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Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian
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Kellosaarenranta 2, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 10 4249830
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a number of times before and had a very good brunch. Expensive but good. Booked on website for brunch at 1530 arrived on time to be told brunch finished at 1500 and resturant shut at 1600. Annoyed and angry. Finnish web site mentions times but English web site says nothing. Service was uninterested. Will struggle to justify coming back... More 

Thank hardfatharry
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for late luch after the buffet rush hour, only four other customers in the restaurant at that time. Orders were taken swiftly and the drinks and food were brought to table quite efficiently. Large portions, very tasty, no complaints. However the service stopped there. None of the waiters visited our table in order to ask if everything is ok,... More 

Thank Tomppa75
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited Faro Channelside Restaurant on. family break. We had fish and blinis. There were no menu for children but everything on the list was able to be split. Service was excellent and food was spot on. Recommended for relaxed evening and good with children as well.

1 Thank Jukka G
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406 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Overall: 4 Comments: overlooking the canals by Ruoholahti, slightly outside the center, great food and nice atmosphere, service was ok too. Reservation: - Location: 4 Menu: 3-4 Knowledge: 3-4 Originality: 3 Presentation: 4 Taste: 4 Wines/beers: 4 Atmosphere: 4 Service: 3 Timing: 3-4 Cleanliness: 4 WiFi: 3 Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: yes

Thank Haarud
Helsinki, Finland
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Faro is located right on the channelside, with large windows giving a wonderful view on the channel. It has also an outside terrace for having drinks the inside is dedicated more for eaters. I went there for Friday brunch - nice place also for early business meetings, once for business lunch and twice for dinner with friends. The food was... More 

Thank MerjaRa
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Large window setting brings in lots natural lights. Stunning view with great food. Love the soup there! Mon-Fri 10€ lunch buffet.

Thank chiaoyinanita
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had dinner on their patio overlooking the canal, enjoying the parade of small boats in the May evening sunshine. We had a chicken salad and fish and chips - both delicious. Prices are high in Finland but we knew that before we came. Our meal, with a local beer and a glass of Spumente sparkling wine cost 52 Euros.

Thank lockandwalk
Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Relax evening. The sun didn't shine on this side of channel, but the view was nice. The food was really tasty (grilled lamb sausage and entrecote) and service pleasant. The dessert was innovative (because the pannacotta in the list was not set) and really tasty (cinnamon roll, grill pineapple, chocolate sauce, berries and icecream)

Thank Leena S
Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have to say this place has improved a lot their brunch. Last time we were there they had a very good selection of salty food and desserts. The bread was very good.

Thank DuarteLisboa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Really nice restaurant in a super location, more if it is summer! The food is very good no matter if is lunch, a la carte or the traditional Sunday brunch!

Thank Sorina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $48
European, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kellosaarenranta 2, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 4249830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?