Helsinki restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Kamppi & Töölö

Grön

Seasonal, often foraged ingredients are used in this exceptional bistro's plant, fish or meat starters and mains, and wild, plant or dairy desserts. Stunning plates might include pike-perch with charred leek parsley…
Top Choice Finnish in Kruununhaka & Katajanokka

Olo

At the forefront of new Suomi cuisine, Michelin-starred Olo occupies a handsome 19th-century harbourside mansion. Its memorable seasonal degustation menus incorporate both the forage ethos and molecular gastronomy, …
Top Choice Finnish in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Demo

Book to get a table at this chic Michelin-starred spot, where young chefs wow with modern Finnish cuisine. Artfully presented, daily changing combinations are innovative (blackcurrant and liquorice-leaf marinated Ål…
Top Choice Finnish in Helsinki

Saaristo

Most renowned of Helsinki's island restaurants is the Saaristo, set in a spire-crowned art-nouveau villa on Luoto (Swedish: Klippan), and famous for society weddings, refined Finnish cuisine and summer crayfish part…
Top Choice Finnish in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Restaurant Eevert

This fabulous restaurant sits perfectly within Helsinki's Design District. The decor is asplash with pieces by famous Finnish designers such as Alvar Aalto and other luminaries, while the meals are artful interpreta…
Top Choice Finnish in Kamppi & Töölö

Kuu

Traditional Finnish fare is given a sharp, contemporary twist at Kuu, which creates seasonal dishes from local ingredients that could include smoked reindeer heart with pickled forest mushrooms or pan-friend liver w…
Top Choice Cafe in Kamppi & Töölö

Cafe Regatta

In a marvellous waterside location, this historic rust-red wooden cottage is scarcely bigger than a sauna, but has great outdoor seating on the bay. You can hire a canoe or paddleboards alongside, buy sausages and g…
Top Choice Market in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Vanha Kauppahalli

Alongside the harbour, this is Helsinki's iconic market hall. Built in 1888, it’s still a traditional Finnish market, with wooden stalls selling local flavours such as liquorice, Finnish cheeses, smoked salmon and h…
Top Choice Finnish in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Savoy

Designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto in 1937, this is one of Helsinki's grandest dining rooms, with birch walls and ceilings and some of the city’s finest views. The food is a modern Nordic tour de force, with the ‘fora…
Top Choice Finnish in Helsinki

Suomenlinnan Panimo

By the main quay, this microbrewery is the best place to drink or dine on Suomenlinna. It brews three ciders and seven different beers, including a hefty porter, plus several seasonal varieties, and offers good food…