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Pollowaari

Yliopistonkatu 23, Jyvaskyla 40100, Finland
+358 14 333 900
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Ranked #1 of 74 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, International
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to have great dinner in Jyväskylä, you should visit Pöllöwaari. Especially Jyväskylä Meny is worth trying. I have visited Pöllöwaari in business purposes and also with friends. It is good for both purposes.

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Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Best part of dishes we ate was the outlook of portions, close to art. To start with you must try from new menu lobster starter, excellent taste. Pike-perch for main course was replaced by whitefish as restaurant had not managed to get fresh fish. Desserts were also delicious. More info and pictures reijosfood.com

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food has always been excellent there. Staff is professional and friendly. Try some time the wine tasting, for example the riedel tasting (45€/person, 4 wines, minimum 2 persons, reservation demanded).

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Bern, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wonderful local food in a small hotel in central Jyvaskyla. Had a four course set menu; everything beautifully presented, extremely tasty and wonderful combinations of flavours. Very knowledgeable sommelier helped us wash down our food with good wine. Great selection of mocktails too - I had one made from tonic, gooseberry juice and rooibos tea - it was absolutely delicious,... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a wonderful season menu dinner at Pöllöwaari in March 2014. The menu was built so that each step included also a dedicated sparkling wine / champagne with it. First we were served with monkfish & mascarpone together with cava (Agusti Torello Mata Brut Reserva 2009), then scallop with spring onion with English sparkling wine (Grosvenor Merret Blanc de... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great food, great wines - best service in Finland. We had a start dish: goat cheese with three types of sea-buckthorn, main course: lamb neck cooked overnight and many vegetables in different forms, dessert: mini creambrulee with fruits and sea-buckthorn in two forms. Great value for your money.

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Huelva, Spain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Yopuu hotel. Do not be put off by the name. The decor is rather dark and traditionalist but the food is very good. We had the special nature journey menu. The best hollandaise sauce I've had. The veal was just melt in the mouth. Dessert was tropical fruits and mousse, again delightful . The... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place was excellent! Many of us in the party tried the "land" menu which included the lamb neck. It sounded a little risky, but we were assured by our waiter that it was excellent and after describing how it was prepared via slow cooking many of us decided to take a chance on it, as it is always nice... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was my second visit in Pöllövaari and once again the food was absolutely fantastic. They way how they are combining Finns raw material to modern portion is amassing. They have also their own wine selection which gives the final combination to whole dinner. Restaurant is small so you need to make table reservation. Very intimate dining area. Service was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The food here is excellent, the table was well set in a comfortable room. I selected from a set menu which included beetroot soup and a main course of reindeer which was complimented by a selection of good wines suggested by the restaurant and served with a brief description by the waiter. As part of a hotel the breakfast was... More

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