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From bars and saunas to public transportation, this is your guide to the happiest city on Earth.

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Allas Sea Pool

Allas combines all-year-round swimming and sauna experiences with culture and entertainment, right by the seashore in Kauppatori. Also serves food and drinks.

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Andante

What could be better than a combined flowershop and café? Well, a combined flowershop and café serving Japanese tea and delicious cakes!

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Aparthotel Helsinki City

A central location at an affordable price. Parking is available onsite if public transportation doesn’t suit you. Messukeskus is only a 800 m walk to the Central Railway Station and few minutes by local train to Pasila.

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Aparthotel Helsinki Herttoniemi

A convenient accommodation with easy access to the city center, with nearest metro station only 500 m away. You can satisfy your hunger at the restaurant downstairs. The Slush venue/Messukeskus is just 5 km bus ride away.

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Ateljée Bar

This fine cocktail bar sits atop the roofs of Helsinki. Pay the bathroom a visit (you’ll understand when you see it).

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Bar Chaplin

This pool restaurant is placed in the very center of Helsinki. As a Helsinki classic, the concept is easy: beverages, nice service and a large selection of activities such as pool, darts and table soccer. Feel free to just grab a few, or spend the whole night challenging your colleagues to different games.

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Bar Cón

Bar Cón is a vibrant tapas bar floating on top of the city. The drink selection includes local Spanish wines, craft beers, cocktails, and, as a specialty, the North’s widest selection of vermouths. The atmosphere is boosted by live deejays and a rooftop terrace with city views.

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Bar Sandro

Ethnic restaurant with a multitude of vegetarian choices. One of the tastiest brunches Helsinki has to offer.

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Baskeri & Basso

Basbas has stolen our hearts with their cosy bistro atmosphere, great wines and ‘outrageously simple’ food made with passion. Busy, but no worries. Head downstairs to BasBas & Staff Wine Bar, where you can enjoy small pieces of heavenly food with a vast selection of wines.

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Bier-Bier

Bier-Bier is a modern beer bar with a warm and friendly service. The menu consists of an ever changing selection of over 100 craft beers and handmade ciders and wines. If you don’t like beer, the bartender is happy to help you change your mind.

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Bolt

Download the Bolt app from Google Play or App Store for convenient rides around Slushy Helsinki!

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Boulevard Social

Socialize in a fine restaurant by one of the most decorated chefs in Finland.

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Buses

All internal and regional bus timetables in the Helsinki area are available in the HSL Journey Planner (see link below). Buses from other parts of Finland arrive at Kamppi bus terminal.

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Cafe Bar No 9

Laid-back diner with comforting portions. Try their legendary Pollo Limonello or the rich & spicy Tom Yum soup.

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Café Engel

Simple and classy. Breakfast until 5pm in one of the oldest buildings in Helsinki.

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Cafe Regatta

Endearing outdoor cafe by the shore. The countless prizes hung on the walls say it all; a Helsinki summer must see. Cash only!

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Cafe Tintin Tango

Continental breakfast with a personal touch, served all day long. Do your laundry for a few coins while you are at it.

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Chihuahua Julep

The Agave friendly cocktail bar

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Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Stay the night above city rooftops by the sea, in Helsinki’s newest hotel. Enjoy the stunning heated rooftop pool, sauna with a view, Sky Room bar and Kitchen & Table restaurant by topchef Marcus Samuelsson. Only 8 minutes by tram from the city centre.

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Club Kaiku

Underground hotspot known for topical local and international DJs. Located in ‘Borough’.

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Corona Bar + Biljardi

This New York-style, relaxed streetbar with a pool hall has reached almost a cult status in only a few decades. Enjoy some refreshments and try out the toasts, they are said to be legendary. And why not got for a round of pool?

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Design Museum Helsinki

The home of Finnish design. Collection Exhibition Utopia Now – The story of Finnish design and two changing exhibitions. Also Juuri Café Bar for coffee, drinks and lunch and Design Shop.

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El Fant

A café and wine bar where you can enjoy tasty sandwiches and pastries and a cup of coffee from a small roastery. El Fant’s breakfast and Sunday brunch are hard to beat!

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Experience living

Experience Living offers well-equipped self-catering apartments located in different parts of Helsinki. Choose between the very center of the city, bohemian Kallio or jugend-style design district. Go local and live like a Finn!

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Fafas

Best falafel served in Finland, grab a tasty pita to go and you’re all set for your day.

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Fat Ramen

Fat Ramen is a fast casual noodle bar located in the unique Hietalahti Market Hall. From lunch time to evening, offering a variety of hand-made ramen bowls. The restaurant uses always the best ingredients of the season and ambitiously combines Asian and Nordic flavors.

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Fazer Café

This café opened its doors over a hundred years ago, and is Fazer’s flagship store. Still one of the most popular meeting points, a modern classic so to speak.

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Goldfish

Goldfish, the urban bar, draws inspiration from the library bars of London’s luxury hotels and the best cocktail bars the world over. The full-service bar also has an extensive wine list and quality food on offer. Book a table for the evening or drop by ad hoc for a glass of champagne.

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Grotesk

A wide variety of heavenly meat dishes. High class all the way.

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Hakaniemen kauppahalli

The genuine and authentic one of Helsinki’s three markethalls.

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Hietalahden kauppahalli

One of Helsinki’s three market halls that serve fresh ingredients seasoned with expert service.

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Hills Dumplings

Handmade dumplings made fresh everyday and modern asian cuisine

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Holiday Bar

A piece of summer right by the sea, serving tasty food with a hip atmosphere.

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Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

A casual and friendly hotel in a modern building located in the heart of Helsinki, and only a few steps away from the central railway station, where the trains will take you in five minutes to the Slush venue!

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Holiday Inn Helsinki Expo & Convention Center

Located in the same building as Slush (Messukeskus, Helsinki convention center) this modern conference hotel offers all necessary comfort you need.

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Hotel Fabian

Situated right in the heart of Helsinki, Hotel Fabian is a 58-room boutique hotel with a uniquely welcoming atmosphere. Guests of Hotel Fabian can enjoy exquisite interior details plus all the comforts of home.

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Hotel Glo

A very modern hotel in the heart of Helsinki (just across the street from the Fazer flagship store, which serves delicious brunch and breakfast).

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Hotel Haven

A little boutique hotel conveniently situated in the old downtown Helsinki.

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Hotel Kämp

The Grand Hotel of Helsinki.

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Hotel Klaus K

Klaus K Hotel is the first design hotel in Helsinki, located in the center of Helsinki and provide you with the perfect location within walking distance of all the city center has to offer.

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Hotel Lilla Roberts

A stylish luxury art deco hotel in the centre of Punavuori area in Helsinki.

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Hotel Nuuksio

Spend the night in a peace of nature! Hotel Nuuksio is located in the tranquil wilderness of Nuuksio National Park. It is a mere 30 mins drive from Helsinki and there are easily accessible public transport routes nearby.

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Inari

Beautiful portions with impressive flavors.

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Juuri

Scandinavian bistro – classic dishes with a contemporary take. You won’t find tapas here, but you can try sapas, the Finnish kind.

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Kafe Mockba

A place where time stands still and Finnish melancholy is put on display.

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Kampin Kortteli

There’s a new block in the heart of Helsinki – welcome to Kortteli! Enjoy the tasty treats of the restaurants, the quality services and the exceptional views over the city.

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Kiila

Found in the very center of Helsinki, Kiila is the natural meeting point when you want to indulge in a relaxed evening. With a wide selection of beverages, and known for their affordable champagne, you will for sure have a good time.

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Kolmon3n

Located in the heart of Kallio neighborhood, Kolmon3n is known for its delicious food, stylish design and super friendly staff.

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Kotiharjun Sauna

The only remaining traditional wood heated public sauna in Helsinki. The most original sauna experience you can possibly find!

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Kuurna

A unique gem in the Helsinki restaurant scene. Menu covers all the Finnish seasons with a modern touch – absolutely delicious.

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Latva

Fresh and Finnish, supporting their local deliverers in both food and drinks.

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Liberty Or Death

Atmospheric bar with an exquisite cocktail menu, great for after work.

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Linko

A laid back pizzabar with a friendly crew to share laughs with.

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Löyly

Enjoy the real Finnish sauna experience by the sea in a cool urban surrounding and breathtaking wooden architecture.

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Milli Miglia

Named after an Italian car race, Milli Miglia truly is something to count on. Enjoy the beverages from Italy, try out the tapas pizza slice that comes together with the drink and reload your batteries for another day at Slush.

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Molly Malone’s

Come and enjoy some true Irish vibes at Molly Malone’s. With a live music setup and classic selection of beverages, you will for sure have a pleasant ending to your Slush Day 1 at Molly Malone’s.

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Navy Jerry’s

Time to set the sails! Navy Jerry’s is a beautiful mix of pacific kitch and naval officer’s mess. Choose between exotic drinks and classic cocktails, and feel the sea breeze in your hair in this navy themed bar. The music is the best of the 50’s and 60’s, so we promise you will have an amazing time.

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O’Learys Bakers

O’Learys, known by everyone as the classic American sports bar. Come enjoy the drinks, eat a burger and feel the adrenaline flowing through your veins when getting inspired by sports and passion.

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Old Market Hall

From dairy, fish, fruits and spices to intimate restaurants where you can enjoy your purchases right away.

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Ora

ORA is a small restaurant using local ingredients with modern interpretation.

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Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

The functionalist Vaakuna building, completed in 1952 for the Olympics, is situated in the core of Helsinki. The Loiste Restaurant serves you from breakfast till late in the evening, with terraces boasting great rooftop panoramas! Next to the central railway station, just one stop away from Slush!

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Pastor

Pastor invites you in with its relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. No difference if you choose a beer, some sparkling or a cocktail, they are all going to blow your mind away. Stay for the night at the hip bar, or continue to the restaurant side to enjoy a lovely dinner.

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Pizzabar Broo

Lunch, high-quality pizzas, drinks & music.

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Pizzeria Via Tribunali

Authentic Neapolitan style pizzas & Italian quality wines and cocktails.
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Pjazza

Live jazz music three nights a week & hearty pizzas in a friendly Italian atmosphere.

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Pub Ikkuna

Pub Ikkuna is the perfect place to begin the night at. With its very central location, affordable beverages, smooth background music and board games, Pub Ikkuna guarantees a chill visit for you and your friends.

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Puttes

Tasty pizza in a friendly atmosphere.

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Radisson Blu Seaside

A casual and friendly hotel in a modern building located in the heart of Helsinki, and only a few steps away from the central railway station, where the trains will take you in five minutes to the Slush venue!

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Ragu

A delicious blend of scandinavian creativity and Italian traditions.

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Ilves

Great food with a sidekick of rock’n’roll. Popular amongst people in the music industry.

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Runar

Imaginative cocktails & great atmosphere!

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Sake Baby

Authentic Japanese lunch during the day and unique cocktails during the later hours.

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Shelter

An old warehouse at Katajanokka harbor gives shelter to friends of good food and drink. We believe in crafting, genuine customer service and working together.

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Siltanen

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee & drinks

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Sis. Deli & Café

A wide variety of fresh food, delicious coffees, bakeries and deli products to eat at the stores or to take away. A beautiful spot for lunch, breakfast or brunch!

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Skiffer

Stone oven baked pizzas in the beautiful archipelago just off the shore of Kaivopuisto during the summer. When winter comes, hit Erottaja.

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Skohan Nightclub

Nightclub in the heart of Helsinki.

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Starter Helsinki

Handmade and atmospheric living room for innovators, developers, workers, and starters. From breakfast meetings to lunch, afternoon coffee house to after-work meeting hub.

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Startup Sauna

The Startup Sauna co-working space is a focal meeting point in Northern Europe for entrepreneurs and investors alike. It’s a 1500 square meter industry hall open for everyone – no membership or previous ties to Startup Sauna are required.

It’s a regular event space for founder talks, pitching competitions, hackathons and BBQs, hosting nearly 100 events a year related to startups and entrepreneurship.

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Story Kortteli

Enjoy friendly service, famously good coffee, superb wines and fresh dishes prepared by top chefs and pâtissiers. You can either visit the Old Market Hall with a seaside terrace or Kortteli in Kamppi.

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Storyville

Storyville provides you with a relaxed, international jazz music experience. Come and hang out, continue your Slush talks, and enjoy quality beverages to some fine vibes. Here you will also find a classic selection of dishes, so no need to change places when you get hungry.

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Sushibar + Wine

Looking for an Instagram moment among Alvar Aalto furniture and the best sushi in town? This is the place to go to.

Sushibar + Wine can be found:
– Uudenmaankatu 15
– Fredrikinkatu 42
– Hämeentie 19
– Töölönkatu 51 b
– Shopping center Citycenter (Kaivokatu 8)

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Suvilahti

Suvilahti went from producing gas and electricity to creating street culture with graffiti, jams, skaters and flea markets.

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Taquería El Rey

Delicious tacos and churros in the trendy Punavuori district.

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Taxis

Taxis are available through Helsinki taxi service, on call at +358 100 0700 or by using Taksi Helsinki mobile app. A taxi rank is in front of the Messukeskus.

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Teerenpeli

Teerenpeli is located in the center of Helsinki, in Kamppi. Specialized in beers, these guys sure can help you find your new favorite out of their wide selection of small brewery beverages. Teerenpeli also serve beers produced by their own brewery, make sure to try them out.

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Teurastamo

The abattoir was overtaken by Helsinki citizens and turned into an area of urban culture, events, markets and street food. Try out ribs at B-Smokery or delicious gelatos at Jädelino.

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The Bull & The Firm

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee & drinks

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The Cock

Oysters, tartar, stake frites… You’re not gonna leave this place hungry! P.S. Serving the best Gin&Tonics in town!

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Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar

Named after the pioneer of small American breweries, Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar knows what American Style beers are all about. With a huge selection of small brewery beers, many of them imported from Colorado, and a lovely lineup of American inspired Finnish brewery beers, an aw here is a success.

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Trains

Helsinki is served with excellent train connections from all around Finland and from Helsinki airport. Helsinki Central Railway station is located in the heart of the city. Also, all trains stop at Pasila Railway Station, just a 300 meter walk from Slush venue Messukeskus.

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Trams

Trams are easy and convenient way to go around the city and enjoy some Helsinki sightseeing at the same time. Also, trams 7 and 9, that leave from the city center, stop in front of the southern entrance of Slush venue, Messukeskus.

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Trillby & Chadwick

The mysterious speakeasy in the heart of Helsinki is a must for those hunting the best cocktails in town.

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Uber

You can download the Uber app from App Store or Google Play, create an account and order a ride!

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VENN

Placed in Mummotunneli (direct translation for Granny’s Street) VENN is the place to be when you are looking for wine and a chillax atmosphere. Here you find tap wines, Kappeli Pils beer and a venue that invites for amazing conversations.

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Ventuno

Ventuno is a cosmopolitan restaurant serving the best flavours of Italy from succulent fresh pastas to enticing cocktails in a laid-back atmosphere.

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Villi Wäinö

Finnish beers and Finnish afterwork at its best. At Villi Wäinö you find 17 tap beers from Finnish breweries and countless bottled beers, all handcrafted. This is the place to go when you want to spend an evening that starts with enjoying the finest of beers and ends with dancing on the tables.

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Vin-Vin

Vin-Vin is the wine bar in the heart of Helsinki. The well-curated list consists of small producer wines and by-the-glass Coravin-selection of iconic wines from older vintages. Be aware – there is a good chance you will find your new favourite wine.

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Restaurant Vinkkeli

A food and wine restaurant, presenting a friendly, honest, and uncomplicated take on classic cuisine, where the wine and drink selection is given the same devotion as the selection of ingredients in the kitchen.

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