Welcome
to Bastion Bistro!

We serve traditional bistro food with a Finnish twist. You can taste the surrounding Baltic Sea and Suomenlinna’s eventful history under the rules of Sweden, Russia, and independent Finland.

Starters

Creamy Finnish Fish Soup (L,G), Malt bread & Sea salt butter (L)
10,00 €

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk
9,00 €

Fisherman’s Twins – a little toast with Smoked salmon & horseradish + a small Toast Skagen

Toast Skagen (prawns/shrimps on toast) is an absolute classic and has come to symbolise elegance in Scandinavian food. It was created by a popular Swedish restaurateur, just after the second world war and named after a fishing port in Denmark.
10,00 €

Vorschmack*, pickles and pickled beetroot, sour cream and baked potato (L,G)
– delicious dish prepared mainly out of lamb minced meat, anchovies and onions

– originally East European dish, which Marshal Mannerheim (1867-1951) brought to Finland

– schnaps shot usually served in combination with eating Vorschmack 
 (not included in price of dish)
14,00 €
* Country of origin for meat: Finland
** Country of origin for chicken: France
L = lactose-free
G = gluten-free

Main courses

Creamy Finnish Fish Soup, Malt bread & sea salt butter (G, L)
15,00 €

Vorschmack*, pickles and pickled beetroot, sour cream and baked potato (L,G)

– delicious dish prepared mainly out of lamb minced meat, anchovies and onions

– originally East European dish, which Marshal Mannerheim brought to Finland
– schnaps shot usually served in combination with eating Vorschmack (not included in price of dish) shrimps
18,00 €
Lemon and Leaf Parsley marinated Corn Chicken, Finnish “Peltolan”
 Blue Cheese Sauce and Risotto (L,G)

22,00 €

Elk Meatballs, Creamy game sauce with Finnish brandy Jaloviina, mashed potatoes, 
pickled cucumber and lingonberry (L,G)
18,00 €

Fish of the Day – please ask the waiter what fish we have to offer for today
Price of the day

Risotto with Cep Mushrooms (L,G), Beetroot rosti (L,G) and Goat Cheese
19,00 €
* Country of origin for meat: Finland
** Country of origin for chicken: France
L = lactose-free
G = gluten-free
V = vegan

Pizzas

We use low lactose cheese in our pizzas.

Maria

House made tomato sauce, cheese and basil oil:
13,00 €

Mikael

House made tomato sauce, salami, feta cheese and sweet pepper:
15,00 €

Nikolai

House made tomato sauce, cheese, tuna, shrimps and pickled onions:
15,00 €

Aleksanteri

House made tomato sauce, cheese, Parma ham, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese and rucola:
15,00 €

Garlic and/or oregano when requested.

Gluten-free

Wheat flour is used in our kitchen, which means that wheat dust particles may end up on the products of the kitchen:
+ 1,00 €

Extra toppings or changes

Onion, rucola, cherry tomato, sweet pepper, blue cheese:
+ 1,00 €

Parma ham, salami, tuna, shrimps:
+ 2,00 €

Burgers

Finnish burger beef patty*

with house made Bacon compotte, Cheddar cheese, Pickled red onion, BBQ mayonnaise and French fries (L)
15,50 €

Vegan burger

with avocado mayonnaise, vegan cheese and French fries
15,50 €

gluten-free roll + 1,00 €
* Country of origin for meat: Finland
** Country of origin for chicken: France
L = lactose-free
G = gluten-free
V = vegan

Desserts

Lingonberry Panna Cotta (L,G)
While panna cotta is an Italian dessert, lingonberries very much are Finnish. That bitter-tasting berry is globose, red and juicy and grows throughout Finland. When boiled it down with a little Lingonberry liqueur and sugar, it’s the perfect topper for this dessert.
9,00 €

Warm Finnish Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust (L) and Vanilla Ice Cream (L)
9,00 €
Selection of Finnish farm cheeses (L,G) with Rye chips and Cloudberry Jam
10,00 €
Petit fours, 3 pieces

a White chocolate truffle with a Sea-buckthorn juice filling, decorated with Cornflower leaves

Cherry cream and Dark chocolate truffle decorated with reeze-dried Cherry pieces

- Marc de Champagne and white chocolate cream, glazed in milk chocolate, decorated with gold.
6,00 €

Mini Pavlovas, cranberries and Hot Butterscotch Sauce (V)

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova served with sugared cranberries and hot Homemade Butterscotch Sauce.
8,00 €

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (Vegan, G)

6,00 €

Ice Cream flavor varies.
Ask the staff about the flavours.
6,00 €

Rhubarb sorbet (Vegan,G)
6,00 €

For more information about ingredients and allergens, please ask staff.

L = lactose-free
G = gluten-free
V = vegan