Food Journey

Tastes and History of the Houses


Experience authentic Finnish cuisine at Restaurant Krapihovi. Nestled in an idyllic farmstead setting, this restaurant upholds and creates Finnish food traditions. Beautiful pearl-gray and green framed main building was built in 1883, serving as the summer residence of State Councilor Sourander and the main building of the Krapi estate. Every room in the restaurant has been restored to reflect the original spirit of the house.

The Krapi’s courtyard and park also house the Cure house and Mankeliaitta Summer Restaurant. Plus, you can master the art of cooking in our Gourmet training kitchen, Hella. Join us for a unique dining experience steeped in Finnish history and tradition!

Address: Rantatie 2, 04310 Tuusula


Paatela is the principal edifice of the School of Home Economics teacher training college, finalized in 1928. It embodies a refined classic architectural style and exemplifies the early 20th-century construction of educational establishments in Finland. The renowned composer Jean Sibelius also found enjoyment in Paatela’s English-style estate park. You have the opportunity to visit the student-operated store-cafe, offering a diverse array of choices that might pleasantly astonish you with their quality!

Address: Sibeliuksenväylä 55, 04400 Järvenpää

Restaurant Huvila

Close to a century ago, approximately 200 wooden villas from the Karelian Isthmus were transported to Järvenpää. The essence of the Terijoki villas is evident in this particular house, which functioned as a pharmacy from 1926 to 1962, and stands as one of the most impeccably maintained residences in the region. Situated on Sibeliuskatu, the restaurant is renowned for embodying the “Huvila (=Villa) spirit”: offering delectable, artisanal servings that are available even during lunchtime!

Address: Sibeliuksenkatu 5, 04400 Järvenpää 

Vanhankylä Manorhouse and the cellar

The origins of the estate situated in Vanhankylänniemi can be traced back nearly four centuries, with the present central structure being more than 150 years old. In contemporary times, it hosts various events, the most renowned being Puistoblues festival. Weekday lunches are offered at the Manor, while the Kellariravintola (also known as Elämyskellari) caters to private occasions. Additionally, you have the opportunity to acquire artisanal crafts and ornamental pieces to take back home from Pytingin Puoti and Rauhalan Rustiikki stores close to the mansion.

Address: Tuulimyllyntie 24, 04400 Järvenpää

Härmän Rati

A fragment of Ostrobothnia has been transplanted into the scenery surrounding Lake Tuusula. The timbers of the vintage folk school, the imposing stone hearth, and the charming school-themed plaques adorning the walls narrate their own tale, recounting the history of the building since the early 20th century. Across the neighboring expanse, sheep peacefully graze in the fields, evoking a rustic ambiance despite our urban location. Renowned for its organic cuisine, the house offers the opportunity to savor this fare during lunch hours and, naturally, at private gatherings.

Address: Vähäjärvenkatu 1a, 04400 Järvenpää  

Restaurant Kerho

What a display of elegance! The Kerho Restaurant, fashioned from red bricks, once served as the officers’ club for the former local garrison. Within the embrace of its sturdy walls, fine food and beverages have always found their place. The venue can accommodate up to a hundred guests, and although the a la carte selection is concise, it is purposefully curated. The adept team cultivates an inviting ambiance, offering not just this but also more relaxed fare, including artisanal pizzas baked in a stone oven. Let’s not overlook the inviting summer terrace or the adjacent shop, where specially roasted coffee and other local delights await your discovery.

Address: Tykkitie 1, 04300 Tuusula