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“Wonderful local food”
Review of Pollowaari

Pollowaari
Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Scandinavian, International
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wonderful local food in a small hotel in central Jyvaskyla. Had a four course set menu; everything beautifully presented, extremely tasty and wonderful combinations of flavours. Very knowledgeable sommelier helped us wash down our food with good wine. Great selection of mocktails too - I had one made from tonic, gooseberry juice and rooibos tea - it was absolutely delicious, believe me! Highly recommended. 4 courses, two glasses of wine, the mocktail and coffee came to euro100, though!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a wonderful season menu dinner at Pöllöwaari in March 2014. The menu was built so that each step included also a dedicated sparkling wine / champagne with it.

First we were served with monkfish & mascarpone together with cava (Agusti Torello Mata Brut Reserva 2009), then scallop with spring onion with English sparkling wine (Grosvenor Merret Blanc de Blancs 2010). That was, btw., my first time to taste any English wine and it was a positive surprise.

As the main course we were served lobster and shrimps with real French champagne (Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2005), which happened to be the only drink that was not perfect!

As a dessert we got white chocolate with brambles together with Braida di Giacomo Bologna Estate's sweet Brachetto sparkling wine.

It was extremely nice to rely on decisions made by a professional sommelier, and not try to pick up something to drink on your own...

The dinner was a well-balanced experience and the staff served us delicately. It really was worth every euro (quite many of them).

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Thank Jojuto
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great food, great wines - best service in Finland.
We had a start dish: goat cheese with three types of sea-buckthorn, main course: lamb neck cooked overnight and many vegetables in different forms, dessert: mini creambrulee with fruits and sea-buckthorn in two forms.

Great value for your money.

Thank Kalle L
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Yopuu hotel. Do not be put off by the name. The decor is rather dark and traditionalist but the food is very good. We had the special nature journey menu. The best hollandaise sauce I've had. The veal was just melt in the mouth. Dessert was tropical fruits and mousse, again delightful . The price is quite hefty but well worth it for a special occasion.

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Thank anna mari h
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place was excellent! Many of us in the party tried the "land" menu which included the lamb neck. It sounded a little risky, but we were assured by our waiter that it was excellent and after describing how it was prepared via slow cooking many of us decided to take a chance on it, as it is always nice to try something new that you normally don't eat. None of us were disappointed. The dish was excellent as well as the service. There is a reason this place is #1.

Price: The evening got pretty expensive in our party of 7, but you can probably scrape by okay with the a la carte menu if you want to limit the spending but still enjoy a fine dining experience.

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Thank John_Gaudy
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