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“Worth of visit!”
Review of Smakbyn

Smakbyn
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Sund
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $78
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth of visit!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Delicious early evening dinner in July. We did not have any wine, so I cannot say anything about that, but food was wonderful and service was also good. The place is worth of visit even it is located in countryside (close to Kastelholm castle), so you may need car/taxi to get there.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Sollentuna, Sweden
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Bang for your Buck”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Dined here on two different occasions during Midsummer weekend together with my spouse. Well prepared and very tasty dishes and presentation. Even if the place is new and still need some trimming in terms of service and exterior(e.g outside veranda) a place well worth a visit when you're in Åland. Staff friendly even if someone quite new on their job but we all have been there ourselves in our careers so leave them some positive slack. The food make up for it full stop.
Located close to Ålands Golf Club and adjacent to Kastelhollms Castle about 20-25min drive outside Mariehamn set in nice surroundings.
Well worth a stop on your visit to Åland!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ante61
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Helsinki, Finland
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, but restaurant is not ready yet”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Good food, but restaurant is not ready yet. It`s bit hard to find, because in the actual restaurant does not read anywhere the name of the place. Service was really slow, and young girls didn`t know anything about their wines (and they actually forgot our starter drinks). Forks were dirty and the table was unstable, and it swinged back and forth. I hope all the best to the restaurant, because food was so good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ville H
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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had just wonderful food at Smakbyn and also wine or maybe I should say liqueur taisting at Smakbyn. The place is beautiful and the staff friendly. Definitely a place worth visiting if you are on Åland!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank 603Kristina603
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Helsinki
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Distilled newborn”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Some 23 km outside of Mariehamn is the old and historic Kastelholm site. The old castle, much younger Aland Golf course and the newborn Smakbyn Restaurant-Winery-Distillery.

The architecture is trying to imitate rustic old style, but the outcome is sloppy. Wine cellar is just big bunker without the feel and atmosphere. The dining room is big open space with hard concrete floor. I wasn't too thrilled about the set up. At the end it was without character, without history just trying to imitate something.

Kitchen was occupied with only young men and occasional Mikael Björklund appearing. As for the serving they relied only on female waitresses.

Food was ok. Nothing special there. Serving for a large group was messy and without discipline. Mikael Björklund and hefty dose of alcohol would be the uplifters for average joe to rate this above average in this price range.

Visited May 2013
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