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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. Kuu offers Finnish classics and Scandinavian dishes with a modern touch. We present the best ingredients available prepared to accentuate their natural flavors. Finnish fish, meat, vegetables & berries are always found on our menu. Perfect for friends, families and also business dinners!

Restaurant kuu kuu

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 has two private dining rooms, one of which can accommodate 14 persons and the other 10 persons. KuuKuus’ homely, relaxed atmosphere continues from lunch to late in the evening. We offer classical dishes from Finland as well as a modern cuisine, that favors organic quality ingredients. Open every day!

Tin Tin Tango

Welcome to Café Tin Tin Tango! Our cosy and unique coffeehouse has been open since 1994 and is located in the heart of Töölö. Tin Tin Tango is especially known for its breakfast options that are served from morning till evening. You can also enjoy delicious pastrys, salads and toasts as well as nice selection of drinks from wine to coffee. We also have a terrace during the summer!

Apotek Wine Bar

The historic pharmacy Swan served locals for over a hundred years. After carefully renovating around the irreplaceable jugend interior, the pharmacy has now been turned into a wine bar. Apotek Winebar offers a selection of entrées complementing the wine list & seasons ingredients. We also always serve carefully selected cheese, charcuterie & patês. You can order small dishes throughout the night or compile a longer set menu. The dishes can easily be shared with the  whole table should you feel like it. Welcome & enjoy a glass!

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.