The stunningly beautiful Salutorget in the heart of historic Helsinki offers a perfect setting for a wonderful dining experience.
Location of Salutorget is Pohjoisesplanadi 15, 00170 Helsinki.
Phone: +358 9 6128 5950
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Last orders to kitchen on weekdays 21:00
"Salutorget used to be the City of Helsinki's treasury office. The sturdy pillars, marble floor, wooden service desks, and the large and beautiful lead glass artwork "Rahapuu" on the back wall remind us of the old bank hall. When the summer sun shines through it, it is clear that there is no better place in Helsinki to enjoy oysters in a beautiful setting."
Leave the everyday behind – Salutorget Afternoon Tea
Christmas Afternoon Tea is seved from 1.12.-31.12.23
Come and enjoy a christmasy version of our Afternoon tea!
One thing the British know how to do particularly well, is cherishing the afternoon tea – a truly wonderful tradition and a great opportunity to spend a relaxing moment with friends.
Enjoy a Scandinavian-style Afternoon Tea at Salutorget complete with house made scones and sandwiches along with our own preserves and cakes. This little treat is a great way for anyone to escape the mundane.
Our Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday 14.00-18.00 and Saturday 12:00-18:00. Please note that Afternoon Tea is not available on national holidays.
The Salutorget Afternoon Tea may be ordered as a vegetarian or gluten-free version. Please let us know beforehand of any possible dietary restrictions. Our kitchen will do their best to accommodate your needs based on the information provided prior to your arrival. Afternoon tea contains some well known allergens such as grains, dairy products, nuts and almonds, egg and seafood. The snacks are also available without meat / fish, gluten or nuts. For other changes a 5€ per person fee is applied. Unfortunately we don’t currently have a vegan, dairy, egg or grain-free option available for the Salutorget Afternoon Tea.
Afternoon Tea is also available as:
– Without Meat/fish, gluten or nuts
– Other changes 5€/per person
– Vegan, without milk or grains
Afternoon tea includes the following allergens:
– Dairy products
– Nuts and almonds
– Sea food
Afternoon tea with Champagne 55€
Afternoon tea with Prosecco 50€
Afternoon tea with non-alcohol sparkling 45€
Selection of savoury delights such as sandwiches, seasonal quiche, reindeer mousse with flatbread, skagen and roe mousse. Sweet delights include Chef de Cuisine’s hand made Scones and other finger snacks such as hand made confectionery, jams, pannacotta and eclarons.
+ Extra Caviar 3€ / pcs
EARL GREY DELUXE
GREEN CHAMPAGNE SENCHA
HERBAL TEA BLENDS
PAI MU TANG WHITE TEA
*We reserve the right for changes.
The History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea - a moment above everyday life
The tradition of English afternoon tea can be attributed to Duchess Anna, the Duchess of Bedford and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria. When the Duchess felt hungry in the afternoons and a light lunch wasn't sufficient until dinner, she would request tea and a small snack from her servants. Soon, the Duchess began inviting her friends for tea at five o'clock, and this afternoon moment with tea and pastries became a popular social activity among friends in the mid-19th century. The tea gathering quickly gained popularity among the upper classes and remains a distinctive feature of British culture even in the 21st century.
The Earl of Sandwich's Sandwich
Around the same time in the 18th century, the Earl of Sandwich (John Montagu), known for his indulgence in gambling, would often play cards without taking meal breaks. He would ask his servants to bring him something to eat that he could consume while playing. A clever solution was invented in the kitchen: a slice of roast meat placed between two triangular-cut slices of bread. This way, his hands wouldn't get messy, and he didn't have to interrupt the game for a meal. The Earl of Sandwich's passion for gambling gave birth to a new type of sandwich.
Afternoon Tea at Salutorget
At Salutorget, you can enjoy a Scandinavian Afternoon Tea with scones, finger sandwiches, homemade jams, and pastries. Indulging in this tea experience in our beautiful Art Nouveau hall is suitable for various gatherings, and the elegantly served small treat elevates afternoon meetings above everyday life.