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“Great food, atmosphere and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo

Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo
Ranked #165 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $53
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kuala Lumpur
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

I had the kindest and most attentive service of all restaurants i brought my group in Helsinki. The boatride in itself is beautiful and fun, the restaurant offers good food and beers and the service was excellent. Definitively will return!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food but surly, smug service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We ended our day trip to Suomenlinna with a visit to the Brewery restaurant and were disappointed.

The main courses were good. My partner had the reindeer with potato dauphinoise and mushrooms; I had spicy sausages with salad. Both were tasty but overpriced - like everywhere in Helsinki, but more so because of the tourist attraction. The beer was OK (extremely hoppy), but I'm not sure you can call yourself a brewery if you only have one beer on and your special cider is Strongbow.

We shared a 9 euro cheese plate for dessert, which was desultory to say the least: three of the smallest pieces of cheese I have ever seen, with two millimetre-thin caraway seed crispbreads. Not only that, the cheeses weren't anything special - a local blue was quite tasty but gruyere is hardly an after-dinner cheese, never mind Finnish. The only good thing about this course was that we ate it in less than a minute, allowing us to catch an earlier ferry back.

The more touristy places seem to take advantage of foreign visitors much more, and this restaurant typifies that. We ate in the outside area and were well aware there was no table service; however, the barman was almost offended at the idea he might have to serve us, and there was a waitress telling all the Finnish visitors where they could get free bread and water with their meals - but not the English.

Good location, decent food, but that doesn't make it stand out. I don't recall what other restaurants were on Suomenlinna but I wouldn't recommend trying this one first.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter F
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good island restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Nice ambience. Good Food and beer/Wine. Excellent service. Helsinki prices! Sea view - near the ferry. Open til 22.00. Nice place to pop over to from helsinki as the ferry only takes 15 min.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Linda B
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chester
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The Islands Micro Brewery & Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

Atmospheric, you get a feel of what it must of been like in the 1800's, quality ale, the micro brewery is situated through the restaurant, nice beer garden.

Visited June 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Brews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

The food and beer were both amazing! I recommend the salmon soup and Helsinki Portteri. The service was only ok, but the food and beer more than make up for it. It's also expensive, so be prepared.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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