Helsinki’s top-rated restaurants offer high-quality food in stylish settings.
Many of the best restaurants are located either in the city centre or a short walk off it.
Especially during high season, you should make a reservation in the top restaurants.
Main dishes will cost anything from 20 up to 70 or 80 euros.
Ask (Vironkatu 8, www.restaurantask.com) is an intimate restaurant with 26 seats offering a daily set menu.
They source their produce from small organic farmers and producers.
Olo (Pohjoisesplanadi 5, www.olo-ravintola.fi) serves up New Nordic food.
This owner of a Michelin star is renowned for seasonal thinking and good, even quality.
Pricey, but tasty.
Have a drink before dinner in the stylish inner courtyard.
Savoy (Eteläesplanadi 14, www.ravintolasavoy.fi) is a classic established in 1937.
It hasn’t rested on its laurels since then, either.
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine named Savoy the most romantic dining spot in Helsinki.
The restaurant makes the finest healthy food in town and also serves signature dishes like vorschmack, a salty meat dish prepared out of minced meat, herring and onions.
Juuri (Korkeavuorenkatu 27, www.juuri.fi) serves food that is proudly Finnish.
The small restaurant is best known for its sapas, tasty Finnish tapas bites.
The rustical yet polished interior makes a great setting for the food that is contemporary but remembers its roots.
The HelsinkiMenu was created to introduce Finland’s high-quality ingredients and Helsinki chefs’ expertise.
The menus offered by the participating restaurants offer an extensive range of Finnish cuisine and gather the characteristics of the Finnish food culture.
Try the menu for example at Graniittilinna (Säästöpankinranta 6) or KuuKuu (Museokatu 17).