Fresh picked herbs feature in archipelago Helsinki while summer-Raku, lunch buffets and late lunches run ashore in mainland Helsinki!
In Restaurant NJK’s gardens, varieties of herbs developed for archipelago lifestyles provide fresh ingredients and garnishes for a wide range of dishes. Diners are welcome to stroll through the restaurant’s urban garden, built in cooperation with garden specialist Kekkilä, and, of course, taste our self-grown herbs in a special five course menu.
Restaurant NJK favors herbs used in archipelago cooking, growing them on tiny Valkosaari Island in gardens just a few steps from the restaurant kitchen. NJK understands the importance of pure food and stresses environmental friendly policies.
The heart of the herb garden is a modern greenhouse, created by garden specialist Kekkilä. The greenhouse allows growing of delicate herbs such as basil, while less sensitive varieties are cultivated under the open sky in Kekkilä grow-boxes.
The five course summer menu at NJK: available from 13th of June 2011. Regular business hours are 5pm to 12am Monday through Saturday (other times by reservation). The regular à la carte menu is usually available.
The stylish restaurant Raku-Ya in Eteläsatama turns into the relaxed summer Raku during summertime (7.6-31.7). This means that the customers have an excellent opportunity to get to know the Japanese cuisine when the restaurant has exceptionally three menus (58-85€). The menus are called Raku-ya, Natsu and Vegetarian. The restaurant is open on Tuesday- Thursday at 6pm-23pm and Friday-Saturday at 5pm-23pm.
A rare sight in Helsinki, a buffet lunch table that is, has reached restaurant König Helsinki. The lunch is served during working days between 11am-2.30 pm on the second floor of the traditional restaurant. The lunch consists of a soup and two main courses (of which one is a vegetarian alternative). The price of the lunch is 9,20€. An alternative dessert costs 2€.
Finally some good news for night owls! The Italian restaurant Bravuria offers a late lunch during working days between 2pm-5pm. During that time you get two of the same pasta dishes for the price of one!
What kind of lunch do you prefer?