The building has a long history and has served as the residence and workplace of doctors and researchers, as well as Robert W. Ekman, who painted the large altar frescoes at Turku Cathedral. In 2010, the building was fully renovated and modified to be suitable for modern restaurant operations and use as a modern party venue.
The proximity of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi makes Restaurant Grädda an excellent choice for a venue for academic celebrations. The restaurant has 170 seats indoors and can accommodate 120 customers on the terrace.
Turku Cathedral is the most prominent landmark on the idyllic Piispankatu, but there are beautiful wooden buildings all along the street. Restaurant Grädda is located next to the Sibelius Museum, the oldest music museum in Finland, which is also an interesting site from an architectural perspective. The Sibelius Museum’s concert hall is perfect for holding concerts. The hall has 145 seats. An evening party can be combined with a concert and initial toast at the museum and dinner at Restaurant Grädda, for example.
Restaurant Hall, Banquet - capacity 150
Cabinet, Banquet, Meeting - capacity 20