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“Delicious crab and lamb.”

Funktionaermessen Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 17 Restaurants in Longyearbyen
Cuisines: French
Description: French menu with an Arctic view. At Funktionaermessen Restaurant wew serve classic French food, a rich selection of wine and elegantly decorated tables with a touch of class. This is fine dining at its finest.
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Description: French menu with an Arctic view. At Funktionaermessen Restaurant wew serve classic French food, a rich selection of wine and elegantly decorated tables with a touch of class. This is fine dining at its finest.
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We are staying at the Funken hotel and so ate at the restaurant. It is not cheap but the King crab cooked 4 ways was delicious, and the lamb chops were very tender. Vegetables were not quite so good.

Thank Fenella B
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Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi,

Thank you for taking you time to review us.

We hope to see you in Funktionærmessen Restaurant again soon.

Anne-Kari

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Me and 2 friends was visiting this restaurant and the food was just amazing. The food and atmosphere is definitely the best part about this restaurant. the service however needs to improve, atleast from the waiter we had, cause when looking around at the other tables seeing their waiter laughing and having fun with her guests, presenting the food and keeping the glasses full, we kind of wished that we had theirs instead. The guy who was serving us did not present the food, basically never asked us if we wanted anything more to drink, and when he did talk to us we could barely hear what he was saying. Almost like he was afraid of talking to his guests. It took around 45 minutes from finishing our food until he asked us if we wanted desserts, at that point we kind of just said no... even if we all wanted to try the desserts aswell, because the food was delicious!

The reason i am rating it as high as i am is because of the food and that they clearly do have have other waiters with previous work experience as waiters. So make sure to ask for one of the pretty girls to host your table if you want the whole package.

And the reason i acctually created a tripadvisor account and wrote this is to let the management know that they need to give this poor guy some service training, because we did not have the hearts to tell him this ourselves!

/Elizabeth Hurley

Thank hurlizaeley
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Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Elisabeth,

Thank you so much for telling us about your experience in our restaurant.
Feedback from our guests give us the opportunity to constantly improve service and standards.

I hope we get the oppotunity to welcome you back to our restaurant.

Anne-Kari

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The staff here are great. Great bartenders, great servers. The food is excellent but it is really the service that makes this place special.

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Thank LawrenceMHudson
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Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi,

Thank you so much for taking your time to give us such positive feedback. I will pass it on to my serviceminded colleagues.

We hope to see you again soon.

Anne-Kari

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Having visited Svalbard 3 years ago, we knew food was good here. Anyhow, with the newly renovated hotel and restaurant, the night was a blast from the Very first minute. The champagne cocktail whilst awaiting the table started off a Great evening. We highly recommend the 4 ways king crab which was the best food experience for quite a while! Together With an amazing Mersault, this was memorable. Our lovely and very skilled waiter Lea made our evening perfect. Very much looking forward to our next trip to Longyearbyen, Will for sure stay at this hotel and enjoy more than one great meal here as well.

Thank Marit H
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Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi,

Thank you so much for your nice review.
We are happy you enjoyed the delicious food we serve, Leah's super service and the newly refurbished restaurant in it self.

You are always welcome back!

Anne-Kari

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

What a marvellous evening!!We travelled 13000km to attend and it was really worth it. Fantastic ambiance, great service, beautiful food and fine wines... so worth the trip. Thank you Funken for a magic experience.
Well done!

Thank mimosa_arabs
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Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi,

Thank you very much for taking your time to review us.
I am pleased to hear you had a splendid night celebrating your daughter's wedding. You certainly travelled a long way, so I am happy we made the night and celebration special to you.

Welcome back

Anne-Kari

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