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Brahen Kellari

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Steakhouse, International, European, Grill, Scandinavian
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Puolalankatu 1, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 2 2325400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Brahen Kellari, the oldest cellar restaurant in the city, is situated in...
Brahen Kellari, the oldest cellar restaurant in the city, is situated in heart of the modern Turku. Friendly, relaxed athmosphere, an excellent blend of Finnish and International flavours as well as cheerful, homelike service welcome you always at the Brahen Kellari.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good and stylish cellar restaurant in Turku downtown

Upgraded but still traditional restaurant with a pleasent twist, clean, modern cellar style with good food. Well done menu with classical and balanced dishes. Also winelist is well designed and includes quality wines globally.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
SakiJR
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Turku, Finland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Turku, Finland
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have nothing good to say about this place. The interior is very dated, service was totally indifferent, and the food had almost no taste at all.

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PerBrahe, Omistaja at Brahen Kellari, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your valued comment about my restaurant some eight months ago . Unfortunately I can not give you any proper answer to you about food quality and service provided to you since time lap is too large from your visit to your feedback;( I assure to you that we do have excellent, but relaxed service and... More 

Turku, Finland
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Upgraded but still traditional restaurant with a pleasent twist, clean, modern cellar style with good food. Well done menu with classical and balanced dishes. Also winelist is well designed and includes quality wines globally.

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Turku, Finland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was eating here with my man last Saturday. Food was delicious and staff was friendly, its expensive place, i paid for my main course dish around 30 euros. I think there is nothing special in this place, its very average restaurant.

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Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Food is good, no big problems, but it's also boring like 20 years ago. Interior is tired. Too expensive.

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Fin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Tasty 'pikkujoulu' dinner in 'cellar restaurant Brahe'. In Finland we celebrate Christmas well before Christmas and call it 'pikkujoulu' meaning little Christmas/pre Christmas party/dinner. Restaurant located in the center of the city and it's quite nicely decorated, clean, friendly place. I have never cared for exquisite service, so this wasn't never the main thing for me. I did not expected... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was here today, as we wanted to eat something tipical for Finland. We dicided to mix 2 dishes - reindeer (as we've never eaten it before) and salmon (becouse the salmon in Poland is not the salmon directly from the skandinavian sea). It was amazingly delicious! Reindeer was prepared in the perfect way - tasty, a little bit spicy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food and a lovely place! Friendly service too! We usually go here with my colleagues and all of us enjoy eating here.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fairly small Finnish bistro. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate when we were there. The Italian motif didn't seem to suit the fact that it is a Finnish restaurant, but that may only seem unusual to foreigners. The food is good. The reindeer was prepared well in the typical Finnish style and was delicious. The snails (appetizer)... More 

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Tustin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had never eaten Reindeer before and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. If you are a meat lover this meal is for you! I was greeted at the door by a friendly face. I let her know I did not have a reservation and she nodded that it was fine while escorting me to a very nice table,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The hotel called ahead to see if they could make a reservation. Arriving at 8:30 there was one other table of diners. During the meal three others came in, one couple for dessert and the check their messages (they barely spoke to one another) but for a Saturday night it seemed odd not to be more busy. The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Brahen Kellari

Address: Puolalankatu 1, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 2325400
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 36
Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, European, Grill, Scandinavian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puolalankatu 1, Turku 20100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 2 2325400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 36
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, European, Grill, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Brahen Kellari, the oldest cellar restaurant in the city, is situated in heart of the modern Turku. Friendly, relaxed athmosphere, an excellent blend of Finnish and International flavours as well as cheerful, homelike service welcome you always at the Brahen Kellari.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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