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Svalbard’s newest eatery gets big rollout, menu – does it live up to locals’ hope of not being ‘just another restaurant’


It’s a historically significant space in Longyearbyen’s dining scene and longtime locals were vocal about not wanting “just another restaurant” similar to the overlapping menus of nearby comfort-food pubs. The managers eschewed a barrage of advice in favor of listening to their chefs and, while the result is arguably a menu that’s more large than unique, it’s clear locals are largely ready to fiercely defend the results.