GroteskGrotesk is a memorable restaurant. Apart from the good food, it is also hard to forget the most striking design elements of the restaurant – the ceiling lamps.
Ludviginkatu 10, Helsinki
Open: Mon 11.30–15, Tue–Thu 11.30–15, 17–01, Fri 11.30–15, 17–02, Sat 17–02
Grotesk is naturally visited because of its kitchen. What goes on in the kitchen can be observed “from the front row” from one of the few chef’s tables found in Helsinki. Mostly, people with a special interest in food are seated at this table. They are rewarded with special food. Not the food eaten by other guests of the restaurant.
But those sitting at other tables have nothing to complain about either. The flavour combinations of the dishes of Grotesk are fresh and pure and, in case of some dishes, as dramatic as the colour combinations dominating the interior design of the restaurant.
And here they are, the satisfied visitors. Even though there are a large number of seats in the hall, it is usually difficult to find any vacancies.
Why would they not be satisfied when the menu includes such colourful dishes full of flavours? Cold smoked salmon with dill brioche and cucumber costs € 14.30. The prices of appetizers range from € 12.50–16.40.
Grotesk has a bizarre relationship with the number five. There are 5 appetizers, 5 entrees and 5 desserts in each menu. The menu itself changes five times a year.
Duck chest with spring vegetables. The prices of entrees range from € 22–27.70. In the evenings, most prefer to order Grotesk’s surprise menu of the day. It consists of three to six dishes for the price of € 43–62. It is also possible to request a package of matched wines for € 30–50 on the side.
Lemon pie with elderflower sorbet (€ 9.90). The prices of desserts range from € 9.90–11.
If you see this light, you are in the right place. You are at Grotesk.