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Chef & Sommelier

Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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Ranked #7 of 940 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We booked dinner here on the strength of Tripadvisor recommendations and by the time we arrived in Helsinki they had been awarded a well deserved Michelin star. The passion and ethos of the entire staff was invigorating and inspiring. The ingredients sublime and the innovation thrilling. Almost impossible to pick out highlights but the sorbet topped with kale was amazing... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Tiny little restaurant that tries to be something, but they really aren't. There are much better restaurants in Helsinki! The food is the biggest dissapointment!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Handled all food allergies effortlessly. Extremely well priced Michelin Star food - homemade, home grown produce. Beautiful quaint restaurant that removes unnecessary "busy-ness" from dining and boils it down to it's basics- an incredibly passionate Chef and a well very knowledgable Sommelier. Biggest treat of the evening was a " Tea" selection instead of... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Where to start..... we booked on the day of dining for the second sitting at 9pm. We were greeted be the sommelier and offered a glass of bubbles while we waited to be greeted at the table by the chef. The chef explained the menu and we decided on the "chefs menu" which was a chef chosen 7 course menu,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Passion, authenticity, dedication, respect of the ingredients and hard work. These are the words that in our eyes, define restaurant Chef & Sommelier. You can taste them in the food like salt and pepper. The passion for the good, the absolute respect for the ingredients, the authenticity and honesty in the way they are prepared and cooked, the dedication and... More

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London, England
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I don't know where to start! I was on a trip to Helsinki with a friend, and she had booked a meal here as my 40th birthday present. I think it's the best experience I've ever had in a restaurant - the food was just stunning (we had 5 courses from the tasting menu and descriptions can't do them justice!),... More

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The Hague
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I know, I know, it's a cliche but this restaurant is a true find in the middle of lovely, relaxed Helsinki. A small restaurant with only 25 seats, a truly passionate chef with a strong vision about products and the way they are prepared, an excellent Nordic-style menu but with a highly unique, creative touch, the friendliest service (including the... More

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Turku, Finland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I and my friends visited in this eatery in January 2014. I was not surprised that some months later the place got a Michelin star. It really is worth of it. Value of money is perfect, much cheaper than other starred-places in Helsinki if you eat full tasting menu. The total bill is roughly half of the bills in Olo,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Humble staff. Fresh produce. Tradition & Innovation. Fish! Cheese! Wine! Basically, this tiny and cozy place, is the little home to the Chef & Sommelier that delight the few that fit, with the best they have. Best restaurant in Helsinki, forget the stars. Book in advance!

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Real ingredients and transparent sourcing of them from the team and inspiring leading chef, a superb voyage in the local Finnish tastes. Great point of view that ends in an esthetical presentation.

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