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US$10 - US$26
CUISINES
European, Cafe, Pub, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was excellent! And the food was heavenly. We had beetroot pasta with feta cheese and falafel rice with tzatsiki. Highly recommended!

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

First off, Suomenlinna is so worth visiting! Catch an earlier ferry if possible to see the islands without the crowd. Then head to this lovely little spot by the marina, amd do like I did. Order a chicken satay snd glass of German Reisling. Sit...in the terrace and watch the boats go by. But also watch out for the sparrows who are happy to share your lunch!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

Cosy bistro type restaurant at Suomenlinna harbour with a seaside terrace. We had two pasta dishes (chorizo & artichoke) and they were delicious and plentiful. Definitely a recommendation. No table bookings during summer season.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Did not eat anything but enjoyed some drinks incl the island brewed craft beer. Nice decking outdoor seats, nice view of the boats, nice place to chill and relax on the island.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

We came here as a group of three adults and two children for supper. It had the most beautiful views and surroundings. Food was delicious too but sitting outside can get quite cold in the evening so wrap up warm! Would hugely recommend. Wonderfully peaceful.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice environment, a cafe by the waterside. Pretty easy to locate too. Once you cross the bridge in front of Suomenlinna Museum, turn right and walk 150m. We ordered smoked salmon soup (€9.90) and we can refill the soup and the bread by ourselves....We found a lot of potatoes, carrots and onions in the soup but not much salmon meat. We also ordered seafood pasta (€15.50). The taste was fine but it wasn’t what we had expected. However, the cafe offered free coffee with the food and that was really nice. We saw some other customers’ salad and were impressed by its big size. We would try salad next time we visit.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you for a superb service for a visiting sailing guest. I got perfectly clear where to shower and eat while at bay!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

A very nice cafe with casual atmosphere and self service. We shared two warm dishes and were a bit unsure what it actually was we were served. One dish was with pulled oat and the other said meat on the menu, but was actually fish....Anyway the dishes were very flavorful and I liked it a lot.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Valimo means a foundry. This historical restaurant building has been a foundry of projectiles. It was built in the 1870s and it has a grass roof. I could say that this restaurant is a hidden gem. It is situated in the guest harbor of the...must-see Suomenlinna Island Fortress. However, this small harbor and restaurant don't belong to the conventional walking route of tourists, because it is an offshoot trail and the area looks like a storage area. The menu may be different every day. They use ethical ingredients of the season. They serve both salad, soup, pasta, meat and fish but the selection is very limited. Orders are made from the bar. They have a small indoor restaurant and a large summer terrace next to the guest harbor. Watch out seagulls outdoors. Seagulls don't disturb you if you are eating but they can eat your meal if you leave it unattended. We loved both our meals, the atmosphere and the scenery.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Suomenlinna a place deserve thiusands time to visit..Cafe Bar Valimo there is a must visit of Suomenlinna. Fish was delicious we asked to exclude wine in sous and despite there was a preorder for a whole company,the staff did their best for us to enjoy...fish..And desert -I really do not know what that was(kind of creme with small flowers on it), but it was one of the most delicious desert I have ever tasted..iMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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Cafe Bar Valimo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5