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 degustation menus incorporate both the forage ethos and molecular gastronomy, and featu…
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 Inari

Aanaar

A panoramic glassed-in dining room overlooks the Juutuanjoki's Jäniskoski rapids at Inari's best restaurant, situated in the Tradition Hotel Kultahovi. Seasonal local produce is used in dishes such as morel and ange…
Top Choice Bistro in Lahti

Bistro Popot

Chef Andrew Smith learned his craft in the UK, France and Switzerland before relocating to Finland and wowing Lahti with his modern seasonally driven cuisine. His menu roams Europe and ventures occasionally into Asi…
Top Choice Finnish in Tornio

Mustaparran Päämaja

At the fabulous Hotel Mustaparta, this atmospheric restaurant styled after local hero Iisakki Mustaparta has hefty timber beams, ships' wheels, wooden barrels and a buffet served on a skiff, and inspired modern Finn…
Top Choice Seafood in Kalajoki

Lohilaakso

Smoked salmon and whitefish – served in salads or on platters – is the speciality of this stocked salmon-fishing pond and smokery. If you rent a rod (€5) and catch your own, they will smoke it (€5) and serve it whol…
Top Choice Cafe in Oulu

Rooster

Inside a beautiful wooden building, Rooster has a minimalist Finnish-design interior. Burgers, such as its Lohiburgeri (salmon, marinated fennel and horseradish mayo), Vuohenjuustoburgeri (beef, grilled goat's chees…
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 Imatra

Ravintola Nuotta

Two sizes of bliny (Russian buckwheat pancakes), topped with hot or cold salmon, trout roe, crayfish tails, or sour cream, pickled cucumber, red onion and local herbs, are the speciality of this fabulous lakeside ba…