Top Choice Modern Finnish in Turku


A vaulted cellar lit by flickering candles makes a romantic backdrop for stunning, often organic Modern Finnish cuisine: spinach waffle with quail egg and air-dried pork, roast Åland lamb with cauliflower purée and …
Market in Turku


The kauppatori hosts a fruit and vegetable market during the warmer months.
Scandinavian in Turku

Viikinkiravintola Harald

Subtlety is run through with a berserker’s broadsword at this over-the-top Viking restaurant, which serves dishes like roast ox on a plank, 'witch of the north' reindeer or tar ice cream with cognac. Set menus (or V…
Bistro in Turku


Look for the low-key black-tile signage to find this hip venue. Inside it’s all Scandi chic with regular DJs, but the dining area is separate enough for you to concentrate on the food: stir fries, salads such as hal…
Cafe in Turku

Sininen Juna Aschan Café

Run by top-quality Turku bakery chain Aschan, the ‘Blue Train’ cafe is right in the middle of the kauppahalli: its old railway-carriage seats make a good place to revive yourself after meandering around the market.
Cafe in Turku


With freshly ground coffee, prize-winning baristas, a beautifully elegant interior and artistic sensibility, there’s no better place to get your caffeine-and-cake fix. In summer, the terrace spills onto the riverban…
Market in Turku


Filled with speciality products, this historic covered market also contains the converted train carriage Sininen Juna Aschan Café, run by top-quality Turku bakery chain Aschan.
Gastropub in Turku


With a cosy exposed-brick interior, this riverside wine bar also offers weekday lunches, gourmet pizzas such as asparagus and smoked feta or prosciutto and fig, and classy mains like organic beef skewers with horser…
Bistro in Turku


Mami's riverside summer terrace is perfect for people-watching, though its abiding popularity means you’ll have to fight for a table with half of Turku. Seasonal ingredients from local, small-scale suppliers – chant…
Finnish in Turku

Hus Lindman

Hidden at the bottom of a garden, this gold-coloured wooden building opening to a riverside terrace is a charmer. Local seafood is a staple of the menu, along with steaks; lunch includes a daily vegetarian option. L…