Restaurants

Top Choice Finnish in Jyväskylä

Pöllöwaari

We're of the view that Hotel Yöpuu's fine-dining restaurant is the best in the region. Its menu places a laudable emphasis on seasonality, and the kitchen's execution is exemplary. Choose one of the set menus (€56 t…
Top Choice Tapas in Jyväskylä

Figaro Winebistro

The three-course lunch menu (€25) at this this welcoming wine bar is an excellent deal, but most regulars head here after work or on weekends to graze on tapas and order drinks from the large and top-quality wine an…
Top Choice Vegan in Jyväskylä

Beans & More

Artek furniture, a vaulted ceiling and artfully dangling light fittings provide a stylish setting at this on-trend vegan cafe. The friendly staff serve up burgers, salads piled with kale and other goodies, sandwiche…
Top Choice Cafe in Mikkeli

Kahvila Nanda

Bestowing new life on a previously derelict row of old timber houses, this chic cafe is a popular midweek lunch and coffee stop. Claim an armchair and settle down to enjoy the soup and salad buffet (€9.90) or choose…
Mediterranean in Mikkeli

Pruuvi

Having developed a loyal clientele since opening in the 1970s, Pruuvi works hard to keep its standards high and patrons happy. The à la carte menu includes stalwarts such as Caesar salad and steaks, and the weekday …
Finnish in Kuopio

Lounas-Salonki

This charming wooden building west of the town centre features little rooms sporting elegant imperial furniture. It serves soup (€8 to €14), has a lunchtime salad buffet (€9.90) and offers simple Finnish fare such a…
Finnish in Savonlinna

Linnakrouvi

Overlooking Olavinlinna Castle, this summer restaurant employs chefs from Helsinki and serves Savonlinna's most sophisticated food. Unsurprisingly it's hugely popular during the opera season. There's tiered outdoor …
Italian in Kuopio

Sorrento

Generous serves of pasta, decent pizzas and a genuine Southern Italian–style welcome are the hallmarks at this neighbourhood trattoria. At lunch, you can graze the salad buffet, choose a pasta or pizza and finish wi…
Seafood in Savonlinna

Kalastajan Koju

Owned by a fisherman who heads out on the lake each morning to catch the muikku (vendace, or whitefish, a common lake fish) that this place specialises in, Kalastajan Koju is conveniently located on the water by the…
Cafe in Savonlinna

Café Alegria

Tucked into the corner of an old timber hall that now functions as a community centre, Alegria offers comfortable indoor seating, a few tables on the rear grassed terrace, homemade soup, sandwiches and an array of d…