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    O´Hara´s: Small pub with good beer selection

    by Turska Updated Jul 6, 2014

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    Very small pub with many different interesting beers and cheap (for a Finnish place) Guinness. They have small area for bands to play at basement. We went there to see our god son playing at band called "Siru".
    Here´s the list for bands playing at the moment. Google the name to see the music, these aren´t any really big names (yet!)
    http://www.gastropub.net/oharas/esiintyjat.php

    Edit at July 2014 (The singer at the photo was selcted as a Voice of Finland 2014 winner!

    Favorite Dish: Guinness ;)

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    Pyymäen oma: Good cafe, not too expensive

    by Turska Written Feb 15, 2014

    In Finland most cafes will close quite early and they sell expensive coffees and cakes. Pyymäen Oma was a nice surprize! It was quite cheap (meaning cafe latte, Finnish coffee (by small local roasting factory), piece of cake and sort of sweet bun being 11,80e. We had thought it would have been close to 20e in Finland.) We laughed it was allmost like we would have been travelling! =)
    Coffee and latte were both good. My friend and her boyfriend took tea, and it was no just some bag tea, it was really good. She did also took ham and cheese pie, and it came with a salad.
    They do also serve lunch, they have license to sell alcohol, so you can also have wine or something and it is open until 21.00, witch is unusuall in here.
    And you can buy bread to take home also.
    At summer they will open big windows out, so you can allmost feel like sittng ouside.

    Favorite Dish: I only had that sweet bun and latte. Both were good, and many other things also looked good. I didnt remeber to take a photo!

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    Ceyhelaya: First Sri Lankan in Tampere (and even in Finland)

    by akkipaa Written Jan 26, 2014

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    Restaurant Ceyhelaya started in the beginning of November 2013, being the first authentic Sri Lankan restaurant in Finland and for some reason they started from in Tampere. Lucky us, there's always room for good and different tastes.

    The atmosphere is simple but calm, I would say, it's not so pure Sri Lankan, but probably it has been adapted to Finnish culture with more grayish look. The restaurant is run by a Finn and a Sri Lankan and they try to follow as much as is possible original recipes and ingredients.

    The cons list is short, but definitely missing drinking rights (no beer, no wine) limit joy of visit, low alc beer is not the best with extremely tasty food. There were a lot of reports on the first weeks that they are slow, but now this was definitely OK, they even served almost a little bit too fast.

    Mon: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: Our selection
    - chicken curry
    - devilled lamp
    - pol roti
    - ginger and dark beers, both non alc.
    - leaf flavored rice was included to the portions (there were no side orders)

    The portions were so large that think carefully appetizer, I think that two portions are perfect match for three. Chicken was for my wife and she said it was one of the best she had got (from Finland). They don't list the spices in the menu (a selection of Sri Lankan spices they say) but we could taste at least cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, chili, cumin, ginger, clove and nutmeg (main taste from cinnamon, chili and coriander I think).

    The Chicken got 9+ points from eight. The lamb was not so good, but that's not lamb's fault, it was good, but I should have been ordered fish or vege, red meal is quite heavy with heavy spices. Spice level was perfect with chicken, lamb was hot spicy also but I waited more, the waiter warned me about the hotness, but it was on the same level than the other portion.

    Price for two was 51€, if you take appetizers it makes 12€ more. Definitely reasonable, a little bit more than in average ethnic restaurants, but my recommendations!

    Note! If you are a vegetarian, I think that this restaurant is for you also, you get spicy designed vege food, not just a mixed vegetables (which is widely common here in Finland).

    Sign outside Chicken on the left side, lamb on the right Ceiling decoration Wall decoration Picture taken from outside
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    Pyynikki café: Pyynikki café

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2013

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    Walking into Pyynikki park includes a visit to its Observation Tower anyway. First we went up to enjoy the panoramic view and then we went to the small café at the ground level. There’s warm atmosphere inside with about with 4-5 tables (20seats), very tiny but the only option during cold months, there’s usually a small photo exhibition there too but on a lovely sunny day everyone preferred to have a table outside like we did.

    The café is famous for its tasty donuts (or munkkis as the Finnish call them) , locals claim this is the best donut in Finland, cant be sure about that but it was good enough, and of course the fact that they are baked on spot with the same 80 year old recipe is a big plus.

    I’ve been told that it gets busy on weekends but we were just find on a regular week day.
    Locals prefer them with a hot cup of strong coffee but we had green tea and 3 donuts (for 7.60euros)
    It’s open daily 9.00-20.00 (summer till 21.00)

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    Wayne’s Coffee: Wayne’s Coffee

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2013

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    We got out of the train station and start walking into Hameenkatu, the main street in Tampere. Wayne’s Coffee was there waiting for us for the first coffee of the day. There were some tables outside, nice if you want to watch people passing by but we preferred to sit inside where it was more quiet.

    We had a cappuccino and an apple pie for 7.90euro (not cheap, not expensive for Finland) but there is a display with nice selection of sandwiches, cookies, tarts, cakes, muffins, salads and numerous coffees, soft drinks etc It’s a starbacks type café with modern design but this is something that seems nice in Finland, anyway we didn’t care that much as long as the huge cup of coffee was good :)
    Most customers seemed to take advantage of the free wi-fi, we took advantage of the free water too, something rare to find in northern countries :)

    Later we’ve learnt that Wayne’s coffee is actually a Swedish-owned chain and there’s another Wayne’s coffee overlooking the river but for some reason we were happy to visit this one again the day after.

    It’s open Monday to Saturday 9.00-21.00, Sundays 12.00-21.00

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    Kahdet Kasvot Pub: Kahdet Kasvot

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 24, 2013

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    After a long walk all over the city we ended up at this pub which is 300m west of the central square.
    Kahdet Kasvot (two faces in finnish) is a traditional pub with a good (but not very long) selection of beers. It seemed a bit pricey (if you choose some imported ones) but there are some cheap ones too so we could have 2 pints for 11.70euro.

    Pretty good and friendly atmosphere, nothing to get excited with but a typical pub where you can relax and enjoy some beers. There were some locals chatting while at one corner some guys were jamming with traditional irish songs which was a nice unexpected surprise seeing them there with the traditional organs while their friends could sing along!

    Unfortunately we were so tired that was really difficult to kept our eyes open, we were desperate for some good sleep :)

    It’s open mon-thu 16.00-01.00 fri-sat 16.00-02.00, closed on sundays

    irish jammin in Kahdet Kasvot Kahdet Kasvot
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    Teerenpeli: Teerenpeli

    by mindcrime Written Sep 24, 2013

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    This a a pub/restaurant centrally located right on the main street. We stopped here for some beers after a long walk through the town of Tampere.

    It looks more like an upscale restaurant than a typical beer spot but maybe I say this because it is cleaner than any pubs in Tampere :) They have 5 beers of their own, some ciders but also a selection of other beers, nothing special for diehard beer lovers. We had a dark one (7euros) and a lager with lemonade (4 euros).

    We preferred the tables outside on the patio so we could watch the people passing by. We didn’t eat anything but checked their menu, they have some big sandwiches (8e), triple sulami (11e), warm tepas plate (13,50e), cold tepas plate (9,50e), pretzel hot dog with Krakow sausage (6e)

    It’s open daily noon-02.00am (fri, sat till 03.00), we were there in late afternoon, not many people around.

    beers at Teerenpeli Teerenpeli
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    Restaurant Telakka: Live music from Rock to Jazz

    by akkipaa Written Apr 28, 2013

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    Telakka is popular lunch restaurant during day time (11:00 - 15:00). there are ala carte and snack portions in the evening, but the best is that there are live music every now and then and the music plan is for everyone. There are 120 seats, age limit 18 and A rights (means that they can serve all kind of spirits.

    The second floor is for private events, like Small Christmas (kind a Finnish habit to have reason to drink short before Christmas), birthdays, weddings and meetings. Wide preorder menu and reasonable wine list. 80 seats and the place is suitable for art exhibitions.

    We were there on 27th April with Tani Tamminen Big Band feat. Maria Hänninen & Ila Loueranta. Short video included.

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    Vaakon Nakki: Restaurant? No but...

    by akkipaa Written Jan 19, 2013

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    We call these Grill Kiosk. This is the oldest in the area, over 50 years old and served us (me seldom, but other my age) during 70-80 as the last place to eat before going home.

    The business started 62 with modern mobile way. Sausage Wagon "Nakkikärryt" moved with human power in Tampere streets and in the beginning of 1980 they set up the this very place. The most legendary portion has been and still is Hot Dog (Kuuma Koira) is special, whole different from those pale versions sold e.g. in the corners of NYC :)

    There was a fire on Dec 2010 and we were quite worried, can they start the business again. Our habits and culture has changed a lot and these last persistents fight against new wawes. They are still in the business.

    Favorite Dish: Take a steamed hot dog with sausage and all spices (4,50€) and for the bravest I recommend two steamed Suomi sausage (á 2,20€) and milk as drink (which we call "kyytipoika" (chaser))

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    Tuoppi (Tankard) in Pyynikki: Probably the oldest?

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 19, 2013

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    Tuoppi celebrated 40 years on 28.10.2004 and it is the oldest (still open) pub in Tampere. It's located in Pyyninkintori (Pyynikki Market place). It's called Pearl of Pyynikki also, and for many locals it is the extension of their living room.

    Like in many pubs there is quiz every tuesday evening at 20:00.

    (According to Wikipedia (25.3.2007), the oldest ENGLISH STYLE pubs in Finland are Salhojankadun Pub in Tampere and Williams in Hämeenlinna, both found 1971. Tuoppi is from 64 and it is FINN STYLE, so we don't have any conflict with this.)

    Favorite Dish: You could try Fish'n Chips, Chicken or Fish bread, hot chicken wings or potatos (4€-11€). For the bravest I recommend "sausage made in oven", a Finnish style of round sausage (lenkkimakkara).

    Opening times
    - Mon-Thu 10-24
    - Fri-Sat 10-02
    - Sun 11-24

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    Pispala - Pispalan Pulteri: First suburb restaurant

    by akkipaa Written Jan 19, 2013

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    Pispalan Pulteri is first real restaurant in Tampere suburbs and started serving 1968 in a building were milk were sold. This was an Alko's test restaurant (Finnish spirits selling monopoly) and it got quickly a local atmosphere, Pispala was still mostly labor area on those days (and as everywhere the centrals has crown and these old labor areas are currently very popular and expensive areas.

    One of our famous actor, Matti Pellonpää who acted in very many Kaurismäki's movies, died quite young. When the memorials were held and Matti was carried with hearse to cemetery, the entourage stopped for a drink here to honour deceased.

    Favorite Dish: I would propose overcooked smoked pork nape (18€) or "Finnish lifestyle" :) which means Baltic herring "steak" and mashed potatoes. There are snacks, chicken and hamburgers also.

    If you go there between 12 and 24 it's open for beer, kichen to 19 (Mon, Tue, San) or 21 (Wed-Sat).

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    Stefan´s Steakhouse: Restarant of the Top Chef Stephan Richter

    by Turska Written Feb 19, 2012

    America´s Top chef (don´t know witch year?) Stefan Richter is born at Tampere. Coupple of years ago he opened his first restaurant in Finland, so of course, it was at Tampere! It´s a real steakhouse, like no other in Tampere, if you ask me. They have some specialities like high quality free ranged and grain fed black angus beef from clare valley australia and premium tenderloin of wagyu beef from new zealand.
    The place looks great (we must go back at summer, the terrace looks good too, but this was at winter) , check out in here: http://www.ravintola.fi/stefans/virtual I didn´t dare to take photos, because the place was so full. You must book a table. At least at weekends. Service is really friendly, and food is really good.
    There is a long wine list (as some of you know, we are more beer people, but beer list was quite short, but at least some special ones, not only from big Finnish brewerys, or Fosters, witch has come "The foreign beer of Finland " for some reason in most places..). Most of the food is steaks, but there is also fish, duck and one hamburger at the menu. Of course menu changes, so check out what´s on menu right now.
    We were celbrating my birthday. Place is little pricey for our budget usually, but it is worth the price so we will go again at our wedding anniversary at summer, I belive. There was a birthday coupple at the next table also, so it´s a place for celebrating something.
    I FORGOT MY CAMERA AT HOME, I´M VERY SORRY ABOUT POOR PHOTOS, TAKEN WITH MY CELLPHONE.. :(

    Favorite Dish: I had black angus beef with Bearnaise and fries with parmesan (they were plenty, came with their own plate, so not all is at my photo) and my husband has the L.A.Hamburger. My steak was really good, and my husband said his hamburger was perfect. He wanted it well done (even if it was made from minced tenderloin!)and it was, witch made him happy. The bun was not typical hamburger bun, it was much darker and thick good bread. My husband did also try pea soup,and said it was good. I tasted it, but it´s not my favourite, so can´t tell. I had delicious creme brulee trio (with three different tastes!) and my husband had oven baked ice cream. He said that it could have tasted a little more like real vanilla, but othewise it was great also. I would say we had our best meal in Tampere :)

    Even if the page is only Finnish, the menu is also in English, written under every Finnish description:
    http://www.ravintola.fi/stefans/listat/690

    My steak (half an garlic with it! :P ) L.A.Hamburger Creme brulee trio
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    Antika: International creek food

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    Antika Greek restaurant has served it's customers for a couple of decades already. The international cuisine at Antika specialises in Greek dishes and wines. Antika is located a few hundred meters from the railway station right next to the idyllic Tammelantori market square.

    During the summer a terrace beckons passers-by to pop in for a cool drink or two. The restaurant is relatively small, having been designed for some 60 guests. Service is excellent, thanks to the excellent personnel and management.

    Favorite Dish: Feta salads, greek specialites and steaks - propably the materials are originated from Greece, you can't find similar taste from anywhere.

    Someone has said about Antika's steaks: Steak like cheese!

    Antika
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    Hella & Huone: Small but nice and smooth

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    The interior of this small restaurant is "bysantic functionalism". To me the significance of this term is simple and nice. No music, you can just enjoy your meal and company.

    You can choose your dinner from predesigned four cource menus or a la carte.

    The restaurant has very interesting wine list: small vine producers like Ramonet from Bourgogne, Preiss-Zimmer from Alsace, Janodet from Beaujolais and Graillot from valley of Rhone.

    The restaurant is open only on evenings and it's perfect to candle dinners!

    Favorite Dish: Salmon with combo clam timbal with white vine dressing.

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    Pikilinna: Beer and toast

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    Pub Pikilinna is cosy and lively Irish type Pub in Tammela district. Aaltonen shoe factory was located close to the pub and personnel used to live in this same building which is beside Tammela Market Place. This old building is build from bricks which gives to the pub warm and nice interior.

    The pub has A-rights, meaning, that they can serve all kind of spirits there.

    This is my choice!

    Favorite Dish: Try toast with beer (dark if you like).

    Pub Pikilinna
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Tampere has many different kinds of restaurants, from cheap to expensive, from Scandinavian to Nepalese.

Our favourites are Nanda Devi (Indian), Napoli (pizzas), Stefan´s steakhouse (...

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