Taste of Scandinaviaat Helsinki's balcony to the sea

Saaristo´s menus
and a la carte 2024

Summer Restaurant Saaristo’s white Art Nouveau style villa, built in 1899, is one of Helsinki’s most imposing and traditional restaurants. Located on the Klippan Island, just 100 m off the city coastline, restaurant offers stunning views overlooking both the sea and the city centre. The old villa provides unique milieu for both romantic dinners for two as well as for private parties of 400 persons.

Saaristo´s menu offers the best delicacies of Scandinavian cuisine. During crayfish season, starting end of July, Saaristo is also one of the most popular venues in town for Finnish crayfish parties.

Short boat ride takes only a couple of minutes.

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Menu suggestions 2024

Menu Klippan

The Toast Skagen of hand-peeled shrimps L,(G)
Lobster cappuccino L,G
Lamb fillet and sweetbread, rich truffle sauce, kale, and pumpkin puree L,G
Strawberry pannacotta, basil, and strawberry field honey granola L,G



Menu Meri

Breeze from Scandinavia, an assortment of Saaristo’s best flavours L,(G)
Arctic char fillet fried in butter, mushroom stew flavored with cappuccino,
sprouting root vegetables, and summer potatoes L,G
Chocolate pot de crème, chocolate sable, and raspberry sorbet LL,(G)



Menu Luoto

Graved whitefish with smoked sour cream, and rhubarb salsa L,G
Braised beef cheek, calvados sauce, apple, and tarragon potatoes L,G
Saaristo’s Brita cake, rhubarb, almond cake, meringue, and vanilla ice cream L,(VE)



Menu Grön

The Vegan Skagen of vegan “shrimps” VE,(G)
Sage glazed vegan tournedos, ratatouille, butternut squash puree, and béarnaise sauce VE,G
Saaristo’s Brita cake, rhubarb, almond cake, meringue, and vanilla ice cream VE



Kid´s menu 

Fried Arctic charr, sauce tartar, summer vegetables and potatoes L,G


Venison meatballs tarragon potatoes and vegetables L,G


Vanilla ice cream caramel sauce, meringue, and berry salad L,G

(for under 12 years of age including one main course and dessert 18,00 per person)

L = lactose free  LL = low lactose G = gluten free (G) = gluten free available
VE = vegan (VE) = vegan available

Connection boat fee 7,00 per person (round trip)
The connection boat fee will be automatically added to the restaurant bill.
External company handles the connection boat transportation.
Saaristo’s pier is located south of the Olympia terminal (Silja Line) opposite street Ehrenströmintie 14.

 During Saaristo’s opening hours, the shuttle boat operates every 20 minutes; on the hour, 20 minutes past, and 20 minutes to the hour.  The short boat trip takes only a couple of minutes. For example, if your table reservation is at 18.00, you can arrive on the boat departing at 18.00. The last shuttle boat to the mainland departs at 23.00. The boat can accommodate approximately 40 people at a time. If all guests cannot fit into the same boat departure, the boat will shuttle back and forth immediately.

Restaurant Saaristo Menusuggestions2024-PDF>>

A la carte & Beverages 2024

Crayfish menus 2024

Finnish crayfishes are available 23.7.-13.9.
(and for the private occassions until the end of September).

Saaristo´s Crayfish Menu-PDF>>

Private events 2024