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Orlando_Vic Feb 12th, 2009 08:04 AM

Turku Restaurant Recommendation Needed

In September, my wife and I are going to be visiting some long-time friends in Turku. We will be staying with one of them for 6-7 days and are thinking of taking her out to dinner one night.

Does anyone have a restaurant recommendation that will not break the bank?

elina Feb 12th, 2009 08:55 AM

I have not been in Turku in years, but I checked restaurant evaluations for you. It looks like Panimoravintola Herman got best rewievs.

Panimo means brewery, so they brew their own beer. It is situated by the river. And it looks like they were chosen 2003 Restaurant of the Year.

tower Feb 12th, 2009 11:20 AM

hi Vic:

On our more recent visit to Turku while driving through Southern and Mid- Finland, we happened to be there during the Herring Festival aon the River (Aura?)..many of the boats also had restaurants on board. Check ou the river front...we opted for a recommended German/British/Finnish pub in town, at least 100 years old..Oscar's Place..excellent food choices and seemingly reasonable...dunno where he prices are now.

We stayed at the very cozy Park are a few selected pre-digital scanned photos of the sure your friend takes you out to picturesque Naantali (see pix)'s close to Turku, a little north.

Enjoy you visit!

Stu T.

(click on "slide show", 5 second can also enlarge each group by clicking on magnifying glass icon).

Orlando_Vic Feb 12th, 2009 11:54 AM

Thanks, elina. Their TripAdvisor reviews <> are pretty good.

Do you possibly remember anything about their prices? (I know that eating out in Finland is pricy.)

elina Feb 13th, 2009 04:21 AM

Looks like it is on pricey side, but nothing extravagant.

If you click at the adress you find menu and prices (menu is in Finnish, Swedish and English). On lthe left: lounas = lunch, a la carte is of vcourse a la carte, ryhmämenu = menu for groups, viinilista = wine list, talon oluet = house beers. Umder pictures: alkuruokia = starters, keasvisruokia = vegetarian dishers, kalaruokia = fish dishes, liharuokia = meat dishes, jälkiruokia = desserts. menut = menus.

elina Feb 13th, 2009 04:22 AM

Wow, I must have made at least ten typos...

Orlando_Vic Jul 13th, 2009 10:42 AM


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