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The Gingerbread House

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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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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Finland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toast Skagen as starter is one of the best in my life. Pepper steak was really tasty and good quality. Excellent red wine and Creme Brulee with espresso. Served in nice atmosphere. Works with business as well as romantic dinner.

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Thank PeteFinland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prompt and friendly service. Excellent pepper steak and liver. Good value for the money. We were in a hurry, everything worked out just fine.

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Thank Timo K
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful wooden building, good service and lovely food. (Goat cheese salad and sirloin steak were both excellent) Dessert menu is small and very ice-cream based but that's quite typical in Finland during summer months.

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Thank Snowflake_Fairy
Haemeenlinna, Finland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So, for a short backstory, I visited here few years ago and that time I got server wrong main course and half frozen strawberries for dessert, with a waitress that couldn't bother to give us one smile. This time I'm glad to be able to write this review with 4/5 stars. Truthfully I don't think I would've ever come back... More 

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

Thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that we had a chance to serve you again. In past years we have put effort on developing our methods, meals and service. I'm glad to hear you could see the difference. We hope to see you again! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A must place to go when in Hämeenlinna. We had a big group of colleagues having and after work dinner and everything was superb. The escargots turned the normally loud party to an absolute silence, they were just amazing. The mains were all around the tables appraised as well. Great place with a lovely venue and really good stuff. Highly... More 

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Thank Ville V
Cust_manager, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are pleased to hear that your whole group enjoyed the visit to our restaurant. Welcome again! More 

Finland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The restaurant is set in a old building which is also very nicely decorated inside as well. The restaurant is called "Piparkakkutalo", in english "Cingerbread house" and that's because of the appearance of the building. The food was good. We had lunch and it was quite tasty. I would have wished the price includes also a desert. The service was... More 

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Thank Maryann38
Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you liked our restaurant. We definitely want to put more effort on good service. Welcome again! More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Good food and good value for money. We all had different types of steaks. They were cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and the place was perfect. Well done to the chef. We will revisit for sure

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Thank Mary Louise S
Cust_manager, Johtaja at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting us. Good food and friendly staff are our key words. I will tell your comments to our staff. Have a nice summer! More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The waitress' were very busy but still they were very friendly and polite. It took a while to get our drinks and even more to get the food but it was worth the waiting. Really good restaurant! Just be sure to reserve a table beforehand as the place is always crowded.

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Thank Ville V
Cust_manager, Johtaja at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We also recommend reservations beforehand. That will give us a change to be more prepared for customers. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed visiting us apart from little bit waiting. Welcome again! More 

Liege, Belgium
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Lovely restaurant near the centre. The food is really nice. The salad buffet and free coffee are a nice touch.

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Thank Julien K
Cust_manager, Johtaja at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our lunch always includes salad buffet and a coffee. We are glad you liked it. Welcome again! More 

Riihimaki, Finland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Had lunch with my son. Beautiful house with a good atmosphere. The food was very good and it was served quickly and in a friendly manner. The price was reasonable within thew Finnish level which is quite high. Easy parking in the center of the city just opposite the restaurant.

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Thank Willie541_12
Cust_manager, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed visiting us. Welcome again! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$18 - $32
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirkkorinne 2, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Tavastia Proper  >  Haemeenlinna
  • Phone Number: +358 3 648 040
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.

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