This could be my favourite restaurant – and I don’t say this lightly! After several visits to Pamela and always being somewhat mind-blown from flavour, composition and just sheer delight in various aspects, I got to visit this amazing place again recently and tried a best-of their current and upcoming menu. Fresh from the grill, their dishes are just simply something else.
Pamela’s cuisine focuses on combining many local ingredients with flavours and inspiration from the Middle East, without becoming pretentious. The open grill is definitely something that’s unique to Helsinki’s restaurant scene, the bright atmosphere while still being cosy fits the elegant setting on Bulevardi just perfectly. It’s just a sheer pleasure to sit by the souterrain windows and watch life pass while you’re enjoying your meal. Even though the grill theme and the impressive charcoal döner grill might give the impression of being a solely meat-focused restaurant – they’re not. The meats are cooked to perfection yes, but the vegetarian options are just equally great.
Their lunch offer is great too, it’s certainly not a budget option but definitely worth the splurge if you’re feeling a bit fancier.