Hotel Inari Restaurant & Cafe is one of the best 5 Inari restaurants according to Tripadvisor. Maintaining 4 stars after 100 reviews in Tripadvisor, this restaurant in Hotel Inari does seem like a good option if you are looking for a lunch that is reasonably priced and of quality. Let’s see how accurate the reviews are! Well, sometimes online reviews are kind of not reflective of the “true experience”. Shortly after we finished our awesome reindeer ride experience in Inari Reindeer Farm, we made our way to Hotel Inari for some Finnish food.
Stepping into the restaurant, we momentarily fell in love with the nice cozy dining atmosphere and the panoramic view of Lake Inari.
This is something that is uncommon in Singapore but in winter countries, most places will have winter jackets hanger rack for patrons.
The dining table setting is amazing – clean, romantic, and high class. One thing I like about European countries is that they always put in so much attention into every tiny dining details.
You may have thought it was night time but in fact, it was during mid-day around 12 pm. During winter in Finland, the daytime is extremely short, lasting just merely 4 to 5 hours. It’s buffet style for our lunch again, with a few main dishes, salad bar, and drinks station.
Braised Breast Chicken
Vegetables (Broccoli, Carrot) and White Rice
Coffee, Tea, and Hot Water
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I saw the buffet spread. But, the food tasted nice, especially the chicken breast which is extremely tender. The gravy that comes with it elevated the taste and the vegetable kind of balanced out the entire meal.
After our simple Finnish lunch, we went out to explore the surroundings. There is a K Market which is just located just across the road.
Goodbye Hotel Inari, till we meet again. Off we go … to our next destination.
Getting to Hotel Inari Restaurant & Cafe
Address: Inarintie 40, 99870 Inari, Finland