The former atelier of 20th-century Finnish sculptor Johan Gunnar Finne, this restaurant, with its typically Nordic pared-back interior design, focuses on high-quality hyperlocal ingredients showcased in unpretentious plates such as charred Baltic herring, grilled spring cabbage, potato pancake with feta cheese and spruce sprouts, and hyssop ice cream.
Arkadiankatu 14, 00100
A home-from-home for the trendy residents of Merikortteli, bakery-eatery Levain is a stalwart of Helsinki’s rising sourdough scene, serving up hearty breakfasts, lunches and light dinners in its airy ground floor and mezzanine dining areas, as well as takeaway goodies such as reuben sandwiches and flaky almond croissants for those who wish to dine on the go.
Pursimiehenkatu 29-31, 00150
Literally translated as “Finnish devil”, Finnjävel is one of only a small handful of Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. Founded in homage to the traditional Finnish cooking methods of curing, smoking and fermenting, the restaurant uses only the finest native ingredients to rustle up rustic dishes with a contemporary twist.
Taidehalli, Ainonkatu 3, 00100