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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious food and wine in a cosy historic log cabin. Staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the short talk about the history. Overall a very good experience, well worth a visit.

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent, but the 6 meal course obligation and 3 hours of eating time is absurd. In the end we received the check and it was doubled… CHECK YOUR RECEIPT

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was excellent. The lady who served us was charming and knowledgeable. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, lit by candles and decorated with mining memorabilia. The accompanying wine flight matched the food well. All in all a memorable evening well worth...the trip out of town.More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My evening at Gruvelageret was by far the most special dinning experience I had whilst in Svalbard! The food was fantastic, the wine pairings where simply perfect and our waitress Cynthia was lovely, knowledgable and completely accomodating. I would most definitely return.

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit overrated. The food is good, but not delicious. The reindeer meat on the dry side, as well the potato kroket. The place and the atmosphere are unique, though.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry that we did not meet you expectations and will take your comment with us further. We hope to see you back in Longyearbyen at a later time to prove different. Best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed June 20, 2022

The food was delicious, the building had some interesting history (and we were told about it over dinner!) and the service couldn't have been better. Our favorite restaurant from our trip.

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review! All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed June 20, 2022

We booked a table for two, four weeks in advance. Three days prior our arrival, the restaurant called us to ask if we could rebook another date. As this was difficult for us, we asked to keep our reservation. When we came to Gruvelagret, we...were the only guests, and to honor our reservation they kept it open only for us. One chef and one waitress attended us all evening, with fantastic wines and very good food. The food was “fine dining” on a very high level, all served and explained by our waitress Cynthia.More

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2022

Thank you for such a nice review! All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 30, 2022

We were 4 people having a 4 course meal that was absolutely fantastic. Great food, wine and service. Highly recommended,

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review. All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 20, 2022

If you plan to walk, don’t follow Google. Follow the road to Huset Restaurant and go straight up the road.

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review! All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 18, 2022

An incredible experience! My husband and I enjoyed a 4-course menu with wine package (paired), every dish was perfect and the wine paired too. The service was great, personal and authentic. We really felt the passion the team has for this place - the food...experience and not to forget, the rich history!More

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review, we are proud to hear that you were satisfied. Best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 10, 2022

Booked a table at Gruvelagret before I went to Svalbard. Looked at reviews that were not older than three months.Took a taxi to the restaurant. Located nicely inside the valley. Many candles and a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly, service-oriented staff who showed hospitality and...care. Got a nice table and a good review of the food and drinks that were served. My Italian couple, my table neighbors were entertaining and interesting. It became the nicest restaurant experience of my entire stay in Svalbard!More

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2022

Hello and thank you so much for such a nice review! We are very proud to hear that you were satisfied, and hope to see you back in Longyearbyen soon. All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 2, 2022

Near the center of Longyearbyen this is a special place. As soon as you cross the door you’re welcome in a intimate, warm and very beautiful place. The staff is very nice and helpful. We ate a 4-course menu paired with wines. Ingredients of quality...and well presented dishes. Very interesting the history of the place. RecommendedMore

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review, we are proud to hear that you were satisfied. All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 1, 2022

To find this gem of a restaurant in a remote location such as Svalbard is simply amazing. If you're ever going to visit Svalbard, make sure you make a reservation here. Book in advance as it easily fills up!

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2022

Thank you for such a nice review! Hope to see you back in Longyearbyen soon. Best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed May 1, 2022

Exciting place, good atmosphere, pleasant staff, but food can be better: more clean, full-bodied flavors and better proportions between meat and vegetable, that is: more vegetable.

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2022

Thank you Svein G for your review. We take all comments with us further to improve. We hope to see you back in Longyearbyen soon. Best from everyone at Gruvelageret

Reviewed April 26, 2022

Celebrated my 60-years birthday and the Svalbard Skimaraton at Gruvelageret just a few days ago, and I can honestly say I could not have imagined any better place in all of Svalbard. Fantastic settings, excellent food & wine and the staff overwhelmingly friendly and with...that little extra personal touch. I can only recommend anyone going to Longyearbyn to try it out, and would love to come back there one day!More

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Kristin M, Agency / Consultant at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2022

Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are glad we could make your birthday memorable. All the best from everyone at Gruvelageret.

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Yes, vegetarisn options are available. If you fish no problem, if you are vegan better inform them.
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No dress code that I noticed. Casual. Most people who visit Svalbard bring good clothes for the wilderness.
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