A restaurant with a desire to uphold traditions, Samppalinna is all about good food and a joyful spirit. During the summer, the culturally and historically important milieu, dating back to 1865, houses a buffet restaurant that brings great experiences to both locals and visitors. For private and corporate functions, Samppalinna is open to order all year round. The lunch and evening buffets are always built around the freshest and finest ingredients that change with the seasons. Samppalinna's terrace is great for enjoying some bubbly, and even theatre when it's the peak of summer! Welcome!
Samppalinna Drinks P
CO-OP MEMBER WINES
Co-op member wines of the season
Best for co-op members! This is the most important selection principle of co-member wines. Of course, we also consider variety, harmony of tastes, high quality and the environment. No wonder it's easy to find the right wine for each occasion from the magnificent selection: to emphasise the taste of dishes or joyfully bubbling socialising. Available from S Group restaurants throughout Finland.
Banrock Station Shiraz 19.95/29.95 €
Australia • Dark ruby-red and generous Shiraz with ripe plum and dark berry tones. The taste is completed with stylishly spicy aromas of black pepper and clove. Soft tannins support the balanced body of the wine. Recommended with beef, lamb and grilled dishes. Particularly well-suited for pepper steaks and mushroom-based dishes. • 75 cl
Banrock Station Chardonnay 19.95/29.95 €
Australia • Banrock Station Chardonnay is tropically fruity. Peach, melon and honey melon notes accompanied with fresh citrus. Soft creamy palate, good acidity balance and pleasantly lingering aftertaste. Recommended with chicken, turkey, white meats, fish, seafood and hearty salads. • 75 cl
Banrock Station Shiraz Rosé 19.95/29.95 €
Limited availability • Australia • Pink, generous and fresh rosé with soft tannins to give it body. Intense berry tones. Strawberry, cherry and citrus aromas on the nose accompanied with mild spiciness. Pleasantly lingering aftertaste. • 75 cl
Barone Montalto Vino Spumante Brut 19.95/29.95 €
Italy • Barone Montalto Vino Spumante Brut is made from four different grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano and Cortese – which originate from the Belice valley on the west side of Sicily. Grapes are picked at harvest time during the night when the air temperature is at its lowest. This way the freshness, fruitiness and acidity of the grapes are emphasised in the wine. Recommended with hearty salads, fish and seafood, as well as light meat dishes. The wine is very well-suited for socialising and as an aperitif. • 75 cl
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut 39.95/69.95 €
France • Light golden yellow Nicolas Feuillatte Brut is fruity, soft and smoothly creamy. The nose is strongly fruity. You can sense fresh apples, sweet pears and fresh citrus fruits in it. Finish is long, stylish and lively. A magnificent drink to enjoy on its own, to raise the spirits and as an aperitif, which is also well-suited for fish and seafood dishes. • 75 cl
A highly respected businessman P.C. Rettig had the restaurant pavilion built in 1865 to serve the passengers of the upper steamship harbour on the River Aura. Built on the side of Samppalinna Hill, this Swiss-style villa, designed by town architect C.J. von Heideken, was named "Rettika" after its owner P.C. Rettig. Some of the restaurant's rather healthy profits went into a fund that had been set up to raise money for the beautification of the building as well as the surrounding hillside and the nearby riverbank. In the early 20th century, the restaurant expanded with an outdoor terrace and a music pavilion that was erected in the nearby park.
Now nearing its 140th year as a restaurant, Samppalinna still brings great experiences to lovers of good food, drink and theatre. It also provides a memorable setting for private functions.