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La Cantine

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Laajalahdentie 17 | 00330, Helsinki 00330, Finland
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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426 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Excellent lunch place. Menu was a bit short but risotto we had was excellent. Concept of the place is really nice but they should invest a bit for a 'coziness'. Service as good as expected.

Thank Jari S
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in Helsinki to have a lunch. Simple dishes, versatile menu: daily main dish varies from Asia to Europe. Good, fresh quality. At least a weekly visit is a must!

Thank Lauri K
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Good food and service, excellent choice for lunch if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Lovely deserts.

Thank Stiina
Southern Finland, Finland
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Main course was absolutely beautiful - roasted pork with mustard sauce and smashed potatoes. Rustic, authentic flavours, very well seasoned. However, I want to eat something fresh (salads, vegetables, fruits, etc.) also and there were only few lettuce leafs, nothing else. In that price level (10 EUR) a salad buffet should be included.

Thank Heidi R
Helsinki, Finland
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156 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This used to be the nicests frenchie bistro in Helsinki, nice bread and patisserie from framboise, a local french style bakery. List was and is very short, just a couple of choises. Ceasar salads with chicken or shrimp, and a daily warm item. Today it was grilled chicken leg. The warms are smallish, salads are good size. The cesar used... More 

Thank mleivo
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Nicely situated in the Munkkiniemi neighbourhood, this French Bistro turned out to be a great place to meet people over lunch. A cozy place with a short menu, but alternatives all the way from salads to dishes for the hungry one :-)

Thank HeGeKH
Witten, Germany
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220 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

That was a really good recommandation of the Hilton Kalastaijatorppa reception! Nice people in a small restaurant. I like the short menu, explained in detail by the chef. Typical french or finnisch. Good house wine. Feasible prices.

Thank Thomas_B_WIT
Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very nice environment, excellent and passionate service staff. The place is very small (less than 10 tables), so I suggest to call and reserve. The food was quite good, I especially loved the desserts. I didn't feel it as a dinner place, much more as a lovely quiet ideal place to have lunch.

Thank Paola E
Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you are visiting Aalto house and looking for a good lunch place, then you can't miss this one! If you are staying at Kalastajantorppa and need a destination to walk to, this is a good candidate. Be warned though, it's not uncommon during lunch time that one has to wait to get vacant table as this is a popular... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Found this on trip adviser and gave it a go. Really lovely food. Simple short menu with good range. I had mussels and Bave (steak) followed by delicious choc brownie and ice cream (Devine) the wine was pricey but that seems to be so in Finland generally. It's only 10 minutes walk from the Hilton and much better food than... More 

Thank Wendy F

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laajalahdentie 17 | 00330, Helsinki 00330, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?