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) #33 of 1,208 Restaurants in Helsinki ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, , International
Pohjoisesplanadi 33, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 61286900
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Pohjoisesplanadi 33, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants on the North Esplanade, my first visit was over 30 years ago - time flies! It has a mixture of different foods from the more formal dining room on the 2nd floor to the large café on the...More

Thank 208Geordie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having not long arrived in Helsinki, we spotted Strindberg and sat down at the one free table on the pavement. It was a great location for sitting watching the world go by in the sunshine! We only wanted a snack. The salmon salad was very...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived in town and wanted a no frills, easy to figure out meal before jet lag overcame us. Stopped here early evening and snagged an outside table on the Esplanade. Service was crisp and helpful but not at all overbearing. Hubs had a smoked...More

Thank tunasf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old fashioned style restaurant is situated on the first floor above shops on the Esplanade in central Helsinki. Once inside you feel transported back some years as in the bar area there is a library. However the food choice, preparation and quality is excellent....More

Thank Jeffrey N
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Always professional service. Nice window views of Esplanade and Park. Classic table service café. Tasty pastries, toasts, smørrebröd... Café also have salad buffet, restaurant serves food upstairs.

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The cafe downstairs is one of the very few cafes in Finland where you still get table service. Very nice place with old time charm. Upstairs has a good restaurant offering traditional finnish cuisine.

Thank FinnishFlower
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend recently in this lovely place. Managed to get a great window table overlooking the park. Service was professional and smooth. Lunch menu is fairly basic but served its purpose. Had a beef tartare to start which was satisfying. Nicely plated...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Restaurant Strindberg is located on the 2nd floor, above the well known cafeteria under the same name. The restaurant interior is different, like enjoying a meal in an elegant private home. The food was excellent, especially if you pick something from the "Classics" menu where...More

Thank jtr9
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Even though there were a lot of waiters around, we got ignored for a long time, until we finally hailed somebody ourselves. We had coffee and cake, which was good, but very expensive.

Thank baerdd
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The place deserves much better cuisine, it has excellent location and nice interior, it is great for drinks, the food looks nice but misses taste

Thank Pitchulina
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Rachel L
11 July 2017|
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Response from Strindberg_hki | Property representative |
Hi everyone, yes our upstairs restaurant is on a summer break and will be open again in august. Hope to see you then :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 33, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 61286900
  • E-mail
We are open from early until late, transforming the ambiance during the day to adjust to different atmospheres.

Come in and try out our wide range of coffees and teas with sweet and savoury favourites in the impressive continental interior of our street-level cafe. In the evening, you can sample our fantastic wine list or drop in for an aperitif after work or before going out for dinner. You can admire the beautiful Helsinki scenery through the enormous windows and watch the world go by.

The second-floor restaurant and the Library Bar attached to it invite you to an ambiance that is both busily urban and relaxingly atmospheric. Our top-quality kitchen combines the ever-popular Nordic classics with the latest international flavours and styles. Unpretentious and on trend – simply delicious.

Bakficka is our lunch restaurant on the second floor, and it serves popular home-made dishes at lunchtime on weekdays. Strindberg’s kitchen serves delicious dishes, soups and an abundant salad bar that are suitable for even the quickest of lunch breaks.
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