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Reviewed 18 June 2021

For those who like finer restaurants of high class with a more formal atmosphere, this is a wonderful place to eat. For there is good food, skilled staff and a fantastic view of Longyearbyen. I'm probably of the slightly simpler type who thrives better with...less formal atmosphere and that it is a little less "stiff". So it did not quite hit me but it was an experience to try it. And if I had traveled with someone and not eaten alone, the experience would surely have been even better. Fortunately, Funken Lodge has another option for those like me. But if you like nicer restaurants, or have a boyfriend or group of friends, this is very good. Started with a fantastic good bread which was black with butter. Then there was a smoked king crab soup which was wonderfully light. And then king crab in 4 ways (the salad that was there was amazing). Could probably have wished for beef rather. But the pieces sold were so large that a person could not be expected to eat everything. So of the main course, the only downside is that then it was quickly only the king crab that was the choice. But recommended for those who like this type of restaurant. One will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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HurtigrutenSvalbard, Marketing at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2021

Dear Sean, Thank you for your feedback! It is such a pleasure to read your review. Hope you will visit us again next time and, probably, with the friends. Regards, Nora

Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

The Funken Lodge doesn't look like much on the outside but once you get in the door you are stunned by the nice interior (remember to take off your shoes downstairs). The restaurant has beautiful architecture and cozy seating arrangement. We had the 4 course...menu and each course performed above our expectations. Lobster soup, halibut, lamb and sorbet was good tasting, well prepared and beautifully served. And the waiter was exceptional, with a good eye for details and our needs. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

Lots of international flair and flavors on our first meal staying in Longyearbyen. Being guests at the hotel, we really could not have had a better first dinner and it allowed us to quickly retire to our rooms to rest before the snowmobile safari the...next day.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

This is a beautifully designed restaurant, with views of the town, super friendly staff and super quality food and service. You would never think you were in a remote part of the arctic, with the variety and cosmopolitan feel to the place. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

The food here is fantastic. A bit pricey, but I think it’s worth it. The only drawback (for me, at least) is that the plates are more geared towards sharing; as a solo diner, I found it was a bit much for me to handle....But i adored every bite!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

Eaten here before with great success, but today 1st Jan restaurant had an off day. Waiter forgot part of the order (side dishes), and their chicken main course was dry and tasted old. Waiter took it off the invoice, but didn’t seem to care that...much about our complaint. An off day from a normally good performanceMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2019

The view is superb and the food is great. However, a restaurant that offers all the nice stuff that transform a fish og piece of meat into a dining experience as side dishes, will never get my high score. On top of that, the restaurant...is too big to carry some kind of exclusiveness that comes with the prices in the menue. Was it worth it? Not really sure.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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HurtigrutenSvalbard, Resepsjonssjef at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2019

Dear Enevensen, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry for Your disappointment regarding the prices in the menu and we will use Your comments to improve Our guest experience. I will make sure that Your feedback is forward to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2019

The hotel is the best and the staff. location, view is the best there is. The presentation of the food was very good and the food looked and tasted so good. We choosed soup and arctic fish and it tasted like heaven!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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HurtigrutenSvalbard, Resepsjonssjef at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2019

Dear Sissel Anita H, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am delighted you had a dinner experience with us and enjoyed the restaurant service. I will make sure that Your feedback is forwarded to Our staff. I do hope we...More

Reviewed 6 September 2019

We were 4 friends visiting Longyearbyen, and had selected Funktionærmessen for our final dinner. This proved to be a good choise, evenamong all other nice restaurants in the area. Very satisfied with both food and service. Very interesting that all side dishes suited all main...dishes, and was served to be shared.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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HurtigrutenSvalbard, Resepsjonssjef at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Dear Tore S, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am delighted into hear of your dinner experience with us and I want to thank you for the feedback. I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Booked out a table and was seated at a nice view at the front of the restaurant Very limited menu. Waitress mentioned about meat products and then we informed her we didn't eat any of it. We also didn't order any wine. So all we...could have was two soups and two side dishes. Ordered the 'fried potatoes with cheese and onions' as a side. The cheese was non existent, the potatoes were dry and actually we're just potato skins. I peeled them as the skins were chewy. This would be ok for a snack not a le carte dining style. The soup was spicy and tasted ok to my other friend, I personally though it was a bit rich. No bread or butter either! Overall wouldn't eat here again - and didn'tMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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HurtigrutenSvalbard, Resepsjonssjef at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2019

Dear emmajaynee42, Thank you for taking the time to write to us and please accept my apologies for the late reply. I’m sorry Your dinner experience fell below your expectations. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and will use your comments to improve our guest...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5