Cock Bar & Eatery

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Fabianinkatu 17, Helsinki, Finland
thecock.fi/dinner - +358 50 3523486

Cock Bar & Eatery Helsinki Reviews

vances vances
560 reviews
This place is no bull Jun 23, 2016
A small bistro on the first floor of a lovely building just south of the Esplanade, we truly enjoyed this happening joint. Roaming about in search of dinner during a national holiday, we were lured in by a visible crowd behind the windows. Intrigue heightened as we got near enough to see “Dinner and Ping Pong” glazed on the windows, so in we went.

The joint was jumping (possibly because nothing else was open on Midsummer), populated by wait staff and clientele who all seemed to be having a good time. After a brief wait, we were seated beside a ping pong table hosting a ton of outrageous desserts, explaining the message engraved in the window. Because it sits on the corner of a building, the bistro has two wings. On one side is a counter and open kitchen, so you can watch your meal being prepared. We wound up on the other side, with a few tables and the dessert laden ping pong table.

There was also a brightly painted spiral stairwell on our side, leading down to the bathrooms. I ventured below and discovered several comfortable booths spread out in the basement. There were several groups of younger folks enjoying drinks here, so I suppose it was an informal lounge area with no food service. Drink was very popular with this crowd and the Cock features inventive cocktails, an extensive wine list and a quality beer selection.

Laura and I both went with the Croque-monsieur which was tasty and fairly priced, but a serious calorie bomb (especially since it came with a side of French fries). I doubt either of us consumed half the bounty sitting on our plates. Our waiter was enormously friendly and in response to a question of how to celebrate Midsummer, he enlightened us about the tradition of ‘kokko’ and scribbled directions for attending one the next night. An excellent conclusion to a fun meal.
Very unusual adornment on the buil…
Looks like people inside...perhaps…
I am intrigued...
The joint is jumping.
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