Restaurants

Top Choice Desserts in Porvoo

Cafe Postres

Tantalise your sweet tooth at this delightful dessert cafe, brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Samuli Wirgentius. Take your pick from rich, creamy gelato and to-die-for desserts, or sample the savoury open-face smø…
Top Choice Finnish in Kotka

Vausti

Kotka's finest dining is at charcoal-hued Vausti, attached to Kotka’s concert hall. The seasonal menu highlights local produce: sample the catch of the day, caught by the staff fisherman; pork rib from nearby Kaarti…
International in Hamina

Kamu!

Beginning life as a pop-up restaurant at the Hamina Tattoo, Kamu! now occupies atmospheric digs in the Hamina Bastioni. The menu offers Finnish favourites with fortified flair, such as 'Löwen’s flamed salmon' (smoke…
Finnish in Loviisa

Saltbodan

While away a summer evening at this smart cafe-restaurant serving Finnish favourites in an atmospheric old storehouse on Laivasilta Marina. The place is famous for its salmon soup, freshly baked bread and homemade q…
Cafe in Porvoo

Helmi Tea & Coffee House

A kindly Russian grandmother would happily sip tea from the distinctive lilac-and-white cups in the courtyard of this Tsarist teahouse. It's famous for its Runeberg torte (almond-rum cake, topped with raspberry jam)…
Steak in Porvoo

Meat District

When you go to a place called 'Meat District', you probably expect high-quality, organic, grass-fed beef – and that's what you'll get here (the house speciality is the dry-aged beef for two; €84). What you might not…
Finnish in Kotka

Laakonki

The cafe inside the Merikeskus Vellamo is excellent – worth a lunch stop even if you're not visiting the museum itself. The lunch buffet (available 11am to 3pm) always includes two main courses, with plenty of accom…
Finnish in Porvoo

Wanha Laamanni

This rambling 18th-century log building has housed the renowned Wanha Laamanni for more than 30 years. The restaurant offers a classy menu of Finnish favourites and a six-course surprise menu. The setting is invitin…
Seafood in Kotka

Wanha Fiskari

There are no surprises at this classic seafood joint – and we mean that in the best possible way. The decor is perhaps staid, but the food is reliably fresh and delicious, including house-smoked fish, pan-fried herr…
Bistro in Loviisa

Bistro Cantor

Just up the road from the marina, this art nouveau building is a classy backdrop for contemporary dishes like gourmet burgers (pulled pork, salmon), sage-stuffed chicken breast wrapped in air-dried ham, and New York…