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Scandinavian, Gastropub
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Seating
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food: great salmon soup, very creamy and rich with fish; amazing lamb meatballs and mashed potato. Service: friendly and prompt Atmosphere: it is an old building and it is nice to see that the interior matches the style

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Restaurant is located in Laivasilta, beautiful milieu. Pricelevel is high, I think, cause food was not so delicious. Salmon soup was okey, but goatcheece salad was quite poor. Also there was lots of flies.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

The best place in Loviisa to meet friends, family, and strangers from around the world. The area has a rich and colofull history. The restaurant suffered a fire accident a few years back, but has now been restored with taking the old building in mind,...inside you can see writings on the wall from hundreds of years back. They have a large collection of beers and spirits, and the food is superb, with a lot of local fish dishes. This is the place to be in Loviisa!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Here you meet the locals. The founder and owner of the restaurant continues to spin the restaurant despite its old age. Do taste the clear fish soup, a great local delicacy.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Really friendly staff but not efficent or professionals. Had coffee and cake, and the strawberry cheese cake was delicous. Wine was expensive. Quite nicely decorated

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019

.There are only few original Finnish restaurants left.We liked very much perch and sardines(silakat).We can recommend this restaurant especially for foreign tourists.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. We were here on midsummer sunday lunch. Two guys were playing jazz, sun was shining and smashed potatoes with baltic herring was tasty, but the portion quite small. Nice location.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Plentiful lunch in a nice environment. Salad and dessert & coffee included. No vegetarian option in a menu, that's not common anymore.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food is always good here and with generous portions. The Service was exceptional and our whole experience was enough to bring us back several times

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Restaurant is located at old harbour area called Laivasilta-Skepsbro. Really nice area at guest harbour, few hundred meters off commercial center of Loviisa. It has seats inside and during summer also outside seating. We managed to get outside table during hot day. Menu is extensive...enough, basically only one vegetarian option, one soup and so on. I had a burger which had been recommended by a local and I have to say it lived out its recommendation. Before main meal, excellent bread was offered as appetiser. That set the limit very high and burger bun was big disappointment, slightly dry and hard, felt like it had been on the table few hours. Otherwise burger was very good, patty fried as medium plus, with bacon and cheese. The garlic aioli that was served separately with burger, was spicy, so I am not sure if mustard was too, but I smelled garlic for a day, which wasn't bad, as I like garlic. Others had different meals and everyone satisfied, except one who got one hour later stomach upset, but nobody can point anything exactly. Staff was very friendly, however some processes are not in place. For example food is being served, but cutlery is missing. Why not bring the cutlery, when you bring the bread basket. Try also local beer brand "Malmgård". Summary: Recommended especially during the summer because of the atmosphere.More

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

On a sunny day a perfect spot for salmon soup lunch! For 11 euros you get good value for the money. Soup was tasty and hot, plenty of salmon meat.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Lunch menu is short but of high quality. I don’t think the buffet is worth its price so I had lovely fresh fish at the terrace. Not too expensive for the quality. Lovely staff takes good care of customers. I prefer this place to its...neighbours.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went there for a late lunch on a sunny day and were very pleased by the offering and service. We used the terrace, which is quiet despite being closer from the « beach road » (rantatie). We had a nice chicken salad and bouillabaisse. Staff was...very nice, professional and willing to speak English despite being uncomfortable with it. 👍🏻 Thumbs up ! Definitively recommended ! (Cannot understand the few « poor » comments submitted by other guests)More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I have been here before, some years ago, and I must say that I think that the quality of the lunch was better than, better price-quality. We had some kind of sautéed reindeer ("viltskav) with mashed potatoes and salmon soup. The food was ok, but...nothing to die for or to go back for. The waitress was very friendly, and even if she could not speak very much Swedish, the language we used while having lunch, she still understod what we said and she did her very best to use the words she knew. The menu was also in Swedish, which was a plus. The interior of the restaurant is fresh and nice, and you can also sit outside and eat. If I were the owner of the restaurant I would try to add the little extra to the lunch and to the food.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Had the fishsoup at Saltbodan.Stock was good, had taste, ingredient's all proper.Salmon proper but, and a big one... Was that the fish had almost all it's skin left!! Not so a picky eater but out of so and so 90% of all fish in the...bowl had it's skin-piece still on! How is even possible. Eleven euro's what a shame! Kalakeittoo Saltbodan, kaikki toimi keitossa, oli maku ja runsas mutta lähes joka kalabiitissä oli nahka vielä kyydissä. 11 euroa ja sai ronkia nahkoja pois, jäi nyt viimeiseksi!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Cafe Restaurant Saltbodan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4