Restaurant Kroa: Arctic specalties
Great food, great atmosphere, friendly service, oldest restaurant in Longyearbyen.
I visited every day during my holiday.
The giant white bust of Lenin peeking from behind the bar .
Situated in the town centre. Fully licensed bar, pub and á la carte restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Beef sandwich was my favorite.
Whale was special, too
When we visited Longyearbyen Church (see my To Do Tips), we were surprised to find a thermos full of coffee there, tea and waffles, cream and berries.
Nobody was there to serve us, so we helped ourselves! There was a little written note asking us to leave the money there, so that is what we did - and with pleasure, too!
It was so nice to sit in the lounge, drink the coffee, enjoy the delicious waffles, write postcards and just enjoy the peace and quiet of this place!
Thank you so much to the Longyearbyen Church people who made our stay there a true experience!
already a legend!: Huset
Huset ("the house") is the place to be! It has a restaurant, a café, a bar, a nightclub, a cinema (certain sundays only) and a duty free kiosk!
In their cafeteria they serve a daily lunch at an exceptionally low price:
Mondays - Fridays it only costs 76 NOK (2006), the Saturday steak is 99 NOK (2006) and Sundays reindeer steak is 125 NOK (2006) - but all these prices include coffee!
We went there on a Saturday and enjoyed the steak very much! We ordered and got a number. When the steak was done, our number was called, we picked it up and then helped ourselves with a buffet type of French fries, salad, different dressings.
The interior is rustic - just what I expected a place like this to be!
"Huset " Cafè: Cafeen
Husets Cafè is a historical place. A lot of Longyearbyens inhabitants eat most of their meals here. This place was open in the fifties and has been popular since. The menu is more or less the same and they have a daily lunch for a very nice price.
Monday to Thursday: 16.00-23.00.
Favorite Dish: I had the Thursdays beef. It was cheep, a lot of food and best of all it tasked very good.
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Huset, Vinkjelleren: Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar is located in the Restaurant House "Huset". They have around 20000 bottles of wine. The prices are lower than on the Norwegian mainland. They can arrange wine tasting and in the restaurant you will find a extensive wine list.
- Wine Tasting
Huset: north europa biggest wine seller
a small restuarant with only room for 60 guest ...a fantastic place with good food and a wine seller that has 30000 wines, u can have a wine tasting and a good dinner. good service.
their meny is based on local arctic food.
Very posh and clam place to relax after great day of activity.
The food was fab, and we ate at Kroa the next day as well.
Favorite Dish: Whale steak, well done in soya souce.
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Restaurant Nansen: Come and try the arctic food!
It's arctic food. As an example I can say that during the summertime we serve a plate with whale and seal as a main course. We've also served polarbear, but that's only on special occations.