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Valikatu 8, Porvoo, Finland
+358-19-523 1020
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasant lunch

We stopped by here for lunch with some friends and had some quiches and salmon rolls and teas and coffees and thoroughly enjoyed our quick lunch. We ordered a crayfish salad from the restaurant. next-door and brought it into the café to have with our lunch. They have some nice Finnish desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place has changed owners since I dinned here some years back. We called in for a lunch at 14:00 and it was not that busy. Service was at the counter during lunches, but the staff were quite "tired" behind the counter (chatting, eating & drinking). Although the order was not large our food was not brought out at the... More 

Thank DeepSouthern_Kiwi
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Friendly staff, nice summer terrace. Snack-bar-like self service.The kitchen closes already at 5pm. We have visited here years ago and, must say, the place and its menu were not what it used to be. For example, escargots were nowadays only available for starters. Food was tasty, but did not fully justify the relatively high prices.

Thank Karoliina_RP
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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500 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped by here for lunch with some friends and had some quiches and salmon rolls and teas and coffees and thoroughly enjoyed our quick lunch. We ordered a crayfish salad from the restaurant. next-door and brought it into the café to have with our lunch. They have some nice Finnish desserts here as well.

Thank TippOz
Tromso, Norway
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ate a couple of lunches at the out door terrasse at this restaurant. The food was good and the atmosphere were relaxed.

Thank GeirStokke
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A relatively well-known Porvoo restaurant, famous for its snails. We have eaten here years ago, a dinner to remember. Now just a quick lunch on the cozy terrace. Food was ordered from the counter, service was friendly and dishes were delivered to the tables quickly. No snails this time, but food was still good - the 'Timburger' with fries was... More 

Thank Samondo
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have visitted Timbaali Restaurant already over ten years and in my mind it used to be the best choice in the heart of the beautiful old town Porvoo. I have always taken the speciality of this restaurant as the starter namely esgargots - anyway they were tastier before and the price and quality was also better. However the nice... More 

2 Thank Helena H
Helsinki, Finland
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This traditional restaurant lies in old Porvoo, and the athmosphere is very cosy. Service was kind, but not very professional (did not know much of their wines...). We had snails for starters and they were OK, my mussels were good too, but some of food we ordered was little disappointing - especially desserts weren`t that good.

Thank Ville H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Porvoo is a very small and charmy city near Helsinki. Once there, Timbaali is a very good choice to a quick and relaxing lunch in the center of the old part of the city, where you could try Finish food on a very tasty and healthy buffet, while we were lucky to hear a very nice oboe trio performing. People... More 

Thank Marcos_traveller
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235 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The terrace of Timbaali was almost full when we walked in and got seated. We got menus to our hands but then nothing happened in a loooong time. No water, no nothing. There was one waitress running food from the kitchen to other tables, cleaning other ones... obviously one person was not enough to serve all tables. Not her fault... More 

2 Thank Henna_M_
North Carolina
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was a great little restaurant we wandered into on rainy day. We were greeted by cheerful staff and seated in a cozy warm room with an antique stove. Had a great server, enjoyed a bottle of red wine and delicious white fish that was pan fried. The meal was delicious, a perfect afternoon. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valikatu 8, Porvoo, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Porvoo
  • Phone Number: +358-19-523 1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic


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