Restaurants

Top Choice Finnish in Imatra

Ravintola Nuotta

Two sizes of bliny (Russian buckwheat pancakes), topped with hot or cold salmon, trout roe, crayfish tails, or sour cream, pickled cucumber, red onion and local herbs, are the speciality of this fabulous lakeside ba…
Karelian in South Karelia

Säräpirtti Kippurasarvi

The best place to taste Lemi's famous lemin särä (roast mutton) is this family-oriented lakeshore restaurant, which serves nothing but the town's signature dish, prepared according to a thousand-year-old recipe, and…
Bistro in Lappeenranta

Wanha Makasiini

High-quality dishes at this cosy spot in a red-brick former gunsmith's workshop range from fresh fish to house-made sausages and seasonal delicacies like chanterelle soup. Thin, crispy pizzas come with traditional t…
Finnish in Lappeenranta

Kasino

Pork tenderloin with dill and sour-cream sauce, crumbed white lake fish with salmon roe, and perch with cider sauce are among the options served at this venerable century-old wooden building. On sunny days, the best…
Finnish in Lappeenranta

Wolkoff Restaurant & Wine Bar

This grand Old World restaurant utilises organic produce and seasonal ingredients to create gourmet Finnish cuisine with adventurous flavour combinations like reindeer tartare with fennel foam, pike perch with roast…
French in Imatra

Buttenhoff

Cooking up specialities from France (Burgundy escargot) and Russia (bliny – buckwheat pancakes – with caviar), this 1st-floor restaurant also creates hybrid French-Russian dishes such as pan-fried perch à la Russe. …
Cafe in Lappeenranta

Kahvila Majurska

If you can’t border-hop to a genuine Russian teahouse, this is as close as you’ll get in Finland. A former officers' club (check out the vintage furniture and august portrait of Mannerheim), it still serves tea from…
Cafe in Imatra

Café Julia

On the ground floor of the Buttenhoff restaurant, this charming cafe serves dishes like Finnish pancakes with smoked salmon and blackcurrants, but is best loved for cakes such as blueberry cheesecake as well as its …