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“Best vegetarian food for a long time!”
Review of Gruvelageret

Gruvelageret
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Longyearbyen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$63 - US$152
Description: Gruvelageret AS is location at a historical part of Longyearbyen in a former warehouse for the mining company. The interior represents 100 years of coal mining at Svalbard, and the kitchen focuses on arctic cuisine. We want to show you the history of Svalbard and Longyearbyen, combined with good food and beverage in a nice atmosphere right beneath the Longyear glacier. NB! We have problems with the location on TripAdvisor since we are not part of the road network. Please look at our website on how to find us.
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Description: Gruvelageret AS is location at a historical part of Longyearbyen in a former warehouse for the mining company. The interior represents 100 years of coal mining at Svalbard, and the kitchen focuses on arctic cuisine. We want to show you the history of Svalbard and Longyearbyen, combined with good food and beverage in a nice atmosphere right beneath the Longyear glacier. NB! We have problems with the location on TripAdvisor since we are not part of the road network. Please look at our website on how to find us.
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We are a vegetarian couple and we are very glad that we were able to eat vegetarian dinner there. It was wonderful. Chef served to us amuse-bouche and we felt very welcome. ☺️ As a main course we had polenta, lenses with some veggies, mushrooms and pesto sauce. As a dessert we had luxurily chocolate ganache and strawberry sauce with touch of chili! Every flavors melted in mouth. Milieu was also lovely, warm hearted and unique. Old wood and lots of candles. ✨ We will absolutely visit to you again. Thankyou!

1  Thank Milla V
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Kristin M, Public Relations Manager at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Hello Milla V and thank you for such a wonderful review. We always want to make sure that everyone is satisfied, and we are really proud of Our chef who adjust the menu for everyone that wants something out of the ordinary. I hope that vegetarians read Your review and see that even though we have meat on the menu, we of course make an alternative for those who want. All the best from Kristin and everyone at Gruvelageret.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Went with a group of 25 and were treated like royals. The host told us his story of how the restaurant came about and what a story! This young entrepreneur has gone through fire and hurricanes to make this unique restaurant what it is today. The room also portrays the history of Svalbard in a fascinating way. Then the food and what food - five dishes from the deep ocean, the woods of Sweden (bear) and the wilderness of Norway. Perfect composition. Served dead on time by some really sweet young girls. In our group were some who like going to bed early, but we all lost sense of time and left happy and contented by midnight.

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Kristin M, Public Relations Manager at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thank you so much for such a lovely response. We love to tell the story on how Gruvelageret came by, and if the guests stay longer than expected - what else can we ask for. We hope to see you again in Longyearbyen soon!

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Visited Gruvelageret with some colleagues and customers on March 10, and were served a wonderful meal of bear meat, scallops, halibut, reindeer and homemade ice cream. Best meal I've ever had in an stylish environment filled with local history. Our hostess Yana was exceptional! Steve told us the history behind Gruvelageret with great enthusiasm and humor. See you next time I'm visiting Svalbard!

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Thank Jan Terje S
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Kristin M, Public Relations Manager at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful response! All the best from Steve, Yana and the rest at Gruvelageret

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

I was recommended this restaurant by a local I met during my trip, and I must say the experience was thrilling!
The atmosphere is very special, everything is built/decorated from former coal mine elements: telephone, drills used as candleholders, authentic wood...
The set menu was delightful: scallops with two different purees, crispy prosciutto, chips and amazing "beurre blanc" with apples; reindeer filet cooked to perfection garnished with pollenta and sweet potatoes puree, with a dark mushroom sauce; and for the dessert, soft chocolate ganache with a strawberry sauce.
Everything was delicious, and the service was very nice. Definitely recommend it!

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Thank Alexandre R
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Kristin M, Public Relations Manager at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Hello Alexandre
Thank you so much for such a Nice review. We are also very glad to hear that you enjoyed Our season menu, since this is Our first real season everything is a first for us, including setting a menu that travellers will enjoy. We hope to see you back in Longyearbyen another time, all the best from Kristin and the rest of the staff at Gruvelageret

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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner in this gorgeous and unique restaurant with my husband. It was only two of us in the whole restaurant that night but that made it even more special! (thanks for opening it just for us!)
The food was outstanding and all the wines selected specifically for each dish were excellent! Our hostess Yana was exceptional! She looked after us all evening so well and also told us a lot about the restaurant and Svalbard's history.
Thanks for such a special and unforgettable evening! We'll definitely be back when in Svalbard next time!

Thank muckute
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Kristin M, Public Relations Manager at Gruvelageret, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hello Mrs Muckute and thank you so much for such a lovely response! We were a bit curious, since this was the first time we had open for only two guests how it would be for you to be the only ones there, and I am so glad to hear that it became what we wanted, a special experience for you two. Yana and Benjamin, who worked in the Kitchen that night, is very glad to hear from you. We hope to see you back in Longyearbyen soon! All the best, Kristin

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