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Our story – pharmacy restaurant in Helsinki


Best ingredients, innovative touch, certainty brought by experience, and classic French cuisine shake hands in a relaxed brasserie atmosphere right across the street from The National Operahouse. Personal addition to the unique surroundings is the original decor saved from the 1920s pharmacy.

As a pharmacy Carelia served locals for 70 years before it was transformed to a restaurant by Asta Nurmilaukas in 1996.

Unique atmoshere of Restaurant Carelia is a charming combination of ambience from the past, liveliness of a French brasserie as well as modern and urban feel. It has been said that a visit to Carelia feels like visiting old Vyborg, Paris and Helsinki, all at the same time.

We pride ourselves with our wine selection which is one of the best that Helsinki has to offer and delicious but simple menu along with friendly, capable and professional service.

We are looking forward to see you as our guest.


Restaurant Kuu

Restaurant Kuu, or “the Moon” in english, was founded in 1966 with an eye above the clouds. Since the beginning the atmosphere has been described as reminiscent of a continental bistro. Many of our neighbourhood clientele are second generation regulars and we look forward to welcoming the third generation to Kuu as well.

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KuuKuu is an informal and relaxed restaurant with a dining room and a bar. In the summer there is also a sunny and pleasant terrace. KuuKuu also houses two private dining rooms, one of which can accommodate 16 persons and the other 10 persons.

Tin Tin Tango

Tervetuloa Café Tin Tin Tangoon! Mannermainen ja persoonallinen kahvila- ravintola Töölön sydämessä, suosittu jo vuodesta 1994. Päivä alkaa hyvin Café Tin Tin Tangon kuuluisalla runsaalla aamiaisella. Niitä tarjoillaan koko päivän aamusta iltaan. Päivällä leivonnaisia, herkullisia salaatteja ja jo legendaksi muodostuneita patonkeja. Illalla tunnelmallista taustamusiikkia, hillittyä puheensorinaa, laaja olut-, siideri- ja viinivalikoima.

Apotek Wine Bar

The historic pharmacy Swan served locals for over a hundred years in the corner of Lapinlahdenkatu and Eerikinkatu. After carefully renovating around the irreplaceable jugend interior, the pharmacy has now been turned into a wine bar.

Now, finally, Apotek is open.

Hotel Finn

Youthful and regenerating Hotel Finn offers its guests convenient quality accommodation in the very heart of Helsinki. Our professional and pleasant staff is very familiar with the city’s sights and attractions and are ready to help guests with all their problems and questions.

Carelia Wines

Carelia Wines is a private wine importing agency specialising in quality wines with unique characteristics. Company has started importing wines already back in 1996.