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Svalbar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Grill
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Longyearbyen, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 50 03
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Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two Svalbard burguers with two local beers. The price was aprox. 420NOK that is a good price comparing with Svalbard price average. The waiter was very kindly with us and we enjoyed our stay there

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Thank Manuel R
Drammen, Norway
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, there are students doing polar studies in Longyearbyen, and yes, this place do have rather good burgers. Occasional live music. Fills up late-ish on Fridays and Saturdays, come early to get a booth. Considering this is the top of the inhabited world, they have rather nice selection of brews, drinks and more.

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Thank sifpilsen
Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been refused an entry even if it was only 9h50 pm and it closes around 3-4 am. i understand they were full but the hostess was not nice at all. We were starving, just coming out of the mountain! And we havent reserve in advance! it looked very nice and good. So, next time, MAKE A RESERVATION!

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Thank hiker82
Milan, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The bar is open every night until 2. The atmosphere is very nice, you can even watch tv while having lunch/dinner and the guys who work here are very kind. We didn't expect to eat such a good food (we ordered two hamburgers but I don't remember the names, appetizers and two cokes) and we paid more or less 20€... More 

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Thank Bernibern
Longyearbyen, Norway
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Svalbar is a small place, and in recent history is the place to go when other restaurants are crowded. But it is good enough to stand on its own. It offers no tap beer, but has a selection of bottle beer that is among the best in Longyearbyen. Beer prices are a bit on the high side. There is a... More 

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Thank Mark H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great end to a Svalbard Wilderness Expedition. Looks better on the inside with cosy atmosphere and friendly staff, definitely need to book as popular and 'buzzing'. Minke whale was a thin wafer so animal welfare guilt trip was lessened. Seal skin stools a nice touch with bloodlust polar bear paintings on the wall. Not an economical choice, a treat.

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Thank Douglas D
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had the reindeer and lingon berry pizza and it was good! Typical for a restaurant/bar it got noisy as it got later. There was only two of us and the tables were large, we ended up being asked to share our table. It worked out fine because they were part of the group we were having meetings with.

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1 Thank jessitreble
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Svalbar twice during my five day stay in Longyearbyen because of their insanely well proportioned and tasty, yet reasonably priced burger. Very friendly and welcoming staff. The place seems to be very crowded from dinner time until midnight.

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A simple place to have good food and a beer. Can meet really cool people and Huskies if lucky. Spent some time with friends enjoying a drink and I visited the place during the all day sunshine phase, so it just made no difference whether it was lunch or dinner time.

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Thank Anu_Siri
Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

An informal and comfortable place with efficient and friendly service. Menu a bit focused on burgers (as most menus in Longyearbyen). Good selection of beers and overall good value for money.

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Thank Tomas T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Longyearbyen, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 50 03

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?