1Gunnar Eatery & Bar
Gunnar is a new arrival to Turku’s fantastic restaurant scene, which opened at the street level of the hotel Turun Seurahuone in early 2019. Gunnar, or "Gunu"as it is affectionately called, goes above and beyond what is known as social eating, where the dishes are shared amongst your table.
The dishes are carefully crafted creations, which are ideal to taste and enjoy together in a group. Much of what finds its way to your table is locally produced, both in terms of food and table settings – plenty to inspire some engaging conversation.
Restaurant Sergio’s has been operating since 2003 along the western shores of the River Aura, and is warmly regarded as a true classic of Turku’s restaurant scene. If traditional Italian cuisine is what you’re after, there’s no place better for an authentic taste of Italy.
The owners of Sergio’s are all Italian, which explains the great effort put into the quality of the traditional Italian dishes and speciality Italian wines (there are an amazing 150 to choose from).
Even the raw ingredients are imported from Italy, staying true to the individuality of Italian flavours. Baked using its own starter dough, the restaurant’s pizza is a real experience and definitely worth the hype!
At Gustavo, taste the real passion the owners have for Mediterranean cuisine. Guests are received with open arms, whilst the life and soul of the restaurant, head chef and owner Markus, ensures no one leaves hungry. The menu includes classic dishes and seasonal delicacies that change on a weekly basis, formed from traditional ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. When everything is made fresh, from start to finish, then high quality is guaranteed.
Gustavo’s specialities are the savoury little snacks also known as pintxos, which can be enjoyed as an appetiser or several combined as a main meal. The wines have been carefully chosen, with a selection that includes labels not found in local stores.
Turku’s most fresh seafood restaurant is undoubtedly Bassi! Restaurant Bassi operates in Turku's best location: by the Aura River, right in the heart of the city.
Bassi specialises in fish and seafood dishes, which are made for sharing. The pinnacle of the menu is the shellfish platter – an impressive sight when laid on the table! If seafood doesn’t catch your appetite, you’ll also find meat and vegetarian dishes on menu.
Restaurant is named after the architect who designed the building, Charles Bassi. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Club Bassi Karaoke bar opens on the third floor, where you can sing karaoke in a uniquely stylish setting. And the terrace on the building’s rooftop is the real icing on the cake.