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Frans & Cherie Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
+358 44 4050216
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This restaurant has changed name and is now known as the Frans & Cherie.From the moment we walked in we were met and seated by one of the waitresses who was effient and friendly. Within minutes we received table water ,wine list and menus.Whilst perusing the food menu our drink order was taken and was delivered a short time later... More 

Thank Peter B
Naantali, Finland
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966 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Great central location and nice terrace too. It used to be Fransmanni, but new name is Frans & Cherie. Concept is still the same, so it's a chain restaurant serving French Cuisine. Service was friendly and fast. Menu was "safe", so food was not that innovative, but tasted good.

Thank Halkidis
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Now known as Frans&Cherie but not much has changed besides the decor. We had a nice dinner here. Appetizers were good especially the Roquefort snails! Tested the "mussel friday" and was pleasently surprises. Tasty mussels and plenty of them! Although some of them had a bit of sand... the desserts were the only letdown, pastry on tartlets was hard as... More 

Thank Minskun
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to Fransmanni restaurant as we were staying in Hotel Sokos Vaakuna. We didn't make a reservation but were quickly seated, and staff were kind and attentive. We ordered main courses and desserts, both of which were lovely. The Arctic char with lentils was excellent. All round lovely meal with good service. The restaurant is not particularly formal, and... More 

Thank chnorton
Sodankyla, Finland
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Food itself was certainly above average, but the place is largish and not too coze. But what would you expect from a big hotel-restaurant. We had mutton and liver portions, both were good, but not exquisite.

Thank Multis
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Really great restaurant, attentive staff and lovely food. Highly recommend the reindeer steak. Not cheap but absolutely delicious.

Thank 318mary
Fethiye, Turkey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna which runs the Fransmanni Testaurant as well. The atmosphere in the restaurant looks quite nice. I can say that the breakfast is quite satisfactory but can not say the same thing for the evenings. As we were already staying in the hotel we decided to have the dinner in Fransmanni. First... More 

Thank Murat B
Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Went for a dinner with high expectations.The service was friendly and fast eventho the restaurant was full.The menu was interesting and sounded good but unfortunately the food didnt live up to it.It was average and the portions are not big.Considering the price the food was definately a disappointment.

Thank Professional T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Wow, this is the place to eat. Great food and great service. Good kids menu too. Wide selection of local dishes to try alongside other international ones.

1 Thank Mumdadandboys
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We had reindeer sautee and it was delicious. Very smart staff. The portions are just perfect. However, the very hungry one will need a desert ;)

Thank Fabian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi 96200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 44 4050216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?