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European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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This charming, deservedly popular restaurant is smartly laid out and run by a delightful team, whose attentive and personable service will make you wan...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here because of recommendations. Booked ahead, restaurant was very busy for dinner. We took the four course menu and were pleased overall. Everything was tasty enough, portions adequate. Service very attentive and friendly. Design minimalist, a bit businesslike. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional 5 course meal with wine pairing! The food was outstanding, the service was phenomenal, and the restaurant was very nice and clean. We had a very nice late evening meal and it was our favorite meal in Helsinki. The split-pea soup was the best...I’ve ever had! Recommend reservations. You will love it!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

We had the 4 course menu with matching wines. Everything was top-notch. The service was very attentive and friendly, the ambience very pleasant. Highly recommendable.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

30.4. ( Labor/Walborg/Vappu evening ) menu with recommnded wines exept that I prefered dark bier with toast skagen over wine. The skagen was OK, deconstructed as is in the fashion now, but this did not add anything to it. Very nice fresh shrimps in it....The first entre or main course was creme ninon, French pea soup with fresh peas and creme: very tasty. Unfortunately we thought that the choron-sauce base was in our opinion too much reduced? Anyhow it was so salty and acidic that it couldn't match any wine and was indeed left on the plate mostly. Some very acidic onion on the side didn't help at all. The nicely grilled flank steak was thus almost ruined. Chocolate cake dessert with touch of whipped cream and sour cherry was again OK. For the menu recommended wines were mostly OK.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has a proven quality since years. Our 1st visit did meet our expectations. Friendly service and extremely tasty 4 dish menu met all the reviews that has been written. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

Vinkkeli is a wonderful restaurant. The food is A+. We had the Iberico Pork and the Perch. We both had the roasted sweet potatoes with chimichurry sauce. It was a really good dinner! The service was excellent and our waiter quite pleasant. The wine list...is extensive, and the physical facilities charming. The restaurant is quite popular so book ahead.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Excellent experience - had the 4 course menu with matching wines, enjoyed every course and wine very much. Also had the cheese plate which was lovely too. Best of all the service was outstanding, very warm and knowledgeable. Would recommend! Book in advance, as the...restaurant was fully booked for the whole night.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Had a lunch menu. The setting was great in good atmosphere Class of champagne for beginning...Then a tasty soup with great bread. For main course fish with white wine., and as desert a nice sweet “thing” with tee It was tasty, but that something was...missing Do not really know what, but definitely something I will come back to dinner, to find that something I recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Such a nice experience. The place is cosy and the food, drinks and service were great. We had a four course tasting menu with wine pairing and loved everything. Excellent choice for dinner.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

The food and service were excellent but I do think that in this kind of restaurant the staff should wear masks during a pandemic, especially when the place was full. The waitors need to come very close to the guests because of the limited space...and I felt a little unsafe because they didn’t wear a mask. I was expecting them to wear them because other fine dining places do. If corona wasn’t around I would definitely recommend the place. Our waitor was very lovely and we experienced excellent service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

Great restaurant in the heart of Helsinki. Food is delicious and service excellent. I warmly recommend restaurant Vinkkeli.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

We have been here a number of times for dinner, but now for the first time on lunch. The basic quality is still rather good, but overall the lunch was a slight disappointment. The fish served was too salty and the beef was paired with...an asia-inspired side dish that did not work. Would prefer that you would stick to the scandinavian/european flavours that the place is known for. The other option is to post the lunch menu on the website.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

We walked in for a quick lunch but will definately go back for a full dinner. The food was great...Ceasar salad had fantastic taste. The main dish was cod and it was possible the best cod I have ever had. Perfectly cooked. Also the wine...suggested by the sommelier was perfect for both the starter salad and for the main. The wine list was not huge but had several good wines. Service was professional, friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

You are taken care of from the moment you set foot on Vinkkeli. The staff greets you and you are being guided to your table. The food is carefully designed for the guests. I loved the classic service and even when you leave you are...handed your jacket by the staff. I felt at home. I have been there three times and every time it gets better. I recommend Vinkkeli greatly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

I had business lunch in this great restaurant. Food was really excelent as always. Atmosphere is perfect. I warmly recommend Vinkkeli.

Date of visit: March 2020
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