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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, 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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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We have been there twice. At first at the steak house. Friendly staff but you wont get a table without reservation. Altough 5 tables were empty, the waiter told us we need a reservation. So we ve done that by internet. So the next day we had our dinner at the steakhouse. Food was expensive but really good, so we... More 

1 Thank GernotHinteregger1
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We were in Tromso during the summer but couldn't get a table here. Luckily in the winter there wasn't a long wait! The food was a 10/10 perfectly cooked shrimps reindeer beef pork chicken. Everything was seasoned right and properly prepared! Totally worth the money! So if you're in Tromsø go visit the skarven beef house!

Thank Bart L
Ripley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

I stopped here for dinner and a drink following a walk around the city centre. The bar staff were friendly and helpful. They suggested a couple of beers and gave me a few testers to help choose one. I had a burger and was happy with the quality and portion size.

Thank AndyR17d
Philadelphia, PA
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had delicious meal of Reindeer filet and sausage here. Nice beers and wines and very good Aquavit for after the meal. They have both a seafood side and a meat side.

1 Thank Derek P
Tromso, Norway
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Here you can find 2 good restaurants, Biffhuset that serves Nice steakes and Arcandria that serves Nice Fish). In addition there is a bar.

Thank tssi70
Norwich, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely location and atmosphere with a log fire burning. We had lunch here and the food was good, what you would expect from a good pub. Choice of burger, stew, bacalao, soup etc Staff were fine but a smile would have helped.

Thank deepbluesea2012
new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

The House specialty was a cod dish that was served over creamed carrots, topped with thick cut diced bacon. It was a bit fishy and chewy but overall ok. The price of the meal was a tad high for the quantity/quality even for Tromso.

Thank rndbrm
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

Warm and pub-like, bottomless bowl of creme seafood or tomato soup with bread rolls are a good start to relaxing after a day out whale watching. We only went to the bar area which was really on the waterfront and right next to our hotel at Clarion the Edge. Cod stew with tomato & potatoes was very tasty and filling.... More 

Thank RodneyW888
Beersheba, Israel
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a "restaurant complex", comprised of a meat restaurant, fish restaurant and a Bar. You could chose some fish dishes in the meat palce and vice vesra.. In the meat restaurant we ordered a lamb steak which wasn't bad, a trout fish dish.. which turned out to be a salmon.... The waiter insisted "it looks like salmon and tastes... More 

Thank Robbie R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Thanks to a Norwegian lady, because she gave me the name of Skarven. Very interesting building outside, but also when you enter thus building you can choose for bars, restaurants and the Skarven. There were tables, on the ceiling there was this famous kind of red color you see all the time in Norway. It is crowded, but in spite... More 

Thank WillemVelserbroek

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?