What are the best kid-friendly restaurants in Helsinki?

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Violetta Teetor

You will be hard pushed to find a restaurant in Helsinki that does not have a high chair to pop your baby into or a waiter that will not willingly heat up your jar of baby food. Generally, restaurants are more than happy to provide the young ‘uns with half portions of whatever’s on the menu and quite a few hotel bistros even let them eat free as long as they’re accompanied by adults who are also partaking of a meal. These include the Bistro at Kämp Hotel as well as all Sokos Hotels.

The usual greasy spoons that you might find at amusement parks have been replaced by high quality fare provided by various top Finnish chefs at Linnanmäki. These include some Michelin star restaurants like Demo with chef Tommi Tuominen’s clever meatball bar called Kuula, Postres who serve up Meditteranean cuisine at Coccola and Hans Välimäki, from Chez Dominique fame, whose North American food will amaze you. There’s sushi, Finnish and of course a buffet to delight kids and adults alike and may I add that none of these will break the bank.

Theme restaurants are fun and Harald The Viking is just such a place. Be served by buxom maidens in traditional dress, sit in a Viking boat and eat and drink from boards and crockery from the olden days. The Hard Rock Café’s smokehouse sandwiches and legendary burgers are just the thing for fussy teenagers while the music keeps them rocking and bopping.

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