MasterChef judge Tomi Björck opens a new restaurant in Helsinki

Hotel Torni

A View from Hotel Torni

Hotel Torni is currently Helsinki’s fourth-tallest building; however, when it opened it was the tallest structure in Finland. Located in Helsinki’s Design District, Hotel Torni was designed in 1931 by the renowned architects Jung and Jung. The interior of the building was refurbished in 2005 to ensure the hotel’s atmosphere would remain modern and beautiful for years to come.     Hotel with fascinating history The 14-story building has always been an important part of […]

Finland’s first Starbucks opens at Helsinki Airport


Luxury Restaurants in Helsinki

Fine dining

One of the best things that Helsinki offers residents and visitors is world-class dining. There are five restaurants in Helsinki that have been awarded a star-ranking from the prestigious Michelin Guide. One restaurant holds a two-star rating for excellent cuisine. The other four hold one star each and are viewed as superb restaurants worth a visit. The Michelin Guide has also given four restaurants in Helsinki the Bib Gourmand mention for exceptional value.   Chez […]

Cafés in Helsinki

Cafes in Helsinki

Anyone traveling through Helsinki should make sure to sample the local cuisine. Quaint cafes are a common sight along Helsinki’s streets. These eateries provide an affordable place to find a delicious snack or light meal. As an added bonus, many cafes are in a wireless Internet hotspot. Robert’s Coffee Citykäytävä is a small chain of cafes that serves exceptional coffee. Robert’s is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m-8 pm. and on Saturdays from 9 […]

Lunch of the week – Morrison’s


Morrison’s Grill & Green is a mid-size lunch restaurant hidden in the Ateneuminkuja near Helsinki World Trade Center. They are specialized in American food such as stakes and burgers, but serve nice salads and fish too. The venue has a nice atmosphere and it is very clean. The place is quite popular and during lunch time (especially at noon) it can be crowded. Prepare to wait for a table or aim for early lunch or […]

Namu – a new Nightclub / Restaurant / Lounge in the heart of Helsinki

Namu Food and Lounge

Sedu Koskinen, Finlands most famous nightclub mogul opened a new restaurant last Friday (11.11.2011) in the Makkaratalo (kaivokatu 6). The huge venue consists of four sections: The lounge bar with DJ music, a place to hang out after work with friends, The Food and Lounge Restaurant, with asian themed food mixing flavours from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand (Lunch and À La Carte), a Private Lounge for reserved special occasions and The Food and Lounge […]