It's something of a walk up here but it's worth it. Dining in the cafe-bar is casual, with well-priced pasta, pizza and reindeer stew on the menu. Its signature dish is hamburger med alt (Nkr105) – a meaty burger with all the trimmings, so juicy, a researcher told us, that lonely scientists in their tents dream of it. The daily specials (Nkr109) are wonderful.
In the same building, the highly regarded restaurant serves up dishes such as terrine of Svalbard reindeer, fillet of reindeer and quail. Its wine cellar has over 20,000 bottles.