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US$24 - US$96
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European, Scandinavian
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Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

We visited and stayed at Santa Claus village during weekend. We were interested by the design and the look of the restaurant so decided to have 1 dinner there. We enjoyed the food very much, cellar fish for starter was very fresh. Beef and reindeer...for main was cooked perfectly. And dessert creme brulee was up to taste while enjoying the wine next to the fire. Only few things which we believe can be fixed: the place left us a feeling that they didn’t have enough service staff. We had to ask for bread (had to mention that we loved the dill butter along with the bread). Main course was served when starter dish was not cleared yet. Side dish was cold when just arriving at table. We paid cash and upon leaving, the hostess asked us the payment again. All is all have to say that, great food but not good service.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

Very delicious food with local options as well as meals for kids. The big glass window provides nice views. We decided to go for three courses from the menu and also selected a bottle of wine. Yhe waiter offered us to taste it before opening...a bottle so we were sure it will fit our taste and the dishes we ordered. That was nice.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

here are good reviews, but our experience was awful. We were grownup and kid. reindeer meat was OK, but other food and especially the service was awful. the waiter forgot side-dish of the child (who was left with oversalty chicken confit). Waiter also forgot second...wine. the chicken confit was poor quality. But most unpleasant was the "superiory" acting waiter, who never even aplogised. good thing is, that it was the only awful experience in Lapland. happened on 11th January eveningMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

The food and the ambiance is pretty good, but food is relatively more expensive, maybe because it’s in a tourist area. Also, the waiter was so busy, he took 10 minutes before he seated us, and forgot to serve us the complimentary bread & butter...until we asked, so remember to ask for them cos they taste pretty good!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

Very nice place to sit allthough one side of the restaurant has almost no light BUT the service could be much better. We entered the restaurant without reservation quite late, more than half of the restaurant was empty and stayed empty but the chief waiter...had to check if there was a table available !!!??? A blind person could see that a table was available. We had to hang our jackets in the vestiaire ( commanded in a way as for schoolchildren) while he was checking the availability???!!! The restaurant had pieces of bread, durt and pillows on the floor? How difficult is it to pick this up before you place people? The asking for the bill had no result, we then went to the counter where we had to wait again, unbelievable! The food was despite the rest excellent, the portions to my opinion too small but very tasty. Thank you to the chef!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

Very well balanced flavours all around. I enjoyed every plate. Couple of hints to the kitchen: reindeer sausage was good with flavour but pretty tough, adding some pork to the mix would make it better. Also.. there is no such thing as milkless hollandaise, it...is not a hollandaise if you dont use butter, its mayonnaise. Service was great!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019

We've been to this restaurant twice as all the other restaurants were closed or far away. The buffet is quite good but a bit limited. Once I was a bit disappointed as the buffet lunch was too oriental as they have a lot of clients...from Japan. It's pity as when you're in Finland, you look for the local food and not Japanese!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

..but for a restaurant in a hotel reception!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ok ish…..meals all ok apparently accordin to chums....drinks only pour moi…...

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 April 2019

Bread were fresh, salmon were well cook. It's the best salmon I had ever had. My son had steak, he enjoys it very much!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

Begin with a superb cream of mushroom soup, more so during wintery nights. All main entrées were great. Their king crabs baked in butter are incredible. We dined here 3 nights in a row!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Thank you for the great dinner. That was amazing. This place isn't like any other restaurants in ROVANIEMI. So the greatest deer meal ever!..thnx

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

Really pleasant surprise. Restaurants in hotel reception buildings aren't usually this good. And pretty good value too. Local produce, subtle sophisticated flavours, nice range to choose from. Recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

What an amazing meal. I had the mushroom soup, reindeer roast and blue berry pancake. This meal was 5 star. We will be back tomorrow night it’s that’s good. Well done to the chefs for their great work.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Perfect, quite and kid friendly restaurant!! It’s not a touristic restaurant like the rest in the area. Friendly and helpful staff! Our dinner was delicious! We had the mushroom soup, the goose and the salmon!! Absolutely amazing! And the wine suggestion according to your plate...just perfect! It was the best salmon I ever had in a restaurant!! Definitely visit it!!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the Santa Claus village and two nights in Rovaniemi. We think this is probably the best food in town so we think the restaurant maybe a bit underrated. The breakfast is provided to hotel guest which...provides good and top quality options. The dinner is amazing. We like the balance use of ingredient in each dish. We had king crab and Bolete mushroom soup for starter. The mushroom soup goes well with the apple. Main course we had the pork neck and croquette, which are very nice with a good selection of wine to pair. We were most impressed with the chocolate cake and pistachio as desert. The pistachio crumble, sea salt, caramel and chocolate cake gives you good layer and balance on your taste buds. Love the desert a lot.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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