After a year long renovation the Story Restaurant based in the centre of Helsinki reopened its doors. It’s located in a old city market hall. Story offers straightforward market hall food, enjoying the ingredients found at the market hall and the market square. Story also boasts Helsinki’s finest outdoor seating. Set between the sea and the market hall, the tables offer views of the brand new Helsinki Sky Wheel, as well as the sea. Story treats can be enjoyed on the spot, or taken away.
Story opened its doors in June 2014, together with the renovated Old Market Hall. The hall was first opened in 1889 and is a cultural heritage site protected by the National Board of Antiquities. Story is situated in the middle of the market hall, a space originally used for loading horse carriages. The interior decoration fits the original architecture, but brings a new, fresh flavour with a modern touch.
Story’s bread and patisserie products come from a local bakery and a local coffee roastery has prepared a special Story blend. The drink list includes bottles from small wineries that have been especially picked with the menu in mind.
The restaurant is designed by the creative studio of Joanna Laajisto. She did a very nice job making the space look like a welcoming light restaurant, including elements from the history of the 1889 market building.