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Best restaurant boats and terraces


Tampere is situated ideally for lakeside experiences, as it is between two big lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. By the waterside, soaking in the fresh air and sceneries, a tasty meal and having a cold drink turns into an exquisite experience. If you want to follow the pace of this busy city, just sit back and relax in our cozy terraces!

In the summertime the area around the Ratina bay and the Laukontori quay fills up with people and a nice atmosphere, as well as opportunities to enjoy a drink or a meal out in the fresh lakeside air. Gastroboat m/s Tampere can be found either on the Laukontori quay or on the waves of Pyhäjärvi, as this long-served boat makes cruises as well as offers tasty food. The dishes are made from local ingredients and range from tapas to for example a pike burger! Also located in Laukontori market square is Sauna & Restaurant Kuuma. Go and enjoy a nice drink, Nordic cuisine and try the sauna! In front of the shopping centre Koskikeskus you can find the restaurant boat Little Joe, serving salads, focaccias and pizzas baked in an open fire oven. On the other side of the bay, on the stadium’s side, there’s Players Boat, offering some barbecue bites and of course refreshing beverages.

If you’re not feeling hungry as much as thirsty, the Ratina bay will offer you a helping drink! Boat restaurant Suvi is the longest-floating boat docked on the Laukontori side, and for many locals the summer season starts with a cold drink on the deck of this boat. On the other side of the bay, close to the Ratina stadium, you can quench your thirst at the restaurant Laituri. Laituri is open in the evenings, when you can also enjoy some live music or a DJ playing. In addition to the boat restaurants, restaurant Ranta offers a beach-like setting for a casual meal such as tacos, salad or burgers in their outdoor terrace.

Paapan Kapakka is a legendary jazzpub in the corner of Hämeenkatu and Hatanpään valtatie. In summer, the front of pub is full of life with an open area terrace that offers views for the busy street and rapids.

Located in Tullikamari square, Bar Passion is a hip restaurant, whose massive summer terrace is always sunny. Besides serving hot and cool drinks, they offer trendy music, board games and display sports on the big screen.

Restaurant Telakka is the heart of culture house Telakka, founded in 1996. This old warehouse building offers interesting milieu and the sunny terrace serve lunch, food and live music.

Rillinki is a summer teracce located in Hämeenpuisto. They offer street food with a twist from local classics to international flavours. They have a wide selection of quality wines and beers, especially products from the local Nordic Brewery.