Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki

Two hours and 30 minutes between flights at Helsinki airport, enough time for a proper visit to the Finnair Premium Lounge for some snacks and drinks.

In the afternoon they advertise the food offerings as ‘Afternoon Tea’ with all kinds of cakes, tarts, cookies and desserts for self service from the buffet area.

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
Great selection of cakes and desserts

But there are also a few hot dishes on offer, some of them made-to-order, and also a fairly good selection of Hors d’oeuvre, this afternoon including lamb, herring, and cauliflower and pistachio dukkah. All of them served in stylish Iittala bowls.

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
Hors d’oeuvre

I had the salmon dish to eat, which was prepared in the kitchen while I waited, and a glass of Joseph Perrier champagne to drink with that, the house champagne on Finnair.

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
Salmon to eat

There are all kinds of drinks available at the bar. Some rather decent wines, champagne, dessert wines and a good selection of spirits, including a few premium ones and a few local brands from Finland such as Lapponia liqueurs and the Finlandia vodka.

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
The drink list at the bar

I finished off the meal with a Fazer Boston Cake, a milk chocolate panna cotta, a chocolate mousse and a macaron, together with a cup of coffee and a gin and tonic with the excellent Napue gin, served with cranberries and rosemary.

Afternoon tea in the Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki
A selection of desserts, coffee and a gin & tonic

This is definitely one of the nicest lounges in northern Europe and it is always a pleasure to come back here.

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