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“Absolutely on of the better ones, would deserve a star”
Review of G.W. Sundmans - CLOSED

G.W. Sundmans
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 15, 2014

G.W. Sundmans is located in the older part of the city centre of Helsinki. The house is built in early 19th century. The restaurants is divided in 5 different rooms of different sizes. We were seated in a room with only 4 other tables. This ensured we could have a peaceful dinner. One of the rooms was occupied by a wedding party. This didn't cause any disturbance to the rest of the restaurant.

We decided to go with a 6 course dinner. Even before the first course was brought to the table, we were treated with 4 different amuses. The amuses were fantastic. Trough out our dinner amuses were brought to our table in such a pace it was difficult to keep track. All the courses were just as excellent as the amuses.

I can happily recommend this restaurant for a atmospheric dinner in Helsinki. The food is absolutely Michelin star-quality, even though the restaurant hasn't been awarded with one, yet.

The service was smooth and attentive. The only weak point was when the waitress stressed a bit too much on the wish that our table party of six persons with different allergies and preferences of taste would have the same courses. When one is allergic to fish and the other prefers fish to meat, and the others love meat, this is rather impossible. As a paying customer I should be able to order according to my own wishes and preference of taste. Also the fee for the cloakroom (3€/person) came as a bit of a surprise. It's not very typical in Helsinki to charge customers who have dinner for cloakroom.

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Thank odac0va
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have to say the atmosphere and the restaurant was really nice, when you walked into the restaurant it felt like you came in to a place which had been around for a while, in a good way.

The table we got had quite OK view out against the church (don't know what its name) and to the water. The food that kept coming in was splendid, high quality and really nice.

We ordered 6 courses but we got, what it felt like 10.

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1  Thank whataboutlife
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Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was empty. We were alone for a business lunch. The menu strangely wrapped was crypti. And short. Presentation plates were gigantic and portions tiny, fussy with too much happening and no clear taste. If you do not fill up on bread - which I try to avoid - you will leave the table hungry. There were two kinds of potatoes - both poorly cooked and strangely greasy with the beef brisket main course instead of promised root vegetables. Very unsatisfying with a decor that gets worse every time I have been here.

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Thank Voyageuse54
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I think this is the best fine-dining restaurant in Helsinki. Superb service, excellent meals. Expensive - but worth it. Very nice athmosphere and interior.

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2  Thank Jutta77
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

This restaurant also offers a limited a la carte menu, and we had "fish in five ways". The best thing about the meal was the different small appetizers brought to our table. The main was/were interesting, with different tastes, some resembling perfume. Somehow I think they try too hard. We came here to eat.

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Thank R.Müller
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