Top Choice Norwegian in Longyearbyen


It's something of a walk up here but it's worth it. Dining in the bistro is casual, with well-priced dishes such as reindeer burgers or reindeer stew with lingonberries on the menu. Its signature dish is the coal-gr…
Top Choice New Nordic in Longyearbyen


Opened in the winter of 2015, Gruvelageret occupies a stunningly converted wooden mining warehouse and serves up an exceptional set menu that begins with Atlantic salmon, moves on to borscht soup and reindeer fillet…
Top Choice Norwegian in Longyearbyen

Coal Miners' Bar & Grill

A renovation of this former mining mess hall has transformed it into one of Longyearbyen's coolest venues. There's warming decor, fabulous charcoal-grilled meals (the spare ribs and burgers are excellent) and the hu…
Top Choice Cafe in Longyearbyen

Fruene Kaffe og Vinbar

'The Missus' is a welcoming and popular cafe, serving decent coffee, baguettes, pizza, snacks and other light meals. There's free wi-fi, the walls are adorned with stunning photography and the food's good – lunch sp…
Norwegian in Longyearbyen


This pub restaurant was reconstructed from the elements of a building brought in from Russian Barentsburg (the giant white bust of Lenin peeking from behind the bar gives a clue), and it feels like a supremely comfo…
Brasserie in Longyearbyen

Brasseri Nansen

The restaurant at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel serves up an excellent Svalbard set menu, with reindeer and other local specialties making a regular appearance on the fine à la carte menu. Whale is sometimes served h…
Bakery in Longyearbyen

Rabalder Cafe & Bakery

Freshly baked bread and a cool cafe atmosphere make this a welcome addition to the downtown hangout options. Pastries and open sandwiches are served, and the free wi-fi, confidingly deep sofas and a lovely light-fil…
Thai in Longyearbyen

Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

This excellent restaurant offers up spicy Asian rice dishes in a wonderful glasshouse setting, festooned with living plants that, unlike their native Svalbard counterparts, entwine and climb much more than 2cm high.…
Thai in Longyearbyen

Taste of Thai

Simple but filling Thai dishes, at what's claimed to be the world's northernmost Thai restaurant, make this a well-priced choice in the heart of Longyearbyen. The usual soups, spring rolls and pad thais are well pre…
Sushi in Longyearbyen

Sushi Kita

Laying claim to – yes, you guessed it – the world's most northerly Sushi restaurant, Sushi Kita serves up decent sushi offerings and reasonable Asian mains.