From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


Very Fine Level 76
Food rating:31/40Service rating:15/20
BrunchTables outsideVegetarian dishesAmerican Express
  • Address: Rautatienkatu 7, 15100 Lahti
  • Phone: +358 (0)10 27 92 930
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  • Seats: 90
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 4-11 PM, Sat 1-11 PM, Sun noon-6 PM. Closed June-Aug on Sun-Mon, 3-10 PM, 22/12-30/12, Easter Sunday and Monday.

Taste the seasons at the star of Lahti

Located 100 kilometres from Helsinki the town of Lahti can be reached by train in less than one hour, and Roux, a charming family restaurant, is the main attraction for many visitors. The French tradition is obvious from the name of the place, but most of the ingredients they use are carefully selected from domestic suppliers with consideration for the season. In late April asparagus plays a major role. Fans of that seasonal delicacy can enjoy it in an amuse-bouche mousse, in a soup with morsels of smoked salmon and even for dessert in a posset with pickled strawberries. There are many other delicacies, including fish and game. A farmed whitefish from Bothnia Bay could not have tasted better with spring potatoes and garnished with anchovy crème. Chef Sami Häkkinen has good connections with producers up north, so reindeer is always on the menu, now as a tender fillet and hearty blood sausage. Roux is proud of their wine selection. Though they are open on the weekends, they do not have a lunch menu. In a way it is a pity, because this old chemist’s shop with its attractive traditional interior is practically made for brunching, which is still a rarity in Finland. The service is friendly, efficient and dedicated...

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