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Scandinavian, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Table Service, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

We had a really lovely 3-course meal here. The menu was limited, only being able to choose from 3 main courses but it was divine! We especially loved the rosemary creme brulé! My only negative would be that the staff were not overly friendly, unlike...everyone else while on our week trip in Finland.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

The fire menu is actually sad and cold. The main food was cold and old, We told it to the waitor, They did nothing, no compensation. Don’t eat here, better order a la carte or eat your own food.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

I had heard so much good about Spa & Hotel Järvisydän, so I automatically assumed that also their restaurant would be great. Little did I know. First of all they only had one menu with one first course, main course choices were three: meat, fish...or vegetarian and one dessert. So it was more or less - take it or leave it. From our party of six four took fish and I and one other took meat. When I told the waitress that I want my meat medium rare - she said "It is already medium rare". So I was wondering that is it already made and they just heat it up. Well when the meal came the meat tasted sour which we told the waitress. She took our plates to kitchen and came back with apologies that "something had gone wrong.... chef will make new portions and would you like to have a free drink as a compensation" Well we did not want to try with the meat again and we changed to fish.... The mushroom soup as a starter was ok and the dessert was mediocre. Next day we were wondering dare we eat there again - and checked the menu... well I was going to take vegetarian but since the starter would have been cauliflower as well as the main course we decided to skip that dinner... TIP: reservation neededMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

We were at a family meeting with a big group of about 50 people. The food was chosen from three main dishes, appetizers and desserts were the same for all. The staff was seriously undermanned. Only two waiters were trying to serve all of us...failing miserably. The whole three course dinner lasted well over three hours, with all of the dishes taking over one hour to come. All the food was prepared ok, but lacking taste and spices. The childrens ch8cken dish was on the other hand swimming in Knorr-like sauce and the potato was was without salt or any other taste. Wines were ok and matched well with the food and the rhubarb sorbet and sauce was fine. Overall the athmosphere of the place was nice, but the speed of service was so abysmal that it ruined the experience almost completely.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

This evening will transfer you back in time and will treat you to a fabulous meal, service and full on experience. On arrival we were welcomed with a delicious raspberry gin and offered two dishes as a choice. We opted for the beetroot & blue...cheese soup, deer stew and ice-cream dessert menu and oh boy what a treat it was. The music, the fantastic explanations by the waiter during servings, the decor and the entire enchanting atmosphere made me feel like I was transferred into a fairly tale.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant for the first time. We arrived before the buffets and the staff ran in a hurry for a moment before they got food options to say. There was a seasonal buffet served. The service included over-fried pork, herb potatoes, bratwursts,...potatoe salad and other salads. Drinking was homemade ale and juice. Dessert was apple pie and vanilla sauce. Buffe cost about 35 euros per person. The restaurant resembles a medieval tavern or tavern. The staff were relaxed and courteous and they had both a desire and a skill to create a cozy atmosphere. I can recommend this restaurant for both its food and service. The interior is clearly distinct from the conventional one and it encourages you to stay a little bit longer.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Jarvisydan, Manager at Restaurant Piikatytto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind feedback and tips for the other travelers. Hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Restaurant Piikatyttö is worth of a detour when you are driving on the highway 5 (valtatie 5). The restaurant is situated in Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän by the lake only 40 kilometers (30 minutes) from the highway. However, remember to check opening hours before...you turn to the road 464. They serve breakfast buffets, lunch buffets (Maid Girl's Buffet) and dinner buffets (Servant Boy's Buffet). We ate two lunch buffets and three dinner buffets there during our holiday. Lunch buffets weren't congested at all but it was a good idea to make a table reservation for dinner buffets. Lunch buffets were quite normal but dinner buffets were much better (and also more expensive). Dinner buffets include starters, main courses (always one kind of fish, one kind of meat and side foods) and desserts. Ingredients are fresh, local and seasonal. They served many local fish species, moose (elk), rabbit etc. Everything else was good but perhaps there could be more dessert choices. Nonalcoholic drinks (water, many different juices, homemade beer) are included in the price. The interior is very romantic and exceptional. Everything is made of local wood and stones. There are two fireplaces (yes, they burn real wood in the fireplace) in the main restaurant and they also use candle light. There are many interesting and historical details in the restaurant. The style is medieval. It was -25 degrees Celsius outside and some places were a bit cold in the restaurant, but the atmosphere was very warm. There is spa (swimming pools and many saunas) only 200 meters from the restaurant and a free observation tower only 500 meters from the restaurant. So this is a very good resting place even if you don't stay overnight in the hotel.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Visited in the middle of the week, when it was nice and peaceful with not too many people around. The elk burger was fantastic and the waitress extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely come again!

Date of visit: May 2017
Jarvisydan, Owner at Restaurant Piikatytto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Gianna, thank you so much for sharing your nice experiences! Best regards maid girl Tanja

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Everything was fantastic! The staff were excellent as well. The restaurant is located within the main lodge, and you'll get there by walking up a stone staircase - very 'castle' like.

Date of visit: February 2017
Jarvisydan, Owner at Restaurant Piikatytto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Karen, thank you for your kind feedback and sharing your experiences in our restaurant. Lake heartily wishes, maid girl Tanja

Reviewed 4 September 2016

During our trip to Järvisydän Hotel and Resort, we enjoyed 3-course dinner, lunch and breakfast here. The food quality is fantastic and very tasty. For people with lactose-intolerance and/or having other special requirements, arrangements were carefully done. I do not eat red-meat, but still I...had a great fine-dining experience courtesy to the restaurants' menu of delicious fish-dishes. The restaurant also has a great wine selection. The service is upto-the-mark and staff is friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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