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“Excellent food”
Review of Natura

Natura
Ranked #6 of 1,773 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$45 - US$102
Description: Natura is an intimate, family-run restaurant in which uncompromising quality and relaxed social gatherings go hand in hand. Led by David in the kitchen and Anya front of house, the young, highly-professional team draws on experience gained at one, two and three-star Michelin restaurants in Finland, France, England, Spain and the Netherlands. Our dishes are made from raw ingredients of only the highest quality prepared in an open kitchen within view of client, just like in Spanish tapas bars. The menu is built round tapas, pintxos and meze-style dishes but using mainly Finnish small scale producers and local ingredients. There are three tasting menus to choose from, or dishes can be ordered individually from the à la carte list. The cornerstones of our cuisine are clear, clean flavors created with a modern twist, using techniques ranging from charcoal grilling to sous-vide cooking. We purchase our meat only from farms we know personally, and where the animals´ living conditions and diet are the best possible. Our fish are sustainable species. We always prefer organic and Fair Trade fare, from small producers in Finland, Scandinavia a few carefully selected European supplier. We rely heavily on our wide circle of mushroom, berry and wild-herb collectors, fishermen and small-scale producers, some of them exclusive to Natura. Like our food, our wine list is based on the principle of clean, fresh flavors, small producers, and good value.
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Description: Natura is an intimate, family-run restaurant in which uncompromising quality and relaxed social gatherings go hand in hand. Led by David in the kitchen and Anya front of house, the young, highly-professional team draws on experience gained at one, two and three-star Michelin restaurants in Finland, France, England, Spain and the Netherlands. Our dishes are made from raw ingredients of only the highest quality prepared in an open kitchen within view of client, just like in Spanish tapas bars. The menu is built round tapas, pintxos and meze-style dishes but using mainly Finnish small scale producers and local ingredients. There are three tasting menus to choose from, or dishes can be ordered individually from the à la carte list. The cornerstones of our cuisine are clear, clean flavors created with a modern twist, using techniques ranging from charcoal grilling to sous-vide cooking. We purchase our meat only from farms we know personally, and where the animals´ living conditions and diet are the best possible. Our fish are sustainable species. We always prefer organic and Fair Trade fare, from small producers in Finland, Scandinavia a few carefully selected European supplier. We rely heavily on our wide circle of mushroom, berry and wild-herb collectors, fishermen and small-scale producers, some of them exclusive to Natura. Like our food, our wine list is based on the principle of clean, fresh flavors, small producers, and good value.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. Both our starters and mains were top quality presentation and taste. We were lucky enough to find a table despite we hadn't booked in advance. The only reason why I did not give the 5th star is because while the waiter and the chefs were really nice and friendly, the waitress seemed impatient and stressed about my questions (menu related questions) and not friendly at all.

Thank laurasuper79
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davidaQ3704QG, Johtaja at Natura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi!

Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. We hope that you'll come back and give us a change to earn that fifth star as well.

Best regards,
Lari M.
Natura

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding experience, creative and delicious dishes with great mostly local products and herbs from own garden. Great selection of wines and friendly staff. Pricewise, we considered our dinner quite affordable for the amount of quality and attention we received. Left with a smile on our faces, thank you!

Thank Cosmopolitan815890
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davidaQ3704QG, Myyntipäällikkö at Natura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Viktoria!

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed while visiting our restaurant. We hope to see you again!

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Lari M.
Natura

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had "only" the Easy 4 course tasting menu. You can describe it by words amazing, outstanding and excellent. Pure flavours and clear vision to the Finnish modern kitchen. Especially memorable dishes were the White fish kohlrabi and the Frozen Yoghurt 2013 with honey confection. Andorfer Strassertal Gruner Veltliner with hint of orange was perfect choice. Strongly recommended.

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1  Thank Vesa P
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davidaQ3704QG, Johtaja at Natura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Vesa!

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very humbled to hear your thoughts. I hope you come back to try our other menus as well!

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Lari M.
Natura

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Natura,which is located in the design district of Helsinki. I chose the 4 course tasting menu and left happy and satisfied. From the duck liver mousse amuse bouche to the inventive berry and honey “snow” dessert the evening was just delicious. Extremely inventive use of local ingredients without being too precious about it. All of the flavours were bold and perfectly matched whether it was a light starter of fish and creme or a lovely duck breast with celeriac and cress accompaniments. Even the pop-ish sound track playing softly during dinner added a fun and funky vibe to the evening. The staff were wonderful and actually seemed happy to be serving these dishes. A really tasty introduction to the Finnish kitchen.

Thank philschwab
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davidaQ3704QG, Johtaja at Natura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi!

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we truly appreciate it! We are proud to serve our dishes and I'm glad to hear that that showed. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Best regards,
Lari M.
Natura

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting Natura made me so happy, portions did include some pleasant supriceful combinations. Pickled oysters, duck and pear, frozen yougurth dessert.... would highly recommend you to test this restaurant.

Thank StuP118
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davidaQ3704QG, Johtaja at Natura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stu!

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the menu! We hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,
Lari M.
Natura

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