Food, My Work

Visit Helsinki: Bryggeri Helsinki

April 24, 2016


Sunday is made of “foodie dreams” as I bring you a new post from my series of “Visit Helsinki” posts in which I’ve been recommending you a special, must visit places in the city, from restaurants and hotels to spas and shops. I’m very happy to present you Bryggeri Helsinki- that has just been voted the beer restaurant of the year! Their house beer Weizen was chosen the best beer at Helsinki beer festival and their brewing master comes from Germany… Only these facts were enough to “lure” me into deciding to visit this gem on Helsinki’s food scene.

As you could have already concluded, Bryggeri Helsinki is a beer brewery/ restaurant. Even though food is as important and a lot of love and effort is put into each dish, they’re not complete without the main “thing” in Bryggeri  Helsinki and that is beer. Besides home favourites and produced on spot beers, this restaurant has the biggest and best beer selection from local Finnish small breweries.



Speaking with the head chef and a master in pairing beers with the dishes from the menu, I got to know that they’re very dedicated to their work and lots of attention is put into matching dishes with the beers, so each dish which we were presented was accompanied by the fitting beer.

I have never seen this kind of concept before, because usually when you go out to the restaurants they might offer you a menu and a matching wines to go with it, but to match beer that wonderfully works with the food was something completely new and exciting.

Interior of the restaurant is kept minimalistic and the main star of the space are big brewing tanks which are impressive. Last time I saw something similar was in Prague, so to find something like that in Helsinki felt as if I was on a mini adventure learning about a whole new scene that I didn’t know existed in my town. 🙂



Bryggeri Helsinki is also very environment aware as they have started a co-operation with gas company Gasum, meaning that during the production/ brewing of their beer they’ll use biogas, renewable energy and resulting waste will be put into use/ production again.

Bryggeri Helsinki are very set on using locally produced, in season produce. Besides the a-la carte menu, they’re also serving lunch during the working weekdays.

For the starters we were presented with baked pumpkin, Finnish goat’s milk cheese and pomegranate salad along with the selection of starters of salmon gravlax ( Pils beer ), marinated mussels ( Weizen beer ), pork terrine ( Roggenfest beer ) and lightly salted beef ( India pale ale – english style beer ). Both starters came with the matching beers. It was very impressive that each bite from the selection of starters was presented with it’s matching beer. Beers def. brought up every bite to life and gave a complete taste satisfaction. Salad worked perfectly with Citra – extra pale ale, very American style beer, one of customer favourites too.



We were excited about the main course as we were tasting two completely different dishes. I had a vegetarian option of lentil koftas, smoked yoghurt, orzo pasta, spinach and roasted cashew which was very Indian inspired dish and one of the best ( and most satisfying ) vegetarian dishes I’ve found in Helsinki. The dish was paired with sweeter and soft, Summer popular beer, fruity Rose.

The other main course was slow (overnight) cooked red deer entrecôte with mushroom risotto and brussel sprouts. Risotto worked wonderfully with the meat which was juicy, tender and perfectly flavoured. Adding a matching beer to it ( ESB – extra special bitter beer, English style beer ), brought the whole, already great taste experience to a whole new level.





Even though we were quite full, we couldn’t pass on a dessert so we went for a lemon pie and raspberry sorbet which were outstanding! So worth “unbuttoning” our pants and making space for this sweet tooth bomb as it was the most delicious lemon pie ever! I felt the taste of Summer in my mouth. 🙂


I hope that I have convinced you to visit this amazing restaurant if you’re living in Helsinki or will be visiting my city in the near future. If you want to spend a buck or two more and having a unique experience, then Bryggeri Helsinki is so worth it!

*This post has been made in collaboration with restaurant and brewery Bryggery Helsinki, all of the opinions are my own.

*Thank you Ali Suviala for making this collaboration possible!

*Photography by: Natali K. photography

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  • Reply Katharina April 24, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Beautiful pictures!
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  • Reply Viktoriya April 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Looks very delicious and yummy!

    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Thank you Viktoriya!

  • Reply Kirsten April 24, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    the food looks so delicious!

    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      It does and it tasted delicious too! 🙂

  • Reply Tatjana April 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Visiting Helsinki has never been on my bucket list. After this series though I am tempted.

    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      Thank you Tatjana! I hope that you’ll be visiting soon. 🙂

  • Reply Carol and Vero April 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Yummm so much of great food!!
    Have a nice day. 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      Thank you Carol, have a great day too!

  • Reply PutAllOnMe April 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    What an amazing place – so Instagram friendly and the food looks so yummy!! 🙂

    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      Thank you very much!!

  • Reply Ashley April 24, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    OMG that lemon pie! I need it RIGHT now!


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    • Reply natali karppinen April 24, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      Haha! I know, me too! 😀

  • Reply artadorned April 24, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Very nice photos, everything looks great.

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  • Reply Shoesmaniac April 24, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    great shots 🙂

  • Reply Keri April 24, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Wow, that looks so good! It’s presented so beautifully

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  • Reply Vale April 25, 2016 at 12:11 AM

    You do have a special way to portray places, and you make me wanna go there…hope one day soon to visit and especially to finally hug you ! 🙂 Kisses

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  • Reply Filipa Jackson April 25, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    Great post, this all looks delicious

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  • Reply Audrey April 25, 2016 at 5:13 AM

    beautiful photos, such a cool and unique look, I love it!

  • Reply clara April 29, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Looks very delicious and yummy!

  • Reply Sophie May 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    The restaurant’s atmosphere looks nice, food is good too

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