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“A great find”
Review of Pure Bistro - CLOSED

Pure Bistro
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: PureBistro is a modern bistro and bar that prepares uncomplicated but modern bistro food by hand. They guarantee taste and freshness of the raw ingredients
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were delighted to have found this place. The menu was short and sweet, with three choices for each course, and everything was freshly and beautifully prepared. Each dish was excellent with delicious flavours and the service was friendly and attentive. Although not inexpensive (a theme of the city in general) we felt this was great value for money and wouldn't hesitate to return if we visit Helsinki again. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Gingerpie123
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Tasty food, friendly service”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

First we couldn't get a table, but the friendly English speaking waiter promised one soon, so we had drinks in the bar first. There are not so many tables, so it's good to reserve especially during the week end. We had one portion of fried perche, one salmon salade and their vegetarian dish, one bottle of wine, slices of Comte cheese and 3 espresso. All this for 160 euros, which is very reasonable (it included our 3 beers at the bar).
The dishes were very tasty, fresh and even visually quite delicious. With the friendly service it was quite an agreable experience!

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Thank Kilkki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dining al fresco”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Menu is simple, we had the pork belly, steak tartare special and veal. All were fantastic with the tartare being one of the best I've had. Service was attentive, English impeccable. They even took the time to explain how the veal was cooked so I wasn't concerned with the coloring (pink). Home made butter was incredible with their fresh bread. Wine list is simple as well, but it has great choices to go with the food. Prices were a bit high but the food delivers. Starters were €14 and main was €27, 12cl glasses of wine were €6-13.

Walking distance from Senate Square, Marina, Market Square, Esplanadi.

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2 Thank Bryan B
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great informal dining”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Eat in pretty small courtyard. Small restaurant and very small menu (nearly always a sign of good fresh food). Had carpaccio of trout with Finnish salad - really delicious, followed by very tasty and delicately cooked perch with langoustine potato and pea purée. Really excellent food, charmingly served.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Schlubs
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely brasserie centre Helsinki”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

During our stay in Helsinki we enjoyed a great meal at Pure Bistro. We had a great table in their simple but very enjoyable court-yard. They served their freshly baked bread in a paper bag! Great idea! The dishes were all beautifull presented and the taste was top! We loved the food and the informal service by ladies only! All in all a fantastic experience!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Alfred B
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