in English

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo, ”The Gingerbread House”, is a traditional, popular and cosy restaurant at the heart of Hämeenlinna 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.

 

A la carte list, summer 2018

Menus

TRADITIONAL MENU 45,30 €

Toast Skagen

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House Classic – Pepper steak

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House-made ice cream

 

TASTING MENU 56,00 €

(for the whole party)

 

Hereford & quail egg

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Shrimps & whitefish roe

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Mangalitza & spruce sprout

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Cava & caramel

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Lemon & raspberry

Wine package for the menu 28,80 €

 

VEGAN MENU 37,00 €

Tofu & horse beans

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Falafel & pea

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Raw cake of the season

 

Starters

TOAST SKAGEN 10,50 €

Classic delicacy – shrimp tails and onion in dill mayonnaise,

served on a toast with whitefish roe (L)

 

SNAILS 10,50 €

Snails with garlic butter, Peltola blue cheese & house bread (low-lactose)

 

BLT- SALAD 10,60 €/ 16,90 €

Roasted bacon, eggs, little gem lettuce, pickled wild tomatoes, croutons & tomato dressing (L, available also G without croutons)

 

TOFU AND HORSE BEAN SALAD 10,60 €/ 16,90 €

Marinated and deep-fried tofu, horse beans from local producer, sesame and soy vinaigrette, radish sprouts & tahini fraiche (non-dairy, G, Veg)

 

HEREFORD TARTAR & QUAIL EGGS 11,50 €

Roasted Finnish Hereford tartar, local quail eggs, champagne and caper vinaigrette & Dijon mayonnaise (L)

 

GREEN SALAD 5,90 €

Green lettuce, mini sprouts, pickled tomatoes, cucumber & lemon vinaigrette (non-dairy, G)

 

Main dish

FALAFEL BURGER 18,80 €

Brioche bun filled with falafel patty made from local horse beans and chickpeas, romaine lettuce, pickled wild tomatoes, red onions & tahini fraiche served country style fries or salad (L)

 

HORSE BEAN FALAFEL 20,50 €
Falafel made from local horse beans and chickpeas, pea puree,

warm potato salad with vegetables of the season & tahini fraiche (G, veg)

 

FISH OF THE DAY at daily price

Fresh fish of the day with vegetables of the season

 

FRIED SALMON 24,60 €

Fried salmon, potato puree, roasted fennel & creamy cold smoked mussel sauce (L, G)

 

COUNTRY CHICKEN & GREMOLATA POTATOES 21,80 €

Fried country chicken breast, gremolata potatoes, pickled wild tomato salad & dried kalamata olives (L, G)

 

BURGER OF THE HOUSE 19,80 €

Brioche bun filled with organic beef patty, 200 g, Red cheddar cheese, bacon, romaine lettuce, red onions and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. Served with country style fries or salad.

 

FRIED LIVER 19,40 €

Fried liver, potato mash, roasted bacon, sherry onion jam, & red wine sauce (L, G)

 

LAMB SHANK 23,90 €

Slowly cooked Finnish lamb shank with red wine sauce, root vegetables and mashed potatoes (L, G)

 

SIRLOIN STEAK 23,90 €

Finnish sirloin steak with garlic-leaf parsley butter, French fries,

romaine salad and parmesan dressing (L, G)

 

MANGALITZA PORK at daily price

Mangalitza pork with warm potato salad, carrot puree & dark spruce sprout sauce

 

PEPPER STEAK 29,60 €

House Classic – Finnish tenderloin steak with creamy pepper sauce,

fried long beans and bacon served with baked potato with unripened cheese (L, G)

 

REINDEER IN TWO WAYS 33,60 €
Reindeer sirloin and shank, roasted leek, mushroom and potato hash &

dark spruce sprout sauce(L, G)

 

Desserts

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 8,90 €

Homemade ginger bread ice cream with mint sauce and whipped cream (L)

 

LEMON & RASBERRIES 9,50 €
Lemon tartlet & raspberries in three ways (L)

 

CRÈME BRÛLÉE & BLUEBERRY 9,90 €

Classical Crème brûlée, blueberry mousse and crystalized chocolate (L, G)

 

CHOCOLATE FONDANT & STRAWBERRIES 9,90 €
Warm chocolate fondant & creamy strawberry ice cream from local producer (L)

 

ICE CREAM

our staff will tell you the flavors

3,20 € / scoop

 

HOUSE SAUCES à 1,00 €

Berry melba, caramel, mint

The opening hours

Restaurant Piparkakkutalo

Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 11-22
Fri 11-23
Sat 12-23
Sun Closed

 

Albertin Kellari

Wed-Thu 16-02
Fri-Sat 16-03
(Sun-Tue) Closed