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“Excellent food with excellent view!”
Review of Restaurant Nansen

Restaurant Nansen
Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Longyearbyen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$48
Cuisines: Norwegian, Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Come in a suit or a snowmobile suit. Come as you are! Experience fantastic meals with an Arctic twist.
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The dinner buffet was very good with lot of choices. The serve vegetarian food as well. A la carte and dinner buffet cost almost same in this restaurant.
Stuff were super friendly as well. Here I ate, Arctic Char, smoked Whale meat, Sweet pickled salmon etc. It was perfect for me as I wanted to try everything. Seal meat was not there probably we went on 9th August 2016, so it is summer time.
The view from the restaurant is excellent!

Thank reshmim
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, housed by Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, has massive Windows overlooking the Icefjord. It is famous in Svalbard for its NOK 475 buffet, often serving whale, seal and reindeer (not when I visited), plenty of fish and crustaceans, variety of yams, followed by a range of sweets and cheeses. But I tried their set menu with 4 courses for NOK 565, which had roasted breast of grouse for starters, poached salmon for first, grilled reindeer steak for mains, and Nordic berry dessert to finish. Plus the chef threw in grilled scallop in spicy sauce as an appetiser. Everything was fantastic! The venue has a good wine list too, but prices are not great, although much lower than mainland Norway.

Thank Krzysztof D
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is the poshest of two restaurants in the Raddison Blu hotel in Longyearbyen. I chose the fixed summer menu and this was a truly excellent four courses of fish soup, salmon, duck and chocolate fondant - supported by a good wine list and excellent, all female service.

Thank 676MartinM
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A range of food including traditional Norwegian food. The staff introduced all the food to us upon arrival. The environment is really good. a tranquil & spacious place.

Thank Bread L
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The buffet was better than expected. Only a few warm dishes but good food. As everything else in Longyearbyen, expensive.

Thank 343andersb
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