Food philosophy

Where local products and natural ingredients play a key role in our menus.


Kitchen Manager Mikko Lahtinen returns to Hotel Punkaharju’s kitchen!

Hotel Punkaharju’s kitchen celebrates rich local culinary traditions with a modern twist. Local producers and natural ingredients play a key role in Hotel Punkaharju’s Restaurant menus. In our kitchen Mikko Lahtinen and his talented kitchen team create delicious and imaginative dishes using organic ingredients sourced from local producers and Saimaa lake nature: fresh fish from the fishermen and Lake Saimaa, meat and vegetables from the local farms, and wild herbs, berries and mushrooms picked the same day from nearby forests by our trusted gatherers. Organic herbs from our herb garden are also used to season the dishes of our restaurant. Restaurant Punkaharju is particularly known for its varied and imaginative use of mushrooms. Hotel Punkaharju is one of the four Saima Gastronomy companies and a proud member of D.O. Saimaa.

Located in the Main Building, restaurant has a seating capacity of 120. During summer, the outdoor terrace offers additional seating up to 70 people. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the restaurant. Lunch and dinner are also served within hotel’s opening hours and the Hotel Bar at the entrance to the restaurant serves drinks and coffee. For a special occasion you can also order to have a dinner for two in our forest ranger’s tower or in the hotel’s greenhouse. During off-season the restaurant can be made available for meetings, conferences and private occasions.


Please note that our menus may vary depending on the seasonal ingredients available from our producers.

. Read more about our opening hours. At other times we are open upon request.

The restaurant and bar has a capacity of 120 seats.