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€10 - €30
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European, Scandinavian
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0.1 km from Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Ordered "vegetable pasta" from the lunch menu. What arrived was fusilli pasta with tofu, bell pepper, onion, banana, curry, chili powder, coconut cream and cream. Topped with grated parmesan. It was disgusting and inedible. The waitress was surprised as she said she had eaten it...herself and enjoyed it. Well, that's her problem. For me and my companion it was terrible. Instead we ordered salmon soup in exchange since the lunch could not be eaten. The soup was average but edible. The worst part was that the waitress then charged my companion (while I was away from the table) for the soup as well as the pasta - meaning we spent 55€ on two bowls of soup. After writing a complaint requesting a refund (or perhaps a voucher at least) the restaurant replied with "sorry you don't like out vegetable pasta but we don't know what everyone likes". What the ...? Ask yourself, a) if you ordered vegetable pasta in a restaurant would you expect it to have the above ingredients in it? And b) in any restaurant, if you are delivered food that is inedible would you expect to pay for it? In summary, bad food, bad service, bad restaurant. Don't go there. There are many much better places to eat both on Suomenlinna and in Helsinki in general.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

The inside is very nice, a classic wooden house from the 19th century. The outside is a cheerful terrace which sits between the restaurant and natural prairie. They could have mowed the adjacent lot but thankfully they let it be, and the effect was as...if we were in the country. They have pizza and burgers and pepper steak. I recommend caesar salad and shrimp scampi for starters. The wine list features good choices from New Zealand. A great off-the-road dining experience. You must take the ferry to Suomenlinna which leaves every 30 minutes from Helsinki main market square.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

The food was nice, my friend and I both ordered pizzas and they were very fresh and delicious. They had a nice area for outdoor seating which was appreciated on a sunny day! The drinks were unbelievably expensive, though, just one soft drink almost half...the price of a pizza... But our foods came quick and the customer service was very friendly!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

We had to wait 30 minutes for anyone to talk to us on the table, although we had booked the table beforehand and restaurant wasn’t close to full. It took for another 20 minutes to get food, and one of the portions was delivered wrong....Right one was promised in few minutes, but it never arrived. Many other groups were waiting for service for long time aswell. One group came 25 minutes after us, got service immediately and food 15 minutes before us. I guess they had right face or something. Salmon soup was full of onion and peppers, lacking potato and salmon, and as gluten free bread never arrived, I left hungry. My friend’s mozzarella salad seemed rather ok. We didn’t hear any apologies for all the delays, and also wrong bills were given us at the end. This restaurant visit could have been a piece of comedy show, only it wasn’t.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2022 via mobile

Good food, but hard to book - at least in my case the restaurant did not pick up multiple phone calls from abroad to reserve. Great location right by the (municipal, cheap) ferry. Not as allergy-friendly as some of the other restaurants on the island.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

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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