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Tapahtumatalo Bank

$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Unioninkatu 20, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 9 13456260
11:00 - 14:00
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Riga, Latvia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Good range of food but very limited for drinks and a very noisy. I came here for a quick lunch with colleagues and it was ok, but somewhere to go if you need to eat quickly and get back to work. Not somewhere to stay and enjoy the conversation.

Thank leapeagle
Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This huge dining hall used to be a bank main branch, it is easy to imagine tellers on the sides of the hall. Unfortunately, this is factory food in buffets, tasteless and often lukewarm, served to the armies of lawyers and other company staff from the offices nearby. The only positive is the efficient setup, there is no queuing. But... More 

Thank Romppanen
Kranj, Slovenia
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The place is interesting because it used to be a bank. Now they have some conf rooms with buffet lunch downstairs. No decent coffee though (I mean no espresso). Its a place you would go for lunch on a daily basis because the menu is changing all the time.

Thank Tomaz P
Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had a buffet salad and soup lunch with my friend. Buffet choices were good and made from fresh stuff. The only minus were the hall like restaurant space. There were a bit school lunch athmosphere. Place seemed to be very popular which is understandable due to good good.

Thank leenah416
Wichita, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I've eating at "The Bank" several times, although exclusively for lunch. While I lived and worked in Helsinki, this was one of the options when our company's cafe was closed over the summer. For lunch, this is a buffet style lunch with a lot of traditional Finnish food (salad, pickled herring, shaved beef or poultry, breads, etc.). I never had... More 

Thank Eric W
The Hague, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Conference Banquet was held in the former bank hall. Upon arrival we were given a glass of French sparkling wine. So far so good... there was no snack to go with it, but on the tables, as we took our pre-assigned places, there were some bread-croutons, and they were quickly eaten. However, they were intended for the soup, but... More 

Thank Goeran S
Pori, Western Finland, Finland
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155 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

If you are very hungry at the lunch time, this place could be for you. Lunch buffet with different themes including sallads, main courses, dessert and coffee. Bank is very large place so there should be room for bigger groups, too. Also suitable for business groups.

Thank Konsta O
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This place is good place to visit. Lunch costs 10 euro and it includes drinks, sallad, bread and coffee. People use this place on their work lunch.

Thank PerttiJImmonen
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Bank operates in a large wood panelled hall, with a large bronze statue at each end. Most tables are simple rectangles seating four or six. At lunchtime, clustered into one corner there are serving stations that offer a choice of light bites, soup & salad, cooking on the spot, or more traditional food. This is all available for a fixed... More 

Thank MKMapman
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Quality ingredients but food (especially buffet sallad including dressings) seriously lacks taste. In the other hand the huge hall can house a large group of people.

Thank tomumo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 103
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unioninkatu 20, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 13456260
At Tapahtumatalo Bank you will find a unique restaurant and event facilities in Helsinki centre. The modern free flow lunch restaurant offers a spacious and luminous environment to spend the lunch hour. The daily Lunch Club menu consists of four different choices, such as Scandinavian style home-cooking, Mediterranean or Asian delicacies, salad bar and soup of the day or vegetarian meal.

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