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G.W. Sundmans

ETELARANTA 16, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 6128 5400
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Ranked #47 of 1,010 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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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

G.W. Sundmans is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Helsinki. Expectations were high therefore, we have to admit. The food was not that convincing, the restaurant almost empty. It's pricey and the service is rather slow. May be, that it used to be one of the best restaurants in Helsinki, some years ago.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited G.W Sundmans after a few years pause. I have to say it was a pleasant reunion, service was as good as I remembered. I was there with my two Swedish colleagues and we had the 120 days to Bocuse special menu with recommended wines. The flavors and taste of the dishes like Scallop and Pike as well Celery... More 

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Nederland, Colorado
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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a classic restaurant, on the second floor of a building fronting the harbor. Four of us dined on a Saturday evening. There were a number of empty tables. Service was exceedingly formal, even fastidious. The food was creatively prepared and presented. We were offered numerous tasting gifts from the chef. A la carte prices were very expensive. Considerable... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food was excellent, to be sure, but was a bit over-the-top for style and attractive presentation. Service was pretentious and prices were high, although one could argue fair for dishes so exquisitely attended in every detail.

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Brackley
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: ETELARANTA 16, Helsinki 00130, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 6128 5400
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
Cuisine: International

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