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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Prices were reasonable by Finnish measures and the food and service were both excellent. I had the Rydberg's steak and will probably order the same if I visit Hämeenlinna again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Jens R
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Vasa, Western Finland, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Jokela, Finland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Oikein hyvä ruoka, mutta puuttuu jotain.Kuitenkin keskitason paremmalla puolella. Piparkakkutalo on kokemisen arvoinen paikka. Kannattaa käydä jos vierailet Hämeenlinnassa. Very good food, but something were missing. Piparkakkutalo is the restaurant you should visit if you are visiting in city of the Hämeenlinna.

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Vasa, Western Finland, Finland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Prices were reasonable by Finnish measures and the food and service were both excellent. I had the Rydberg's steak and will probably order the same if I visit Hämeenlinna again.

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Mulfingen, Germany
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Been there quite a few times already. Good food and service. Prices as expected on the higher side, but still reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a top class restaurant and we have little doubt it is the best in the quiet and somewhat boring city of Hameenlinna. The building is special and the local people visiting clearly do so for special occasions. The food is good and well presented and the price is surprisingly reasonable. We had Atlantic char, a remarkably good steak... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the best if not the best restaurant in Hämeenlinna. Traditional and classic kitchen. Everything is made from quality ingredients. Start with the classic skagen and then the peppersteak with the exceptionally good sauce.

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Finland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had a great dinner here. Food and serving were really good. They were using local ingredients to make really good food. Courses on the menu are quite ordinary, but still the restaurant is succeeding to make them taste like their owns. Definitely I will visit here other times as well.

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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Thank you for your review! We were very happy to make your anniversary special. More 

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

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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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