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“Currently one of the best in Hämeenlinna”

The Gingerbread House
Ranked #1 of 63 Restaurants in Haemeenlinna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$33
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Helsinki
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Currently one of the best in Hämeenlinna”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

One of the best restaurants in Hämeenlinna for a good three cource dinner. Good value for money and the quality is excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Thank you for your comments! It is great to hear you have enjoyed our restaurant.
Welcome again!
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Moscow, Russia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent service and nice kitchen”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It is not always true that number 1 on tripadvisor is really the best restaurant to visit. But this time it truly worked. Very nice place with excellent service and cozy atmosphere. We had late lunch as a couple. As a starter we took cream soup and Solyanka. Second one for my Russian taste was perfect, while cream soup was bit specific but still good.
Highly reconnected here lamb shank is worth trying! And ice cream and warm cheese - both was nice ending of our dinner. Our dinner was accompanied by nice Pinot Noir wine and check at the end was less that 100 euro.
We would love to visit 'Ginferbread House' again during our next visit and highly recommend it for any kind of occasion for families or couples.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank VladislavTik
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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for your visit and we are looking forward seeing you again!
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food, charming restaurant, good location”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This was our second time to this pittoresque restaurant in the heart of Hämeenlinna.
We enjoyed a great meal of Autumn salad (me) 15€, Rokkikukko (my wife) 17€ and Fish of the day (my daughter) 24€. Portions were sufficient and water and bread were complimentary.
The redbead-puree with the chicken was excellent and all the tastes were great. The salad was seasoned with croutons and fried dices of side-of-pork.
You see the central park from the windows and there is plenty of places to choose to park your car outside.
There are plenty of tables and separate room to have private banquet too for 20-30 persons.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Martti P
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Cust_manager, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Great to have you visiting us again! We are happy to hear that you like our restaurant. Thank you for your review!
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice food and pleasant interior...”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

When we travel, we are trying to find the best place for eating in every place to return there again one day. We found such place in Hameenlinna in that restaurant. That looks sharming at the first steps - old photos on the walls, past century furniture which keeps memory of previous generation... Food was nice and price reasonable. The only disappointment that restaurant foes not work on Sundays, so we had to have birthday party in other place... When we are in the town again - will drop to this place for sure!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Oksana B
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Jaana_30, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Great to hear you have enjoyed our restaurant! We are happy to be your best place for eating in Hämeenlinna. I hope to see you again!
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, large portions and reasonable prices”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We had three-course dinner and this was almost too much to eat, but only almost ;) As aperative there was very good champagne for only 10euros/glass! Everything tasted really good and waitresses were friendly and didn't let you wait.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Hmk0102
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Jaana_30, Guest Relations Manager at The Gingerbread House, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thank you for your comments! We want to make sure our customers don't leave hungry. :)
Welcome again!
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