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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
15:30 - 22:30
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 15:30 - 22:30
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the food here, some from the early evening limited choice others from the main menu but all was very good , nicely served and fair value for the area which generally feels pricey to uk visitors. Would eat here again and also use the pub area. Really lovely old building added to the atmosphere. Good service and welcoming staff... More 

Thank John C
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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764 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Boosting to be one of the better places in town. The location is perfect next to the water and surrounded by hotels, which also means that it is recommendable to book a table. Nice cosy environment and good choices on the menu. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chokk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here twice during our 4 day stay in Tromso. Once for dinner (because the next-door Bifhusset was full) and the next day for a late lunch after an exciting morning watching whales. It is an excellent place to just sit, eat their delicious dishes and enjoy the local beers. When you come from Western European countries the price... More 

Thank Frank W
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location. Good selection of beer and a bit cheaper than some of the other pubs visited. Nice atmosphere to start the evening

Thank arthurhanna
Bryant, Arkansas
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is excellent. Tobias was our waiter and he was great. The price was a little high, even for Norway.

Thank LTCNukem
Storslet, Troms, Norway
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skarven is one of the oldest pubs of Tromsø. You can start here with a mornig cofee and finish with a night out. First time I was there was 26 years ago. The place still rocks and keeps its quality and style. Big selection of beers. Legendery fish soup with fresh bread, butter and a refeel! Spring time must: Seagull... More 

Thank geomaranos
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I managed to get a booking on the Sunday night in the steak house as the fish restaurant is closed on a Sunday. The food was amazing and I had the reindeer. Cooked to perfection. They have a great selection of wine and the staff are really helpful. They cater for food allergens and intolerance's too and fussy eaters. Just... More 

Thank Larry_on_Tour
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service are great and what we orderer was really good and tasty!!!!! I loved it. Rendeer is a dish I have never tried and I won't regret to do it, this restaurant has a bar in down stairs and the restaurant upstairs, in the season we went we didn't make a reservation, but I know that if you go on... More 

Drammen, Norway
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Omg! Not sure of the name of the dish but I think it was BBQ dried fish!? They will known.. This is probably the best meal you can eat! In the whole world! Old school Norwegian food... The room is not much to talk about, but omg! The food!!

Thank Frank H
Chennai (Madras), India
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A great place by the harbour. Do make a reservation, the place tends to get full. Had great halibut, reindeer and of course great beer! They had a lovely lasagne for the vegetarian in our group. A bit expensive, but worth a visit.

Thank Vidya0704

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: +47 77 60 07 20
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?