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US$10 - US$37
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European, Contemporary, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Reviewed October 14, 2020

The restaurant is not very big but we were lucky to get a table without a reservation. We had just arrived from Oslo and checked into our hotel.

Date of visit: August 2020
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svalbardhotell, Marketing at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2020

Hi James! Thank you for taking your time to write us an review. We are glad you enjoyed the night at our restaurant. Welcome back for another occasion! Kind regards, Team Polfareren

Reviewed September 30, 2020

The restaurant is connected to Svalbard Hotel Polfareren - and doubles as the breakfast room for hotel guests. The menu consisted of 3 appetizers, 4 main courses and 3 desserts. More than enough to choose from. My companion chose the Whale tartar, while I had...the Scampi with home made feta cheese, and home smoked ham. Very nice. The waiter was very attentive, and the main course arrived exactly when it should. Companion had the Lamb Rack with garlic mashed potatoes, a delicious demi-glass, roasted vegetables and mushroom. I had the Cod with amadine potatoes, fried vegetables and horseradish foam. The lamb rack was very nice. However - and this deducts from the overall score - the knife supplied was not up to the task. The waiter saved the day by getting a good knife from the kitchen. Dessert was Cheese cake with blueberry. When in Longyearbyen, try out this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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svalbardhotell, Marketing at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2020

Hi Morten! Thank you so much for this lovely review. We appriciate the great feedback, and we are excited that both food and service was a success. We are more than glad to welcome you back! Kind regards, Team Restaurant Polfareren

Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Polfareren is a casual but high quality restaurant attached to the hotel of the same name. The dining room is minimalist but inviting and comfortable, and the service was warm and welcoming from the whole team. The menu was varied enough to suit most people....Each dish that we had was beautifully presented and prepared to the highest standard. All in all this is well worth booking in!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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svalbardhotell, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2020

Hi DNP, Thank you for leaving such a nice review we really appreciate it. We are glad you felt welcomed and also enjoyed your dinner at the restaurant. To make our guest feel comfortable and happy is something we always aim for. You are very...More

Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

A really nice dinner. Not many choices but tasty dishes and a cool atmosphere. For sure one spot not to missed if you are in Longyearben.

Date of visit: July 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Hi Hugues S, Thank you for your nice review and we are glad to hear you liked our restaurant. You are very welcome back another time. Kind regards Polfareren Team

Reviewed March 16, 2020

We had a whale meat dish, reendeer and local beer. Cosy place with good service. Overall super satisfied.

Date of visit: March 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you for your nice review and we are really glad to see that you enjoyed the food and beer! You are very welcome back another time. Kind regards Polfareren Team

Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Good food, friendly service and a nice atmosphere and a cosy interior we can highly recommend it to others

Date of visit: March 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Hi Anders, Thank you for leaving such a nice review for Polfareren restaurant! We are glad to hear that you had a nice time here. It is always a goal for us to make our guest feel cosy and relaxed. Kind regards Polfareren team

Reviewed March 8, 2020

An high quality a-la-carte dinner with a good quality-quantity-price ratio. We took as starter the Whale Tartare and the Antipasti, for main course two reindeer filets, and for dessert two chocolate mousse. 100% satisfied and recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Hi Luca! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed the three courses of your choice. Thank you so much for your nice review and for recommending us! Kind regards Polfareren Team

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

OMG, what a great surprise! The chef himself brought me my dish, I was like wow. But ok, the food... Omg, awesome! Starter: tartar whale... That made me a little bit uncomfortable, but I tried it and OMG, the flavors were perfectly selected. With sesame...oil and sesame seeds... Yummy! Really tastes like fresh tuna. And the catfish woooow! Astonishing. Please... Come and try it for yourself. Won't regret itMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Hi Paola, We are so glad to see that you enjoyed the dinner and that you had a good experience at our restaurant. Our chefs are always making sure that our guests have the best quality dinner and they love showing of their work. Thank...More

Reviewed January 28, 2020

I ate here recently on a Friday and Saturday evening. The restaurant was reasonably busy, and the service was friendly and efficient. There aren't a huge number of options on the menu, but you should find something to your taste, and the quality was very...good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Hi WorldTraveller1313, We are happy to hear that you appreciated our staff and the food even though our menu is rather small. Thank you for your nice review! Kind regards, Polfareren team

Reviewed January 19, 2020

We visited Polfareren on a quiet evening and had a warm greeting from the friendly hostess. The food was delicious and beautifully presented; we were offered a complimentary dish of hummus and flat bread before the main course of wonderfully tender reindeer served with pureed...pumpkin and roasted cauliflower. The hostess told us that the chef is good with sorbets, which was absolutely true - we tried both the berry with basil sugar sorbet and the pineapple sorbet - both were amazing.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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svalbardhotell, General Manager at Restaurant Polfareren, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Hi Anna! We are really glad to hear you had a good experience here at Polfareren restaurant and that you enjoyed the food and the staff! Thank you so much for your nice respond and we welcome you back here again. Kind regards Polfareren team

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Hi, Thank You for contacting us. We do not have a separate vegetarian menu, but we do have a few dishes that can be made as vegetarian dishes. We are changeing our menu every second month. At the moment we have a safron... More
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we stayed in the suites; different building and no room service there.
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