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Reviewed 24 August 2022

I hadn’t booked but was offered a table in the sun right by the river which was great with the sun umbrella up. I opted for the fish buffet lunch which was excellent. A decent choice of salmon and herring dishes, with salad, potatoes and...of course Salmon Soup. Service was friendly and welcoming. Good value (for Finland!) and I’d go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022 via mobile

Wonderful place on the River. I ate snails and I took the buffet. Evrything was good and traditional.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

This restaurant had a big line waiting, with 6 tables free. After sitting there on a table waiting to order a drink, people coming in later were served first. Meanwhile people in the line were walking away. When we again asked for a drink they...were still to busy! With at least six!empty tables and a line waiting to get in. Definitly the worst service possible. So we left.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Average level dinner on riverside in so called old town. Food was not any special, drinks were amateur level and staff was quite unprofessional.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Very nice place near the river. Snails were good and the guinea fowl with Jerusalem Artichoke as well. Location good and house itself very charming

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

Wonderful experience in the old town. Beef excellent, service friendly despite the fact that the restaurant was full. Atmosphere in the old hut by Porvoo River unique.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022

Had simple burger and crepes. The quality was great and service are great. Also view is lovely. I recommend!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Came for snails, The famouse ones, but we dissapointed… Tasteless. We gave feedback and got new ones, but salt was the only thing what changed. The service were super in this matter that covid had been ”in the house”. Wishing better times for restaurant. But...had better snails before in this restsurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

We (2 adults, 1 child) took buffet which consisted mainly from various fish, salads, potatoes and also salmon soup. Food was great. Service was friendly and good safety measures against corona were established. We came at around 12 o’ clock and queuing time was around...10 min which is ok. Also nice location, we were outside in patio. Next time it would be nice to try ala carte as well.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Hey Eetu M, Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, looking forward to see you with us again!

Reviewed 12 July 2021

Visited on a nice Saturday evening. We had decided on a weekend visit to Porvoo on our anniversary. Temperatures rose to 30 degrees Celcius during the day. The city was packed with tourists, both domestic and foreign. We arrived around 21.15 (the restaurant closes at...23 and the kitchen one hour before that). At arrival, the tables were full and the staff seemed quite busy, so we waited for some 10 minutes to get a table. Hungry after strolling the lovely old Porvoo for the day, we decided on the Archipelago plate (a selection of herring, smoked salmon and such) and Porvoo snails (despite the name, imported, apparently house specialty) for appertisers. For the main course we both had the plate that had fried whitefish and deep fried “crabsushi” as the menu puts it. The place at this time was quite full. Several tables had smokers, openly smoking during the evening despite the restaurant having a designated smoking area beside the terrace. The most popular dish during the evening seemed to be the burgers. At 22'ish we still hadn't received our starter plates. We signaled the older gentleman waiter (which seemed to be in charge, perhaps the owner) who said he'd be shortly with us. In reality, he was more interested in fetching the outdoor sign from the street in preparation for closing. After this, he went to the bar and talked to a waiter who'd taken in our orders. The waiter looked at our table, gasped and replied loudly "I THOUGHT THEY ONLY HAD THE WINES" which could clearly be heard all over the restaurant terrace. The waiter then returned to our table, explaining she'd forgot our orders and the kitchen was closing at this point. She asked us: "Do you still want the food?" (If you're looking for a decent meal after 22 in Porvoo, your option is probably to go to McDonalds). So we ordered. At this time, the other tables were quickly emptying. The Archipelago plate was a small selection of herring, smoked salmon and a new potato. The snails were quite tasty, soaking in garlic butter and Roquefort cheese. The waiter was clearly making rounds at our table to see whether we'd finished the plates. The main dish came after about 15 minutes of finishing the starters. White fish with fresh asparagus and some sort of sushi as it were, having a deepfried rice base with apparently crab on top. The crabsushi was dry. The white fish was quite ordinary. Quickly after finishing the dishes, the waiter came to take plates, asking "Are you finished yet?". We were, and asked for the bill. Unapologetically, the waiter explained she'd deducted 20% from the food prices due to the "mix up". The athmosphere for the evening was ruined in any case, and the staff was eager to the get the tables empy to close up early. In summary: - Waiter forgot our orders and customer service was non-existent - This is not a fine dining experience restaurant (altough the prices would suggest otherwise) - The terrace area is popular among smokers, if you're not into tobacco smoke you may want to look elsewhere. - The customer service is unprofessional and this seems to be a frequent observation from the other reviews - The most popular dishes during the evening seemed to be the burgers, this is essentially a place to go for a few beers and burgers.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021

The location of this restaurant is spot on. They do no accept reservations on the deck, only indoors. Luckily we managed to get a table on the lower deck right by the river and it was lovely. The restaurant was busy on arrival but we...found the service was friendly and personal nevertheless. The food was good. I enjoyed the snails to start with and my partner had the small salmon salad which was delicious. For mains we had the beef fillet which was very good and cooked to my liking (medium rare) and the guinea fowl which was good too. The portions were decent size. We didn't feel hurried at all and continued to enjoy the view with drinks after dinner. Our experience was positive, would definitely return when in Porvoo.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Hey Tiikeri2011, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, looking forward to see you with us again!

Reviewed 4 July 2021

Was on the river side of Porvoo , looked very nice have read very much positive about this restaurant.Price and quality doesn`t fit at all, I normally like snalls a lot , but the starter was a bit boring on taste , the main course...my wife took grilled chicken what was not grilled but something like oven chicken and sauce was this ready stuff what you can buy in shop.Me had hamburger , short comment very salty. It was not word the money and therefore will not come back here again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Hey Johnny T, Sorry to hear your visit did not fill your expectations. We would have been more than happy to replace your dish if it didn't satisfy your preferences. Looking forward to see you with us again so we can make your stay more...More

Reviewed 30 June 2021 via mobile

Some were behind a beautifull house we saw the sign restaurant. We walked in and it was an experience. Sitting along the Riverside we had a great lunch. Great burgers. Top salads. Good service. Prize was not chrap, but prize / quality was very very...high. Perfect salmon on a very very fresh salad….More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Hey harrijs2014, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, looking forward to see you with us again!

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

One of the few restaurants open on a Sunday evening in Porvoo, and with a central location and beautiful setting right on the river. The place was packed and thus service was a bit of a hassle - but friendly and professional. The whitefish was...perfectly cooked, but could do with a few more sprigs of asparagus on the side, not just as a garnish. The crab rice cake thing was interesting (in a good way!) They offer beyond meat as an alternative to beef burgers and that's a good thing, even if it isn't your personal choice. Portion sizes are in the "slightly too large" restaurant size, which I personally appreciate, though my waistline doesn't.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2021

Thank you for your review, JDMHoff, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, looking forward to see you with us again!

Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Only positive thing was the choice of beyond burger, service was really bad, lack of professionalism, friendliness and attention, I say a no go.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Johanna, Marketing at Fryysarinranta, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2021

Hi TinusinSuomi! Sorry to hear your visit didn’t perform as wished. You can contact us via email info@fryysarinranta.fi, we would like to hear more and see if there is anything we can do.

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