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“Best Place for Arctic meat”
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 17 May 2017

While staying there for two nights at Polariggen, we had our dinner in the hotel itself. Their restaurant named winter-haven (winter garden) is an oasis of greens in barren-cold, rugged Svalbard.

We had cod soup, seal and whale between two of us. the Cod soup was super amazing, and so was seal. One need to develop a little taste for the whale meat. Beside the mains, the dessert was strawberry with ice-cream and cake, which were a delightfully tasty.

What scores more is the ambience of the restaurant which is a mix and match of plants, stuffed arctic animals (including polar bears!!!!!) and small colourful turkish glass-ware for adding the colour.

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Thank vijay r
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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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