We had lunch here on the recommendation of our hotel. Surprisingly many restaurants are closed on Sunday. The restaurant is authentic Finnish in a neat old stone building ,with strange somewhat gaudy blue and white paper flowers and streamers everywhere.
The waitress was very sweet and spoke some English and provided an English menu. We're trying to get our heads around the huge prices here ....so we just went ahead and ordered as we would home ...but at twice the amount. pat had the salmon club sandwich 19.00euro and for the same amount I ordered the Grilled chicken sandwich. They turned out to be massive ...one between would have been plenty. The salmon club had a huge piece of fresh salmon , bacon and a couple of fried eggs... Kind of like breakfast , lunch and dinner!!
If you want to eat Pizza but the Marco Polo is full, then you just go to the room which is more like a hall next door. This hall is inbetween the Marco Polo and the pub/bar called Juttutupa. The Juttutupa has a separate entrance. You can order your food at the bar of both places. They will bring the food to your table.
Favorite Dish: I ate some kind of Hawaiian pizza although I don't remember its name. I didn't think that the pizza was terribly exciting but it fills your belly and the place has got atmosphere.
Juttutupa is a traditional Finnish restaurant which consists of a large wooden outdoor terrace and a big indoor area.
The building was established in 1908. From the outdoor terrace you can enjoy lovely views of Helsinki's Central Park.
You get both local specialities and international dishes here. I visited Juttupa with two VT friends and they recommended me that I should give the Finnish Pyttipannu a try.
Pyttipannu is a sausage potato hash with various side dishes like cucumber and a fried egg. Prices are relatively moderate. Juttutupa is mainly frequented by an alternative crowd.
This is one of the oldest still running restaurants in Helsinki established in 1908. The building is beautiful, the food wasn't that special, though. For the appetizer, chantarelle soup (suppilovahvero?) was splendid, though. For the main course, pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and french fries weren't nothing special though one of the traditional meals in the restaurant. Staff were very friendly and open.
Favorite Dish: Chantarelle soup was splendid. I like mushroom.
My fancy grilled cold smoke tofu was very tasty, but not a real hunger killer of sorts...
Favorite Dish: Tsek dark lager!
Horscheck (left) tried Finnish pyttipannu and Gil sticked to the safe pizza...