The great guide to our 36 top wine places in Finland 2023
Finland is a rising star on the wine scene - here are all our favorite wine bars and wine restaurants all over the country, from A-Z.
Phone: +358 044 2441276
Address: Aleksis Kiven katu 23, Helsinki
This restaurant is a real gem in a newly developing area of Helsinki. The beautiful interior is very atmospheric, and one can expect to see people photographing the great cocktails and delicious dishes during their dinner. The menu takes inspiration from European, in particular, French and Italian cuisine and the outcome is rather exceptional. The wine list has a strong focus on German, Italian and French wines and the producers listed are mostly small family wineries. There is a small bar area where one can walk in for a glass and a bite, and upstairs is a rooftop terrace Alexis where one c...
Phone: +358 9 27090977
Address: Lapinlahdenkatu 1, Helsinki
Founded in an old pharmacy of Helsinki, this is a sister restaurant to Carelia, with a somewhat similar focus on grower Champagne, German Rieslings and Burgundy. The place is a mix of a bistro and a wine bar and the small dishes are perfect for sharing. The staff is very excited about wine and one can also pop into the small bar area or to one of the lovely terrace tables during summer time. The cheese plate is likely one of the best in town and there are truly some great wines on the list both from classic and up-and-coming producers.
Address: Tehtaankatu 27-29, Helsinki
Best Short List of the Year Nordic 2022
BasBas was born out of a love for hospitality. Going to BasBas is like going to the home of a good friend who only wants the best for you. The wine list offers adventures whether it’s a juicy wine outside of a famous appellation, or a sought-after classic from one of the wine world’s established producers. Wines by the glass vary constantly and there are many other options available than just those written on the black board. Start with a glass of grower Champagne or pét-nat and let the staff guide you further. The open kitchen sends out dishes that are super wine-friendly. Make sure you don...
Phone: +358 44 2305900
Address: Tehtaankatu 27-29 (Telakkakadun kulma), Helsinki
Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland 2022
The younger sibling of BasBas, situated downstairs, has been extended from a small natural wine bar to a fully-operational restaurant and is one of the trendiest places in Helsinki. The wine offering also plays the role of little brother or sister to the BasBas wine list, taking quirkier paths to places less explored, while not forgetting the classics. The long line of bar stools helps to seat walk-ins and the char-grill adds depth and flavour to dishes that embrace the wines being poured. Skin contact and low sulphite wines fulfil the expectations of those who want to venture into something...
Phone: +358 10 3229388
Address: Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki
Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland 2022
Restaurant Bronda is situated right in the heart of Helsinki and is a well-frequented spot amongst the city’s wine lovers. Here you can stop by for a quick glass of wine or a cocktail, or spend the whole evening wining and dining. In the bar, you can order small snacks, and if you want a full meal, you can take a seat in the restaurant and enjoy some wine-friendly brasserie dishes based on Spanish, Italian and French cuisine. After dinner, head over to the cosy bar for some late-night wine-drinking, listening to the DJ’s playing while sipping away.
Phone: +358 09 61285301
Address: Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki
Although only open since the autumn of 2022, Café Savoy is already a classic that seems like the restaurant had been part of the foundations of Helsinki city center for decades. The kitchen is led by Helena Puolakka, who has worked for many years in a top restaurant in London, who is now responsible for the upstairs classic fine dining restaurant Savoy. The wine list focuses on classics, which is exactly what you want with the carefully-crafted, classical dishes with their solid base in French culinary art. Being one of the prime locations of Helsinki, this is a great addition to the city’s co...
Phone: 09 27090976
Address: Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki
Medium-Sized List of the Year Nordic 2022
This classic Helsinki-based French brasserie is well-known for its extensive wine list that focuses particularly on the wines of Burgundy, Piedmont, Jura, and Germany. Back vintages and various single vineyard selections are available for those ready to spend a bit more, while there are also various options by the glass. Speaking with the staff often results in them opening yet more bottles. The menu combines seasonal Finnish flavours with classic French cooking and all the dishes let the wines shine. Downstairs there is a venue space that can be rented separately, and you can also buy a share...
Phone: 09 22890840
Address: Uudenmaankatu 9-11, Helsinki
German Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Wines of Germany 2022
Do you like to drink Burgundy wines and eat Michelin-star food? If the answer is yes, Demo is the place for you. This restaurant opened in 2003 and got their Michelin star in 2007, and if you’re a fan of classic French regions such as Burgundy, Champagne and Rhône, this is pure wine-heaven. Unfortunately, Demo doesn’t have a separate wine bar, but the wine list is so amazing that it’s well worth a trip to have dinner here. And yes, the food is amazing too!
Phone: +358 10 5050909
Address: Korkeavuorenkatu 27, Helsinki
This gem of a restaurant is situated within an area packed with independently-run restaurants in Helsinki, very close to the Design Museum. The kitchen is run by one of the top chefs in town and the food is all about great seasonal ingredients with some Ego’s classics always available. The wine list focuses on classic European wine regions, with exciting choices by the glass. The stemware is well thought out, and there is a small space downstairs that you can book for a party to be held in the middle of the cellared bottles. The atmosphere is friendly and easy-going, just like a neighbourhood...
Phone: +358 10 5050900
Address: Kasarmikatu 44, Helsinki
Best Short List of the Year Finland 2022
Restaurant Emo, located right in the middle of the city, has for many years been one of the best wine restaurants in Helsinki. The kitchen cooks a modern take on European cuisine, taking inspiration mainly from the Nordic countries, but also other countries throughout the continent. Emo is a restaurant where you can go and enjoy a high-end dinner, or just pop by the small bar, order wine, cocktails and snacks and have a chat with the staff. Summertime there’s also a small terrace where you can enjoy your wine while watching the busy streets of Helsinki. The wine list’s philosophy is simple:...
Phone: +358 10 3229385
Address: Arkadiankatu 6, Helsinki
Best Short List of the Year Finland 2022
Farang has been around since 2009 and ever since has offered their guests authentic culinary journies to Southeast Asia. The dishes are full of flavour and combine sweet and salty, as well as bitter and spicy notes to layered entities. The wine list is one of the rare ones in Helsinki giving space also for wines outside of Europe. The different pairing menus are also on offer, with one focusing on New World wines and one being more focused on traditional wines from European wine regions. One can also enjoy a mature vintage of top Bordeaux or a bottle of prestige Champagne, whilst savouring o...
Phone: +358 03 2141553
Address: Hämeenpuisto 23, Tampere
Tuulensuu is a truly legendary place in Tampere. Although most customers go for their diverse and ever-changing beer selection, the wine list is also vast, with a producer focus and many back vintages. Many of the wines are bought from the restaurant’s van-driving trips to European wine regions, so some wines are only available at their premises. The gastropub menu has both wine and beer recommendations for each course and the selection of spirits, especially absinthes, can be overwhelming. This is not for those who want a fancy dinner, but if you’re happy with a Schnitzel and a great wine at...
Phone: +358 50 5520822
Address: Uudenmaankatu 13, Helsinki
Austrian Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Austrian Wine 2022
This cosy little wine bar situated on one of the restaurant-filled streets of Helsinki was founded by three friends and has a super warm design, and a cozy atmosphere. The ever-changing wine list offers many choices by the glass and bottle, mostly from small- and mid-sized producers. To accompany the wines there are small bites, charcuterie, and cheese available. During the summer there is a small terrace on the street and next door there is a space where they often host various wine tastings. This is one of the few places in Helsinki that is also open on Sundays!
Phone: +358 040 0354997
Address: Aleksis Kiven katu 13, Tampere
Huber is owned by the same people who run Bertha and some of their own imported wines make it to their wine list too. As a meat-focused restaurant, the wine list has many full-bodied red wines from classic European regions. Situated in Tampere where beer culture flourishes, Huber has a long list of specialities for those looking for interesting brews. The restaurant is popular and has two floors and some bar seats too, which let people walk in for a bite and a glass of something, while watching the kitchen cook the various cuts to perfection.
Phone: +358 044 7554555
Address: Meritullinkatu 6, Helsinki
Situated close to the Helsinki harbor and old Market Square, Kuurna is an all-time favorite. The restaurateurs split the responsibilities between the kitchen and the front of the house, and the menu changes every couple of weeks with classics such as tartare and pepper steak always being available. The food and wine pairings are carefully tested and selected, and the wine list is compiled of mostly classic wines from small growers. It’s one of the rare places in Helsinki open on Mondays.
Phone: +358 44 7230200
Address: Kaskenkatu 6a, Turku
German Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Wines of Germany 2021
Kaskis won silver in the category German Wine List in Star Wine of the Year Finland 2021.
Phone: +358 9 576111
Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 29, Helsinki
German Wine List of the Year Finland, presented by Wines of Germany 2020
Since 1887, Hotel Kämp and its restaurant has been an important part of Helsinki, both culturally and politically. Since the opening, many of the most famous and influential people have been there, and it is truly one of the most famous places in Helsinki. You can go there having lunch or dinner in the middle of Helsinki on the glass-covered terrace where you can see the lively central parts of Helsinki just next to you. Kämp Hotel has its brasserie where you can enjoy a classic French cuisine with a modern touch.
Phone: +358 40 3532522
Address: Keilaniementie 1, 02150 Espoo, Helsinki
Best Short List of the Year Finland 2022
Lucy in the Sky, in the city of Espoo, provides a stunning 360 view, and the restaurant serves modern bistro-style food in a 70´s retro-modern environment. Here you can enjoy a really tasty lunch or dinner or just pop by for a glass of wine or two – both just for the wine itself and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Phone: +358 300 472335
Address: Fredrikinkatu 41, Helsinki
Sparkling Wine List of the Year, presented by Nyetimber 2022
Restaurant Muru in Helsinki is one the most acclaimed wine restaurants in Finland and has received several prizes and awards for its wine program, for example ”Best of Award Excellence” by Wine Spectator. Muru opened in 2010, and the food philosophy is to pick the best seasonal ingredients and turn them into high-end bistro dishes that you can either enjoy as a four-course meal or à la carte. In the small bar you’re always welcome to drop in for a glass of wine and something to eat, but remember that it’s a well-known spot for wine lovers, so it might be crowded.
Phone: +358 300 472339
Address: Lönnrotinkatu 14, Helsinki
It’s hard to imagine there was a time when Muru Winebar did not exist, yet it has established itself as one of the top locations in Helsinki to drink wine, and often hosts special wine nights, tastings, and weekly special bottles. In addition to their own vast cellar, they share the cellar list (ask for the little black book!) with Muru Restaurant that’s just around the corner. Here you will mostly find the classics of the wine world, including a vast selection of older vintages and prestige cuvées. Small bites, charcuterie, cheese, and risotto are the perfect accompaniment while you drink thr...
Phone: +358 17 5810458
Address: Satamakatu 4, Kuopio
This restaurant is located in Northern Savonia, in a historic old beer factory built in 1862. Since 1982 the restaurant Musta Lammas has been serving modern cuisine based on seasonal ingredients, mostly gathered from the local forests. Doing so they take the Finnish gastronomy forward in the Savonia region.
Phone: +358 9 61285600
Address: Kanavaranta 7 F, Helsinki
Situated in the atmospheric Katajanokka area of Helsinki, Restaurant Nokka is a beautiful restaurant with a lot of talent behind it. The head chef is committed to using premium Finnish ingredients, which he often hunts and gathers himself. The wine cellar holds some older vintages and rarities focusing on classic European regions. There are quite a few big and well-established names on the list, but also some smaller organic-driven producers. Although Nokka is a fully-operating restaurant, you can also come for a glass at their bar where sipping wine next to the red brick walls can make you fo...
Phone: +358 40 1639313
Address: Fredrikinkatu 22, Helsinki
Special Jury Prize Finland 2021
The zero-waste restaurant Nolla has a clear policy with regards to the ingredients that are used in the kitchen; the wines also reflect the ideology of the three founding owners of the place. The result is that mostly organic and biodynamic small producers are being poured alongside restaurant’s own brews and one can find rarities from the small cellar list. Yet here you will also find some of the best prices in Helsinki. There are a few bar stools where one can pop in for a glass or two and some bites while watching the staff take care of their guests. The restaurant seems to be busy all th...
Phone: +358 14 333900
Address: Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyväskylä
By the Glass List of the Year Finland 2022
World class food in the restaurant, wine bar, wine terrace and boutique hotel all combined together make this place one of the hidden gems in Finland. Here you can spend the whole weekend without leaving.
Phone: +358 10 2792935
Address: Rautatienkatu 26, Lahti
Since the opening in 2016, the second restaurant of Roux has been THE place for wine lovers! Well paired food with great relaxed atmosphere, especially on the beautiful terrace.
Phone: +358 50 5058643
Address: Eteläranta 10, Helsinki
Austrian Wine List of the Year Nordic, presented by Austrian Wine 2022
The only restaurant in Helsinki to hold two Michelin stars has a great location overlooking the harbour and the old Market Square. Quite understandably for a 2-Michelin star restaurant, the wine list is extremely pricey, but nonetheless has various verticals of top wines around the world. A pairing menu is also on offer and some of the top wines in Finland are served and enjoyed here. The kitchen staff comes to the tables to serve the dishes and the wine service is flawless.
Phone: 0300 472336
Address: Pieni Roobertinkatu 2
Best Medium-Sized List of the Year Finland 2021
Pastis in Helsinki is a French bistro-style restaurant, also with a small bar where you can pop in to have a glass of wine or a plate of food. The staff is knowledgeable and always willing to help you with some advice on the wine. Summertime Pastis has a small terrace outside the restaurant, and there’s also a chambre separée where you can have wine-themed events designed by the venues’ sommeliers.
Phone: +358 10 2792930
Address: Rautatienkatu 7, Lahti
Roux opened in 2007 and was a pioneer on the wine scene in eastern Finland, led by one of the owners, Kati Onnela. It is one of the most awarded restaurants outside Helsinki.
Phone: +358 40 0355477
Address: Rautatienkatu 14, Tampere
Being one of the top restaurants in Tampere, Bertha’s wine program has seen unique selections throughout the years and the restaurant also imports some specific producers just for their own use. The pairing menu is the most popular option, yet there are great choices to be had also by the bottle. The medium-sized wine list has a slight tendency towards natural-minded producers but there are also choices from classic regions. The design is very Finnish, with wooden textures and light colours.
Phone: +358 9 61285300
Address: Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki
Grand Prix Nordic 2022
This legendary establishment in Helsinki opened in 1937 and is considered to be one of the top-notch restaurants in Helsinki. The restaurant is located on the 8th floor in the middle of Helsinki, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the town while eating one of Savoys’s classical dishes or a more modern version of what the kitchen has to offer. Savoy is truly a piece of culinary history where you can enjoy both high-end food, and a wide range of wines above the rooftops of Helsinki.
Phone: +358 50 5876263
Address: Aurakatu 1, Turku
By the Glass List of the Year Finland 2021
The Tasting Room Turku won silver in the category By The Glass in Star Wine of the Year Finland 2021.