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US$8 - US$26
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European, Contemporary, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews lunch pasta bread burger watermelon ice cream potatoes old town this lovely restaurant a popular place self service quality food home made nice location goat cheese ingredients vegan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident and it was charming. The food was amazing. The salmon soup was so flavorful. They have a bread buffet with all kinds of salts and butter to use and it’s included in the price. The ambience is quaint...and they play fantastic music over their sound system. The wait staff was friendly and punctual in their service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried to eat here three times , and left each time without eating. The first time was pre pandemic, we went inside to eat, and we sat around 25minutes before deciding to leave as nobody had bothered to come to take our order,...not even to take a drink order! The atmosphere was like being in a childs canteen. We decided to give it another go this year, we went to get a table with a friend in the evening at the height of summer on a Friday night to be told the kitchen closes at 7pm, so we had to go elsewhere. Third time lucky? My husband and I decided to try again and went on a Sunday lunch in the summer. It was fairly busy but still lots of empty tables, we knew we would have had to wait a little however We didn't expect that we would again wait around 20 minutes to have our waitress take our order to then be informed it was an hours wait for food. We again went elsewhere. I don't think we will bother again in the future with this place. You either need more staff or less available tables.More

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

We took a table on a terrace, and no one come to serve us in about 15 min. I even went to ask if there is a service available to outside and the answer was "yes", but still no service. So we decided to change...to another restaurant.More

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

The food (burgers) were ok and the staff polite. We ordered the burgers as medium, but they were a bit more on the raw side. The taste was ok and the hamburger bun was home made. We waited approximately a little over one hour for...the food. Good bread was available while waiting. We had to go in and bring our own knives and forks and water. Short-staffed? The ”organic salad” was 1 cherry tomatoe, 1 black olive, 1 piece of watermelon and lettuce.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

The food was tasteless and bland. The vegan pasta dish was made up of different ingredients, but the taste was really bland. The quality did not match the expensive price. This was the last time we dine at this place. Totally overrated restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

Bread buffet with excellent accompaniments, home made pasta and many other things obviously made and handled with care. We ate four main courses, all very good, and tasty ice cream as dessert. All staff were very welcoming and kind as well as eager to recommend...dishes and flavors. The only little disappointment was Runebergs ice-cream, which was plain, almost tasteless. But all together, well worth the cost; quality products and service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Starters came very fast. But maincourse over 1h and no warnings before. Neighbour tables got their food pretty fast and they came lot later. Dishes were very expensive comparing to quality. 28€ iberico meat vas very dry and bland. Some fries and salad next to...it. Overrated place and too far expensive. You get cheaper and better food almost anywhere in Porvoo.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

I took my parents here and had a very poor experience. I had a starter, which arrived reasonably quickly, but the main course took nearly an hour to arrive. Some of the staff were rude. After about half an hour of waiting I asked a...waitress whether my apple juice was coming and she said "yes", ran off, and obviously did absolutely nothing. Had to chase again when the main course arrived and the waiter bought an orange juice. No excuse for any of this. It was mid-afternoon and pretty quiet. Whole thing had the feel of being run by a load of students who couldn't really be bothered. Food was fine but nothing special.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

I went to visit this restaurant during a lunch time. It seemed to be a popular place to have a lunch in Porvoo. The staff was chatty and made me feel warmly welcomed. The bread they made was ubforgettable! The lunch menu has something for...everyone.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Visited this place hoping to have a nice lunch. The restorant was very full and had many families eating with kids and babies. I like kids but when your in crowded place and trying to eat, they add an extra volyme to it. Was hard...to have a conversation with my date because of all that noise. Also the chairs made horrible sound when moved around. The weitdress moves one table around and dragged every chair by the floor. The noise was ridicilous. Food was very basic. Apperisers were tasty, main course was a bit dissaponting. I had Malin på Landet. It was weird eating very dry food such as chicken and goat cheese (wich is also very dry naturally) without any sauce anywhere. Then a fresh salad and a few owen cooked veggies on top if it? Thats weird. Also the wallnuts were huge and hard to mix with anything else on the plate. Service was kind but didnt know much anything about the food or drinks. Altogether basic food, loud and hectic athmosphere and high prices.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

Big disappointment unfortunately. We expected more since the restaurant had received good reviews. Staff was really friendly though but did not know what to recommend. We ordered risotto and lamb sausages with wedge potatoes. Risotto has so many different tastes, several acidy flavors that did...not go well together. You could have ordered a protein to go with it but none on the menu really went with it. The waiter had no clue. Texture was good though. The other dish, lamb sausages and wedge potatoes were something you will find from a suburban kebab joint. It was not what you expect to get in the old town of Porvoo, area with several high quality restaurants. Potatoes were a frozen product which kind of sealed the experience. We will not choose this place again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

Located near the center of Porvoo, this lovely restaurant will charm you without a doubt. Thanks to the diversity of the menu, you will find the meal that you want for sure. The more important is that the quality of the food is as high...as the quality of the service, and this is what makes the difference between good restaurant and excellent restaurant. Even the bread is perfect (as a french guy, this is a major point). I know what you're thinking : good food, good service, nice location, it must be really expensive ? And the answer is NO ! The price is totally affordable. For all of these reasons you must try this restaurant if you pass by Porvoo, because everything you looking for is right there!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2021

We had dinner on a busy Friday night and we were really pleased. The satf was quite yong but super friendly. The feeling is really warmhearted and relaxed in the restaurant. There has been a great effort to serve ecologic and near by produced yet...international food of high quality. The portions are quite generous with a honest touch . The warmhearted feeling appears in all aspects of the restaurant and also the wine menu is worth a mention especially if you are in to tasty Austrian wines and enjoy organic products.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Many lunch options to choose from. The soups were delicious and bread station full of tasty, artesan-styled breads. Excellent service even in a full restaurant. Would recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

We went to have a Late lunch in this restaurant. We sat outside in the patio. It is self service in here for bread, cutleries and water, which i think is old fashioned and not hygiene at all.. I ordered shrimp pasta and my spouse...ordered a burger. Both dishes were tastless. I asked the waitress for salt, she asked me to get it from the self service buffet. My pasta is getting cold and im looking for a salt in a full restaurant.. Cant find the salt anywhere so i went to the Bar to ask for it. They said there is ANOTHER buffet, where all the spices are.. It would have taken just a few minutes from the waitress to bring the salt, i spend about ten minutes to look for it. I complained about the tastless food, waitress said she is sorry… No need to eat here again :/More

Date of visit: July 2021
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