Let’s Eat, Helsinki: Restaurant Lehtovaara

This week on Let’s Eat, Helsinki, we visited one of Helsinki’s oldest, classical restaurants Restaurant Lehtovaara, which neighbors the famous Sibelius Monument. Fine Tradition Established in 1916, Lehtovaara was originally located in Vyborg, Russia. The Winter War of 1939 led to the evacuation of Vyborg and the restaurant was resettled in Helsinki in 1940, at […]

Moomin Café

“Welcome home, Moomin, safe and sound, and welcome, friends! Come gather around!”  Moominmamma, from ‘The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My’ by Tove Jansson. In 1945 Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson gave life to the Moomin family, Finland’s most beloved storybook characters. Their adventures in Moominvalley and beyond the Lonely Mountains have enriched people’s […]

Cocktail Bars

Finns have had a reputation of hard drinking. The nation’s favourite drinks have been beer and vodka, but there is a rapidly growing cocktail culture with a handful of bars that take cocktails seriously.  Sling In (Mikonkatu 8) is one of the oldest cocktail bars in Helsinki, having started in 1999 when cocktail culture was still […]

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