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Lilja, The Restaurant

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An Elevated and Timeless
Fine Dining Experience

Inspired by the traditions of French cuisine and sourcing the finest ingredients, with a focus on Finland and an exclusive selection from abroad, Lilja is sophisticated and immersive fine dining in an elegant and welcoming setting. Expect the very best of Nordic hospitality from a team with a deep knowledge of fine food and exceptional wine.

“Lilja is a cosmopolitan, Finnish at heart yet inspired by traditional French fine dining.”

– Head Chef Ville Rainio

To ensure your dining experience with us is exceptional, we kindly ask you to inform us of your dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegan or vegetarian options, when making your reservation.

exquisite DINING in the heart of helsinki

From wild caught fish from local fisherman to reindeer sourced from Sodankylä, Lapland, or caviar from France, the menu at Lilja flows naturally with the changing seasons and showcases the finest produce from selected purveyors in Finland and throughout Europe. 


Large arched windows filter natural light into the stylish, contemporary dining room as the distinctive Nordic luxury aesthetic of the hotel is interwoven throughout the restaurant. Walls adorned with artwork by celebrated Finnish artist Hanna Heino enrich this chic space and the secluded private dining room, Valley, is ideal for intimate events and special celebrations. Welcome to Lilja.

Lilja Wine Cellar 

To enrich your dining experience at Lilja, our sommelier selected wine cellar boasts an exclusive collection of wines from traditional winemakers with rich history and diverse terroirs. With a commitment to sustainability, we select from eco-conscious wineries practicing ethical production.

An Elegant Breakfast

Begin your day at your leisure with Helsinki’s finest breakfast at Lilja. From our lavish buffet, select from classic Finnish and international breakfast delicacies, with accompaniments served to your table, or order à la carte dishes prepared to your preferences. Price 45 euros per person. 

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Lilja is also a must. From 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays, socialise in style with a selection of delicious treats paired with an arrangement of fine teas and beverages from around the world. We kindly request making a table reservation in advance and notifying any food allergies at the time of the reservation. Price 59 euros per person. 



Opening Hours


Monday to Friday 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Saturday 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Sunday 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM


Tuesday to Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Afternoon Tea on Saturdays 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Tuesday to Friday 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Kitchen closes at 10:00 PM


Lilja is closed during Midsummer 21st & 22nd of June
opening again normally on Tuesday 25th of June.
Also no Afternoon Tea on 22nd of June.

Breakfast will be served Fri-Sun 21st-23rd of June 7:30 AM -11.00 AM

Contact information

Restaurant Lilja +358 9 8860 0178.

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