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“Beautiful Building In Lovely Surrounds”
Review of Kappeli

Kappeli
Ranked #16 of 1,523 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
624 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Beautiful Building In Lovely Surrounds”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

There was an interesting mixture of tourists and locals in this beautiful mid 1800's building. divided into several large rooms with nicely spaced tables the ambience is busy but quiet. Excellent food (the reindeer whilst expensive was very tender and very good) and wine selection. Very convenient right in the Esplanade of downtown Helsinki, its worth a visit if in the city.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Turin, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant lighting and luxury at cheap price”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

In the Helsinki's Explanade park there is a historic Deco pavillon, all glass/iron; in the evening the inside is enlightened by a plenty of cristal ceiling pendants to recreate a "fin de siècle" athmosphere.
It's very funny to eat there, you feel to be a "Bella Otero" or an actress in a Lubitsch film!!!
The food is Finnish traditional but contamined by global cooking, because this place is vowed to a touristic aim. I ate a single dish, a "encrosted langustines with mushrooms and shrimps; a very big dish with a more than decent taste.
I recommend this place over all to romantic or keen on history travelers!

  • Visited September 2013
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“This is one of the best eating out experiences you can have in Finland”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Not only is the food excellent, but it is a beautiful place, a sort of magnificent greenhouse with chandeliers in the middle of the stylish Esplanade and a short stroll from the waterfront. Inside is snug whilst snow falls outside Afternoon tea with fabulous Finnish cakes is a must, but the dining menus are also fantastic (and named after Finnish writers and artists, so an education too). An absolute must to go there.

  • Visited March 2013
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Menlo Park, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and delicious lattes”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for a snack after long afternoon stroll through the city. The place is beautiful and the cafe staff very friendly and helpful. Had delicious latte and a slice of salmon pie. great place for people watching - both locals and tourists.

  • Visited September 2013
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Adelaide
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a pleasant environment”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ate in the cafe section which has a self serve selection of excellent quality food including open sandwiches, salads and desserts. Prices matched the quality of the food. As well as the usual coffees, brewed coffee available with refills for 1 Euro.

Visited September 2013
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