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“Can't get better than this” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Postres

Postres
Etelaesplanadi 8, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #106 of 1,066 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $37
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Helsinki
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Can't get better than this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Postres has been our favorite for a long time. For some reason the restaurant seems to be underrated among the Finnish food critics. But let me assure you there is absolutely no reasons for that. The standard is as high as ever.

We phoned the restaurant only three hours before and eventhough they were fully booked they found us a table. And we had a special request to have Tarte tatin off the menu which they delivered by fetching apples (Pink lady) from the market nearby.

We began with asparagus, Norwegian salmon and Finnish beef tartar. All of them were flawless as were the pairing wines. I had an extra glass of the Italian white wine with the beef tartar since it just blew our mind.

For the main course we both had grilled black pork with Jerusalem artichoke and lemon. Again beautifully presented with a rich and full taste. But the best part were the wines. The restaurant manager Taneli Kesäläinen promised to suprise us and he sertainly did. He bought us two glasses of wine with the pork both red and white. The Spanish red was a perfect match as you can expect but the true suprise was the semisweet riesling which matched the pork perfectly. Do ask that if you order the pork.

Tarte tatin is the best in town by far. Freshness of the apple combined with the sweetness of the caramel kept me smiling all night. And not suprisingly the dessert wine worked.

There are restaurants in Helsinki that will match the food but when you combine the food, wine recommendations and the servise it doesn't get better than this - at least in Helsinki. Go find out yourself and take your sweethart with you. The atmosphere is set for a romantic evening where everything is in place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Long menu if you have time, short one if you don´t- 1Michelin star -”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I am food tour guide and therefore I try to go to eat everytime in new place to get good hints for my customers.

This is Michelin star restaurant yet athmosphere is unformal, even casual, which I like.

We had a birthday party with friends in here and we choose to have 9 courses menu at the spot.

Overall I liked food design and we had great time. I enjoyed the menu, altough one of the dishes wasn´t anybodys favourite - actually I coudn´t finish it. Also in some point we had to wait quite long for the drinks that I really don´t expect in this level restaurant. So these are the reasons why I rate this only very good :)

We started at 7pm and finished 12.30 am so make sure you have enough time to go through long menu.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fine dining on a special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our first experience at Postres and we enjoyed this evening to the full. Food was delicious and choice was enough, although they had 2-4 menus only. The staff did a good job and assisted me in making a special surprise to my wife on this special occasion (anniversary). We paid 225 € for everything, including drinks, and it was worth it. Postres is a good choice, if you are looking for something that is not for every day.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Superb fine dining with great athmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had wonderful time at Postres last night. Amazing 4 course dinner with matching wines. Great athmosphere and service. It really shows that the whole staff is dedicated of creating unforgettable experience to customers. In my opinion they should earn another Mich star!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good food and excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Pos3 is dedicated to Scandinavian cuisine. The dishes are excellent and the origins of the ingredients are nicely stated out on the menu. In Pos3 the dining is as much a visual experience as a one-Mich-star dining experience, so you miss part of the experience if you have come to dine in a big group and are out to socialize -and you will in that case most likely get better value for money somewhere else.

The pre-selected menus are not exactly the cheapest ones as you might expect for a one-star restaurant, but we were more than satisfied with amount of food in the four-course menu which was the smallest one.

With the dinner we took the wine package. Some wines were perfect matches and some near-misses. However, they are in search for a new sommelier, so this will also be fixed soon.

All this said, we were satisfied and would recommend Pos3 to anyone who fancies good Scandinavian dishes which are nicely laid out, and value good service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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