be passed around the table, and also that the dishes will arrive at the table continuously from the kitchen, in the appropriate pace.
When booking a table for a party of eight or more, we wish to have the reservation at least two days in advance, where the party will agree on the same menu. You can also preorder the beverages so that these are ready for you.
We offer two menus for bigger parties:

  • Krøsus, 650 kroners (a full menu for a complete night out)

  • Smalhans, 450 kroners (a shorter version of Krøsus, equivalent of a 3 course menu)

We will at all times use the best and freshest produce available and in season. If there are any allergies or special needs we need to know about, please inform us.
We kindly ask to know the right number of guests before 10:00 am the day of the reservation.

Do you wish to reserve a table for more than 8 people? Please send your inquiry to smalhans@smalhans.no.


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LEILIGHETEN/THE APARTMENT

Leiligheten is a private room furnished with second hand furniture that gives a cozy atmosphere. Entering this room feels a bit like visiting someone’s home. All of the items are for sale and the different items are replaced when they are sold. Be kind to the interior, as it has had a long life and gets easily worn down or broken.
The ideal number of guests in Leiligheten is 12. If you are more than 12, we will set up several tables. The maximum amount of people allowed in Leiligheten is 20. The room can be used for meeting during the day, for family dinners, parties or other events.
The room is equiped with a television which can easily be connected to a computer, a record player with many LPs and wi-fi. If you wish to use the record player, we encourage you to put the records back in their sleeves and take good care of them so that as many as possible can listen to them after you. You can find the most common channels on the TV, as well as some other sports events.
We offer both lunch and the dish of the day (‘dagens husmann’) in Leiligheten during the day.
During the evening, the entire company has to order the ‘Krøsus’ menu.There is only one seating pr night in Leiligheten.
We reserve us the right to move the party to another table if the number of guests drops below 9 people.