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“Amazing place”
Review of The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden
Ranked #13 of 16 Restaurants in Longyearbyen
Cuisines: Thai, Norwegian
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great wale steak! We had a right price for what we had eat !

Thank Francesco C
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had whale in a fish restaurant in tromso last year which was terrible so we were a bit reluctant in ordening minky whale again but waw. The chef did a great job, would go back instantly

Thank NathaLie0779
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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 - even stuffed polar bears and polar fox. A real experience to eat here.

Thank Therese C
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice place and fantastic seal dinner. Probably some of the best meat (and preparation) I have ever tasted. Well worth a try.

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Thank Olav12345
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Mary-Ann's Polarriggen has a fantastic selection of food, which you should expect in Svalbard. Our dining plans changed drastically during our stay in Longyearbyen after visiting Mary-Ann's the first time. We decided to try it a couple of times. The ambiance is very special in every room. During the polar day or polar night it is great to sit in the giant greenhouse, filled with furs, plants, and pictures of history. The whole place is full of the history of Svalbard, from trapping to coal mining. The service is excellent and friendly. I would take the servers suggestions. As a chef myself, I have to say this is top quality food. Over our various nights, we tried Seal steak, whale steak, reindeer, cod fish, arctic char, and fish stew. Everything was just delicious. They also have a full bar, with a great bartender. The prices are very reasonable. The food tastes great, and is finished just perfectly, in a very plain style without too much spice or alternative taste, so you really taste the food the way it naturally tastes. If you opt to stay here, it is also comfortable, and they have a great livingroom where guests can chat. We have travelled here, and tried 5 restaurants and 4 hotels. Mary-Ann's is the best choice in my opinion. It is not over commercial ( as on main st. ) and you can find out about all that you need.

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