Rento – Bar and bistro

My blog has been, it seems, taken over by a lot of photos/ photo related stuff and there has been less about food. This has been in part due to the fact that I have been busy in other regions of life, work mostly and also because spring is one of the definite times to be outdoors as much as possible. Another contributing factor is that the places I have eaten at have been familiar, already blogged off etc.

Today the lunch was different though, as due to the windy weather our lunch plan changed from the Flying Dutchman (Lentävä Hollantilainen) ship restaurant to a place called Rento (“Relax” in English). Quite suprisingly, I have never visited the place, only known of its existence in the neighborhood.

Rento offers lunch food as well as more a la carte type food in the evenings, but the feel is a bit like a well lit and kept pub to me. They also serve beer/cider so in the evenings it can be a nice place to hang out with friends.


For lunch there is apparently four different meals available, and of course the menu differs day to day. Today Rento offered Hamburgers, crepés with curry-chicken filling, veggie-lasagne and salad with chicken. As per the photo above, I chose to eat the crepé. The food came relatively fast considering the amount of people that came just before us.

For starters there was the usual salad/bread table to ease the waiting. As the food arrived I was pleasantly suprised by all off the portions. My company of lunch eaters took three of the four different dishes so it was easy to judge that all were very satisfactory. The crepe and the filling in my own portion was big enough to fill an empty stomach and the taste was nice with enough curry for the average Scandinavian eater. If you are from India, you might prefer a little more kick though!

Rento will now be a nice addition to the places I regularly visit, as long as the quality stays the same. If you visit Hakaniemi, keep it in mind as a potential lunch / after work visit.

To the homepage of Rento .

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