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The Winter Garden

$$ - $$$European, ,
Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 37 02
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
$$ - $$$
Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

This restaurant was the big surprise in our trip! It is not a regular "tourist" restaurants, so we have a real Svalbard experience food. The ate reindeer, that was amazing!The assistant was very kind, the service impeccable. The big dog in the restaurant is the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank helenaa225
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The atmosphere and waitress were very pleasant. The plants and glass window give the dining room a pretty unique decor. The arctic trout was deliciously prepare but for me it was really not enough... more mashed potatoes or a few vegetables would've made the trick...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Blaz H
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The menu basically had 3 main courses but they all seemed very tasty. The wine was good and the service was also very helpful. The atmosphere was super unique and seemed to be a bit like a greenhouse!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank traveler_alb
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Located a bit from the “city center”, but only 5 min walk, so easy to go there. Nice and cosy place. The food was nice, and price level very fair, can recommend you to go there during your visit in Longyearbyen.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MetteB_13
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

My last meal on Svalbard until my next visit. I had the whale stew. Guess I expected a pure nordic/arctic classic stew. It tasted fine enough; however my tastenuds became slighly confused over the Thai elements to the dish. The meat should (in my opnion)...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RovingViking
Reviewed April 30, 2018

It is a good restaurant where yuo can eat some traditional dishes from the North pole, as the whale. They serve also the local beer, prodeced from the brewery in Longyearbyen. The price for a dinner is alligned with the other places, but the restaurant...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Fabio M
Reviewed March 31, 2018

A really beautiful restaurant. We ate there twice, I had the seal on the first time, never eaten it before, but it was lovely. I ate reindeer on the second which was equally good. Very helpful staff, who were able to provide both meals gluten...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Valerie B
Reviewed March 22, 2018

If you miss green plants, flowers and funny small exhibitions you should visit Mary-Ann's Polarrigg. Mary-Ann herself is running the place (which has accomodation too). A must visit - the Wintergarden has a nice menue with a mix of local (reindeer, wheal, seal etc.) and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kate K
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We slept in the polarrrigg, we had dinner in the polarrigg. loved it all! and the greenhouse.. lovely! and great taste food too!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jeroen XLphoto W
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I really enjoyed the dinner at Vinterhagen with its playful interior basing on the history of Svalbard (it was a tropical island millions of years ago!). Out of all the places we visited in Longyearbyen, it was the only one to serve real Arctic food....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Anna W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 37 02
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