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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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Malmo, Sweden
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is said to be the second best pub in Longyearbyen and I'm sure that's true. Not a gourmet place, but cozy and friendly and we had very good burgers and beer.

1 Thank MsWithnail
Calvi, France
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208 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Landed there as it appeared to be a good bar. Service was quite unfriendly. The place is fairly uncomfortable. Beers are good, but the food is quite basic. There are better options in Longyearbean.

1 Thank zelal25
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to eat somewhere away from my hotel, so just 2 doors down from the Svalbard Hotel I found The Svalbar! I started with a draft Svalbard Brewery Pale Ale, now one of my favorite beers, and ordered the fish of the day. A five star restaurant quality dish at a local college bar. The atmosphere on a Monday... More 

1 Thank John D
Sarreyer, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and a happy laid back atmosphere in this incredible and surreal town close to the North Pole! Generous servings and and good choice of comfort food! Wine selection surprisingly good!

1 Thank Silje Christine A
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the menu is contained but very delicious. I had the fish of the week twice (across two weeks). it was cod once and salmon the other time. they were incredible and so was the brownie.

1 Thank alienOrchid
England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Svalbar twice in a row on our week's holiday to Longyearbyen. It was busy both times we visited. The first evening we had the BBQ chicken pizza, which was very very nice. The second evening, we both had the vegetarian celeriac burger, which was also very good. It was not the most expensive place to eat in Longyearbyen,... More 

1 Thank MeGh0sta
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local pub, relaxed & easy going. Dish of the day is the best value & great quality in Longyearbyen, but eat early (before 4 pm) or it will probably be sold out

1 Thank ShrewsburyMeg
Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a perfect place to have a dinner, listen nice music and have a great night during midnight sun season. Staff nice and prices were amazing for Norway.

1 Thank Jorge R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The staff are so nice at Svalbar. Always smiling and helpful! The food is really good and for a good price!! The menu has a good variation!

1 Thank Sofie S
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner had to pre-book as it gets super busy. Guy that served us was brilliant...friendly and interesting!!! Fish soup was hot and fresh...exactly what I needed after a day snowmobiling. Atmosphere was lovely and cosy! I really recommend dinner here if you're lucky enough to be in Longyearbyen!!

1 Thank Helen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?