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US$19 - US$42
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European, Scandinavian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 June 2021

The restaurant is beautiful and atmospheric. I was eating with my son and his friends on Saturday. Lunch was great. I actually ate fish that was really delicious. Thanks for your friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Fantastic octopus from Josper grill. Great snails with blue cheese, and delicious gingerbread ice cream for dessert. Friendly, professional service. Reasonably fast despite the fact that it was a busy evening. Compared to Helsinki prices, good value for money. Thank you very much!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

The place is cute as sugar. A lovely old, cozy building. It's a bit expensive, but not too much. Food is delicuous. I had a bliniplate. The service really good and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

A wonderful menu I would liked to taste all in it 💎 Food was excellent, service was warm and just lovely🙋 Highly recommending this restaurant 💎

Date of visit: October 2020
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Piparkakkutalo, Markkinointi at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Dear Jaana K! Thank you for your review. We´re glad to hear you enjoyed you stay with us. We´re happy to welcome you back so you can taste the rest of our menu :) Have a great autumn! Eveliina/ Piparkakkutalo

Reviewed 12 February 2020

This is traditional and good restaurant in the center of Hämeenlinna city. Next to Museum Skogster and Hämeenlinna Church. Good service and delicious food from local ingredients.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, Marketing at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Dear Visit Häme, Thank you for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit in our restaurant. Wish to see you back again! Eveliina / Gingerbread house

Reviewed 2 December 2019

We had a dinner here and the food was very good. Toast skagen as starters and then reindeer and elk meat for main. All of them were delicious. Service was also good. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, markkinointi at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2019

Dear Marko K, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our classical toast skagen and our game dish of the day. Hope to see you back and have a great rest of the year! Regards, Eveliina / Piparkakkutalo

Reviewed 11 October 2019

Just one block east of the central kauppatori.. Wonderful old style restaurant with friendly service and delicious food at reasonable prices. If you stay at the Hotelli Emilia you get a 10% discount. recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, Markkinointi at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear madalamzungu, Thank you for your review and recommendation. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Wish you all the best and happy holidays! Regards, Eveliina / Piparkakkutalo

Reviewed 26 September 2019

When having a couple of hours time to visit Hameenlinna, old town in Tawast area I walked around to look for suitable restaurant, before driving into surroundings area into hotel. I found this old wooden building which was told to have been a normal living...house. On the other hand just realize that exactly in same address have been living famous Finnish artist, Albert Edefelt (from 1855..) which was told in placate. Also this building have a lively music cellar in ground floor. But this house, called Gingerbread House (Piparkakkutalo) offers a delicious meal, I would say a little bit taste of gourmet with reasonable price. As it was after rush hours, middle of week, there were not so many people eating at upper, 2nd floor. I enjoyed a delicious fish which was just suitable (not too heavy to have before continuing driving). I will put that place in my mind if my friends will ask advices for good restaurant at Tawastehus - Hameenlinna.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, Marketing at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2019

Dear JaakkoTapio, Thank you for your nice review. Glad to hear you enjoyed you time in our restaurant and had time to immerse yourself in our history. Indeed the house was built in 1906 to a merchant´s, Anders Skogster´s, home. Earlier, on the very same...More

Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

We went to the Gingerbread House for dinner, based on great TripAdvisor reviews. We had tasty, good enough mains. Then we tried to order the desserts. Now the restaurant doesn’t exactly have a great dessert selection, and had only 3 desserts on their menu plus...one on the specials board. The first waitress says “sorry, the lemon dessert is out of stock”. Ok, we thought, we can live without that, even though we wanted to have it. Then we place an order for the gingerbread ice cream and we get told by a second waitress that this too is out of stock. The waitress was completely unapologetic - is this a regular occurrence, perchance? Now if this was late in the evening midweek, I could understand it, but this was 7:30 on a Saturday night. There are going to be lots of unhappy customers tonight. Absolutely awful. Suffice to say we did not stay for the scraps of dessert that were availableMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, Marketing at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

Dear Anthonyd99, Thank you for your review. We´re glad to hear you enjoyed your mains. Our sincere apologies for your disappointment of the desserts. Our Saturday evening was quite busy and unfortunately it seems we weren´t prepared for it properly, especially regarding the desserts. For...More

Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Very good restaurant with a nice service. Reindeer is really tasty and typical finnish meat. Also the chicken salad is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Piparkakkutalo, Marketing at The Gingerbread House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Dear Fabiano G, Thank you for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that reindeer and chicken salad satisfied your taste buds. Wish you all the best! Regards, Eveliina / Piparkakkutalo

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The Gingerbread House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5