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US$10 - US$29
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European, Scandinavian, Bar
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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0.1 km from Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately not a great experience. Had their lunch burger which was OK, except for the meat that was definitely not of high quality. The portion was quite small too. The surroundings were nice though.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Had a Cesar salad, came with fresh vegetables and good amount of tasty cheese and chicken which was however quite pale and neutral in taste; I'd have preferred it prepared to crispier, golden tone. Sauce could also have had more character, and been used more...generously. Slightly pricey. Very friendly service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2021

Large and peaceful terrace. Some aggressive seagulls flying back and forth. Main course just ok without any applause, but desserts were good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2019

Great place with excellent service at affordable prices, awesome nice vintage ambience and quiet location

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

Perfect spot on the island. After exploring the windy island we wanted to enjoy a delicious hot soup and we were very happy with our choice. We would come back!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Great lttle Bistro overlooking the harbour. Cold beer and good food served wirh a smile by courteous staff.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

I have always wanted to vitsit at bistro Bastion. So last weekend I decided to book a room from Hostel Suomenlinna and spend nice evening at hostel Bastion. Kitchen needs the orders until 18:30 and we arrived well before. Unfortunately Nobody notice us as we...sat down in the table. I soon started to look around to locate the waiter. I found her and she told me that kitchen has closed 30 seconds ago...! We tried to explain that we game to Suomenlinna and booked a room only because to spend nice evening at their restaurant and we were present before the timeline. The Head of the restaurant game to us and told us very unfriendly they wont serve food for us. We became a bit upset as we were having our best clothes and room booked for us... they asked us to leave the restaurant. I asked them where we were able to find food from the island and they told us to buy some food from local foodstore! How can this kind of restaurant exist, restaurant personnel just wanted to leave home earlier...so sad. After our shock we started to locate a place to eat somethind...and yes, we found a restaurant called "Susisaaren Ruokala", a fantastic place with excellent food and friendly staff. Finally we were so lucky of not to spent a few minutes more at restaurant Bastion which is the place I can not recomment to anybody. Romantic coupleMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

We had pepper steak and a couple of glasses of wine. The food was delicious! And I also really enjoyed the cava. Service was great and friendly. Only minus was cappucino, that was nor worth of money. Otherwise great place!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for an early dinner. We had pepper steaks which were good and reasonably priced. We took also couple of glasses of cava which was also great. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

We sat down on the terrace on a sunny afternoon. We were a big group so the waiter opened the outdoor bar just for us. I just loved her way to greet us. The terrace is located close to the ferry. Good selection of local...beer and bubbly alternatives. Also loved the old wooden building. I strongly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is on Suomenlinna island. We had a light cocktail and lager outside as it was a beautiful day. Then we went inside and had a wonderful meal with friends. We had an appetizer of shrimp salad on toast with side condiments. For the...main course we had fish - perch - in a light cream sauce with mushrooms and fingerling potatoes and asparagus. The sauce was special. All local ingredients even the perch, which is a premier fish in Finland. Dessert was a custard with rhubarb sauce and berries. We had a little light white wine - Pinot Grigio - and coffee at the end. We had a wonderful time at this UNESCO tourist site.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a casual restaurant in Suomenlinna, Helsinki. The service was friendly, if maybe a little matter-of-fact. My main course was Vorschmack, which was all right, but not memorable. The dessert - rhubarb sherbet - was particularly good, excellent even, with a clean and distinctive...rhubarb taste, and beautiful pink hue. Highly recommended! Also the blueberries and merengue with vanilla sauce was tasty. tl;dr: place has great desserts.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming staff quick and efficient service. Child friendly. The food was really good well cooked and presented well and good choices. Also list of local ales to choose from. Also wines tea and coffee etc. This is well worth visiting

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went for a daytrip to Suomenlinna. This was a new restaurant (?) there. Waiters were really nice and polite. Menu was good. They have salads and burgers, pizza. Salad was really big and very good. Fresh also. Burgers were also good. Allthought our teenager missed...more fries. I think still it was enough. Prices are ok when compare to the other restaurants on the island. Would go again there. We ate outside. Inside looked also nice. Toilets were clean.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch on a hot Thursday afternoon. Place was busy but they also had quite a lot of staff. It took 10-15 minutes before they brought the drinks and food also took slightly too long. Most of the people were ordering burgers and those...seemed to come out quickly. We had the salmon soup (excellent according to my partner) and the house salad with smoked salmon. Really good and a huge portion. Would have ordered a second cider but it took so long to get a waitress to notice that we ended up taking the bill in stead. The meal with one cider, one mocktail, the soup and salad cost around 40 euros.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4