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Chef & Sommelier

Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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Ranked #7 of 953 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 Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, incredible service directly interacting with the chef and sommelier, no waiters, so not a hint of snobbiness or attitude or distance between the kitchen and customer. We very stupidly arrived on the wrong night for our reservation. Despite this during the visit of a guest Icelandic chef and their small space being completely full and they just fitted... More

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Amsterdam
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Had the 8 course tasting menu last night with my husband. These guys are total geniuses!!! Amazing flavours exploding in your mouth, including even the bread, which was magnificent with the homemade butter. The wine list is great, with many moderately priced really, really good wines---unlike most high end restaurants in Helsinki, which have terribly inflated prices. Finland has got... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were lucky to try Chef Laukkonen's food while he was visiting Dill Restaurant in Reykjavik. He is both an amazingly inventive chef, and a lovely, warm conservationist. He shows true care for the food and for his customers. His work with humble vegetables is inspiring. Huge thumbs up! hope to visit Finland and eat at the C&S!

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were celebrating our anniversary here with my boyfriend. For this type of occasion restaurant is very good pick. It is small and cozy, creating quite intimate atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and professional and service was fluent, but not too quick to kill the mood. I loved the overall concept of serving food from local/organic ingredients. They grow some... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff and service were superb. The menu captured local ingredients and the commitment to using seasonal, artisan produced items was evident. The chef, sommelier and staff were all extremely kind and knowledge. The restaurant is cozy and intimate without being cramped. We opted for just three courses and shared. The amuse-bouche was a bit worrisome as it had no... More

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

...and some of the individual dishes were quite simply stunning. We particularly appreciated the thoughtful, handwritten menu and the attention, knowledge, and dedication of the waitstaff. What impressed us the most, however, was the intimacy of the dining experience: the chef came out to have a conversation with us about the dishes he had created. He took the time to... More

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Cham, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We made our reservation based on the excellent reviews of the restaurant and it lived up to expectations. The restaurant is located on a quiet residential street close to the sea front. It is unpretentious and welcoming. The staff took great pleasure in providing succinct and clinical explanations of the dishes and wines, although their passion was clear. The menu... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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