Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Lahti

Bistro Popot

Chef Andrew Smith learned his craft in the UK, France and Switzerland before relocating to Finland and wowing Lahti with his modern seasonally driven cuisine. His menu roams Europe and ventures occasionally into Asi…
Top Choice Cafe in Lahti

Kahvila Oskari

An intoxicating aroma of sugar and spices greets patrons as they enter this cute cafe in an old-timer house, making it almost obligatory to order a bun, brownie or indulgently rich slice of cake with your tea and co…
Top Choice Finnish in Hämeenlinna

Piparkakkutalo

This fairytale-style ‘gingerbread house’ was built in 1907 for merchant August Skogster, whose department store was next door, and it is now home to the town's best restaurant. The interior still has a warm, domesti…
Top Choice International in Tampere

Bistro 14

With its sleek modern interior and talented French chef, this small place near the train station is garnering lots of local attention. The food is fresh and light, with expertly balanced flavours and pretty presenta…
Top Choice Italian in Tampere

Piemonte

The northwestern region of Italy is known for its excellent wine and food, and this laid-back wine bar pays it respect in both name and menu. A limited but delicious list of dishes includes a risotto, one or two pas…
Top Choice Bistro in Tampere

Neljä Vuodenaikaa

Tucked into the rear right-hand corner of the kauppahalli, the Four Seasons brings Gallic flair to the Finnish lunch hour with delicious plates such as bouillabaisse, escargots and steak fritte augmented by excellen…
Burgers in Tampere

Bull

Patties made from 100% Black Angus beef are the centrepiece of many of Bull's towering burgers, including Dirty Harry (with blue cheese and red onion) and the Porn Master (with Thai spices). It also has a horse-meat…
Finnish in Tampere

Ravintola C

In a pristine, off-white dining room near the train station, this top Tampere restaurant creates innovative, beautifully presented modern dishes from a short menu with a focus on local ingredients and traditions. Me…
Finnish in Lahti

Roux

Dishes at this endearingly old-fashioned restaurant aren't as interesting or impressive as its menu would suggest, but it's still one of the city's best dining venues. The owners and chef hail from Lapland, so reind…
Italian in Lahti

Mamma Maria

Family run, this bustling trattoria takes its Italian heritage seriously. It offers Italian beer and wine, an extensive pizza menu and an impressive range of pasta, including pasta fresca fatta a mano (handmade fres…