Wine and Dine My Helsinki

Helsinki has many nice restaurants and bars. On Thursday I went out for dinner with my dear friend. We met each other first time in Shanghai a year ago and have been friends ever since. This was now a first time we met in Finland and in Helsinki and of course the place to meet your friend, is under the Stockmann Department store’s clock. And that’s exactly where we met too.

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The Clock!
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Friends!

Our first stop was Torni Hotel, Atelier Bar, where the views are spectacular (even if the weather is not so nice). The bar itself is very small and drinks are quite pricey, but it’s worth at least one drink.

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IMG_0451After drinks we went for dinner. My favourite dinner restaurants in Helsinki are Muru and Gaijin. This time we had dinner at Gaijin. We chose to have a set menu and we had a lot of food! At the end we could barely eat. But the food was SO good not to mention wine and drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Yes, we ate all that! Doesn’t it look delicious? After dinner we went to a popular bar area. The weather was nice, but cold. Even so, there were many people and live band as well. We had one drinks here.

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After drinks we went to our final destination. Kaarle XII (called Kalle in Finnish). There we danced all night and we had so much fun. We will definitely do this again, someday, sowewhere…Girls night out was just what we needed.

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Since I’m now on holiday in Finland and I have many people to see and not much time, I need to plan my schedule very efficiently. On Friday I met a group of people I used to work with 10 years ago. Ever since we’ve become very good friends, not just ex-colleagues. We see each other as a group about twice a year for dinner and drinks and we have had a few skiing trips together as well. These people make my day anytime, we have so much fun together. I’m pretty sure we would see each other more often if I was living in Finland.

Anyway, we had our first drinks at Roof top Bar Loiste. From there is a nice view over railway station, Kamppi and Mannerheimintie.

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Railway station.

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This time we had a dinner at Pjazza. Very attractive Italian restaurant with live jazz music. The staff is also mainly from Italy.

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Nice bar!

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Cheers with friends.

After dinner we had a few drinks at Bier Bier and Grotesk Cocktail Bar.

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Finland is full of light during the summer and the sky was beautiful even it was already 10 pm.
IMG_0620I had such a wonderful time this weekend. I’m blessed to have these wonderful friends. These bars and restaurants were just few among the others. There’s more to see. Welcome to Wine and Dine in My Helsinki…

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