Hotel Arthur
A traditional May Day lunch in Hotel Arthur in the centre of Helsinki

A traditional May Day lunch in Restaurant Arthur 

New at Restaurant Arthur: May Day breakfast 14.00 EUR at 07.30-11.00 hrs

The highlight of May Day is a delicious brunch with schnapps and wine in good company.  Hotel Arthur serves a May Day lunch on 1 May from 12.30 – 14.00 and from 14.30–17.00. Our head chefs lay on a spread with both hot and cold foods, not forgetting the traditional herring! Mead and doughnuts are also served.

Book a table and enjoy the popular, traditional May Day lunch. Reservation can be made by phone 09-173 441 or by e-mail

May Day lunch 1.5.2016 

settings at 12.30-14.00 and 14.30-17.00 
Price 41.00 EUR / person

Special offer for prebookers: Bottle of sparkling wine for 25.00 EUR


Fresh shoot vegetable salad with herb oil
Couscous salad with abricots and nuts
Bread cheese salad
Green asparagus and bacon salad
Lamb balls with tzatzikii
Black currant- tomato- and mustard herrings
Salmon and crayfish terrine
Bread and spread
Smoked salmon with spinach sauce
Entrecôte with madeira sauce
Potatoes and warm vegetables
Coffee, tea, juice
Donuts and cookies

For children: Meat balls, frankfurters and potato wedges
Children under 4 yrs free of charge, 4-11 yrs 20 EUR

Please inform the possible food allergies upon booking! For vegetarians we serve the main course Stuffed zucchinis with vegetables on the plate.

We reserve the right to possible product changes.

In Helsinki, May Day begins with the placing of a hat on the Havis Amanda statue at the Market Square at 18.00 on 30 April, after which merry celebration continues in the city centre, on Esplanadi and in the Kaivopuisto park. For those who want a little more action in their May Day celebrations, the Linnanmäki theme park and rides are open. On May Day itself, the traditional student May Day celebration takes place on Ullanlinna hill from 9.00.

Traditional activities include speeches, choir songs and May Day brunch. In addition, several parades are also organised in the city, as well as May Day speeches by political parties and May Day music.

Feel free to ask our sales team for more information, tel. +358 (0)9 173 441 or

In the heart of Helsinki
Hotel Arthur

Vuorikatu 19
00100 Helsinki
+358 9 173 441

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