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Panimoravintola Koulu

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub
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Eerikinkatu 18, Turku, Finland
+358 2 2745757
11:00 - 02:00
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Turku, Finland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where else can you discuss world politics under a german old school map of the world? Nice and often quiet place with many tables, there is always a free seat. Best is the home brewed beer!

Thank bennyalm
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with a couple of friends on a Friday, which I hear is the quietest day as it can get very busy. For just 10€ the buffet was excellent. The salads were fresh with a few choices and the hot food was also good. Planet of drinks to choose from too. Nice atmosphere in the older school building.... More 

Thank Grant S
Kilcullen, Ireland
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of a work visit to Turku. I liked the history of the building. It was an old schoolhouse converted into a brewery. We had a buffet dinner which was tasty if not incredible. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar afterwards.

Thank POC-CW
Dublin, Ireland
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151 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the use of an old classroom for an excellent buffet meal and the ambience of the venue was matched by the qaulaity of the food. The bar service was helpful and we sampled a couple of the beers brewed on site. Highly recommended and we'll be back if we are ever in Turku!

Thank TonyDublin_Ireland
Espoo, Finland
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a private party, so I don't know about the regular menu, but the food we got was excellent. Very tasty. Afterwords we had few beers downstairs and I would recommend Maisteri-beer.

Thank Matias V
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This restaurant serves local beers, as it is brewery, and other beverages as well. "Koulu" means school, and it happened so that we had couple of hours of detention...

Thank Jukka-pekka A
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

...not for the food, which is okay, but not spectacular. Serves a selection of beers brewed on location at this old school building. Definately worth a visit for any hopheads, but also worthwhile for any world weary traveller just looking forward to a quiet sitdown while enjoying a pint.

Thank Jussi J
Turku, Finland
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

In Turku it is common old buildings are turned to restaurants and same thing applies to old School which is built as a brewery restaurant. You can still feel the old school atmosphere when you walk is – so it is worth visiting even you would not be thirsty. In the lunch time the buffet lunch is served in a... More 

Thank Kreivi
Mariehamn, Finland
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dropped in to this restaurant after a visit to the Theatre. We were 9 persons, but were fortunate enough to find seats for all of as. After having a tasty beer we also decided to have something to eat and that was no problem at all. There were both club sandwich and hamburger plate available at a decent price.

Thank bjarne_gallros
Naantali, Finland
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430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Everybody in Turku knows Koulu(=School). Like it name says, old school which now is Brewery/Pub/Restaurant. Nice place to have for example some of their own beers, but unfortunately our business dinner didn't go as planned. Starter was artichoke soup with pulled pork, but kitchen forget the pulled pork! They brought that later on a different bowl, when soup already was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eerikinkatu 18, Turku, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southwest Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 2 2745757

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