I was holidaying from Australia over the Christmas period with my husband, brother and his partner. We were recommended Nili from a local. We decided to have our Christmas dinner (25th December) at Nili and I can't speak more highly of the restaurant.
To start with, we were very suprised that they could fit us in at such short notice. We couldn't make a reservation, they told us we would have to come down and see if there was a table available. Lucky for us, there was!
The restaurant is not big, but very cosy inside. It was fairly dimly lit and created a really lovely warm ambience. The staff were incredibly friendly, helping us to understand what various items on the menu were. They also suggested a number of things for us to try, that were traditional Finnish foods and drinks.
The meals were absolutely delicious. We had bear, salmon, reindeer and beef steaks. Not the type of foods we have ever tried before.
The restaurant is not at all cheap, so if you're on a tight budget, this is not the restaurant for you to be eating at. It was quite an expensive dinner, but we were very happy to pay for the food and service we received. It was a lovely way for us to spend our Christmas together in Rovaniemi!
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