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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice and popular place in Tromsø. Famous place to drop by for a beer after work and enjoy good company with friends. Nice atmosphere with an ongoing fire (wintertime). They have a (fish) soup buffet, which has good value for the money if you don't want to spend too much on dinner. Was there an evening in the middle of... More 

Thank Emmelie Å
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really disappointed with this place. Service was good. However our main problem was food. We were not expecting anything else than pub food. Howeve what we got was just not acceptable. Food was cold and bread promised on menu was not served. Yes, we could complain and maybe get things sorted, but having warm food that is served... More 

Thank PeteHLondon
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food! We truly enjoyed our first dinner in Tromso. The restaurant came highly recommended and it was not a disappointment.

Thank Andiswa M
Wemmel, Belgium
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there wanting to try reindeer steak. Were not disappointed! The meat was really good, it melted away and the sausage was very tasteful as well. I cannot compare to other restaurants for this as it was the first time I ate reindeer, but would definitely recommend it to others with this experience in mind!

Thank NataschaDerese
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I was here with my family which wanted to try some local beer. I don't drink alchohol, but I found a large cinnamon bun which tasted wonderful.

Thank Anders B
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

we went to eat there twice and the service was always friendly and helpful, good choice of food and beers!

Thank Firesoul
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 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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789 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 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

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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
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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