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The Winter Garden

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Post boks 17 | Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 37 02
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“whale meat” (4 reviews)
“mary ann” (3 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 52 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautiful restaurant. We ate there twice, I had the seal on the first time, never eaten it before, but it was lovely. I ate reindeer on the second which was equally good. Very helpful staff, who were able to provide both meals gluten...More

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you miss green plants, flowers and funny small exhibitions you should visit Mary-Ann's Polarrigg. Mary-Ann herself is running the place (which has accomodation too). A must visit - the Wintergarden has a nice menue with a mix of local (reindeer, wheal, seal etc.) and...More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We slept in the polarrrigg, we had dinner in the polarrigg. loved it all! and the greenhouse.. lovely! and great taste food too!

Thank Jeroen XLphoto W
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I really enjoyed the dinner at Vinterhagen with its playful interior basing on the history of Svalbard (it was a tropical island millions of years ago!). Out of all the places we visited in Longyearbyen, it was the only one to serve real Arctic food....More

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner in Vinterhagen - place is located a bit on the side of city center, but totally worth to visit. We ate in all other restaurants and this place was soooo much better when it comes to quality, interior and service....More

Thank Wladyki
Reviewed 10 December 2017

After a chat, Mary-Ann served us a grilled artic trout and reindeer. Super tasty! The reindeer was cooked to perfection, slightly pink in the middle. Made all the difference. Service was relaxed and good.

1  Thank meiling_9
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 Sooty_Shearwater
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

1  Thank polarbug
Reviewed 15 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 17 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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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