1. Palace Restaurant
The name Palace may sound a tad grand but it's apt for a place with this much history. Its privileged location—on the 10th floor of a building erected to mark the 1952 Olympics—is one thing, but the restaurant itself has long been known as one that "led the way for gastronomy in Finland". The reimagined Palace restaurant is a homage to its mid-century roots, with modern interiors featuring teak panelling and an alluring Scandi colour palette conceived by Note Design Studio. While the design makes a strong first impression, the food makes a lasting one. Continuing in its tradition of raising the bar, chefs Hans Välimäki and Eero Vottonen lead the kitchen with a fresh and progressive approach to the Finnish fine dining experience. Another plus? Your meal also comes with a glorious panoramic view of the sea.
Eteläranta 10, 00130 Helsinki, +358 9 6128 5400, www.palacerestaurant.fi