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€9 - €69
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Scandinavian, European
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday in Galla, staying at the hotel and thus enjoying both the breakfast and for dinner the surprise menu. It was a fantastic experience featuring delicious food and exceptionally responsive and friendly service. The breakfast is ample with both international and Northern/Lappish...flavours. It was really ingenious that many of the delicacies were served in mini portions, which enabled tasting much more than normally would have been the case. Smoothies, berries, and freshly cooked delicious omelettes were particularly impressive. For dinner, the tasting menu featured the Northern flavours in an innovative way. Service was again really responsive and friendly. Each dish provided a totally different experience, which made the dinner exciting. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Absolutely amazing!!! Delicious food including Finnish specialities, very friendly staff, beautiful setting! I tasted delicacies from the Finnish nature, that I did not know they even existed!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023 via mobile

Perfectly executed food. Reindeer tartar was complex and rich in flavour profile and as basic the reindeer stew can be this was just beyond perfection. All topped with the most beautiful sea buckthorn dessert! Service is laid back yet very professional. This is truly one...of the best restaurants in Finland and yes - it’s have reviewed more than 1000 restaurants in my life 😂More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Excellent surprise menu with delicate tastes from Finland & Lapland. We had a wine package with the menu and the wine choices were perfect in my opinion. Just enjoy the menu and get surprised. Staff was really friendly.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

Amazing food! We spend a while in this great hospitality restaurant when driving up north and I really must say it was worth it! All tastes of food were incredible well though and gabe harmoneus feeling and flavour. Service was extremely friendly and care taking....Can strongly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, I started wit a selection of appetizer and then with a main dish Well presented, professional waiters and class and courtesy in a very typical place.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to have our dinner at this restaurant after arriving late in Kuopio during our road trip through Finland. It turned out to be one of the major highlights of the road trip. First and foremost, the staff was very friendly...and helpful in many ways. The place in itself was nicely decorated. And the food was out of this world! Everything we ate was delicious and felt as if it was of the highest quality. We were completely blown away. Even the wine was so good. This was simply one of the best meals I’ve ever had and even today my boyfriend and I talk about it sometimes. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

Mediocre fish from the freezer. Does not taste fresh. Small portions. Service was very kind and professional. Quite expensive compared to what you get.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2021

The restaurant is super nicely decorated, we liked it very much. The wine (white and red) was also great. For dinner we had as a starter: DELICACIES FROM THE ARCTIC OCEAN, very good, but super small portion (5 bites). Main courses were: Reindeer of the...day (amazing), catch of the day (fish) also good and sauteed reindeer, unfortunately not my taste (tasted like Makksa Laatikko). The waitress wanted first to take our orders super fast and was asking couple of times to take them, although we said we need some more time. It was a bit annoying. After that she wasn't very attentive anymore and we had to wait more then an hour for our main courses. So, overall experience was satisfactory, because first it was stressful and after we got a bit forgotten. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant though.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Comfortable restaurant with good service. Food is focused in tastes of Lapland and was very tasty. The menu could however benefit from having a choice of beef steaks to compliment reindeer options.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

I must say that this is the best dinner I've had anywhere in Finland so far! I had the suprise menu, as part of a staycation at Kuopio's Lapland Hotel. I had no previous knowledge of the place, so the whole experience really exceeded all...my expectations. The service was impeccable and all the different flavours just perfect. Very good winepairings as well. I just have to say bravo! Highly highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

This was a good, relaxed meal. We had the Surprise Menu as part of a staycation in the Lapland Kuopio Hotel, and it was a delight. Several very tasty, well-presented, and imaginative dishes, often using local root vegetables – including some super smoked beets –...with decent wine pairings (I even enjoyed the dessert wine, which is a major achievement for me), all served up by the friendly and attentive Teemu (leastways, I think he was Teemu). Decent social distancing managed in these difficult times. I would probably have gone for a “sharp forest berries” approach rather than chocolate - and popcorn (?!) – to accompany the sweet baked apple ice cream we had as a closer, but on reflection this may have been the chef’s conscious choice for a January menu, when fresh berries are a little hard to come by. Enjoyable, and recommended. It was good to see quite a few people eating there, too. It would be a shame if good cooking and service like this went to waste.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

If you look for traditional Finnish high quality food made with modern twist ... this is the place 👍 Forget all chain places, this is an adventure of food and wine with extremely good service😊 STRONG RECOMMENDATION!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

I had the business dinner with my Chinese friend in there. This few months old restarant was nicely decorated with the Lappish style-the spirit was very good.The menu was interesting and full of different natural flavors from Finland. The wine list was exellent and obviously...made in a professional way. The flavors were pure and integrated nicely together. We had the different small dishes as a starter an the second course was reindeer. The dessert was excotic spruce ice cream. As told in headers-close to perfection. Higly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

I know that this spot is new because the hotel recently changed to Lapland hotels. The service was very good and I was treated really well. The reindeer of the day dish was very tasty. It is cooked two ways and it is just the...right portion. I would recommend this place if you want reindeer.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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