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Mon-Fri: 06:30-10:00

Sat-Sun: 08:00-11:00 


Mon-Fri: 12:30-14:30 (last seating 13:30)

Afternoon Tea:

Saturday: 13:00-16:00 (last seating 14:30)

Sunday: 13:00-17:30 (last seating 15:30)


Dresscode for Palmehaven is Smart Casual after 6pm / 18:00.


Britannia's Iconic Hall

A lush and exotic oasis of international flavours, art and culture from all over the world. Palmehaven is an institution in Trondheim, a venue for culinary and cultural events, where atmosphere meets tradition. During the weekdays you can indulge in Trondheim's most exotic lunch, surrounded by leafy green palms.  

Five star hotel breakfast

Palmehaven is the location for the hotel’s five star breakfast, where guests can enjoy a beautifully presented buffet, with meats and cheeses from award-winning Norwegian producers, alongside delightful day-starters such as the açai berry bowl, with granola and fruits. You can choose from the à la carte, with barista coffees, smoothies, porridges, egg cocottes, Røros thick-cut bacon and more, all made to order and included in the room price.

Today, breakfast at Britannia Hotel is breaking away from traditional Norwegian hotel fare and setting new standards when it comes to quality and sustainability.

At Britannia, there is an emphasis on seasonal food and à la carte dishes, which the chefs make to order for each and every guest. The menu includes both classic and contemporary dishes, and there is a greater focus on plant-based food, with a dedicated vegan page in the à la carte menu.

Breakfast in Palmehaven also includes a luxurious buffet, with a focus is on quality over quantity. Britannia’s eminent kitchen prides itself on serving only the best products, which are presented in delicate portions, with frequent refills (instead of mountains of food which is encouraging of wastefulness). Palmehaven’s modern approach to a breakfast buffet means fresher food and less waste - all served with the hotel’s five-star style and service.

Most of the products on Britannia’s breakfast table are either home-made or from local Trøndersk producers. The kitchen works closely with several suppliers to develop signature products, not found anywhere else. There is an emphasis on short-travelled food. The honey is from beehives on the hotel’s roof, which also encourages pollination in the city centre.

Britannia Hotel has also established a farm, beside by lake Jonsvatnet, growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs, exclusively for the hotel. Among other things the farm (Braattan Gaard) makes the delicious cold-pressed apple juice for Britannia’s breakfast.

Palmehaven chefs and waiters are regularly visitors to the farm and active participants in the planting, harvesting and produc- tion of Britannia products. Food waste from breakfast is also composted at Braattan Gaard, improving the soil and further enhancing the hotel’s sustainability credentials.

Afternoon Tea

Sunday the 20th of November will be the last Afternoon Tea service before Christmas. From Saturday the 26th og November to Sunday the 25th of December we will be serving our traditional Christmas lunch buffet in Palmehaven. From Monday the 26th of December you are welcome to enjoy our Afternoon Tea again.

Our ever-popular Afternoon Tea in Palmehaven is served from Saturdays 13:00-16:30 (last seating 14:30) and Sundays 13:00 - 17:30 (last seating 15:30). Price per person 655,-. We also offer a specially-made children's version (up to 12 years old) for 385,-.

Mussels being cooked at Palmehaven's lunch buffet

Lunch in Palmehaven

Our lunch buffet is served under the palms in the beautiful Palmehaven, Monday to Friday. The buffet consists of a varied selection of seasonal local ingredients, including allergy-friendly, vegan and vegetarian options. Here you will find cold and hot dishes prepared by our skilled chefs. Britannia's own patisserie team also provides sweet delights made with real craftsmanship.

Palmehaven has a very special atmosphere which has been attracting guest from all walks of life ever since it opening in 1918. Today, we uphold the traditions which have made made this such a special place in people's hearts, including live music from our regular pianist.

Palmehaven is open for lunch Monday - Friday from 12.30pm until 3pm. Last seating for lunch is at 1.30pm.

Britannia steak tartare in Palmehaven

Special Events

Palmehaven is available for private functions and also hosts variety of cultural occasions and musical events. Menus vary with the season. See the event calendar for details of when Palmehaven is open for historic dinners, concerts and family events. 


Our menus

Your next Palmehaven dining experience starts here

  • Breakfast Menu

    À la carte menu
    Breakfast made to order, includes a selection of teas and coffees. Choice of special dishes for an extra special experience.
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  • Afternoon Tea Menu

    Saturday and Sunday
    Britannia Hotel's delicious afternoon tea menu, including a section of luxurious drinks and extras, to elevate any occasion.
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  • Wine List

    Britannia Hotel
    The Britannia Hotel wine list
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First built in 1918, Britannia's iconic hall has played host to everyone from visionary politicians, to frostbitten explorers, to Parisian fashionistas and international stars of screen and stage.