The best restaurants in Helsinki – putting a Michelin-starred spin on Finnish favourites

Restaurant Andrea
The stylish Restaurant Andrea combines exotic Anatolian flavours with Finnish ingredients

From a culinary point of view, Helsinki lived for too long in the shadow of its Nordic neighbours – obscured especially by Copenhagen’s cascade of Michelin Star honours and creative enterprises. Happily, the Finnish capital has caught up, boasting restaurants of all styles and ethnic origins for most budgets. Finland is newly confident of its seasonal produce: ranging from forest mushrooms, berries and foraged herbs, to freshwater fish, game, tasty dark breads and vegetables. As such, Helsinki’s best dining experiences tend to be those that celebrate Finland’s edible riches.


Restaurant Olo

The perfection of Restaurant Olo’s location (close to the historic Senate Square and opposite the...

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