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US$7 - US$53
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European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1.0 km from Temppeliaukio Church
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

We had dinner with my wife at Rune’s. I had the vegan menu (3 cources 34€ = good deal!). My wife had jerusalem artichoke soup and fish & chips as main. All we eat was very nice, and everything was served with good and friendly...service. Good work Rune!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2019 via mobile

A quite nice restaurant. Good service, good food and nice modern interior that is lovely to spend some time in.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

What a lovely meal and excellent service, even though we don't speak finish. We opted for the set menu, and both had the same. The soup was light and tasty, with tasty truffle oil, lightly toasted bread. Duck as a main, my wife is fussy...about duck, and it got her seal of approval as 'gorgeous' They had had a busy night and ran out of the set dessert, but we got told we could have anything off the menu....creme brulee chosen, it was one of the best I have had. Chef came out to personally apologise about the running out of dessert....none needed. So if you are near the opera house in Helsinki this is the place to goMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Priceworthy, good service and best ribs in town! Newly renovated located with cosy decor. And yes, Queen plyed in the background :)

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Helsinki is spending Eat-weeks and Rune`s had an offer Angus burger. Good basic burger. Nice personnel. Enjoyed simple decoration. Clean and cosy restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a lovely meal and for Helsinki the price was very reasonable. Friendly and welcoming waiter. The restaurant is near the opera house so can get busy late evening. At 7.00 pm there was no difficulty getting a table. The soup was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Visited with a friend on a late wednesday evening for late dinner. The restaurant was empty (but I have seen it packed full on earlier visits), and there was one waiter. The interior of the restaurant is really cozy and looks good. The menu is...all-round. It's not really Finnish, nor nordic. Burgers, chicken skewers, salmon, grilled tuna, mushroom risotto...a bit of everything for everyone, I guess. Fusion cuisine? You tell me. We had a black salsify soup for starters, which was delicious. Really smooth and sweet, exactly as intended. For main course overcooked lamb shank in red wine sauce with parmesan-potato purée and season's vegetables. The lamb was really tasty and all the palate was balanced. The selection of music in the restaurant was really strange. One minute you'd hear classical music, next some rock'n'roll and then some mild downtempo beats, as if the music was coming off a Spotify suggestion list or something, and this was a bit distracting as you couldn't really keep the music "background" with the styles changing all the time. Staff (well, the only waiter) was friendly and attentive. All in all, the food and service was really good, but that music thing bugs me... maybe I'll have to revisit some day :-)More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The price and quality definitely meet in this place! I have enjoyed this restaurant every time – when visiting both with my friends as well as with my boyfriend. The atmosphere is great. I don’t know any other place that would serve better skewers in...Helsinki. Try out the house wine, you won’t regret ;)More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Chef- lay off the pepper.... otherwise outstanding. Quiet place, wasn't very busy at dinner time but tried it anyway, since it is one of the few places near the Crowne Plaza where one can get a steak. Ribeye was rare as I ordered it, beautiful...texture, beautiful piece of meat, very tender. Chef over seasoned it with ground peppercorns, most of which I was able to scrape off. Why hide the flavor of the meat? If I wanted flavor I would dip it in the pepper sauce provided with the meal. If you serve such nice steak you don't need to hide it behind the seasoning, let the meat speak for itself! Came with half a jacket/baked potato which I was happy to find, but it was only half, with no butter or sour cream. By contrast the potato had no flavor. The price was right, 29E for the steak and another 5E for a nice draft beer. If you are staying at the Crown Plaza, it is only 2 blocks from the hotel as you walk to the left. I highly recommend Runes. To find anything to eat besides at the hotel or the Scandic building next door you have to walk about a mile if you go to the right. To the left was Subway, then Rune's. 1/2 block to the right as you leave Rune's is a small mini mart, which seems to be the only one close to the hotel. Staff was friendly, yes, a little slow, but that is very typical for Europe. Order a beer right as you sit down and you'll be fine.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

In half empty venue and at least 5 waiters they managed to take 10 minutes to take an order and another 15 to bring the food.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Rune's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5