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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (7 reviews)
“whale meat” (4 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
€€ - €€€
Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Blaz H
Reviewed 25 June 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!

Thank traveler_alb
Reviewed 16 June 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.

Thank Mette B
Reviewed 25 May 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

Thank RovingViking
Reviewed 30 April 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

Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 31 March 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

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 22 March 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

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

Thank Jeroen XLphoto W
Reviewed 22 February 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

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner in Vinterhagen - place is located a bit on the side of city center, but totally worth to visit. We ate in all other restaurants and this place was soooo much better when it comes to quality, interior and service....More

Thank Wladyki
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  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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