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Mary-ann's Riggen

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££ - £££
Scandinavian, European, Thai, Norwegian
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Skjaeringa, Longyearbyen, Norway
+47 79 02 37 02
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Reviewed 11 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
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Thorshofn, Iceland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 every room. During the polar day or polar night it is great to sit in... More 

2 Thank ChefNik
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Had the whale beef an it was really good. The klippfisk was a little bit dry. Sale carpaccio was not in our taste. Pancake desert wunderful. Good service.

1 Thank Ulf J
London, England, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The restaurant is linked to Mary Ann's Polarrigg and from the outside, you wouldn't be the first one to assume the place was closed down and no longer in use. It has a very secluded arctic restaurant feel to it and the location- the slightly off the main central town track -further supports that assumption. When you step inside, you... More 

Thank Vishna
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I didn't stay here, but I went by it twice in a vehicle. The path from lodgings to town is through an industrial area or via bridge over creek bed. In a very unattractive area of town. So as far as location, it's not in a good spot.

2 Thank luciasur
Perugia, Italy
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245 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

First thing when inside, Svalbard's good manners, must take off your shoes and either wear croggers (there are many pairs to borrow) or bring your own (we had our own tent mules by The North Face). Vintergarten is very nice, glass ceiling and outside wall (must be beautiful during aurora borealis time). Many animal trophies inside (polar bears, arctic foxes,... More 

2 Thank dangerly
Oslo, Norway
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92 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Good quality food, healthy, interesting local meat on the menu (eg: seal), reasonable quantity served, service is good, price is survivable. Their online menu however is just decoration, in reality the choice varies day to day and is maybe 1-3 starter, 3-6 main dishes, 1-2 dessert. No Thai on menu at all. This entry and Vintergarden are the same restaurant.

1 Thank 767-767
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We walked over the bridge from the main "town", which left us a bit cold (it was -12 outside). However, once inside, we quickly warmed up. The interior decor, and indeed the whole concept, is unusual. Svalbard has a long history of trapping, so no surprise there are so many trophies around. Most of the rooms and corridors are made... More 

1 Thank Chidlom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Scandinavian, European, Thai, Norwegian
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  • Address: Skjaeringa, Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 37 02

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