The new industrial but romantic area of experiences and restaurants has born – Hietalahti Port
The restaurateurs in the Hietalahdenranta bay area have joined forces to create the new must visit place for all foodies and people who want to enjoy the city of Helsinki at its best. The area is located in a beautiful harbor milieu within walking distance from the city center. Hietalahti Port has already introduced 2 new restaurant boats this summer MS Louisiana and Ravintolalaiva Verna. The boats are located next to the sunny terrace of the legendary seafood and fish restaurant Merimakasiini. All of the three seaside restaurants have great terraces which combined create an excellent place to enjoy the sun and views not forgetting the delicious food and drinks.
The restaurateurs together with the Helsinki food ambassador and marketing agency Heleats, yep it’s us, wanted to create an attractive new area for food and drinks which would appeal for both locals and travelers. The entrepreneur of MS Louisiana mr. Antti Raunio stated late July that within 10 years time Hietalahti Port will be competing with Copenhagen’s Nyhavn as the most attractive travel destination in the all of Nordics. This would make Stadi (slang for Helsinki) the seaside capital of the Nordics. This is a goal all of the entrepreneurs of Hietalahti Port share.
The location is just perfect at the end of Bulevardi street. It takes only around 10 minutes to walk from the city center to Hietalahti Port. The pioneers are more than willing to expand the partnership with all of the other restaurants and experience providers in the Hietalahti Port area. Hietalahdenranta bay features very nice restaurants and hotels. Some of the specialities of the area are also the Hietalahti Market Hall and flea market. SaunaBoat, White Sand Boat with white sand and palm trees as well as warship Vartiovene 55 venue for private events are very much something to experience in the area.
MS Louisiana serves traditional food from Louisiana. One may enjoy sun and cold drinks on the sun deck. In the evening the lower deck turns into a Havanna Club. MS Louisiana is operated by a Finnish company Night People Group led by mr. Antti Raunio. The decoration is made by the legendary musician Sakke Järvenpää. http://npg.fi/ravintolat/ms-louisiana/
Ravintolalaiva Verna restaurant boat has an amazing top roof deck. Verna serves delicious treats using fresh ingredients. Cold beverages are available all day. https://www.ravintolalaivaverna.fi/
Restaurant Merimakasiini is part of a Finnish family company Maestro Restaurants (Maestro Ravintolat). The captain of Maestro Restaurants is mr. Niklas Roiha who is a restaurateur already in 3rd generation. For more than 30 years now Merimakasiini has been known as the legendary fish and seafood restaurant. Merimakasiini offers beautiful treats from the sea and the terrace is a great place to spend a summer day. http://www.merimakasiini.fi/