Restaurants

Top Choice Finnish in Inari

Aanaar

A panoramic glassed-in dining room overlooks the Juutuanjoki's Jäniskoski rapids from Inari's best restaurant, situated at the Tradition Hotel Kultahovi. Seasonal local produce is utilised in dishes such as morel an…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Tampere

Hella & Huone

Acclaimed chef Arto Rastas serves cutting-edge molecular Nordic cuisine at this minimalistic spot with black high-backed chairs providing a sharp contrast to the stark white tablecloths. Lamb tartare with smoked egg…
Top Choice Finnish in Kauppatori & Katajanokka

Olo

Considered Helsinki's best restaurant, Michelin-starred Olo occupies a handsome 19th-century harbourside mansion. It's at the forefront of modern Suomi cuisine, and its memorable dégustation menus incorporate both t…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Turku

Smor

A vaulted cellar lit by flickering candles makes a romantic backdrop for stunning, often organic, locally sourced cuisine: roast Åland lamb with corn mousse and forest-mushroom jus, pike-perch with cauliflower-and-r…
Top Choice Finnish in Kuopio

Musta Lammas

Set in a romantic brick-vaulted space and opening to a roof terrace, fêted gourmet restaurant the Black Sheep uses top-quality Finnish produce in dishes such as wild boar with celery root and apple, coffee-marinated…
Top Choice Finnish in Savonlinna

Huvila

Built in 1912, this noble wooden building sits across the harbour from the town centre. Menus (no à la carte) might feature cauliflower soup with trout mousse, braised pork neck with thyme-and-truffle mash, and appl…
Top Choice Finnish in Töölö

Kuu

Traditional Finnish fare is given a sharp, contemporary twist at Kuu, which creates dishes from local ingredients such as smoked reindeer heart with pickled forest mushrooms, poached pike-perch with Lappish fingerli…
Top Choice Market in Punavuori & Ullanlinna

Vanha Kauppahalli

Alongside the harbour, this is Helsinki's classic 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 …
Top Choice European in Tampere

Tuulensuu

Tampere's best gastropub overflows with locals thanks to its superb range of Belgian beers, good wines, lengthy port menu and gourmet bar snacks, such as fresh-roasted almonds. Bistro fare inspired by Germany, Belgi…
Top Choice Finnish in Jyväskylä

Figaro

With a warm drawing-room feel and cordial service, this backs up the atmosphere with excellent food served in generous portions. The fish is especially good, served with creamy sauces and inventive garnishes. Sizeab…