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Restaurant Petronella

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Petronella is well known restaurant in the centre of Saariselka. Our restaurant is cosy and has warm atmosphere. In our A’la Carte list you’ll find all the best what Lapland can offer. You are more than welcome!
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

As a Finn I'm definitively not looking for a touristic place to eat. This restaurant was great, offering tasty fine dining dishes with some local ingredients. The best restaurant in Lapland I should say (forget Rovaniemi!). I love blinis and was not disappointed, it was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank corinnav497
Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Hello Corinna, Thank you for your nice review! This feedback melts our hearts. We hope to see you again now when you found us :) Best regards, Virpi & Antti and the Petronella team!

Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Food was really great. We had menus (1-3) and kids ate children's arctic char portion with black tiger prawns for starter and ice cream and panna cotta for dessert. Service was a bit slow even if there wasn't many people. Decoration of the restaurant was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hello Elina, Thank you for your nice review. Our apologizes if you felt that service was slow. When you arrived there weren’t yet so many people, but maybe you didn’t recognize that after half an hour there were lots of customers arriving at the same...More

Reviewed March 17, 2019

Friendly staff, good menu choice. After the first dinner we ended up going another two times tasting all of the 3 proposed menu choices. You cannot go wrong. The reindeer carpaccio is sublime. All dishes were very tasty and beautifully presented. Good choice of desserts...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your nice review! Your nice words melts our hearts! We hope to see you again in Petronella! Best regards, Virpi & Antti and the team!

Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

It's a beautiful place and it offers a rare combination of fantastic, high-end, superb food and a very friendly, familiar, home-like hospitality. We were four hungry adults, we had 2 starters (reindeer carpaccio and a pate, both excellent), 4 main courses (the expensive snow goose...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your nice words! This warms our hearts! We truly hope that you come back to visit Petronella and Saariselkä! You are warmly welcome! Best regards, Virpi & Antti and the team!

Reviewed March 2, 2019

Petronella take its name after a young Dutch woman who, travelling alone in 1947, stayed for 4 months in Finnish Lapland helping with cooking in the goldmines. Petronella inspired this restaurant, which is all about hospitality, in a Nordic way. Suitable for everybody, families with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your nice review! You wrote everything what is close to our heart. We love our restaurant and we want to show it. Warm thank you for your words. Best regards, Virpi & Antti and the team

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We have visited Saariselkä several times during the past years and we always come back to this wonderful restaurant. Great food, amazing service and beautiful lappish decoration. Small details are important: candles, fireplace, plates and cutlery and even the taxidermy local animals. Beer list could...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your nice review! As soon as we find perfect beer products for us. There aren’t so many local breweries here in the north. We’ll keep looking :) Warm regards, Virpi & Antti and the team

Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner together with our family during our winter vacation. We had no preconceived expectations but the place positively caught us by surprise. All (game focused) ingredients and wine recommendations were excellent. I had blini for starters and snow grouse for the main course....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Hello, Thank you much for you nice review! We truly hope to see you again here in Petronella! Best regards, Virpi & Antti +Team

Reviewed February 10, 2019

My husband and I both had the three course menu. I had the elk steak which was amazing. He ordered the Arctic char and devoured it. An hour later, he was still raving about the beetroot hollandaise sauce. This is the best restaurant in Saariselkä.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Dear Leah, Thank you so much for your nice review! We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your dinner! The hollandaise sauce: I love it too :) Best regards, Virpi and Antti & Team Petronella

Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has a very lovely and traditional atmosphere with a great log fire and many candles. The staff are really friendly and super efficient. The food is excellent ranging from mushroom soup with smoked bear to goose and elk ...which were amazing. Deserts are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for you nice review! It is so amazing to read nice things about the food, the atmosphere and staff because we value those things too! Hope to see you again! Best regards, Virpi and Antti & Team Petronella

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Open fire and lots of antlers on the walls. Food was vg. I had set menu of lobster and king crab bisque followed by Elk steak with risotto followed by white chocolate panoccotta. Partner had same but with a Bear steak starter instead of the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Vipeh1, Omistaja at Restaurant Petronella, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your nice review! We hope to see you again here in Petronella! Best wishes Virpi & Petronella Crew

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