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Helsinki's Palace voted Finland's best restaurant for fourth time

Palace Restaurant has topped the list for four years in a row.

Helsingin Eteläranta talvisessa maisemassa kuvattuna mereltä päin.
The Palace Restaurant is located along Helsinki's South Harbour. Image: Tiina Jutila / Yle
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The Palace Restaurant in central Helsinki has again been chosen as the country's best restaurant.

Every year, around 400 experts in the food and restaurant industries vote on the country's 50 best eateries. The ranking is organised by the online publication Viisi Tähteä (roughly, Five Stars), which announced the results in Helsinki on Thursday.

The Michelin-starred Palace Restaurant, which overlooks the city's South Harbour, has led the ranking for four years in a row.

Out of the country's top 50 restaurants, 33 are located in Helsinki, according to this year's list.

The Palace was followed by Helsinki eatery BasBas (Baskeri & Basso) and Kaskis, in southwestern Finland's Turku.

This summer, Turku is set to host a Michelin Star Revelation event.

Apart from Kaskis, only one other of this year's top 20 restaurants is located outside the capital – Kajo in Tampere, which ranked 18th.

Participants who vote for the best restaurants base their decisions on food but also other factors, including an establishment's philosophy, its resourcefulness, as well as its service and staff.

Viisi Tähteä's 50 best restaurants in Finland 2023:

1 Palace, Helsinki

2 BasBas, Helsinki

3 Kaskis, Turku

4 Bistro Bardot, Helsinki

5 Vinkkeli, Helsinki

6 Luovuus kukkii kaaoksesta, Helsinki

7 Savoy, Helsinki

8 Grön, Helsinki

9 Café Savoy, Helsinki

10 Alexanderplats, Helsinki

11 Boulevard Bar & Seafood, Helsinki

12 Olo, Helsinki

13 Finnjävel Salonki & Sali, Helsinki

14 Kuurna, Helsinki

15 Muru, Helsinki

16 Bona Fide, Helsinki

17 Nolla, Helsinki

18 Kajo, Tampere

19 Brasa, Helsinki

20 Demo, Helsinki

21 Mami, Turku

22 Smör, Turku

23 Pastis, Helsinki

24 Elm, Helsinki

25 Mat Distrikt, Helsinki

26 SicaPelle, Porvoo

27 Wellamo, Helsinki

28 Ravinteli Huber, Tampere

29 Nokka, Helsinki

30 Paulette, Helsinki

31 Kosmos, Helsinki

32 Albina, Helsinki

33 Hella ja Huone, Tampere

34 Aito, Helsinki

35 Aanaar, Inari

36 Ego, Helsinki

37 Kakolanruusu, Turku

38 Vår, Porvoo

39 Fiasco?, Helsinki

40 Bistro O Mat Tapiola, Espoo

41 LiV, Tampere

42 Ravinteli Bertha, Tampere

43 Lily Lee, Helsinki

44 Plein, Helsinki

45 Spis, Helsinki

46 Apaja, Tampere

47 Roux, Lahti

48 Ragu, Helsinki

49 Paakari, Kangasala

50 Viinibaari Apotek, Helsinki

19.33: Corrected location of Spis

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