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Chef & Sommelier

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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little gem

What a lovely restaurant, well worth a visit. It is small but perfectly formed. The food was excellent. They did a fantastic vegetarian tasting menu. We had the wine accompiament which was good value. This is a gourmet experience without any pretence. We had a Finnish gin as a digestif, recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
ajm154
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a lovely restaurant, well worth a visit. It is small but perfectly formed. The food was excellent. They did a fantastic vegetarian tasting menu. We had the wine accompiament which was good value. This is a gourmet experience without any pretence. We had a Finnish gin as a digestif, recommended.

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Espoo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! We selected the Chef menu (7 courses) and all of them were very good to excellent. It is also different from many other fine dining restaurants, interesting dishes with natural food. Wine suggestions were very good and also reasonably priced for this level of restaurant. The restaurant is very small, so tables are very near to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Chef & Sommelier is good and the service is relaxed and easygoing. I would however expect more from a 1 star Michelin star restaurant. I can mainly compare with 1 star restaurants in Copenhagen and they are on a much higher level. The price at Chef & Sommelier isn't that expensive and it is good value for the money, but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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460 reviews 460 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food: As is the trend nowadays, the menu is extremely..succinct. Only 8 dishes to choose from, and 1 dessert. Long story short, we highly recommend (1) the pike, and (2) the Forest (one of the most impressive desserts we've had in awhile). Also, whoever makes their purées and sauces is a genius. Some of the other dishes weren't as impressive... More 

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Stockholm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Tasteless, too complicated, strange and overpriced food. Really! How did they get one Michelin?? Maybe the quality varies day by day and we just weren't lucky this time... The service was okay, though a bit slow.

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our 4th visit and still excited as it was our first. Of course the food is superb, but C&S is first and foremost a global experience. The service here is utterly, utterly professional. Actually, and we're speaking by experience, no other restaurants in Helsinki - heck in Finland - come closer to this level of perfection. You want to sample... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our third visit to what has become our favourite restaurant anywhere on the planet. The food is innovative, full of flavour combinations to surprise you, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff are relaxed, friendly and attentive to your needs. We decided on the 7 course option this time, to which was added an appetiser, home... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

What a fantastic experience - loved it and will be returning. Food was fabulous, service impeccable. It was a pity that 2nd Michel was not there that evening...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went there with my girlfriend on the 18th of December and went for the 9 course menu (pretty sure it was more then 9 course) and i went for the wine pairing with it, Perfectly paired with the food ! Had some of the best wines and the best food, service was super good ! Love how the chefs come... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Took my wife there for a special dinner for her b'day. We are vegetarians and I really appreciated them making a vegetarian tasting menu for us. Wine collection is great, we got to try the orange and natural wines for the first time. The creativity in food ofcourse blew us away, not to mention the little extra bonuses we got... More 

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Additional Information about Chef & Sommelier

Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
Phone Number: +358 400 959440
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 400 959440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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