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“Always a slightly eccentric 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: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This restaurant and accomodation is a bit away from the centre of town, towards the industrial area - it seems to be popular for accomodation, but less so for food, despite having a really nice restaurant area, good recently reconstructed bar. The menu always has an interesting range of Norwegian and standard meals on it, and food quality is excellent. Also the place to go if you want to try whale or seal! Quite pricey.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My friend had seal, just to try it, and said it was good. I had cod. The portion was very small, cooked simply in butter and served with a garnish of very ordinary salad. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and the portion, again, very small.

Thank Richard P
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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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