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Decent enough lunch, with a back patio serving food (but not the front patio on Esplanadi unfortunately). Good fish, but slightly expensive for a lunchtime.
Generic Finnish kebabs. Life is too short for such things.
Far better than the previous Restaurant G18, both the room and the cooking has improved. A Swedish-ish menu with some modern touches, some of the food could maybe have used a little more salt. Very friendly service.
Ilmatar has been revamped - a far simpler menu, playing on standard hotel food. Very good ingredients, but there's something restrained and lacklustre about the final food.
On the site of Via, a great restaurant serving killer food. Impeccable desserts; so good I had 2! Very friendly service, but don't expect much help navigating the short wine list.
Generally good cakes and coffee, though can be eyewateringly expensive (similar to Fazer and othe grnad cafes round here).
Pretty good bread, cakes and sandwiches, if more Finnish style (doughy rather than crispy pastry). Great Finnish meat pastries to fatten you up in the morning. Owned by the coffee importer down the road.
Traditional Finnish lunch fare, pretty solid, if not Seahorse standards. Often half full with Japanese tourists having a coffee.
Quality cooking, with inventive finnish tapas starters.
Completely unmemorable expensive 70s gormet dining experience.