Image courtesy of Kappeli


A central traditional Finnish restaurant on the park and close to the design district, this restaurant comes highly recommended by Asko, one of our Destination Specialists. A great place for 'people watching', blinis and enjoying the long summer nights.

Kappeli's strong attraction rests in its long-held traditions. The milieu and views offered by Kappeli's dining hall provide a unique setting for delicious lunches and suppers. As a result of renovations, the restaurant's traditions successfully meet the modern-day requirements. Eino Leino's own table – where Finland's renowned poet once liked to sit – still has its place of honour. It's been fixed up a few times over the years, but the atmosphere at the table remains the same.

Esplanade Park in all its beauty, the spaciousness of the glass veranda, the building's distinguished stature and Kappeli's up-to-date kitchen combine to serve today's customers. There's atmosphere and style for couples in the 'Chapel dining hall' – and it's the perfect setting for larger groups as well.

Kappeli Café has one of the richest in traditions of any meeting-place in Helsinki. It also offers a view to the Market Square and a long way beyond it as well. In the morning, it's café latte and a croissant, at lunch-time the Soup of the Day, and in the evening something small and salty/sweet, plus a glass of wine and beer on tap.

Restaurant Kappeli Eteläesplanadi 1, 00130 Helsinki Tel. 010 76 63880

See Restaurant Kappeli website here.