Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Turku

Smor

A vaulted cellar lit by flickering candles makes a romantic backdrop for stunning, often organic, locally sourced cuisine: roast Åland lamb with corn mousse and forest-mushroom jus, pike-perch with cauliflower-and-r…
Modern European in Turku

Tårget

Tårget has a vaulted-cellar wine bar and mezzanine cocktail bar with live funk, jazz or folk on weekends. But above all it's worth hitting for exceptional pizzas (Parma ham, figs, honey and goats cheese; crayfish, l…
Cafe in Turku

CaféArt

With freshly ground coffee, prize-winning baristas, a beautifully elegant interior and artistic sensibility, CaféArt is an ideal place to get your caffeine fix, but be sure not to miss its cakes, which include seabu…
Bistro in Turku

Tintå

With a cosy exposed-brick interior, this riverside wine bar is also a great bet for weekday lunches, gourmet pizzas such as asparagus and smoked feta or prosciutto and fig, and classy mains like smoked Åland lamb ca…
International in Turku

Pinella

Founded in 1848, this is one of Finland's oldest restaurants but its menu is up to the minute: burgers in brioche buns with chilli mayo and fries, pan-fried salmon with crayfish sauce, blueberry mousse with crème fr…
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

Blanko

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…
Indian in Turku

Delhi Darbar

Turku's best Indian restaurant (and no, not its only Indian restaurant) fills with locals tucking into heaping portions of spicy curries, sizzling tikka dishes and other Subcontinent classics, accompanied by salad, …
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…
Bistro in Turku

Mami

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…