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The Gingerbread House

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Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian
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Kirkkorinne 2, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 3 648 040
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Piparkakkutalo, "The Gingerbread House", is a traditional...
Restaurant Piparkakkutalo, "The Gingerbread House", is a traditional, popular and cosy restaurant at the heart of Hameenlinna next to the main church and the marketplace. The restaurant offers traditional European food with specialities and seasonal local ingredients. Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is located in a historical house. The house was built in 1906-07 as a home for merchant August Skogster whose department store was located next to the house. The house is designed by one of the most famous Finnish architect of that time, Selim A. Lindqvist. The house is a Jugend style building. Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is ideal for all kinds of lunch and dinner occasions, informal or formal. There are also dining cabinets and meeting cabinets available for private occasions. There is a cosy pub, Albertin Kellari, located in the basement of the Restaurant. The pub is fully licensed with a wide selection of beers, ciders and other drinks. Also a selection of tasty bar snacks is available. There is live music every week ranging from jazz to blues, roots etc. Also quiz and theme nights are organized regularly.
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent place

I visited with my wife this restaurant for a proper dinner, and the restaurant & serving was a total success. Despite quite a busy evening the service was polite, attentative and happening with the right pace. Food was delicious and the presentation was also mouthwatering. Excellent wines and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Jouni L
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Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • German first
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English first
Finland
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I visited with my wife this restaurant for a proper dinner, and the restaurant & serving was a total success. Despite quite a busy evening the service was polite, attentative and happening with the right pace. Food was delicious and the presentation was also mouthwatering. Excellent wines and shampagne by the glass with reasonable prices. Good work Piparkakkutalo!

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Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting us with your wife. The things you wrote about are very important for us. So we are very pleased to hear that we have succeeded in those things. Warmly welcome again! More 

Haemeenlinna, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food, nice location and friendly staff. Gingerbread icecream is delicious, I can warmly suggestion thao.

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Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you! Gingerbread ice cream is our most popular dessert. Welcome again! More 

Haemeenlinna, Finland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food was very tasty. We were spending an anniversary, and the service was excellent the minute they knew about our celebrating a birthday.

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Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We were very happy to make your anniversary special. More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Good service, excellent food. I have visited a few times in the restaurant and is often quite full. So be sure to make a reservation in advance.

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Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you positive feedback. We always recommend reservation in advance. Welcome again! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great atmosphere. ..warm welcoming by waiters...great menu...good timing...great taste...snails in starter is a MUST to have...

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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. Welcome again! More 

Pori, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After visiting Aulanko, we thought to have a meal in Hämeenlinna and found this restaurant which looked nice and welcoming. Sure enough the place was nice with relaxed athmosphere and cosy decor. We decided to go with "chef's recommendations"; three course meal with snails, grilled steak and ice-cream. What a disappointing meal! Our main course what up to the standard... More 

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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are very sorry to hear about your experiences in our restaurant. What you have told in your review, is not the way we want our customers to be served. We would appreciate if you could contact us by email and give us more information and details. It is important for us to fix mistakes. More 

Tampere
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

All works.Very frendly stuff - professional,but non-formal.A la carte was well tought and offered something to every coustimer.I preferer liver and Worschmak.We enjoyede very good dinner!

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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and rating! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ate twice at this restaurant during our stay in Hämeenlinna, and enjoyed it both times. Friendly service and great ambience.

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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting us. Welcome again! More 

Haemeenlinna, Finland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Like earlier, the interior of the restaurant is very nice and it creates a good starting point to nice dinner with family. Last time food itself wasn't so delicious, but this time I was very happy to find that everybody was very happy about the taste and presentation of the food. My pepper steak was especially juicy and more tasty... More 

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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed our food. We want to make our best to improve the slow service you have experienced. Hope to see you again! More 

Hamina, Finland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were recommended the place, so we gave it A try. Warm Welcome from the staff as we arrived, and special interior gave A good first impression that was only strenghted by delucious food. Fresh fish, fresh vegetables, onion soup to die for! Loved it!!

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We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting us. Welcome again! More 

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Additional Information about The Gingerbread House

Address: Kirkkorinne 2, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 3 648 040
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Haemeenlinna
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 31
Cuisine: Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirkkorinne 2, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Haemeenlinna
  • Phone Number: +358 3 648 040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo, "The Gingerbread House", is a traditional, popular and cosy restaurant at the heart of Hameenlinna next to the main church and the marketplace. The restaurant offers traditional European food with specialities and seasonal local ingredients. Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is located in a historical house. The house was built in 1906-07 as a home for merchant August Skogster whose department store was located next to the house. The house is designed by one of the most famous Finnish architect of that time, Selim A. Lindqvist. The house is a Jugend style building. Restaurant Piparkakkutalo is ideal for all kinds of lunch and dinner occasions, informal or formal. There are also dining cabinets and meeting cabinets available for private occasions. There is a cosy pub, Albertin Kellari, located in the basement of the Restaurant. The pub is fully licensed with a wide selection of beers, ciders and other drinks. Also a selection of tasty bar snacks is available. There is live music every week ranging from jazz to blues, roots etc. Also quiz and theme nights are organized regularly.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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