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€8 - €30
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European, Scandinavian
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

We were told that this is THE restaurant in Porvoo, so we decided to stay in que and wait to be seated. After 20 minutes of queing we finally got a table (there was lots of empty tables in the restaurant - why we had...to que?). The first two waiters could not place our menu orders (can’t understand why), but finally third waiter was ”the right one”. Food was tasteless and looks same as in ABC gas station restaurants. When we left, there was some 10 empty tables but still people had to que (10 to 15 minutes) to be seated. The view to the river is nice.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Restaurant Fryysarinranta is situated in very historical buildings. The oldest part (the kitchen and a part of the bar) was built in 1762, riverside warehouses in the beginning of the 19th century and the "new" part in the beginning of the 20th century. The riverside...summer terrace was built in the 21st century. So I think that this is one of the most historical restaurant buildings in Southern Finland and that's why this restaurant is the must for all visitors in Porvoo. We chose lunch buffet which is called Saaristolaisbuffet (literally Archipelago Buffet) or Finnish Fish Buffet. It includes very many fish varieties: tomato marinated herring, mustard marinated Baltic herring, soused herring, fried and marinated fillet of Baltic herring, Cobbler's salmon, herring with juniper berries, smoked salmon and marinated salmon. So this isn't a good choice for you if you don't like fish. Other choices in the buffet include salads and bread. Only warm dishes in the buffet are new potatoes and creamy salmon soup. The buffet is served daily from 11.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. We loved the buffet but à la carte portions are available, too. They have specialized in snails but also salad, smoked salmon, mixed grill portions, grilled fillet, beef burgers and a vegan choice (fried smoked tofu, fennel salad, baba ganoush, roasted cauliflower and almonds) are available. Desserts seemed very interesting, too.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

The location is wonderful: a great deck next to the river. Of course, there is inside seating as well but on a beautiful day sitting outside is better. We all had the all you can eat fish buffet. It consists of salmon soup/chowder (delicious -...my favorite!), 8 to 10 different types of herring in various sauces (all cold) and lox, plus 3 or 4 different types of bread (also delicious!). I liked the herring assembly but not everybody in my family did. I am glad we had this buffet but once is probably enough. Next time I would have the salmon chowder and something else. Very much recommended! The staff is excellent - and in a battle with the sea gulls. I believe the staff will get the upper hand, eventually!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Food and service was excellent! Very pleased that our dog could come also and the restaurant gave her water 😊 The view is also great!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is in a nice location and the atmosphere was lovely. However, there are are few things I would recommend for the restaurant to improve with regard to the food. Fish Buffet presentation - not very attractive and difficult to take the food as...it is placed inside a table, very inconveniently. Snails - had better, also it was absolutely swimming in butter, too much butter. The vegan dish with Tofu and cauliflower was nicely presented and the taste was good. Top marks for this dish.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Have been here many times before. A rainy July Saturday. No worries as we had booked a table in advance and were seated inside. Very friendly service, very good food at decent price. I stop mentioning about credit cards unless they are not accepted. Yes,...accepted here. Shall go again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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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!

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Fryysarinranta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5