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Review of Funktionaermessen Restaurant

Funktionaermessen Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 16 Restaurants in Longyearbyen
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: French menu with an Arctic view. At Funktionaermessen Restaurant wew serve classic French food, a rich selection of wine and elegantly decorated tables with a touch of class. This is fine dining at its finest.
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Top notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Had visited Huset the night before so this place had a lot to live up to......and it did. Not quite as formal but the food just as good. Wines too were excellent and slightly better value than the night before. With a midnight sun and views to die for this is the number one in town for me.

Thank KHF62
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“French inspired Arctic cuisine served with a view...if you're lucky!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

I made a reservation at the Funktionærmessen well in advance, so I was disappointed when I arrived to learn that they had no record of my reservation. Nevertheless, the restaurant wasn't busy and I was shown to a side table at the rear of the restaurant, which was again disappointing when there were free tables beside the picture windows which give a fabulous view over the whole of Longyearbyen and the mountains beyond the fjord. I was even more disappointed when a couple walked into the restaurant shortly afterwards, clearly without a reservation at all, and were shown the table right at the front of the restaurant with the best view of the house.
Despite the coldness of the reception, the handsome Russian waitresses impressed me with their sense of theatre of the Fine Dining Experience, describing each French cuisine inspired course in detail.
I was presented with an Amuse Bouche, comprising small pretty tasters of salmon, duck and lamb, and followed with a starter of King Crab with horseradish, grapefruit salad, hazelnut purée, soya tapioca and cucumber foam; a mains of herb baked Rack of Lamb with creamed black salsify, rosemary jus, baked onion and Pommes Anna; and for pudding I had French Tarte au Citron with Italian meringues and blackcurrant sorbet...a snip at 400Nok.
I chose the wine package, to include a glass of nice wine selected to match each course, for an extra 320Nok, and each glass was very respectable.
After a rocky start, I enjoyed the evening at Funktionærmessen, and would recommend it for a very pleasant meal with good, well presented food and nice wine...particularly if you are a good looking heterosexual couple who might look good at the best table in the restaurant that takes best advantage of the superb views.

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