INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to the Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar at Santa Claus Holiday Village
If you are lucky enough to be staying at the Santa Claus Village Hotel cottages or cabins, breakfast is included with your stay.
Those who stay in Classic Cottages are invited to eat breakfast at the Christmas House restaurant and Coffee Bar.
(Those with bookings in Superior Cabins and suites are invited to eat breakfast in the Three Elves restaurant)
Napapiirin Lahja Oy’s Christmas House Rovaniemi restaurant is located in the same building as the Christmas House Exhibition & Christmas House Santa, and the Christmas House Souvenir shop.
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- 2 Santa Claus Village Breakfast
- 3 Dinner at the Christmas House Restaurant and Coffee Bar
- 4 Soup of the Day
- 5 Dinner from 6pm
- 6 Children’s Menu at Christmas House Restaurant
- 7 Dessert Buffet at Christmas House
- 8 The Inside Scoop: Christmas House Restaurant Review
- 9 Toadstool Rating: Christmas House Restaurant
- 10 Three More Things to Do at the Christmas House in Lapland
Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar
Find the entrance to the Christmas House restaurant by walking through the souvenir shop and down the slope at the far end.
The Christmas House Restaurant & Bar is open from 7.30am until 10pm, for both holidaying residents of the village, and drop in visitors and guests to Santa Claus Holiday Village looking for a meal.
Ala carte dishes include:
- sauteed reindeer
Those staying in the Santa Claus Holiday village cottages are entitled to 10% discount off food and drinks with the presentation of your accommodation card. (Not including alcohol.)
Santa Claus Village Breakfast
Breakfast at the Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar is served from 7.30am to 10am.
Head straight to the counter, and give your room number to the person on duty, who will hand you clean breakfast plates.
Find yourself a table, and you are set to choose your own breakfast from the buffet options.
There’s hot drinks including coffee, hot chocolate, and a wide range of teas.
There’s hot porridge and yoghurt, with berries and preserves to accompany.
Plus, you may find gingerbread biscuits, cookies, and sweet treats from the bakery too.
Porridge with sour berries was my go-to each day.
The breakfast options include:
- cold meats
- cheese slices
- boiled eggs
- cut fruit
Those who love a good hearty breakfast will rejoice in seeing the options on the hot buffet.
You’ll find rotating dishes each day including:
- falafel balls
- carrot balls
- breakfast sausages
- breakfast omelette, Finnish style
- hash browns
- baked beans
- mini pastries
There’s a bread servery at both breakfast and dinner, with a wide variety of fresh bread, rolls, and loaves to choose from.
Dinner at the Christmas House Restaurant and Coffee Bar
Dinner at Christmas House restaurant is a slightly more formal affair.
When you arrive, wait to be seated by your host.
There’s seating in the main entrance room, and more tables on the other side of the buffet station, as pictured above.
This far side is a little more relaxed if you have kids.
Table servers are happy to let you choose your table.
Daily Menu at Christmas House Restaurant
Then it’s time to pick your main meal from the day’s menu in front of you.
As an example, on Sunday, I chose the Lappish Lamb Stew.
While you wait for your meal to arrive, it’s time for the starter buffet.
Soup of the Day
Soup of the day, plus a choice of bread or rolls from the selection on the servery, and a bowl of salad.
Carrot soup was our family favourite.
Although the tomato soup was a winner too.
Dinner from 6pm
Dinner is served between 6pm and 9.30pm, but you can bet we were first in line.
Water is served with the meal, and other beverages including wine and beer can be purchased from the counter.
Dinner is a perfect time to chat with fellow families and kids about the day’s adventures.
And I guarantee you, there have been plenty!
Dinner on Monday included Salmon.
There’s always a vegetarian option too.
But who can resist a local favourite delicacy?
Main meal portions in the Christmas House restaurant are small compared to home, so we quickly learned to fill up on soup and bread.
Cold weather makes everyone ravenous.
Children’s Menu at Christmas House Restaurant
There is always a kids menu option – just one – with every menu.
During our trip, the kids had the option of:
- chicken and chips
- fish and chips
Perfect simple choices for a fussy eater.
Or they can choose from the regular menu too.
Dessert Buffet at Christmas House
The dessert buffet was a simple affair.
Do not expect a Disney-style dessert buffet with 20 different choices.
In Lapland, dessert consisted of a choice of small slices of one or two cakes, such as carrot cake or a chocolate cake, and a mousse of some kind.
If you were early, delicious Finnish chocolates were up for grabs.
But they didn’t last long, with all the kids around.
Ned loved the Gingerbread biscuits to go with his hot chocolate, and I confess I dipped one or two in my English breakfast tea too.
The Inside Scoop: Christmas House Restaurant Review
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Eating both breakfast and dinner at the Christmas House was a delicious and much-loved part of our Lapland vacataion experience.
Christmas House Restaurant telephone: (via reception) + 358 400 306 273
Christmas House Restaurant opening hours: 7.30am to 10pm. (The kitchen closes at 9.30pm)
Christmas House Restaurant website: Click here
Toadstool Rating: Christmas House Restaurant
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