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Carelia Brasserie

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, European,
Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
+358 9 27090976
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“entrecote” (6 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Wine Bar, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
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Reviews (124)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant opposite to the Helsinki Opera House, 2 km from city center. Good food, but espacially the wines are not cheap.

Thank Ronald L
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had at Carelia one of the best ever bistro type of dinners of my life. The menus are really interesting combining Nordic ingredients and French cooking. The price is not that bad either. You can get a three course menu for less than 40...More

Thank Johan54
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The entrecote is terrible... I don't even think that is entrecote meat (I myself do cook good entrecote steak), it's tough and veins all over, the chips that came with it, half of it over burnt and not warm/crispy, and a unpresentable and bland tasting...More

Thank Ling K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is my kind of place. A quiet relaxing restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. The plat du jour at 19 euros is a great value and highly recommended. The building is a former pharmacy from the early part of the 20th century and...More

Thank 1NicePerson
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had visited this restaurant during our weekend stay in Helsinki. We had accidentally found it through Instagram and it was an awesome random pic. Great location, awesome staff, food and wine pairing. Good and reasonable prices. Worth checking out!

Thank Klavdiia B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very good food, a lot of choice, good wine lovely dessert.Took the catch of the day, mussels munière.Good white wine choice.Lovely to sit near the windom if you like this.

Thank RITA Z
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The old Carelia pharmacy has a very bistro-like interior, and thold pharmacy lends its atmosphere to the place. I had not visited the place for years but it turned out just as good as I remembered. We were here for a pre-concert dinner and enjoyed...More

Thank Robin E
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had booked a table in this very interesting restaurant. This was a birthday dinner for our friend post a concert at the music hall a short distance away.Carelia wS a pharmacy before being converted and the interiors still reflect this with the apothocary cupboard...More

Thank Veena M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The place itself is unique , the food cannot go wrong and the service was flawless and friendly ! Thank you mohammed ! :) ..

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 27 July 2016

the food and wines are superb, and so is the service. One of the nicest restaurants in town. The entrecote is mouthwatering

Thank Divenowworklater1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 59
French, European, Wine Bar, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
3:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö
  • Neighbourhood: Taka-Töölö
  • Phone Number: +358 9 27090976
  • E-mail
Best ingredients, innovative touch, certainty brought by experience, and classic French cuisine shake hands in a relaxed brasserie atmosphere right across the street from The National Operahouse. Personal addition to the unique surroundings is the original decor saved from the 1920s pharmacy. Unique atmoshere of Restaurant Carelia is a charming combination of ambience from the past, liveliness of a French brasserie as well as modern and urban feel. It has been said that a visit to Carelia feels like visiting old Vyborg, Paris and Helsinki, all at the same time. We pride ourselves with our wine selection which is one of the best that Helsinki has to offer and delicious but simple menu along with friendly, capable and professional service.
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