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Polfareren Restaurant

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Vei 221, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 50 01
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
Vei 221, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We couldn't believe how good the food was in Longyearbyen, especially the breakfasts and Christmas Eve dinner we enjoyed recently. As my husband said, 'who'd ever think you'd come to Svalbard for the food?!'. Frankly, it's been some of the best meals we've eaten while...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must while in Longyearbyen! Food is excellent, friendly staff and great location. Congrats to the chef!

Thank Aura B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the 25th we came looking for a soup for dinner, but they could only offer us the Christmas buffet. We had dinner on the 24th at a place where they served typical Norwegian dishes, so poultry is out of the picture. Here at Polfareren...More

Thank drogilmour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with quite high expectations. The reserved table was waiting for us and an extremely friendly and attentive waitress guided us through the evening. We had seal carpacio as a starter - nice dark red meat with a lovely flavor. As main courses we...More

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Thank Michael K
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant at the hotel Svalbard has great food and wine - a must when dining in Longyearbyen. The waitresses was knowledgeable about wine,and the food, and provided a nice atmosphere. This is very important- due to the one thing that this place are missing...More

Thank TEBogno
Aina M, Front Office Manager at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hello TEBogno, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate hearing back from our guests, so that we can keep countine to improve. We are glad that you enjoyed the food, and wine! Perhaps we will see you again one...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We ate at this restaurant a couple of times during our stay in February and where always happy with both the food and the service. The menu is changed every week, although some courses are kept so it is hard to recommend anything in particular...More

Thank Malotte
Hekla-Olafsdottir, Leder  at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hello Malotte. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again if you find yourself back in Svalbard!

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Not really an interesting menu; I had a starter and a main course and for me both didn't deliver any interesting or delicious taste.

Thank Moe S
Hekla-Olafsdottir, Leder  at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hello Moe. I am sorry to hear that we didn't manage to impress you on your visit to our little restaurant. I hope you will give us another chance if you are ever back in Longyearbyen.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

The food was excellent, wide variety and varied through our stay between breakfast, brunch and lunch. The staff and service - impeccable and always service minded. Thank you for making our stay unforgettable.

Thank Silje Christine A
Hekla-Olafsdottir, Leder  at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hello Silje. We are very happy to hear that you liked our little restaurant and hope you will visit us again if you ever come back to Longyearbyen. Regards from the snow in Svalbard!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Polfareren Restaurant at Svalbard Hotel is an absolute delight to dine in. Warm and welcoming with good and healthy food. The restaurant also serves it purpose on not forgetting the important explorer Eivind Astrup - pick up a book whilst you are enjoying a nice...More

Thank Mie M
Hekla-Olafsdottir, Leder  at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hello Mie. Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you liked our polar explorer theme, we are very proud of it. Hopefully you will visit us again if you ever come back to Svalbard!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We booked a table near the window, also to look outside. We did see rocks, however the food was good.

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Thank rolinca
Hekla-Olafsdottir, Manager at Polfareren Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello Rolinca! I am very pleased to hear that you liked our food here at Restaurant Polfareren. We hope to see you again in the future! Regards from Longyearbyen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$41
Cuisine
Contemporary, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vei 221, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 50 01
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Svalbard Hotel
Description
Svalbard's newest hotel doesn't only offer accommodation, but has also opened a modern restaurant and bar. The restaurant menu is characterized by the Nordic, French and Asian cuisine. If you want to enjoy a good drink, we also offer beer from Svalbard Brewery and wine from our wine bar. We recommend that you visit us for more inspiration.
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