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“Family food at pretty good price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hanna-Maria

Hanna-Maria
Valikatu 6, Porvoo, Finland
+358 0207 189 616
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Porvoo
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Porvoo, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Family food at pretty good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Hanna-Maria is a safe choice for food with the family. A good range of possibilities at a good price. Home-made type of food. Nothing fancy here.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money lunches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Having read about this restaurant online we decided that it sounded like a good lunch option for a visit to Porvoo. This self-service establishment is easy to find, located in the heart of the Old Town. The food is very tasty and you get a great deal for the relatively low price you pay. Indeed, the low prices are one of the most remarkable features of this restaurant and this is reflected in its popularity among the locals: 4 of us ate a good lunch for €40, something which isn't the norm in Finland. Traditional Scandinavian fare such as meatballs with mashed potatoes feature on the menu and come with salad and bread. Drinks such as milk and homemade ale are also provided, although other drinks such as beer are available for an extra cost. Coffee after the meal is also included in the price. We also tried the Runeberg cake, which are named after the Finnish national poet who lived in Porvoo. If you are visiting Porvoo be sure to visit Hanna-Maria for a spot of lunch.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent value - good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was a great find. It is a self-service cafeteria-style restaurant. The food is, however, quite delicious, filling and very good value for money. For lunch we had two main courses and a glass of wine for less than the cost of a main course in many other establishments. The restaurant is clean and the staff helpful and friendly and importantly happy to translate the menu into English.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Kiitos, Hanna-Maria!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We found some info about the place online and were happy to spot it while visiting Porvoo. We had a set lunch with the fabulous Finnish fish soup. We also had a mix of salads, some fresh bread and a soft drink and coffee at a very reasonable price. It's sort of cafeteria/ buffet , the service is quick and with a smile, the interior is imaginative and the atmosphere is very friendly, though the restaurant can be pretty busy with all these families with kids, tourists, seniors with their endless coffee refills -- all sharing tables and enjoying a hearty meal.
Kiitos, Hanna-Maria!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A wonderful home cooked meal in Porvoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our tour guide, Paulo (Paulo's Tours) introduced us to Hanna-Maria in the centre of old Porvoo, and we are so glad he did. From the Vienna Steak to the Finnish Meatballs, all was clearly cooked with love and care, and it truly tasted and felt as if we were enjoying a lovely home-cooked meal. As it was the end of the day for them, they came out to chat as they cleared up - always ensuring that we knew that we were welcome to stay, along with one other table of guests). We chatted about Scandinavian crime novels and authors as well as the visit with Finland's Gordon Ramsay, who had just visited Hanna-Maria as he filmed a segment in Porvoo - and Hanna-Maria's was not the subject of the restaurant-makeover type show - not a chance with the type of meals and the atmosphere here! BTW, great value for money - our two children (11 and 14) each had what were deemed children's portions of Finnish meatballs and they were stuffed - couldn't eat the ice cream provided as dessert! We each had a full meal, too, including salad, bread and coffee (as did the kids) for a total of 35 Euro for 4!

  • Visited August 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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