A lovely  restaurant at Helsinki CityCenter Salomonkatu 1, next to Narinkkatori and Amos Rex. Get ready for relaxed backyard athmosphere and a terrace at the center of the city.
You are warmly welcome to enjoy Backyard Pick’s sparkling athmosphere, and fresh drinks!

Backyard Pick Á la Carte
Weekdays 15-22  Saturdays 12-22

Backyard Pick’s evenings are made of fresh platters, treats from the grill, pizza and much more!

Enjoy it all in a homey backyard spirit!

One for starter, many to share

Classic (VL) 8,20€
Warm flamebread with bacon, red onion and cheese

Salmon (VL) 8,50€
Warm flamebread with warm smoked salmon, dill, arugula and cheese

Kasari (M+VS) 7,50€/13,5€
Juicy tigerprawns in garlic and chili, aioli and garlic bread

Nachos plate (VL+G) 10€
Chicken kebab with tomato sauce, broad beans,mango-honey melon salsa,
jalopenos, cheddarsauce and Sriracha

Olives (M+VE+VS) 4€
Garlic bread with sundried tomatoes


Butterfly plate (L+G+VS) 12 € / person
Salami-Milano, manchego-cheese, marinated olives, chorizo sausage,
lime patatas bravas and sriracha dip.

The Sun (M+G+VE+VS) 10 € / person
The house beetroot falafel, sweet chili-pineapple, marinated olives,
antipasto vegetables, countrypotatoes and aioli.

Hedgehog (VL+G+VS) 12 € / person
Scampi skewer, artichoke, grilled goat cheese, salad mix with sunflower seeds, vine leaf roll,
patatas bravas and tzatziki.

Birdie 13,50 € / person
Chicken Two-ways, sweet potato tahini stick, salad mix with sunflower seeds, vine leaf roll,
sundried tomato, countrypotatoes, tzatziki- and Sriracha dip.

Early Birdie klo 14-16, 10,50€/person
Platter of the day with special price from 2pm till 4pm

Pasta and Salads

The house caesar (L+VS+Incl. fish with Bacon 6€/11€
with Tiger prawn or with Grilled chicken fillet 9€/16,50€

Country style salad (M+G) 15€
Main ingredient of your choosing, salad mix, baby-spinach, cucumber, half dried cherry
tomato, marinated red onion, sweet potato, honeyroasted sunflower seed, herb oil

Choose main ingredient:
Grilled chicken(M+G)
Marinated scampi (M+G)
Grilled goat cheese (VL+G)

Pomegranate and breadcheese salad 15€
With roasted walnut and passion vinaigrette

Spaghetti Carbonara (L+VS) 16€

Spaghetti with roasted sweet paprika, basil and parmesan cheese (L+VS) 14,50€

Scampi and avocado pasta with dried cherry tomatoes (L+VS) 17€
Rummo spaghetti, grated lemon and parmesan cheese.

Pizza Rustic

Mozzarella, tomato, baby spinach, green pesto 14€

Salami-Milano, cherry tomatoes, basil oil and arugula 14,50€

Chicken-kebab, jalopeno, roasted sweet pepper and Sriracha mayonnaise, HOT! 14,50€

Chicken, feta cheese, marinated red onion, tzatziki sauce and arugula 15€

Serrano ham, mozzarella, baby-spinach, pomegranate-balsamico 15€

Cold smoked salmon, onion, dill and skagen paste 16,50€


Fire Birdie (L+G+VS) HOT! 19€
Chicken breast rolled in bacon, and stuffed with chili and cream cheese, with garlic dipper

Fried rainbow trout and tartar-sauce (L+G) 21,50€
Country style potatoes, lentil and kale fry-up.

Backyard Black & White beef tenderloin noisettes (VL+G+VS) 24€
Plank potatoes and grilled tomatoes

Backyard’s chili-cheeseburger (L+VS) 19,50€
Brioche bun, patty 100% beef, crispy bacon, pickles, marinated red onion
and chili mix, cheddar cheese, Sriracha sauce and dipperpotatoes.

Crispy chicken and bacon burger (L+VS) 18€
Brioche bun, crispy bacon, pickles, marinated red onion, cheddar cheese,
tzatziki sauce and dipper potatoes.

Backyard vegetable patty burger (L+VS) 15€
Brioche bun, crispy lettuce, pickles, beef tomato, cheddar cheese,
tzatziki sauce and dipper potatoes.

Beef chili meatballs, dark seasoning sauce (M+G+VS) 13,50€
country style potatoes, honey melon and mango salsa, aioli

The house beetroot falafel, dark seasoning sauce (M+G+VE+VS) 13,50€
country style potatoes, honey melon and mango salsa, aioli



Double chocolate Baileys trifle 6,50€

Crustless Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce (L+Gluten free oats) 7,00€

Sweet platter warm mud cake, vanilla ice cream and cream puffs (VL+G) 7,50€

Ice cream ball of your selection (L+G)
One ball 3,5 € Two balls 6€, Three balls 7,5 €

Flavours: vanilla, chocolate or strawberry
Sauces: caramel, liquorice or chocolate

L=Lactose free, VL=Low in lactose, G=Gluten free, VE=Vegan, VS=contains garlic, M=dairy free

Platter-brunch 22,50€

Platter-brunch made from fresh ingredients is waiting you at Backyard Pick on saturdays from 12 noon til 4 pm
5-10 year old children for half price

Cold table:

Lettuce selection (M+G+VE)
Caesar salad with parmesan flakes (VL+G+incl.fish)
Fresh cucumber (M+G+VE) & tomato with basil (M+G+VE)
BBQ-cocktail meatballs (M+G+VS) Marinated olives (M+G+VE)
Balsamic marinated antipasto vegetables (M+G+VE+VS)
Syrup roasted artichoke (M+G+VE)
Sweet chili pineapple with fresh coriander (M+G+VE+VS)
Cold smoked salmon sandwich (L)
Brie cheese (VL+G) & Gouda cheese assortment (VL+G+VS)

Warm table:

Fish solyanka and smetana (L+G)
Lime ginger Patatas bravas (M+G+VE+VS) and
Tahini sweet potato sticks (M+incl.nuts)
Beef tenderloin noisette (M+G+VS)
Backyard’s salty pancake (L)
House beetroot falafel (M+G+VE)
Crispy chicken (M+VS)
Breaded Camembert cheese (VL)
Pizza Slice (VL)

Dip sauce:

Tzatziki (L+G), Sriracha dip (L+G+VS),
Sweet pepper paste (M+G+VS+VE)
Croissants (VL)
House bread (M)

Dessert table:

Vegan mini muffin (M+VE+inc.nuts)
Ice cream (L+G)
Cake assortment (VL)
Coffee & Tea

Backyard Pick lunch 10,40€
Weekdays 10:30 – 15:00

Charming buffetlunch includes three warm options, salad table and a dessert.

At least one warm vegan option every day!

Monday 14.10.2019

Slowly cooked beef entrecote with creamy pepper sauce (L+G+VS)
Mashed potatoes with butter (L+G)
Almond fish (L+G) lemon-sour cream (L+G) quinoa rice (M+G+VE)
Grilled seasons vegetables and lentils with fresh herb oil (M+G+VE)
Spinach ravioles with herb-white wine sauce (VL)
House pancake (L) raspberry jam (M+G+VE) and vanilla foam(L+G)

Tuesday 15.10.2019

Backyard’s cheese-meatballs with koskenlaskija cheese sauce (VL+G+VS)
Oven potatoes with herbs (M+G+VE)
Salami-sweet pepper casserole with fresh parsley (L+G+VS)
Broccoli- and cauliflower gratin with brie cheese(VL+G)
Spicy vebab fry-up with tomato sauce(M+VS+VE)
Backyard’s ice cream bar (VL+G) coffee/ tea

Wednesday 16.10.2019

Juicy Tex Mex beef-vegetable stew (M+G+VS)
Cheese-cream potatoes (VL+G)
Chicken in curry-coconut sauce and fresh coriander (M+G+VS)
Soy meat and vegetable stuffed zucchini “boats” (M+G+VE)
Vegetable hash brown patties (M+G+VS) mint- cucumber raita sauce(L+G)
Salami-jalapeno pizza (VL)
Caramelized oven apple (M+G+VE) vanilla sauce(VL+G) coffee/ tea

Thursday 17.10.2019

Traditional pea soup (M+G)
Overnight stewed valf cheek with creamy rose- pepper sauce(L+G)
Boiled potatoes with spirng onion (M+G+VE)
Traditional pyttipannu meat-potato fry-up with fried egg(M+G+VS) mustard mayo (M+G+VE)
Chopped pickles(M+G+VE)
Tikka masala kasvispelmenit tuorella korianterilla (M+VS+VE)
Self made chickpea-black bean patties (VL+G) avocado dip (L+G)
Pancakes (L) house strawberry jam (M+G+VE) vanilla foam (L+G) coffee/ tea

friday 18.10.2019

Creamy salmon soup (L+G)
Pork grill steaks with BBQ-chipotle sauec(M+G+VS)
Mashed potatoes and root vegetables (L+G) coleslaw salad (M+G+VE)
Spicy sweet-chili chicken wings with coriander (M+G+VS)
Dipper potatoes (M+G+VE) blue cheese dip(L+G)
Vegan pulled oats- vegetable fry-up with tomato sauce(M+VE+VS)
Melanzane alla Parmigiana (VL+G)
Turkey- pineapple pizza (VL)
Mango quark (L+G) coffee/tea


Hanging out with friends, backyard athmosphere and fresh drinks from the right ingredients.

See you at the bar!

From the tap

Kirkstall Virtuous
Gluten free session IPA 4,5% 0,5L 7,50€
Veltins Pils 4,8% 0,5L 7,50€
Fullers London Pride 4,7% 0,5L 8,0€
Ayinger Braüweisse wheat beer 5,1% 0,5L 8,5€
Suomenlinnan Seth Lager 4,7% 0,5L 8,00€
Magners Irish Apple Cider 4,5% 0,5L 8,00€

Bottled BEER

Helsinki Porter 5,5% 0,33L 8€
Karhu IV 5,3% 7€
Sol 4,5% 7€

Bottled cider and Long Drinks

Magners Pear cider 0,33L 4,5% 7€
Magners Berry cider 0,33L 4% 7€
Original Long Drink 5,5% 0,33L 7€
Granberry Long Drink 5,5% 0,33L 7€

Red Wine

Mancura Etnia Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) 5,50€ / 12cl & 25€ / bottle
Beronia Crianza, (DOC Rioja, Spain) 6€ / 12cl & 28€ / bottle
Kleine Rust (South Africa) 6,50€ / 12cl & 33€ / bottle
Casa Silva 5 Cepas reserva (Chile) Vegan 8€ / 12cl & 38€ / bottle

White wine

Mancura Etnia Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) 5,50€ / 12cl & 25€ / bottle
Beronia Verdejo, (DO Rueda, Espanja) 6€ / 12cl & 28€ / bottle
Cantina di Custoza Bianco Veronese (Veneto, Italy) 6€ / 12cl & 30€ / bottle
Kleine Rust (South Africa) 6,50€ / 12cl & 33€ / bottle
Willm Riesling (France) 8€ / 12cl & 36€ / bottle
Villa Hochdörffer Pinot Blanc “Löb” (Germany) 8€ / 12cl & 38€ / bottle

Sparkling Wine

Dom Potier Cava Brut (Spain) 5€ / 12cl & 30€ / bottle
Vilarnau Piccolo (Spain) 20cl 8€

Rosé Wine

Chispas Garnacha Rose (Spain) 5€ / 12cl & 28€ / bottle
Praffel Rose Hasen (Austria) 6,50€ / 12cl & 33€ / bottle


Gin & Tonic Strawberry 9€
Backyard Mojito 8,50€
Blue Elderflower 8,50€
Piña Colada 8,50€
Watermelon margarita 8,50€
Aperol Spritz 9€
CoCo Mojito by Wilson Coffee 9,00€ (vegan option also available)
Irish Coffee 8,50€
Mint Cacao 8,50€ (vegan option also available)
Jaloviina-Chailatte 8,50€ (vegan option also available)

Alcohol free

Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite 0,25L 2,80€
Italian Soda: Mango, Raspberry or Lime 0,5L 2,50€
Belvoir: Organic Eldenflower or Ginger 0,25L 5€
Tomarchio: Blood orange or Green Mandarine 0,275L 3,30€
Sparkling water 0,5l 2€
Eazy Rider Bulldog 0,33L 0,4% 6€
Bundaberg Ginger Beer 0,33L 0% 5€
Raspberry-margarita 0% 6€
Pineapple Mojito 0% 6€
Coffee / Tea 2,50€
Latte Macchiato 4,50€
Cappuchino 4€
Americano 3,50€
Espresso 3€
Double espresso 4€
Chai Latte 4,50€

Address and opening times

Salomonkatu 1
00100 Helsinki

Mo-Fri 10:30-22:00 (the kitchen closes at 21:30)
Sat 12:00-22:00 (the kitchen closes at 21:30)


we are not taking bookings during SYÖ-weeks 4.–17.10.2019. Just walk right in!

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