December 22, 2016

Where to eat in Helsinki during holidays

The Best Places to Eat during Holidays / Joulun pyhien parhaat ruokapaikat

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The most of the restaurants in Helsinki close for Christmas holidays. Luckily there are a bunch of restaurants open as well for you to enjoy if you don’t fancy cooking your own Christmas dinner or feel like something totally different from basic Christmas treats. It is challenging to find those restaurants which are open so we decided to compile a list of restaurants which are open during the holidays in Helsinki.

Our list of restaurants open during the holidays is based on the availability on our partner TableOnline website. We also included some restaurants we found open during Christmas which are not bookable on TableOnline. The opening times have been divided between breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner according to the times the restaurants are open on different days. Please check TableOnline or the restaurant home page for exact opening hours and menu available.

You can always check real time availability and make a table booking on TableOnline from the Book a Table link below.

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Restaurants open all Christmas

Restaurant Linnankellari (Hotel Katajanokka)

Story: Romantic cellar restaurant in a former prison
Christmas Eve:
breakfast / dinner
Christmas Day:
breakfast / dinner
Boxing Day:
breakfast / dinner
hotelkatajanokka.fi/en/eat-drink/

book-a-table

Kitchen & Table Helsinki Jätkäsaari (Clarion Hotel Helsinki)

Story: The taste of New York with a Nordic twist
Christmas Eve:
dinner
Christmas Day:
dinner
Boxing Day:
dinner
kitchenandtable.fi/helsinki

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Restaurant Bro (Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel)

Story: Trendy and high quality restaurant in Hakaniemi
Christmas Eve:
breakfast / dinner
Christmas Day:
breakfast / dinner
Boxing Day:
breakfast / dinner
hilton.com/en/hotels/finland/hilton-helsinki-strand-HELHIHI/dining/index

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Restaurant Bröd (Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard)

Story: Urban international bistro known for their bread
Christmas Eve:
dinner
Christmas Day:
lunch
Boxing Day:
lunch
brod.fi/en/brod

book-a-table

Bistro Cumulus (Cumulus City Hotel Meilahti)

Story: Relaxed neighborhood restaurant in Meilahti
Christmas Eve:
breakfast / lunch / dinner
Christmas Day:
breakfast / lunch / dinner
Boxing Day:
breakfast / lunch / dinner
cumulus.fi/en/hotels/cumulus-meilahti-helsinki/restaurants/bistro-cumulus

book-a-table

Helkan Keittiö (Hotel Helka)

Story: Finnish flavours in a local living room like atmosphere
Christmas Eve:
dinner
Christmas Day:
dinner
Boxing Day:
dinner
hotelhelka.com/eat

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Restaurant Famu (Scandic Park Hotel)

Story: Cosy grandma’s place type of kitchen and bar
Christmas Eve:
dinner
Christmas Day:
dinner
Boxing Day:
dinner
scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/helsinki/scandic-park-helsinki/restaurant-bar/restaurant-famu

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Restaurant Arthur (Hotel Arthur)

Story: Traditional relaxed city center restaurant
Christmas Eve:
breakfast
Christmas Day:
breakfast / lunch
Boxing Day:
breakfast / lunch
hotelarthur.fi/en/restaurant/

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Fazer 8th Floor at Stockmann

Story: Versatile restaurant on the 8th floor of Stockmann’s
Christmas Eve:
lunch / dinner
Christmas Day:
lunch
Boxing Day:
lunch / dinner
fazer.fi/kahvilat-ja-leipomot/ravintolat/fazer-8th-floor/

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Treffi Pub & Bistro

Story: Neighborhood restaurant known for their awesome burger
Christmas Eve:
lunch / dinner
Christmas Day:
lunch / dinner
Boxing Day:
lunch / dinner

Café Köket

Story: The funniest café and brunch place in city center
Christmas Eve:
breakfast / lunch
Christmas Day:
breakfast / lunch / dinner
Boxing Day:
breakfast / lunch / dinner

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Other restaurants open all Christmas: Hotel Lilla Roberts’ restaurant Krog Roba, Restaurant Zetor and Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant.

Restaurants open during holidays but not every day

Fisken på Disken

Story: The first seafood bar and restaurant in Helsinki
Christmas Eve:
lunch
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
closed
fisken.fi

book-a-table

Marski Bar and Restaurant (Scandic Marski Hotel)

Story: Relaxed classic city center restaurant
Christmas Eve:
dinner
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
closed
scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/helsinki/scandic-marski/restaurant-bar

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Restaurant Toscanini (Klaus K Hotel)

Story: Stylish Italian restaurant
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
dinner
Boxing Day:
dinner
toscanini.fi

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Restaurant Sunn

Story: Nordic food with a Helsinki view
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
lunch / dinner
ravintolasunn.fi

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Restaurant Rantapuisto (Hotel Rantapuisto)

Story: Honest good food and 60s architecture
Christmas Eve:
breakfast
Christmas Day:
breakfast
Boxing Day:
breakfast / dinner
rantapuisto.fi/en/restaurants/restaurant-rantapuisto/

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Restaurant Monal

Story: Authentic Indian food
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
lunch / dinner
ravintolamonal.fi

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Story Kortteli

Story: Cafe-restaurant with own bakery
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
breakfast / brunch / dinner
restaurantstory.fi/kortteli

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Woolshed

Story: Australian gastropub
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
woolshed.eu

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Red Koi Thai

Story: Thai restaurant with a Vietnamese twist
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
redkoithai.com

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Sandro Eira

Story: North African flavours offering local favourite restaurant
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
sandro.fi

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Vaelsa

Story: Passionate Italian food
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
vaelsa.fi

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Samrat

Story: Indian food at Esplanade
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
samrat.fi

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Sandro Kamppi

Story: Local favourite now also in Kortteli
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
dinner
sandro.fi

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Karl Fazer Café

Story: Popular brunch and coffee place
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
brunch / dinner
fazer.fi/kahvilat-ja-leipomot/fazer-cafe/karl-fazer-cafe/karl-fazer-cafe

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LIVINGROOM (Klaus K Hotel)

Story: Breakfast and brunch restaurant of Klaus K Hotel
Christmas Eve:
closed
Christmas Day:
closed
Boxing Day:
breakfast
klauskhotel.com/en/eat-drink/breakfast

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Other restaurants open during the holidays but not every day: Hotel Haven’s Restaurant Haven, several of the Royal Restaurants and Restaurant Meripaviljonki.