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G.W. Sundmans

ETELARANTA 16, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 6128 5400
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Ranked #27 of 927 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Brackley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The restaurant is "wrapped up" in the Hotel Haven although it also has its own entrance. The dining area shows the history of the building and while this is obviously for fine dining it's not stuffy and is very comfortable. We chose the 3 course meal, rather than 6 or 9 with matched wines. This was just right in terms... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had dinner at the restaurant with a business colleague and thoroughly enjoyed the great variety of excellent dishes offered as part of their signature menu. It was a wonderful and memorable experience. The restaurant is in an old building by the harbor and the interior reflects the atmosphere well. High ceilings, multiple rooms and old furniture for decoration. Nice place... More

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Helsinki
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

G.W. Sundmans is located in the older part of the city centre of Helsinki. The house is built in early 19th century. The restaurants is divided in 5 different rooms of different sizes. We were seated in a room with only 4 other tables. This ensured we could have a peaceful dinner. One of the rooms was occupied by a... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have to say the atmosphere and the restaurant was really nice, when you walked into the restaurant it felt like you came in to a place which had been around for a while, in a good way. The table we got had quite OK view out against the church (don't know what its name) and to the water. The... More

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Finland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The restaurant was empty. We were alone for a business lunch. The menu strangely wrapped was crypti. And short. Presentation plates were gigantic and portions tiny, fussy with too much happening and no clear taste. If you do not fill up on bread - which I try to avoid - you will leave the table hungry. There were two kinds... More

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Espoo, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I think this is the best fine-dining restaurant in Helsinki. Superb service, excellent meals. Expensive - but worth it. Very nice athmosphere and interior.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This restaurant also offers a limited a la carte menu, and we had "fish in five ways". The best thing about the meal was the different small appetizers brought to our table. The main was/were interesting, with different tastes, some resembling perfume. Somehow I think they try too hard. We came here to eat.

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Espoo, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Independence day 5 course menu was stunning. The courses were not too complicated, the flavours were great and in good harmony. Pobably the best restaurant dinner I've had so far. The atmosphere is great, it feels like time would have stopped in a positive way.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Sundmans is a very good restaurant serving meals that are more about quality rather than quantity. Not cheap - but everything is relative, overall, it remains my favourite restaurant in Helsinki, with appealing views across the harbour. Our scallop starter was probably one of the best I had. I would not normally recommend establishments where the dining is for experience... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a superb restaurant. It's divided up into a few separate rooms which gives a lovely sense of intimacy. It is beautifully decorated and elegant. There is a reassuringly limited menu, so everything it promises is done well. The food is delicious and inventive but without being pretentious. It is served by super-efficient, friendly staff who constantly surprised us... More

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