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“Superb food”
Review of G.W. Sundmans - CLOSED

G.W. Sundmans
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Independence day 5 course menu was stunning. The courses were not too complicated, the flavours were great and in good harmony. Pobably the best restaurant dinner I've had so far.

The atmosphere is great, it feels like time would have stopped in a positive way.

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Thank Jan M
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Sundmans is a very good restaurant serving meals that are more about quality rather than quantity. Not cheap - but everything is relative, overall, it remains my favourite restaurant in Helsinki, with appealing views across the harbour. Our scallop starter was probably one of the best I had. I would not normally recommend establishments where the dining is for experience and more haute cuisine than I am used to but Sundmans is outstanding and an excellent place for a business lunch.

Thank Jeremy314
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is a superb restaurant. It's divided up into a few separate rooms which gives a lovely sense of intimacy. It is beautifully decorated and elegant. There is a reassuringly limited menu, so everything it promises is done well. The food is delicious and inventive but without being pretentious. It is served by super-efficient, friendly staff who constantly surprised us with unexpected amuse bouhces between courses that, apart from being very tasty, were engineered like exquisite little Swiss watches.

Sundmann's is not cheap by any means, but is worth it. Considering the staffing levels, superb cuisine, and outright quality of service, I'd actually say it's pretty decent value. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Salading
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The buiding is close to the Market Square, by the sea, and was build by a master mariner, Captain Sundman as his home in 1817. The rooms are very classical and the atmosphere is out of this world.
I had a business lunch here on a Thursday and found ourselves being the only customers. It was a weird feeling.
The lunch menu is a simple matter of choice: Two appetizers, two main courses and one dessert. Or you can have a tasting menu with a little bit of everything. The food tasted excellent, looked beautiful and although it seemed like small portions, the feeling afterwards was filling enough.
Needless to say the service was very attentive!
The only downside (aside from cost which is, of course, somewhat relative matter) was the background music. As the surrounding was very quiet, the quite unusual choice of funksoul was quite disturbing.
One can imagine how wonderful place this can be for a romantic dinner!

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Thank Jukka1961
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had the Menu at 35 euros each: salmon with vegetables and dessert. Everything was delicious, including the Kiwi Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc. Very nice atmosphere --maybe early 20th century Scandinavian. This was an elegant meal to be savored slowly with good wine. I highly recommend, especially if you're looking for that perfect romantic setting.

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2  Thank edelstein7
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