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Funktionaermessen Restaurant

European, Scandinavian, French
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Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 62 88
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It was my last day option, it was best restaurant I was able to find in Svalbard islands. Good, local teste with a touch of fantasy and a good presentation. Pricey? Not more then poorest choice in town, Scandinavia is expansive but this restaurant is not exaggerated. And the view pays a lot: big windows nfrom where you can see... More 

Thank Rbsaro
Spitsbergen T, Marketing Coordinator at Funktionaermessen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear about your good experience at Funktionærmessen Restaurant. We love the view too! Anne More 

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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Historical place - classic style and calm ambiente. Very skilled and professional staff. Really fabulous food - brilliantly balanced! 7 courses - pick from 2 and up. Smoked King crab a true jewel! Very much recommendable for fine dining.

Thank Heidi F
Lima, Peru
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is the restaurant in the otherwise-excellent Spitsbergen Hotel. Avoid it for dinner. Overpriced, and trying to offer nouvelle cuisine when all you want is something hearty.

Thank AntonH1959
Trinity Beach, Australia
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We started our last evening on Svalbard at Funktionaermessen with a Bollinger toast to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary. It was early enough and we had the restaurant all to ourselves to soak up our surroundings at our leisure. We shared the Sea Bass with Grilled Lemon & Duck with Lingonberry. Funktionaermessen is a beautiful fine dining restaurant that... More 

Thank Myss T
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Funktionaermessen restaurant is on the first floor in the Scandic Spitsbergen Hotel near the top of the town. 15 mins walk or 100NOK taxi from the town centre. The restaurant has good views across the town to the fjord and mountains. The food, service and style are a Michelin star fine dining experience. The options are A la carte... More 

Thank fussytravellerSussex
Oslo, Norway
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332 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This restaurant was recommended as a fine dining place, and the menu and the premises gave that impression. We went for the full menu and wanted some nice wine. We were firstly presented with a rather thin wine menu, and we asked whether they had a wider choice. We were brought a new wine menu with a nice selection. When... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Excellent food, good wine cellar. Nice fish dishes. You can see beautiful scenery through the wide windows at the back.

Thank Lieven V
Lage Zwaluwe, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

The restaurant is part of the Spitsbergen hotel which is the former hotel of the mining company board. As a result it is quite posh and has a promising menu (7 courses) of which we had a reduced selection. The quality of the food is very good, all looks very nice but all was very salty. The staff was very... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Funksjonærmessen - the living quarters of the office staff of the 'ruling' company of Svalbard - Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani - A coalmining company - has a lot of history and traditions to offer. The hotel is good - the restaurants even better. But - it is a but. The real restaurant is a so called high end restaurant and... More 

Thank PH9696969
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We could not get a table in highly recommended Huset so was recommended with Funktionaermessen also known as Funken Restaurant.The food is extremely poor with very poor ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 62 88
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?