Aside from the hastily made sandwiches that we smuggled out every breakfast we did treat ourselves to a couple of meals out…
We decided to go to the Hildr Gastro Bar on a very cold afternoon when we just needed to get warm! From the outside it looked like a house but the inside was a great Gastro type pub. We were there about 3pm so could only order the lunch special which was black pepper cod, spinach, broccoli and mash. I’m not a big fish eater so I wasn’t sure, but it was the best meal I ate all holiday! The sauce was amazing and food perfect! (though at £21 it probably should be!).
On our last day we decided we stopped at a place in the centre of Tromso called Burgr for lunch. It was a laid back burger bar themed around arcade games – it even had an arcade game machine to have a go on! The walls were also covered in pictures of different cartoons and games. The guy behind the bar was so friendly and we both had the Mario burger with cheese, bacon and salad along with some very salty chips! It was just what we needed before our flight back!
We headed to Presis one night for some Spanish/arctic themed tapas. We thought it would be a good way to try some traditional Norwegian food without having to buy a whole meal. The restaurant was really cool, with wooden tables and chairs and swinging seats. It was clearly a popular place with the locals so it was good we booked.
We tried three dishes, some classic chorizo and patatas bravas ( our favourites when we go for tapas) and then went for some cured reindeer (when in Norway and all that). I wasn’t a massive fan of the reindeer, it had a soft consistency that I didn’t really like but I was glad I tried it.
This was followed by some drinks at Huken Pub. I’d seen this pub was recommended on trip advisor and I could see why. The interior is enough of a reason for a visit. It had a cosy and laid back feel, with fairy lights strung up round the bar and had table tops made from old suitcases! There were some interesting decorations on the wall too!
It’s safe to say that eating out in Norway can get pretty expensive (we’re talking £15 for a baked potato expensive!) but all the food we ate was really good, and there was so much choice in Tromso for different cuisines.