Restaurant Vinkkeli is located in the heart of the Kaartinkaupunki neighborhood, at the intersection of Korkeavuorenkatu and Pieni Roobertinkinkatu. Vinkkeli can be described as a food and wine restaurant, presenting a friendly, honest, and uncomplicated take on classic cuisine, where the wine and drink selection is given the same devotion as the selection of ingredients in the kitchen.
The interior picks up the story line of the kitchen: it is simple yet versatile, classic yet up-to-date. A fresh interpretation of classic elements can be found in the interior of this neo-renaissance building, constructed in 1889. The design of the imposing bar draws from the structure of a certain grand tower built in Paris that same year. Soft earth tones on a back-drop of black and white elements and a sophisticated material palette elicit the combination of a delicious historical atmosphere and a memorable dining experience.
Client: Helsingin keskustan ravintolakiinteistöt Oy
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Size: 195 m2 (68 seats)
Team: Risto Wikberg, Teemu Seppänen
Collaborators: Arkkitehtuuri- ja muotoilutoimisto Talli Ltd, Vasara Helsinki Ltd, Prototype Design Ltd, Electrolux Professional Ltd
Photography: Martin Sommerschield / Kuvio