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The Winter Garden

$$ - $$$European, ,
Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 37 02
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“an oasis” (2 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Spanish, Thai
$$ - $$$
Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had the best meal of our trip at The Winter Garden (Vinterhagen) - we were three guys who shared servings of Whale, Reindeer and Seal - the food was wonderuflly prepared and tasted great. The restaurant was strangely empty (no other guests) and gave...More

Thank bchoward
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This restaurant and accomodation is a bit away from the centre of town, towards the industrial area - it seems to be popular for accomodation, but less so for food, despite having a really nice restaurant area, good recently reconstructed bar. The menu always has...More

Thank polarbug
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My friend had seal, just to try it, and said it was good. I had cod. The portion was very small, cooked simply in butter and served with a garnish of very ordinary salad. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and the portion, again, very small.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

While staying there for two nights at Polariggen, we had our dinner in the hotel itself. Their restaurant named winter-haven (winter garden) is an oasis of greens in barren-cold, rugged Svalbard. We had cod soup, seal and whale between two of us. the Cod soup...More

Thank vijay r
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great wale steak! We had a right price for what we had eat !

Thank Francesco C
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Had whale in a fish restaurant in tromso last year which was terrible so we were a bit reluctant in ordening minky whale again but waw. The chef did a great job, would go back instantly

Thank NathaLie0779
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Awesome menu with wildlife from Svalbard. We tried whale, reindeer and seal while we were here and it was deliciously made!!! Good service and friendly waiters! We were even able to talk to the chef personally! This is a place you have to visit if...More

Thank Therese C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice place and fantastic seal dinner. Probably some of the best meat (and preparation) I have ever tasted. Well worth a try.

Thank Olav12345
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Mary-Ann's Polarriggen has a fantastic selection of food, which you should expect in Svalbard. Our dining plans changed drastically during our stay in Longyearbyen after visiting Mary-Ann's the first time. We decided to try it a couple of times. The ambiance is very special in...More

2  Thank ChefNik
Reviewed 27 April 2016

And I stayed for 8 nights and ate out twice a day visiting almost everywhere on offer. I had a chicken massaman curry with rice, and ice cream and berries dessert. Both were superb, timely. The bar doesn't offer cider is my only criticism, and...More

Thank Flying_Scots_man1010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Spanish, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 37 02
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