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“A wonderful lunch - 6th June 2012 - Rich and Maja” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Postres

Postres
Etelaesplanadi 8, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #88 of 1,009 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $0 - $37
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“A wonderful lunch - 6th June 2012 - Rich and Maja”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We went specifically to enjoy something special and we were not disappointed. We started with a nettle soup with smoked prawns, Wow. To remember.
Maija had reindeer meatballs for main course and she loved it. Presentation just beautiful.
I had flat fish that was just exquisitely cooked and presented. Although the fish was grilled the fleshy texture of the fish remained and yet it was hot. Truly amazing.
For desert I had something that I will never forget - taste wise. :) for the life of me i cannot remember the name of the dish. Maija also had something mouthwateringly good.
When considering just the quality of the meals - the value is good to excellent. Wine is expensive here - but having said that the selection of wines are particularly good and some excellent vintages are to be had at Postres. We had a 2009 Chateneuf de pape that was heaven.
In conclusion re the meals...the chef clearly has not only great cooking skills but has a wonderful mind for knowing what ingredients will work together. Who ever would have thought that and orange flavoured desert would marry tastewise exquisitely with a licourise enhanced slightly sweet sauce. Not me. But it was magnificant and very novel and memorable.
We found the location on Helsinki's Esplanade to be very nice - we had sunshine :). This street is the equivelant of other major cities best city centre address. It is a also very close to other Helsinki city attractions.
We found the service to be alround friendly and informative. We had previously reserved, and we're shown directly to out table looking out on the street. Proactive attention from the staff to ensure our comfort and overall enjoyment was noticed.
We both heartily recommend Postres and we are planning to return for an evening meal sometime soon.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best dining experience in Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

If you appericiate good food, you will not be disappointed at Postres. But be prepared to pay..

Visited August 2011
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“Value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, professional staff

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A delicious highlight in Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

When researching for restaurants in Helsinki, Postres commonly pops up as being recommended. It is a highly rated and regarded establishment (being also 1 star michelin rated).

We arrived on a very sunny evening after a nice walk through the Eteläesplanadi. It was a quiet evening and only a few other patrons were dining. It had a nice vibe of being smaller and cosier - something which I appreciate and had plenty of natural light.

We had the 3 course set menu with accompanying wines, and overall the quality and detail was excellent. Of paricular note I really liked the seasonal asparagus with scampi (very sweet and tender), and the beef carpaccio. The presentation of all the dishes was very modern and cute touches of using small jars and pots gave it a unique flare.

The deserts were particularly delicate and the opera cake and tarte tartin were rich and velvety. On top of that we were served an additional small chocolate disc cake which we couldnt finish.

This was a great meal and experience at a reasonable price.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Memorable meal in lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I was in Finland for 3 days for work and was recommended to eat here from a few of my Finnish colleagues. Postres occupies a prime location in Eteläesplanadi, the interior is stylish and the service was efficient and very friendly.

We opted for the 3 course meal with matching wines - the food was innovative, full of flavour and good serving size. We have eaten in other Michelin restaurants and Postres does hold it's own amongst them and is deserving of it's star. The wines were matched based on our choice from the menu, given we had chosen different items it was nice to have different options. The highlight for me was the entree of scampi with asparagus and the Tarte Tatin for dessert.

The negative was where we were sitting, whilst the view was nice the sun was directly on our table which made it very hot and also the light was blinding my partner who was facing the window. Despite seeing our discomfort the staff didn't close it til we had to ask them to.

Would definitely recommend this to other who want a quality meal in Finland without being too expensive.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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