A well established tradition of haute cuisine, one that comes with interiors designed by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is the Savoy, a culinary landmark and the flagship of Finnish gastronomy for 75 years. Set on the seventh and eighth floors with impressive views across Esplanadi and the city’s rooftops, it has a roof garden featuring herbs and a beehive. The à la carte menu is complemented by excellent seasonal tasting menus with wine pairings.
Round off the night with a drink or three from the innovative cocktail list at Liberty or Death, a cosy, welcoming bar a short walk from the Savoy. Try La Mancha Negra, a satisfying concoction of grappa, aperol, cynar, bitters and absinthe that will help you appreciate walls adorned with vintage paraphernalia and paintings by a local tattoo artist.