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Funktionaermessen Restaurant

European, Scandinavian, French
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Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 62 88
18:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good at this restaurant, but the service is very poor. After 90 minutes we had only gotten our starter, and only a glass of wine. This was not due to ill will just that the waiter was not trained. Poor guy. The wine package is by the way not a good deal.

Thank GisleBjo
Nafferton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely exceptional. The best meal we have had. We picked the 7 courses and each one was a taste sensation and cooked to perfection with such skill and elegance. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Thank ClairDB1
Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ClairDB1, thank you so much for your incredible review! We are so happy to hear that the food was absolutely exceptional, and that it was the best meal you have had. We hope to see you again! Kind regards, Thora More 

Tromso, Norway
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have been here a few times as it was always the place to go for an upscale meal. Normally it would rate rather high on my list but the last time i ate there i had to drop my rating. Firstly they gave us enough time to order and make up our mind but when we finally ordered they... More 

Thank Sealb0y
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sealby0y. Thank you for taking time to review and inform us. My colleagues have now been informed and we will make sure to get better. Welcome back! Anne More 

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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It was my last day option, it was best restaurant I was able to find in Svalbard islands. Good, local teste with a touch of fantasy and a good presentation. Pricey? Not more then poorest choice in town, Scandinavia is expansive but this restaurant is not exaggerated. And the view pays a lot: big windows nfrom where you can see... More 

Thank Rbsaro
Spitsbergen T, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear about your good experience at Funktionærmessen Restaurant. We love the view too! Anne More 

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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Historical place - classic style and calm ambiente. Very skilled and professional staff. Really fabulous food - brilliantly balanced! 7 courses - pick from 2 and up. Smoked King crab a true jewel! Very much recommendable for fine dining.

Thank Heidi F
Lima, Peru
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is the restaurant in the otherwise-excellent Spitsbergen Hotel. Avoid it for dinner. Overpriced, and trying to offer nouvelle cuisine when all you want is something hearty.

Thank AntonH1959
Trinity Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We started our last evening on Svalbard at Funktionaermessen with a Bollinger toast to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary. It was early enough and we had the restaurant all to ourselves to soak up our surroundings at our leisure. We shared the Sea Bass with Grilled Lemon & Duck with Lingonberry. Funktionaermessen is a beautiful fine dining restaurant that... More 

Thank Myss T
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Funktionaermessen restaurant is on the first floor in the Scandic Spitsbergen Hotel near the top of the town. 15 mins walk or 100NOK taxi from the town centre. The restaurant has good views across the town to the fjord and mountains. The food, service and style are a Michelin star fine dining experience. The options are A la carte... More 

Thank fussytravellerSussex
Oslo, Norway
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329 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This restaurant was recommended as a fine dining place, and the menu and the premises gave that impression. We went for the full menu and wanted some nice wine. We were firstly presented with a rather thin wine menu, and we asked whether they had a wider choice. We were brought a new wine menu with a nice selection. When... More 

Thank Freiro
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Excellent food, good wine cellar. Nice fish dishes. You can see beautiful scenery through the wide windows at the back.

Thank Lieven V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 62 88
French menu with an Arctic view. At Funktionaermessen Restaurant wew serve classic French food, a rich selection of wine and elegantly decorated tables with a touch of class. This is fine dining at its finest.

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