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The Winter Garden

$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, European, Thai
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Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 37 02
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Awesome menu with wildlife from Svalbard. We tried whale, reindeer and seal while we were here and it was deliciously made!!! Good service and friendly waiters! We were even able to talk to the chef personally! This is a place you have to visit if you are in Svalbard!! Nice atmosphere in the restaurant with small trees and plants -... More 

Thank Therese C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

And I stayed for 8 nights and ate out twice a day visiting almost everywhere on offer. I had a chicken massaman curry with rice, and ice cream and berries dessert. Both were superb, timely. The bar doesn't offer cider is my only criticism, and the meal was expensive, but it was also top notch. Lovely decor, nice atmosphere. Stayed... More 

Thank Flying_Scots_man1010
Hong Kong
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

it is surprising to see the variety of restaurant here in this small town Longyearbyen - western, japanese, thai - but you can try all these somewhere else in the world. if you want to try something special in this special town you may visit vinterhagen. Beside some "normal" dishes like beefsteak or fish, you can try whale or seal... More 

Thank immrg
Sandnes, Norway
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance and friendly staff. It had a small but tasty looking menu. We had two items on it and they were both fantastic.

Thank jafritsche
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Eating wale, we ask and reservate one day before, to eat there speciality. Be reward the direction on this page from the site is not right, Vinterhagen means wintergarden and is located at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg..

Thank christiaan v
Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The winter garden is an amazing place to hav a dinner with a wonderful view and very good food! I ordered the seal an it was delicious!

Thank Carlorace
Trinity Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We live in the tropics and for our first wedding anniversary decided to go somewhere on the opposite end of the spectrum & exotic to us. Vinterhagen was home away from home. The restaurant is stunning with live plants, arctic character, and the views from the atrium are a charm to behold. Excellent service from staff - warm & friendly... More 

Thank Myss T
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

It is lovely inside, very colorful with so much to look at, including a stuffed arctic fox that "photobombs" if you don't realize he's there. I had the reindeer steak, much better than what was served on the expedition cruise I'd just returned from. Prices were comparable to other restaurants (everything in Longyearbyen seems to be priced at a premium).... More 

Thank Terry S
Odense, Denmark
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249 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I was quite happy with my whale steak and it is a special experience eating such a course in a heated winter garden with an almost tropical climate in the Arctic and a view of what is supposed to be Norway's only coal fired power plant. However, I thought it was rather expensive eating here considering the price and service.... More 

Thank Rueskov
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I found the menu to consist of only a handful of items. Although the food was good I still would have preferred a bigger variety. There was only 1 waiter which meant service was rather slow at times during the meal. I did find it a bit distasteful seeing Minke Whale as one of the dishes on offer.

Thank Wim-Tusk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Scandinavian, European, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?