Central Finland restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Oulu


Inside a beautiful wooden building, Rooster has a minimalist Finnish-design interior. Burgers, such as its Lohiburgeri (salmon, marinated fennel and horseradish mayo), Vuohenjuustoburgeri (beef, grilled goat's chees…
Top Choice Bakery in Kajaani

Pekka Heikkinen & Kumpp

Opened in 1913 and run by the fourth generation of the same family, Pekka Heikkinen's loaves are made from Finnish flour and baked in birch pans in its wood-fired oven. Savoury golden-brown pastries include juustosa…
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

Kitchen & Bar Oula

Beneath an igloo-inspired glass atrium, this restaurant inside the Lapland Hotel Oulu features outsized prints of Lapland scenes, such as spawning salmon. Gourmet Lappish dishes include cold-smoked Arctic perch soup…
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

Ravintola Hugo

Innovative cuisine using locally sourced products makes this elegant restaurant with white tablecloths and richly coloured walls a real Oulu highlight. Some outstanding flavour combinations feature in its menus (no …
Top Choice Finnish in Oulu

1881 Uleåborg

In an old timber warehouse near the kauppatori, this classy spot combines a traditional setting with chic Finnish style and creative cooking (smoked reindeer and morel terrine, Åland lamb with spruce-smoked potatoes…
Burgers in Oulu

Kauppuri 5

With a cosy interior and a great sunny terrace on the pedestrian strip, this casual spot is very popular for its delicious, decent-value handmade burgers. Specialities include Slaughterhouse (beef, pulled pork, baco…
Market in Oulu

Oulun Kauppahalli

On the square, the 1901-built kauppahalli has freshly filleted salmon glistening in the market stalls and plenty of spots to snack on anything from cloudberries to sushi.
Finnish in Hossa

Hossan Poropuisto Restaurant

At reindeer farm Hossan Poropuisto, this is the area's best place to eat. Hand-built wooden furniture, reindeer hides and an open fire make a atmospheric setting for smoked reindeer soup, reindeer carpaccio and roas…
Cafe in Oulu


Finland's distinctive pannukakku (salty oven-baked pancake) is the house speciality of this cafe in a rust-red former warehouse on the waterfront. Savoury varieties include warm- or cold-smoked reindeer, cured salmo…
Finnish in Kajaani


Located above the rapids, with curved picture windows providing spectacular views, this striking 1940s villa was built as a residence for the local paper company's owner, It's now primarily a wedding and events venu…