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Timbaali

Valikatu 8, Porvoo, Finland
+358-19-523 1020
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Ranked #14 of 34 restaurants in Porvoo
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a cosy, little restaurant at the old town of Porvoo. We had a few hour time to spend in Porvoo and stumbled accidentally to this place. Good we did, as the place was nice, with a good menu and good service. We had the escargots for starters. They were good, though I have had better. For main course... More

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helsinki
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Porvoo is a small town about 50 km from Helsinki. Porvoo's old town is beautiful and nice. Timbaali is specialized in escargots but you find on the Menu also meet and fish. We took escargots to start with and Fish for main course. It was very good. Whenever I am in Porvoo, Timbaali is my Place. I recommend.

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Helsinki, Finland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are visiting Porvoo, this is a really nice place to stop by for a dinner. The place is rather romantic, being in an old house with it's own, unique features. The terrace is spacious and looks stylish and serves even in rain as it is covered. The service is friendly and knowing. You are likely to feel yourself... More

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Nicely composed menu. Escargots seems to be a speciality for them. I had the Finnish speciality Blini, a pepper steak and a chocolate cheese dessert. All well presented, steak (ordered medium but served well done )but with excellent friendly and quick service which forgives everything. Go there!

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This small restaurant is located in Porvoo old town which is must if you are visiting in Porvoo. My first visit in this restaurant and we where there on nice warm spring day. We where sitting on terrace just having a class of withe vine. We could resist the amazing smell of garlic snails. This resturant is really specialize for... More

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Porvoo, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went there with friends for lunch. Good food & service. A bit pricey perhaps but in my opinion well worth the money spend.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Snails is a specialty in this place. Quite good food and a lot of friendly staff at saturday night. Our table was on the corridor so it was a bit restless because people was walking by all the time.

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Hollola, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited Timbaali one year ago. As we were very satisfied that time, we now decided to take a 100 km trip to Porvoo in order to eat those "famous" snails again. A Saturday afternoon, very few people in the restaurant. Two waiters and two waitresses taking care of less than 20 customers. After have been sitting and waiting around... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Visit for the food, especially for the al a carte in the evening. The much advertised snail dishes are well worth trying. The snails in garlic butter are what it says on the tin; snails, garlic butter and oodles of parsley perfect for mopping up with the crusty bread. The cauliflower soup was a creamy delight with pan fried crispy... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Outdoor and indoor restaurant, with limited menu and buffet. Either you have the buffet as an introduction to the Finnish cuisine or a la carte. I had a buffet, and snails , my husband had beef stroganoff . The buffet was just ok, snails was good, and the beef stroganoff was really nothing special. Expensive for such an average restaurant.

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