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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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A genuinely charming restaurant. The elegant, high-ceilinged room is smartly laid out and run by a delightful team, whose attentive and personable serv...
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Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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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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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Stylish and cozy restaurant with a great service. Food we had there tasted amazing (specially tartar) and staff was great. Nice restaurant if you are looking a restaurant for romantic dinner or just having a dinner with friends.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

Overrated and over priced restaurant. Service is ok, but not up in the standard. Location and view ok. Not coming back

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

We walked in without a reservation on a very rainy november day. The hosts were amazing friendly and didn't bat an eye at our very underdressed attired and provided a very comfortable delicious meal. The prix fixe lunch is a really good deal and we...had no complaints. You can check the menu the week of dining and it should be updated for the week. My mom loves bread and butter. Their bread was super fresh and they kept coming by to offer her more slices and different varieties to try. You can interact with the staff as much or as little as you want.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Vinkkeli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5