There are several lovely restaurants worth visiting in Helsinki and one of the latest additions is Baskeri and Basso or just shortly BasBas.
This cosy restaurant is located in Tehtaankatu 27-29 (the entrance is via courtyard) and has very warm atmosphere and delicious food. It’s run by Nicolas Thieulon and Kalle Kiukainen and the menue is a mix of French, Italian and some other international flavours.
The restaurant is located in an old factory building and warmly decorated with wooden chairs, candles and soft lights. It’s also nice to have an opportunity to see chefs working with the dishes as there is an open kitchen just in the corner of the bigger dining space.
The best way to experience the menu is to choose 4 small dishes and mix warm and cold delicates. It’s definitely enough and you’ll get a good variety of dishes. There’s no wine list but the staff is knowledgeble on their cellar options and very helpful in matching the wines and dishes together.
Remember to make a booking in advance – it seemed quite busy when we went there the first time!
What? Basker and Basso restaurant
Where? Tehtaankatu 27-29
How to get there? By trams 1A (Perämiehenkatu), 2 and 3 (Eiran sairaala) or buses 14 (Perämiehenkatu) and 18 (Eiran sairaala).
Why? Because of the atmosphere, friendly service and lovely food.