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Polfareren Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, ,
Vei 221, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 50 01
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vei 221, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal with very attentive and helpful staff. There were only 3 entree choices so somewhat limited options.

Thank betsy1812
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no preconceived expectations about Svalbard other than cold, snow and hopefully polar bears. Finding this restaurant was a complete surprise and exceeded my (limited) expectations in every way - anyone who does not give it five stars is either dreaming or complete unreasonable....More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Tasting, you definitely have to try this food! Service is very good, price is a bit high but you must think in where you are! Everything in Longyearbyen is near. For desert we proved the orange cake, the best one I have tried! I recommend!...More

Thank Rodrigo A
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I booked a table one day in advance, as I was recommended to do so. On night of my visit however; I think they would have managed to squeeze me in anyway. I did notice that many of the tables had been reserved - Today...More

Thank RovingViking
Reviewed 19 May 2018

My friend and I only had time for one restaurant in Svalbard and we're glad we stopped by Polfareren! The food tasted incredibly fresh and well cooked. The arctic char was cooked to perfection because the skin tasted so good. The two highlights of the...More

Thank Dwight F
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great place, delicious food, whale carpaccio and reindeer were amazing, friendly and service minded staff. Highly recommend it!

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had several visits to this restaurant. We received a fantastic experience every time. The restaurant is small. The atmosphere is lovely, cosy. The staff is very friendly & knows different languages. Great service. The food is original & delicious, excellent with good wines. It...More

Thank Анна К
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Some of the absolute best food I've had, not only in Longyearbyen but globally, and for affordable prices. Friendly staff that are attentive and try hard to give you the best possible experience. Cosy atmosphere and fast service. Some of the others er online reviews...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visited here on my final night in Longyearbyen. Having tried a few of the other (highly rated) restaurants, this was by far my favourite. The food, flavours and concepts were brilliant. I spoke to the head chef after to thank him and being a...More

1  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Nice restaurant with a warm atmosphere. Nice staff. Not that much to choose between at the meny. All the food was cold and the meal of duck didn´t taste good. We didn´t try desert, but we drank a cider named Edel... and this one was...More

Thank Lene I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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  • This restaurant is at Svalbard Hotel
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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