You shouldn’t be in a haste to sit down when you step into Ravintola Sävel. Instead, take the stairs up to the cute “third” floor balcony, where mustard colored retro wallpaper and delightful old adverts cover the walls. The “Restaurant Tune” also plays Finnish oldies and goldies that match perfectly with the decor. On the walls downstairs there are posters of Finnish singers.
On weekdays during the lunch hours from 10:30 to 14:30, you may find such Finnish everyday classics as siskonmakkarakeitto (“Sister’s sausage soup”) or oven baked salmon. A treat traditionally served every Thursday in many other lunch places as well is Finnish green pea soup with oven made pancake as dessert.
When it comes to the à la carte menu though, Sävel has got nothing to do with Finnish traditions; in the evenings there are burgers, salads and grilled sandwiches served for the hungry.
In my opinion restaurant Sävel is best enjoyed during winter evenings when it’s dark and cold outside and just what you need is a familiar, warm and cozy place to meet with friends or finish that book with a warm cup of tea.