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Delicacies from Vinbaren

Vinbaren now offers a selection of homemade products from Britannia’s restaurants and bars, plus exclusive items from the rest of the world, to take home and savour.

Article · 2.5 min read

Serving the local populace quality food and take-away treats, has long been a tradition at Britannia. The hotel had its own delicatessen in the 1930s, run by Miss Vold and Miss Kvidahl, offering delicious ready-made meals from the main kitchen. The deli existed until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Britannia's first delicatessen was succeeded by Snackbar, pictured here in 1959

Later, in February 1959, Britannia opened the Snackbar, run by Thore and Brit Stensrud until the 1970s. Their take on an American diner sold homemade pea soup, stews, hamburgers, sausages, milkshakes, banana split, coffee and ice-cream. The inspiration behind the initiative was down to Thore being a pilot who flew Scandinavian Airline's inaugural routes to the United States.

The Snackbar also had its own jukebox and what is reputed to be the first espresso machine in Trondheim. Both the Snack Bar and the deli which preceded it, are now being honoured in the launch of a new concept at Britannia Hotel: 'Delicacies from Vinbaren'.

stocked shelves at Vinbaren deli, located in the basement at Britannia Hotel
Delicacies from Vinbaren. Products from the hotel's restaurants, alongside collaborations created with local producers and luxury items from around the world.

Vinbaren is Britannia's living wine cellar: a bar lined by 10,000 of the world's best bottles. The basement space, divided into four bars and tasting rooms, is a living tribute to the fine art of storage and hidden gem in the depths of the hotel.

Now it is also an outlet for some of the most sought-after products from Britannia Hotel. 'Delicacies by Vinbaren' has a selection of homemade products from Britannia’s restaurants and bars, plus exclusive items from the rest of the world.

A display of hams, cheeses, blinis, olives and other deli items, as found in the Weekend pack at Vinbaren's Delicatessen, located at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway.
A section of meats, cheeses, olives, flat breads and several other hand-picked products, as found in Vinbaren's new deli.

One year after the re-opening of Britannia, several of the restaurants have firmly established themselves in the market and earned a place in patrons' hearts. Responding to frequent requests from regulars, Vinbaren has taken the mantle to sell signature products from the hotel's various concepts, to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own homes and gardens.

a close up of some deli products in Vinbaren, located at britannia Hotel in Trondheim.
Britannia Hotel's signature products include several collaborations between the hotel and local producers, including 'Britannia Blå'; a fusion between blue cheese and brie, produced by Gangstad.

These products include collaborations between Britannia and various award-winning local producers, alongside exclusive products from the around the world.

jars of biscotti, produced by the pastry team from Palmehaven in Britannia Hotel, Trondheim.
Signature products from Britannia's various restaurant concepts, including biscotti from Palmehaven.

Homemade products from Britannia's Restaurants and Bars

Brasseriet's onion soup and umami burger, ready-made stocks, risottos and stews, duck confit, homemade marmalade from Palmehaven's breakfast and Afternoon Tea, dry-aged meat from Jonathan Grill, Speilsalen's signature caviar, freshly baked bread from our bakers, homemade cheeses such as Britannia Blue (made in collaboration with Gangstad Gårdsysteri), ham and sausages cut fresh in house… several of your favourite Britannia tastes are now available to take home. 

Speilsalen's signature Rossini Caviar

Vinbaren is also selling Britannia' own coffee, created with with Pala, Britannia Tea with Twinings in London, and our own Kombucha together with Surf Kombucha.

A display of hams, cheeses, blinis, olives and other deli items, as found in the Weekend pack at Vinbaren's Delicatessen, located at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway.
Britannia's signature blinis, pictured here in the Weekend pack at Vinbaren's Delicatessen, in Trondheim, Norway.
A tables of hams, cheeses, almonds and olives, as found in the Weekend pack at Vinbaren's Delicatessen, located at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway.

Saturday lunches at Vinbaren

Stop by for your weekend shopping, stay for a leisurely lunch!

Vinbaren launches lunch service every Saturday, starting 6th June. Not only is wine cellar home to someone of the world's best bottles of wine, but you can now accompany that experience with continental flavours in the form of a delicious light lunch. Charcuterie and cheeses with freshly baked bread, olives, bar snacks, waters, juices and coffee, to accompany a perfect glass of wine.

Vinbaren: home to 9,000 bottles of the world's best wines, with hundreds available by the glass.

Opening Hours

'Delicacies from Vinbaren' follows Vinbaren's opening hours:
Thursday to Friday 16.00 - 24.00
Saturday 13.00 - 24.00

For more information about what's happening at Vinbaren, including opening hours and events, see the Vinbaren page on our website, or click like and follow on Vinbaren's new Facebook page to get the lates info on new products, Jazz Club and wine tasting events.

Published 5th June 2020

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