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Helsinki's Best Natural Wine Restaurants

The best natural wine restaurants in Helsinki, according to local chefs and food writers.

Updated on Dec 30, 2023 | World of Mouth team

Many restaurants in Helsinki focus on natural wine pairings to complement your meal experience. This guide features restaurants acknowledged for their exceptional natural wine alternatives such as BasBas Kulma, Way Bakery, and Restaurant Plein, to help you discover Helsinki's greatest restaurants for not just delicious food but also excellent natural wines. All picks in this article are based on recommendations from top food writers, chefs, and local experts such as Helena Puolakka, Kenneth Nars, and Luka Balac. Prepare to discover great natural wines as we explore some of Helsinki's best natural wine restaurants.

Way Bakery

Agricolankatu 9

Agricolankatu 9, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

Way Bakery is a versatile spot that serves as a bakery, cafe, wine bar, and restaurant, known for its cool vibes and natural wines. It's a popular destination for its fantastic sourdough bread, delicious coffee, and a menu that transitions from breakfast and brunch to evenings. The place has a modern, quirky style, offering a great breakfast with their famous sourdough, butter, charcuterie, and cheese, a daily special for lunch, and transforms into a wine bar with snacks and a bistro menu in the evening.

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All-day hip café-bakery, great sourdough bread and wines in the evenings. Way is one of my favorite bakeries in Helsinki. The bread itself is fantastic. The coffees are delicious. Their sourdough bread is probably the best in Helsinki.They do breakfast, brunch and evenings. It's a bit hipster, quirky, modern style and you feel like being in New York or London. The energy that they have put into their product and the way they serve it, is always worth a visit.

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Way Bakery

Way Bakery

Agricolankatu 9

Agricolankatu 9, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

Ravintola Nolla

Fredrikinkatu 22

Fredrikinkatu 22, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Ravintola Nolla is a casual restaurant that has been serving bistro food for nearly five years, with a focus on simplicity and seasonality. The restaurant's zero-waste ideology is a central part of its operations, and it even brews its own beer on-site. The menu, which is predominantly vegetarian, is crafted from local ingredients that change with the seasons, and the restaurant also offers a selection of natural wines and in-house brewed sour beers.

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Casual zero waste restaurant, seasonal bistro food and microbrewery.A casual restaurant based on zero waste. It's been around for nearly five years now. The exciting thing is that they are still there. I pay huge respect to the owners of Nolla that they were ahead of their time when they opened the restaurant. They serve bistro food, simple and very seasonal. And the zero-waste thinking is always there. They brew their own beer on-site. The service is exquisite, really friendly. Always a nice place to go.

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Ravintola Nolla

Ravintola Nolla

Fredrikinkatu 22

Fredrikinkatu 22, 00120 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant BasBas Kulma

Telakkakadun kulma

Telakkakadun kulma, Tehtaankatu 27-29, 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant BasBas Kulma is a lively wine bar that serves small dishes and primarily natural wines, welcoming both reservations and walk-ins. The menu features a range of dishes, from charcuterie and cheese to salmon crudo, beef tartare, fried whitefish, and grilled pork belly. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, with professional service and an excellent, well-priced wine list.

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The larger Bas Bas Kulma works like a clock, banging out food and excellent wines from late lunch to midnight.Bas Bas Kulma is the sibling wine bar-bistro to the upstairs Baskeri & Basso Bistro. As the upstairs has been hopelessly fully booked since day one, the larger Bas Bas Kulma works like a clock, banging out food and excellent wines from late lunch to midnight. Also bar counter eating for walk-ins. Start with some charcuterie and cheese, then salmon crudo and beef tartare, fried whitefish and grilled pork belly. Excellent and well priced wine list, mostly natural wines: have a chat with wine guys Niki, Noora or Daniele.

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Restaurant BasBas Kulma

Restaurant BasBas Kulma

Telakkakadun kulma

Telakkakadun kulma, Tehtaankatu 27-29, 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Plein

Suvannontie 18

Suvannontie 18, 00510 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Plein is a neighborhood bistro offering small shareable plates and a selection of natural wines. The menu, which changes every few months, features familiar dishes with a unique twist, such as beef tartare with apple and pecan, and poached leeks in a creamy mussel and gorgonzola sauce. The interior of the restaurant is raw yet cozy, making it a comfortable spot for a casual dining experience.

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Great tasting food with that corner restaurant vibeI try and come here more often than the fre times a year that I do now. The dishes are recognisable (tartar, cured fish etc) but always have that small twist that elevates it and make the dishes stand out from everyone else's. Nowadays they serve a fixed 4 course menu with a few additions (also taking allergies into consideration).Wine selection has always been great, the selection coming mostly from a wine importer specialising in organic and naturally made wines.Interior is raw but cozy and the surroundings make the terrace one of my favourite places to visit in the summer. ❤️

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Restaurant Plein

Restaurant Plein

Suvannontie 18

Suvannontie 18, 00510 Helsinki, Finland

Wino

Fleminginkatu 11

Fleminginkatu 11, 00500 Helsinki, Finland

Wino is a relaxed restaurant and natural wine bar located in the trendy Kallio area, offering innovative small dishes that change with the seasons. It boasts a unique wine selection and fine dining level bistro food, making it a great choice for both a simple aperitif or a full-scale dinner. With a philosophy rooted in craftsmanship that's evident in its food, handpicked wine cellar, and interior design, Wino is a go-to spot for lovers of natural wines and fresh, organic ingredients.

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Cosy natural wine bar / small restaurant in still trendy Kallio area serving innovative small dishes. Great for both: a simple aperitif or a full-scale dinner.

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Wino

Wino

Fleminginkatu 11

Fleminginkatu 11, 00500 Helsinki, Finland

Mat Distrikt

Tehtaankatu 12

Tehtaankatu 12, 00140 Helsinki, Finland

Mat Distrikt is a neighborhood bistro known for its handcrafted, seasonal dishes. The restaurant is the brainchild of a creative team that has been involved in other popular ventures, offering a simple yet flavorful menu featuring meat tartar, risotto, and dishes made from locally sourced meats and fish. With a wine list favoring natural and small producers, Mat Distrikt is a place where everything is homemade, from the sustainable meat dishes to the vegetarian options.

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Promising new Italian French casual bistro in Helsinki’s southern tipA very charming Italian French style casual bistro in Ullanlinna district that has lacked nice restaurants. Mat distrikt was created by a creative and experienced team that has previously been behind e.g. Albina and Ox in Helsinki and Meat District in Porvoo. A wonderfully easy and tasty menu from meat tartar to risotto (with truffle from their long-time own contact from Croatia) as well as meats and fish from local producers and ingredients. Lots of value for money. Smart and loud crowd. Nice list of wines with a bias towards natural and small producers.

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Mat Distrikt

Mat Distrikt

Tehtaankatu 12

Tehtaankatu 12, 00140 Helsinki, Finland

Ravintola 305

Toinen linja 3

Toinen linja 3, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

Ravintola 305 is a modern neighborhood restaurant in Helsinki's Hakaniemi district, offering inventive food, delicious wines, and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. You can enjoy an extended seating at the Chef's Table or freely pick individual dishes from the menu. The culinary team, led by Janne Keskevaari, creates unforgettable flavors respecting seasonal ingredients, while the ambiance and guests are handled by Jesse Teerenmaa.

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A restaurant that's spreading good and trendy food to new neighbourhoods.
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Ravintola 305

Ravintola 305

Toinen linja 3

Toinen linja 3, 00530 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Bona Fide

Vironkatu 8

Vironkatu 8, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Bona Fide offers a fresh take on Finnish cuisine, with a focus on sustainable fish and vegetable dishes. The menu, crafted by chefs Ilpo Vainonen and Eeli Kaasinen, changes frequently, ensuring a diverse dining experience with dishes like courgette escabeche and deep-fried vendace fish with hot sauce. The restaurant also boasts an excellent wine list, curated by sommelier Johan Borgar, featuring natural wines and affordable champagnes from small producers.

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Small and cosey Helsinki restaurant with a tight-knit menu, usually a main course centred around fish and the catch of the day. Chefs are Ilpo Vainonen and Eeli Kaasinen. Set course suggested with extras and cheese available. Plus lots of Nordic berries. Excellent wine list, complied by the sommelier Johan Borgar, with good natural wines and a very affordable and competitively priced champagne list.

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Restaurant Bona Fide

Restaurant Bona Fide

Vironkatu 8

Vironkatu 8, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Wellamo

Laivastokatu 18

Laivastokatu 18, 00160 Helsinki, Finland

Restaurant Wellamo, located in the serene Katajanokka area, is a legendary establishment dating back to 1975, now managed by Chef Dani Hänninen and his team. The restaurant offers a blend of traditional and modern dishes, focusing on seasonal Nordic ingredients from local producers, with a menu that strikes an interesting balance between comfort and innovation. The ambiance of Wellamo is cozy and romantic, complemented by a well-curated wine list that caters to both traditional and natural wine enthusiasts.

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Fresh take on Nordic cooking in an exceptionally cozy setting.Wellamo is a legendary artist restaurant in a quiet corner of Katajanokka area in Helsinki, founded already in 1975. A few years ago, it was taken over by chef Dani Hänninen and the team behind the small cult restaurant Bull & The Firm. The result is a superb combination of the traditional and the fresh. The space is as hygge as it gets, one of the most romantic in the city. The cuisine follows the seasons and is based solely on Nordic ingredients, sourced from small producers. The dishes have a nice balance between comfort and innovation (grilled carrots with frozen sour cream, tartar with fermented rhubarb, canard with asparagus, grilled strawberries, black pepper, and milk). The wine list is well curated for both traditionalists and natural wine lovers. It is difficult to see someone not liking this gem.

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Restaurant Wellamo

Restaurant Wellamo

Laivastokatu 18

Laivastokatu 18, 00160 Helsinki, Finland

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