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“Lovely food, not so lovely service”

Galleria-ravintola Wellamo
Ranked #563 of 1,641 Restaurants in Helsinki
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Good for: Romantic
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food here were excellent, I was very pleased with it. Unfortunately cannot say same about service. Late Saturday, only customers left were me and my partner and we heard waitress saying to chef, that it's annoying to stay at work just for two people and it's not good for business either. They were kind of rushing us out. (Closing time was good 2 hours ahead). It did ruin the evening and make this gorgeous food pointless for us. We won't be going back. Thanks for chef making delicious food for us!

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1  Thank mambochick
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Came her in 1998 with my Marseillaise wife who rated the Bouillabaisse as better than at home. Came back in 2004 with guests who loved it. The again last month after staggering around pretentious and trendy menu lists in this chic area, expecting no more Wellamo. What a delight to find it all here. An amazing menu. Molosol cucumbers, honey and cream cheese starter and of course bouillabaisse, and the warmest service possible.

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2  Thank Krys M
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Went to Ravintola Wellamo with a large group and so our dinner was prebooked. I understand that large groups are a challenge to restaurants but that's no excuse for serving terrible food. Our starter consisted of a few lettuce leaves, slices of tomato and and cucumber, one sundried tomato and a slice of water melon. Main course was bland chicken breast in a even more bland sauce served with tasteless yellow rice and half of an oven tomato. The vegetarian main course was even worse: vinegary artichoke hearts (straight from the jar!) covered with ready made hollandaise sauce and served with boiled carrots, broccoli and greasy garlic potatoes. Oh dear.

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Thank Lilyputti
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The beautiful district, the really cosy atmosphere from the old small wooden interiors, few tables and an interesting wine lists are making of this restaurant one of the best in Helsinki.
I'll recommend the lamb fillet with red sauce or the raw reindeer carpaccio.
Prices affordable only if you don't order any bottle of wine.

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Thank paolettag
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

Really cute place, classy service and considering the price the food was excellent! Became immediately as one of my favourites!

Thank Espoo_FinlandMeri
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