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Funktionaermessen Restaurant

Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 62 88
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. World Class food
"this place definitely deserve a one star"
JBNorway
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2. Best view in town
"This restaurant has a superb view over central Longyearbyen"
Simon A
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3. We love good food
"The food was absolutely exceptional. The best meal we have had"
ClairDB1
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 22 September 2017

This restaurant has a suberb view of Longyearbyen and had been recommended by a friend. Unfortunately the menu was extremely restricted and only offered 2 main dishes - both were horrible. Whale and deer meet is not for everyone's tastebuds, so I had a very...More

Thank Paul B
Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Paul, Thank you for taking your time to review us. We apologize for not fulfilling your expectations. It is through feedback such as yours that we can improve service that we provide to our valued guests. We will look into the matter and it...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I just had the pleasure of visiting Funktionaermessen Restaurant for the second time. And I can honestly say after visiting Michelin restaurants that this place definitely deserve a one star! I had a three course dinner consisting of scallops as a starter followed by saddle...More

1  Thank JBNorway
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear JBNorway, thank you so much for this incredible review. We are so happy to hear that you think our restaurant deserves a Michelin Star. That is very motivational, and we are glad you recommend our restaurant to more people! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Breakfast is excellent. The choices for diner are rather limited but they serve good quality. Staff is very friendly and efficient. The restaurant is located with a view on the mountain and fjord. Comfortable and well decorated dining room.

Thank reneetje2015
Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad to hear your enjoyed Funktionærmessen Restaurant with its fantastic view, friendly staff and delicious food. Hope to see you soon again! Anne-Kari

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a superb view over central Longyearbyen and the mountains across the fjord. We took the 7 course degustation with all courses being very tasty with service being attentive and friendly. The wine pairings were good and possibly the most generous servings for...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The food here is very good, and the restaurant looks over the town. I has the turbot - not a fish i expeted to eat in this location, it was nicely cooked.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Wraxall, thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that the food and the view is very good, and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Thora

Reviewed 28 June 2017

I was staying at the nearby Haugen Pensonjat but right up the hill is the Spitsbergen. This 195.00 NOK spread is a great place to load up. I had plenty of good choices from yogurt to breads to danish to eggs and even snuck off...More

Thank Julia H
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Julia, thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you tried out or breakfast, and that it was excellent with many choices. When it comes to fresh fruit, this is a luxury here in Svalbard, and we will of course try...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

In connection to our stay at Spitsbergen Hotel we tested the 'fine dine' at Funken. We had a nice window table with a view over the Adventure bay. Both the starter and the main course was good, but missing the last touch of spice. The...More

1  Thank Lennart B
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Lennart, thank you so much for your kind words. We do pride ourselves with Longyearbyen's best view, and glad you got to enjoy it! We will make sure we get that little extra touch that you mention missing, and make sure that our fine...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here. We both chose the fish entree and had a scallop appetizer and a shrimp one too. The portions are small and the prices are high. But, hey, you're in Longyearbyen!!

Thank 100Countriessofar
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Thanks for your review and welcome back to our island! Anne

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We've had so many tasting menus at Michelin-starred places, we are a little blasé. The idea feels like old hat. To pay a lot of money for a morsel of experimental food on seven or eight plates, each one accompanied by a glass of vintage...More

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Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear Ms Withnail, thank you for you thorough review of our restaurant, this is very helpful for us to keep getting better and better. We are happy to hear that our desserts were to your liking, and that the wine was beautifully matched to the...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank GisleBjo
Hurtigruten S, Market Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Gisle, we are so sorry to hear that our service was not at it's best this evening. We will look at our routines and make sure this does not happen again. Happy to hear that the food was good! Thora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 62 88
Description
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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