The food culture of Sea Lapland is part of the northern quality of life. The traditional Lappish delicacies and the catch of the sea are available in the restaurants on every day of the week. The produce is local and organically grown. Our restaurants offer a lot of our rich fishing waters and fertile soil, and of course also international breezes. The largest producers of local food are Lihajalostamo Rönkä, Meän liha, Nieminen farm, Hätälä and Kalaliike Hast. Potatoes and berries are also likely to be grown nearby. The story of the Tornio brewery dates back to 1873. The best-known beer is the original Lapland gold medal beer, Original Lapland Lager, made with the original recipe in the 1960s. The most famous of the distillery’s products is the award-winning, softly aromatic Lójhtu – The Magical Gin of Lapland. Tornio Brewery’s beverage can be ordered from several of our restaurants.
Seaview Restaurant Lumihiutale introduces constantly new menus with a Modern Arctic Taste, focusing on the local fresh seasonal tastes made from local ingredients. Half of the ingredients are locally produced. Restaurant in the second floor offers the best sea view in Finnish Lapland and modern yet cozy interior. Sun terrace is open from spring to late autumn to enjoy the sea view, midnight sun and autumn colors and even Northern Lights while dining or after completed the Taste of Snow&Ice experience.
À la carte Restaurant Aino in Park Hotel Tornio serves traditional Tornio valley dishes in a cosy interior. You might want to taste Arctic char with European crayfish risotto and the house’s own cherry chocolate ice cream. The burger list also includes crayfish burger, have you ever tasted it?
Cafe & Bar Ankkuri is a lunch restaurant, meeting and evening venue at Hotel Merihovi, in the centre of Kemi. There is a lunch buffet on weekdays and live music almost every weekend. We recommend from the menu the Juicy Burger which is guaranteed to be delicious. The restaurant uses local food, for example reindeer and lamb comes from Rönkä and the seasonal vegetables from nearby farms.
Park Bistro is a casual pub serving uncomplicated and tasty food. In Bistro we prefer local ingredients and homemade food. Between the burgers, you can taste the steaks of the local meat producer and quench your thirst with the products of Tornio Brewery. For dessert you can enjoy our own ice cream.
The cultural history of the Bothnian Bay has been an innovation for Sataman Krouwi event restaurant. In Sataman Krouwi, travellers can warm by the wood-burning fireplace while enjoying the local food and drink culture. 70 % of the ingredients used in the restaurant are locally produced. Music, events, stories and card games are at their best in Sataman Krouwi atmospheric environment.
Mustaparran Päämaja is a theme restaurant in the center of Tornio, which takes the diner on a trip to the 18th century with its authentic atmosphere and menu. The interior of the restaurant, built according to the story of sailor Iisakki Mustaparta, features rustic wood, small surprises and dim corners. The menu features local specialties, great fish dishes and tasty steaks. Buffet lunch is also available on weekdays.
Grand Lounge is a comfortable place to hang out on the first floor of the Grand Hotel. There are e.g. tasty tapas, woks, house burger dishes, delicious desserts, specialty coffees, refreshments, and a wide selection of popular alcoholic beverages. Welcome to enjoy the atmospheric environment!
Union bar or Unionin baari as we call it in Finnish is a tribute to an old bar called Union that existed in the building previously. Almost all the furniture are original design pieces from the 70s. For instance you can enjoy your snack while sitting on a world-famous design chair by Eero Aarnio. On the menu you’ll find our versions of Premium Hot Dogs, Hot Wing Meals and comfort plates with chicken, cheese and local sausage. 50 % of our ingredients are locally produced.
Restaurant Paja is located in Experience Factory Lappari, which is full of pace and activity for all from baby to grandfather. Paja has an excellent lunch on weekdays and the menu includes a wide range of local food delicacies, such as malted wild boar kebab, which originates in Keminmaa, and the burgers’ steaks come from Meän Liha in Tervola. Half of the ingredients are locally produced.
The Toranda Event Center serves as a restaurant as well as organizing various parties and meetings. Toranda’s diverse event and restaurant services are available year-round. Toranda Magasin, the terrace restaurant of the Toranda Marina guest harbour serves customers in the summertime. A magnificent view over the Tornionjoki-river and the Baltic Sea.
Bar Brankkis is a cozy city pub right in the center of Kemi in conjunction with Hotel Palomestari. As a special feature, there is a cinema with liquor licenses in connection with the bar. From Brankkis’ Bistro, you can order the best hot dogs of the city or a Nacho dish. We have also vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Umpitunneli has been full of fun and good food for over 20 years! Umpitunneli, or “Umppari” is located next to the Tornio River and is one of Lapland’s most well-known bars. The terrace is one of the largest ones in Finland. During summertime there is live music also on the outdoor stage.
Restaurant Pursiseura is located by the sea in Kemi inner harbor. Pursiseura has served sailors and diners for 30 years in the same location. Long traditions with sailing and the sea have inspired both the menu and the decor of the restaurant. Pursiseura serves juicy steaks, delicious pizzas, and salads, as well as tasty hamburgers. Especially the salmon burger is a local delicacy that is worth tasting. We are open daily on summertime.
Restaurant Rantamakasiini in the Kemi Inner Harbour serves tasty burgers and fresh salads. At the sunny terrace you can also enjoy small snacks, coffee or refreshing beverages with friends. It is a popular meeting place during summer and early autumn. Music in the spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll. We are open daily on summertime.
Pikku Berliini (Little Berlin) is named after the German garrison situated in Tornio during the Second World War. This German style pub has the most extensive beer and whiskey menu of the city. There is a pool table downstairs. The age limit on Fridays and Saturdays is 22 years and otherwise 18 years.