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Food & Drink

Old faithful

— Helsinki


The Sea Horse warms hearts with its simple Finnish comfort food. Here’s how to cook a cosy feast.

Anna Liisa Paukku, Ari Väresmaa, Beef steak à la Sea Horse, Eetu Seivo, Eira, Kai Brandt, Kimmo Kaivanto, Oili Syvälähde, Petri Laitinen, Recipes, Salmon soup

In the well-heeled Helsinki neighbourhood of Eira is the Sea Horse restaurant, a stalwart of the Finnish capital. Since opening in 1934 it’s been serving the kind of Finnish comfort food that still makes it a popular spot today. However, not everything was always so rosy. In the late 1990s the restaurant had become a run-down drinking hole and almost closed down. “News spread that the restaurant was in dire straits and up for sale. We couldn’t see such a landmark die – we had to save it,” says restaurateur Petri Laitinen, who stepped in and bought…


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