Amandis is a café-restaurant and boutique hotel with the world’s best waffles, handmade entirely from scratch in its own kitchen. Waffles are available with sweet and savoury fillings. Amandis is known not only for its waffles but also for its excellent service and charming milieu. Amandis has already won the SMAKU food competition twice and has been nominated in the Finnish Travel Gala in 2019 as the travel destination of the year. In addition, the entrepreneur Annika has also received tourism’s newcomer of the year. Amandis welcomes you with open arms.
Eat and drink in Turku
AS THE SELF-PROCLAIMED RESTAURANT CAPITAL OF FINLAND, TURKU IS PROUD TO JUSTIFY SUCH A PRESTIGIOUS TITLE. HERE A FULL-COURSE DINING EXPERIENCE DOESN’T INVOLVE OVER-THE-TOP FORMALITY AND PRICE, BUT RATHER AN IMPECCABLE MEAL IN A RELAXED AND STYLISH SETTING.
Nagu's guest marina is home to a real pearl of the archipelago – bistro and bar Båthuset. The magical archipelago atmosphere will lift your summer's day to a whole new level. Båthuset's bistro offers great variety with its delicious breakfast selection, pastries and sumptuous meals. Beach Bar's range of drinks make those summer moments even more amazing.
Bistro Elli offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, like the charming hospitality of a friendly neighbour. Its classic bistro dishes have been revitalised with a touch of Scandi-style - original, fresh and updated. The modern take on the tasty dishes are masterfully prepared, whether for lunch or dinner. Bistro Elli welcomes local professionals and residents, together with the guests of Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa, for a peaceful and harmonious dining experience.
Over the years Blanko has evolved into its own unique concept, serving customers for lunch and evening dinner from under the building’s old brick vaults at the foot of the Aura Bridge. Housed in one of the city’s most central locations, the venue is an inviting mix of the old and the new. The relaxed atmosphere is also perfect for dinner parties of larger groups. The fusion-inspired menu consciously blends various culinary cultures.
Brahen Kellari is the city's oldest cellar restaurant right in the heart of modern Turku. Leisurely comfort, the perfect blend of Finnish and international flavours and the expert service come together to form the famous atmosphere of Brahen Kellari.
Did you know that "Koulu" means school in Finnish? This unique restaurant actually used to be a school. At the Brewery Restaurant Koulu, you can enjoy a delicious lunch buffet or indulge your taste buds with the á la carte menu. Next to the Brewery Pub, you will also find a dining salon and function rooms, the Wine House, the history classroom, and a terrace. The house beers and ciders are crowd pleasers!
Café Art is an art café on the banks of the River Aura, considered a city oasis for coffee lovers. Homemade cakes, pastries and savory snacks as well as Turku Coffee Roastery's coffee guarantee a unique coffee experience. Café Art has received the title of 'Barista of the Year' no less than six times.
The popular Cafe Brahes are well known for their International, New Yorker Italian laid-back atmosphere combined with well-known Turku style hospitality. Try the delicious baked goods or grab a freshly prepared salad.
Cafe Qwensel is found at the heart of Turku in a unique 18th century setting. The selection includes traditional pastries made on site, as well as the wonderful Afternoon Tea. For lunch, enjoy an old-fashioned meat or cabbage pie alongside a warming gravy-broth. A porridge brunch is served on weekends. Products are made without additives, reflecting the traditions of local food.
In Ruissalo's charming villa restaurant in Saaronniemi you are able to enjoy refreshments and pastries as well as tasty meals and salads. Villa Saaro is located on a hill overlooking the Saaronniemi beach and camping facility.
As Turku's largest conference centre, Mauno's range of facilities makes it easy to organise meetings, gatherings, conferences, mini-conventions and even recreation days! Conference Centre Mauno's main premises are in the dynamic and rapidly growing Kupittaa district, close to central Turku. Mauno is located right next to Kupittaa railway station and is easily accessible from the Turku suburbs, the city centre and the Helsinki motorway.
Restaurant CRANE 22 is located on the east bank of the River Aura, under a historic crane right in front of the Loft factory. The terraces, bathed in the evening sun, and the atmospheric fireplace in the restaurant salon ensure comfort in all seasons. At the heart of CRANE 22's open kitchen is an open fire grill that brings its warmth and aromas to the entire restaurant salon. In the restaurant you can enjoy dishes made from seasonal ingredients from the a la carte menu, a tasting menu as full-course dinner or just sit back with a glass of wine amidst the wonderful riverside setting.
Enchanting Mediterranean flavors and a laid-back ambiance combine for the perfect dining experience. When you want to spend some uncomplicated quality time with friends, set a course for di Trevi. Di Trevi is a bistro and wine bar with a casual vibe. Come and taste some mouth-watering tapas, sit down to enjoy a three-course evening meal or pop in for some after work drinks.
History exudes from this site on the River Aura shores in the bright wine restaurant E. Ekblom. The wine list is a careful selection of small-scale vineyards and top wine producers. At the same time you can enjoy a light snack. In addition to the listed products there are daily specials include both drinks and food.
A vibrant meeting place for friends and a tempting selection for connoisseurs, right at the heart of Turku. Come and experience Fontana’s warm and friendly atmosphere! Fontana is both a cheerful café and a lively restaurant – an easy place to just drop in. Fontana is renowned for its three great passions: outstanding coffee, heavenly food and unforgettable cakes.
Everything tastes better when you grill it! Grill it! Marina serves up an inspiring mix of traditional barbecued food with premium quality ingredients. The menu is a fusion of pure Scandinavian flavours with tastes from around the world. The warm atmosphere and unique music leads you on a culinary journey to the land of fine wine and dining, all set amidst the breathtaking views of the River Aura.
Gunnar Eatery & Bar is the place to be for residents, passers-by, bon vivants, groups and party organisers. "Gunu" offers Turku-based restaurant services to globetrotters. Shared food, time together, enjoyment and fun memories - Gunnar is all of these, and much more.
Take a culinary journey to our Mediterranean kitchen with a Scandinavian twist! Restaurant Gustavo serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine as well as interesting wines on the riverside of Turku. In addition to evening dining Gustavo is an enticing prospect for lunch, for a tasty pizza or a light savoury bite to accompany a glass of wine.
In the heart of Turku is Hansakortteli (Hansa Block), a hive for diverse events on the edge of Turku's market square. Hansakortteli provides a fantastic shopping experience with many stores and specialty shops as well as a first-class department store. Comfortable restaurants and cafes offer a varied selection of cuisine. The shopping centre also houses banking and currency exchange services, a pharmacy and a doctor's surgery.
Helmi Café is a quaint and cosy café at the heart of Turku, on the doorstep of the coach station. From the early morning, the kitchen of Helmi Café is busy baking and cooking a variety of delightful things to eat. The quality breakfasts and lunches receive high praise and are available every day. The café also offers their delicious food to take away – just make your order in advance.
Hostel Tuorla provides low cost accommodation just 13 km away from Turku. It is conveniently located close to the Archipelago Trail and the main Helsinki highway. The hostel also runs a popular lunchtime restaurant and a shop full of local products. Come and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere!
Hotel Nestor is located on the Island of Korpo, amidst the scenic, Unesco protected archipelago, just a stone’s throw from the Archipelago Trail. Surrounded by forest trails, sunny meadows and within easy walking distance from the sea, Nestor continues to be a popular tourist destination year after year.
Hyppeis Värdshus hotel and restaurant is located by the sea on the Island of Houtskär, in the village of Hyppeis about 6 km from the Archipelago Trail. Hyppeis Värdshus offers a multi-sensory experience, with tranquil surroundings, comfortable accommodation and delicious local food. Built in an old village school, the hotel’s seaside location in flanked by beautiful cliffs and idyllic boat sheds.
Since 1853 the country's worst villains and murderers have been locked inside the bleak walls of Kakola. The futures of thousands of men have been lost behind the iron doors and granite stone walls. The Kakolanmäki Hill Museum will present these stories to the visitors. In the warden's old horse stables are a collection of photographs and artefacts from a hundred years ago. A large part of the artefacts are donations from the families of Kakola's former prison guards. The summertime Cafe Kakola operates in the park courtyard from the house of the old prison warden, built in 1879.
Eat well and stay comfortably! Kasnäs guests are pampered through a multifaceted programme, great service and good food. In the maritime milieu of the spa you will find non-smoking rooms where guests experience cottage ambiance on their own terrace. With many options to choose from, guests can go to the gym, relax by the pools and in the saunas, or indulge in a variety of spa treatments. Restaurant Kasnäs Paviljong is known for its delicious fish buffet, and the new summer terrace boasts spectacular sea views.
Kuori is a modern vegetarian restaurant, serving fresh and innovative food in a unique milieu. Housed in a 1960's stone building, the pleasant mix of rustic charm and natural beauty creates a green oasis. The fresh ingredients that go into the food at Kuori are mainly sourced from local producers. The food Kuori serves is mainly vegan, whilst the whole menu is gluten-free and offers plenty of totally vegan dishes. All wines and cocktails served are also vegan.
Kuppis Rooftop Bar is the new social spot in vibrant Kupittaa, a rapidly developing part of Turku. Located on the 9th floor, the intimate rooftop bar of the Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa is open all year round. During summer, the outdoor terrace is the ideal place to relax and unwind, whether you’re a hotel guest or a resident or employee working nearby. Come to enjoy the skyline view of Turku and toast with your friends or colleagues.
On the island of Kuusisto in Kaarina, lies a unique site of cultural and natural value, the historic ruins of the Bishop’s Castle – a fabulous experience for all ages! Near to the castle ruins, the Kuusisto Art Manor displays a new exhibition of contemporary art every summer. Connecting the art manor to the ruins is a culture and nature trail, along which you can explore many different habitats, such as groves, spruce forest and meadow landscapes. Access to the art manor and castle ruins is free of charge.
Kylämäki Village in Kurala is made up of four farms with buildings still standing at their original sites. The village has been inhabited since the 7th century. Nowadays, Kurala is a village of living history where visitors can travel back in time to a typical Southwest Finnish farm of the 1950s, complete with authentic scents and rural atmosphere.
Set in the premises of the old paint shop on Linnankatu street is the lively and atmospheric restaurant Ludu, where an enjoyable experience for the customer is the number one priority. In Ludu's theatrical setting our relaxed and passionate staff always deliver the best service. Ludu provides extra spice with some live music 2-3 times per week.
A magnificent milieu, wonderful food and drink, and a unique atmosphere! M Kitchen & Café is found in the foyer of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, near the centre of Turku, along the shores of the River Aura. Have lunch in an elegant setting or come enjoy the terrace. The facilities include modifiable conferences rooms, and the restaurant can also be reserved for private use.
Restaurant Mami has found a place in the hearts of the locals. Simple food carefully prepared, served in cosy and modern surroundings. The superb riverfront location in the historic heart of downtown Turku ensures a perfect meal. Enjoy the most beautiful views of Turku from the summer terrace. Oh, and don’t forget the delicious lunch menu!
Summer, sun and the archipelago – is there any better combination? Come to Nagu Marina for a happy summer's day at the largest and most popular harbour in the Archipelago Sea. The guest marina holds plenty of amenities for visitors as well as interesting sights within easy reach.
Nerå is a lively lunch and evening restaurant located in an historic brick building, right along the shores of the River Aura. In the cosy atmosphere of Nerå, enjoy Mediterranean flavours with Finnish influences. Make use of the restaurant's heated terrace – a great place to dine, whatever the time of year.
O’Learys is a laidback and easy-going Boston-style sports bar and restaurant, located in Holiday Club Caribia. As comfortable as your own living room, the restaurant is a place you can spend a relaxed evening catching up on your favourite team or playing table sports with family and friends. Come to the restaurant and just hang out for a drink or indulge in some classic American cuisine.
Stay in comfort at the Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa, a delightfully different hotel located in the heart of the fast growing Kupittaa area of Turku. This vivid, timeless, and distinctly stylish hotel is already a popular choice. You can easily find the hotel near Kupittaanpuisto, next to the Kupittaa train station. The hotel's facilities are complemented by the cosy and cheerful Bistro Elli, the Deli 24/7 as well as the Kuppis Rooftop Bar.
Heavenly cakes at the heart of Turku! In the unique restaurant quarter of Turku Market Hall is where you'll find Piece of Cake, the café of MBakery, offering their own freshly made pastries, furnace baked artisanal breads, delicious filled sandwiches, breakfast on both weekdays and weekends, amidst the distinctively fascinating market milieu.
Established in 1848, renewed in 2020. Pinella is the resplendent restaurant at the heart of historic Turku and the cultural pulse of the city, found where the waves lap the shores of the River Aura. Pinella serves lunch, dinner and sumptuous brunches. An inspiring feast for vegetarians, Asian flavors and a feel-good experience shared among your table. Fun dining at its finest! In summer, the positive vibe extends on to the terraces of the riverside and the Old Great Square.
Expand your horizon with seafood delicacies and fresh seasonal flavours, a mouth-watering bounty from the soul of the archipelago. The culinary crew of Restaurant Göran control the helm and their compass will navigate you to an unforgettable experience! Step aboard and chart a journey to a haven of flavour.
Kaskis restaurant offers Turku handicrafts Kaskis-style, at the top of Kaskenmäki Hill. The food is outstanding and made using high-quality ingredients, many produced organically and locally. The wines are reasonably priced and carefully selected, with some interesting bottles on offer. The service is one-of-a-kind: professional and uncomplicated. A cosmopolitan atmosphere in a cozy little bistro!
Welcome to the cosy atmosphere of Restaurant Aune! After twenty years of dreaming and design, the small but charismatic Aune came into the world. Food, drink and a genuine passion for the restaurant business, have brought this charismatic lounge bar to life. A place where you’ll have such a good time, the entire night goes by without notice!
Experiencing Hügge is like a journey to another world, where time stops so you can focus on what's essential. Uncompromising quality and pure ingredients combine with flavours from around the world, and build upon one charming principle – vegetarian dishes for all. Hügge's inspiring setting is visually appealing, whilst the portions arriving at your table are so beautiful, it's almost impossible not to take a picture!
Restaurant Kakolanruusu is situated in quite possibly Finland's most fascinating setting, in the old courtyard of Kakola prison. Restaurant customers also receive service in the atmospheric lounge bar, where you can enjoy cocktails, coffee or bar snacks. Much of the menu is prepared over an open fire and consists of simple and tasty dishes, served to share amongst your dinner party.
Restaurant Karu creates modern Asian cuisine using authentic flavours and ingredients from near and far. The cuisine is traditionally Japanese at heart, with fresh meat, seafood, vegetables and sushi dishes. Social dining is an important part of the Karu experience and several different tasting portions create a moment of total enjoyment for your palate, suitable for sharing amongst an entire table.
Restaurant Kellariravintola is located right in the heart of Turku in the atmospheric cellar of a 100-year-old bookstore. Kellari's kitchen entices you with all manner of delicious culinary delights, from steaks and fish to vegetarian dishes. A generous lunch buffet is served on weekdays and on Saturdays. The cabinet facilities create a great space for various events ranging from everyday meetings to parties and celebrations.
MorriSon's, located on Kristiinankatu Street in Turku, offers big and tasty American style portions! Here you'll find succulent burgers, steaks and salads. Make sure you leave room for dessert, with the delicious chocolate cake and indulgent ice cream excellent choices for example.
Welcome to Restaurant NOOA along the River Aura. The Scandinavian environment and the pure, fresh, European flavours are complemented by a great selection of wines. At NOOA, one can enjoy a tasting menu, three-course Menu NOOA or one's preferred choice of a la carte dishes. During summer, NOOA’s stunning roof terrace is the perfect place to soak up the sun whilst enjoying delicious drinks and great food.
Panini is a Turku classic, serving familiar Italian flavours with a relaxed twist, Italian at its heart whilst seasonally Finnish. The restaurant that has been charming diners with generous portions and an unpretentious atmosphere for almost three decades. Panini's menu comprises mouth-watering antipasti, paninis and salads, while not forgetting the cornerstones of Italian cuisine – pizzas, pastas and risottos.
Restaurant Smör offers delicately prepared food by professional chefs in the kitchen as well as skilled waiting staff providing a high-class service. The menu changes according to the seasons combining ingredients and flavours that stand out with purity and authenticity. Amidst the milieu of the cellar vaults, Smör serves both at lunchtime and in the evening.
The fascinating milieu and elegant combinations of food and drink in a cosy atmosphere – evening in Tårget is sure to be remarkable! At the edge of the historic Vähätori Square, Tårget serves up an unforgettable experience. Sit down and indulge in the restaurant's magnificent tasting menu, order yourself a glass of wine or swing by for a delicious lunch in the comfortable setting. Tårget's summer terrace is one of Turku's most popular al fresco locations.
"Good food and feeling since 1975". Ristorante Dennis offers uncomplicated food and genuine service, with over 40 years of experience. Dennis is a comfortable place where all are welcome to enjoy authentic freshly prepared Italian food. The well-known restaurant exudes a warm and familiar atmosphere.
Welcome to the real Italian restaurant on the banks of the River Aura! Sergio's serves delicious Italian cuisine including tasty pizzas. The restaurant is also well-known for it’s wine expertise. The main ingredients as well as the comprehensive selection of wines are directly imported from Italy. With good reason Sergio's is regarded as "The Real Italian Taste in Town".
Svarte Rudolf, open throughout the year, is a quality restaurant and perfect venue for banquets and meetings. An international atmosphere, the riverboat romance of bygone days and great food have made Svarte Rudolf one of the most popular riverboat restaurants in Finland.
Roster Turku is a vibrant social spot, restaurant and bar in the Governor's Magazine right next to Turku Cathedral. The restaurant strips away the formalities of fine dining, focusing instead on providing food prepared from the finest ingredients, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. Spread over two floors, the restaurant is also a great spot for various events and occasions.
Ruissalo Boatyard offers a wonderful seaside setting in which to party and spend your free time. Hungry visitors can indulge at Zaké Pizzeria & Wine Bar and Tenlén BBQ & Smokery (opening summer 2021), or feast on style at Avelia café and design boutique. Enjoy the repertoire of Linnateatteri at the summer theatre, and summer events such as TFO, the Turku Music Festival, Turku Sea Jazz, the Boat Show and the Airisto Classic Regatta. The boatyard offers facilities for 30-500 people to party and banquet in style.
The Mylly Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in Southwest Finland. At Mylly you’ll find 150 shops and services just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Turku. Mylly is easily accessible. Either take the car and park for free or leave it at home and hop on a bus – they run every 15 minutes from the centre of Turku to the doors of Mylly. Mylly offers the most comprehensive selection of shops and businesses in the region. While shopping, you can also enjoy one or more of the 20 restaurants and cafés. Welcome to Mylly – we have it all!
Shopping Centre Skanssi is conveniently located just off the motorway towards Helsinki. Whether travelling by car and using the free parking hall, or arriving by foot, Föli bike or bus direct to the door, the city congestion is avoided. At Skanssi, you'll find everything from local specialities to international fashion from a selection of over 90 stores.
The old town of Naantali is Finland’s most distinctive area of wooden buildings. Naantali’s old town is made up of colourful wooden homes and an idyllic guest marina, stretching in front of the beautiful convent church and embraced by the bay and beach from all sides. In summer, enjoy the authentic seaside holiday milieu, the treasures of the boutiques and the delights of the many restaurants, cafés and ice cream parlors. No wonder Naantali is often called Portofino of the North!
Whether you're in mind for a delicious lunch, some after work revelry, a relaxing cup of coffee or an evening with quality live music, head to Tiirikkala. A licensed café at the corner of Vähätori square, on the shores of the River Aura, Tiirikkala caters for a wide variety of tastes all within the same walls.
Step into the laid back atmosphere of restaurant Tintå, found nestled by the Aura Bridge along the river's western shore. A smash hit with the locals, Tintå is the place to go if you want to experience a true taste of Turku's finest! Tintå offers a selection of over a hundred wines, a shorter but even better menu, gourmet pizzas and a delicious weekday lunch. In the 18th Century, Tintå's premises were home to horse stables, with the original brick walls and arched doorway still remaining. The restaurant expands out onto a lovely terrace, embracing the river landscape.
Trattoria Wiklund is all about the joy of food and sharing, it's the pleasure of being together and sharing those moments that help us face the challenges of the future. Trattoria's food and ambience will give you and your friends to some wonderful shared experiences.
The Turku Market Hall, completed in 1896, brings a delightful atmosphere reminiscent of times gone by. The old and new meet in perfect harmony in the corridors that have existed for more than a hundred years. The Market Hall, which extends the length of an entire block, was designed by architect Gustaf Nyström. Inside you'll find traditional meat and fish counters, delicatessen and speciality shops, bread, milk and cheese shops as well as restaurants and cafes.
Unica Restaurants are a part of the best daily dining experiences, offering quality restaurant, café and catering services, where the customer relationship is genuinely a partnership. With more than ten restaurants and cafés, Unica Restaurants serves almost 7,000 diners daily, mainly on the campuses of the University of Turku and the University of Applied Sciences.
At Restaurant Harald, located in the centre of Turku, you can taste the delights of the wild forests and the best seafood from the historic Finnish waters as feasted upon by the ancient Nordic adventurers themselves. There is meat and fish in many forms, but hungry Vikings also find delicious vegetables on offer. Book your place to the best party of your life!