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Scandinavian, Gastropub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Seating
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All reviews fish salmon soup mashed potatoes old building nice location excellent food atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portuons were really small. Waitress did not advice us to order sides so we left in hunger. The food was barely ok and overpriced. Hardly anyone will revisit this place, certainly we won’t.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is good if you want to be hungry and poor after eating. Service 6/10. Overpriced food, no value for money. dont visit this place!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

The worst food experience we ever had in Loviisa. Firstly they charged us wrongly for every portion, the cokes we had were expired on 2023 and when we finally got our food the potatoes in our soup were raw. They just said they were sorry....Never going again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic lunch. Traditional scandinavian food mainly. So good! Nice, cosy and easy going atmosphere too.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 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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Cafe Restaurant Saltbodan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4