10 best restaurants in Tallinn
Feeling hungry? You better be, because here is our latest guide to the best restaurants in Tallinn. For eating out in Tallinn, there are plenty of options with numerous restaurants and cafés for every taste and budget. While fine dining and slow food restaurants are mostly located in the Old Town, fast-growing and trendy places can mostly be found in Kalamaja, trendy suburban area close to the city centre, not far from Porto Franco. Also, Rotermann quarter offers some good options.
OUR TOP CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS
According to Tripadvisor, this is the best restaurant in Tallinn. Rataskaevu 16 has become one of the favourite spots in the Old town both for locals and visitors of Tallinn. Its` delicious food and warm service will imply that each customer is a welcomed guest here! In the summer, a terrace is open, where you can dine and spend time in a relax area sheltered from wind. A reservation is recommended, because the restaurant is quite crowded all the time.
Address: Rataskaevu 16. Website and menu: http://rataskaevu16.ee/en/
Pegasus will offer a great view and the cosiest atmosphere in the Old town. This restaurant has a versatile and fascinating planning that spans three floors. The main ingredients are local and of a high quality. Simple and pure flavours. Good bread and delicious beer. What else do you need? Friendly service, good food and the best bread in town.
Address: Harju 1. Website and menu: http://restoranpegasus.ee/en/home/
Friendly place that offers homemade pasta, farm products, natural wines and freshly roasted coffee. The word “Jahu” means flour in Estonian and their pastas and pizzas really tend to be among the best in Tallinn. Well prepared simple food is matched by a wine selection with a twist, made of grapes grown in volcanic soil. They also offer a special lunch menu, which makes it perfect choice for a quick meal in the daytime or for business lunch.
Address: Kopli 3. Website and menu: https://www.jahugurmee.ee/en/
A lovely fusion restaurant Kolm Sibulat (Three Onions) is located on the border of Kalamaja and Pelgulinn. The menu blends both fast and slow cooking – combining the best qualities of them both. You can find ramen-inspired noodle dishes, Middle Eastern pearl coucous, Mediterranean hummus, Thai inspired red lentil soup and spicy Korean kimchi cabbage.
Address: Telliskivi 2. Website and menu: https://kolmsibulat.eu/en/
Not far from Citybox hotel, there is Rotermann quarter with several great shops, bars, and also a big cinema complex called Coca Cola Plaza. Restaurant Platz is located right at the heart of Rotermann quarter, offering quick lunch options and a la cartè. They have a special menu for the kids and a playing corner, which makes it good option when travelling with kids.
If you plan to head to the Old town, 8 minutes away from Porto Franco and Cityhotel, there is a restaurant called Leib Resto. The restaurant is surrounded by Town Wall and has a superb and magical garden. They serve local, fresh and seasonal food in a classy way. As the name Leib (bread in Estonian) suggests, the highlight of this restaurant is hand-made bread. Visiting this place is a good idea, if you want to experience something really special.
Address: Uus 31. Website and menu: https://www.leibresto.ee/en/
Härg is located in the renewed Maakri business sub-district and led by a renowned local grill master and his team. Restaurant offers the best quality steaks, meat cooked on low temperature, grilled dishes, healthy salads, freshly squeezed juice, and smoothies. Live fire has an important role in their cooking process – many dishes are grilled on or in coals. The signature dish of the restaurant is the super tasty ‘dirty steak’, a steak grilled in hot coals.
Address: Maakri 21. Website and menu: https://resto.harg.ee/en/
Kivi Paber Käärid
Kivi Paber Käärid means stone, paper, scissors. The beer menu covers several pages and the food there is as tasty as hell, offering also gluten-free and lactose-free options. The place is located in Telliskivi area. Near the restaurant there are several other highly recommended bars and restaurants side by side with little pop-up shops, selling Estonian design goods. When going there, don´t forget to order vegan chocolate cake with raspberries!
If you are hungry and you like pancakes – this is the place to go to. The pancakes here are the size of a portion are guaranteed to fill up even the emptiest of stomachs. Although the place is situated very near to the Old Town Square, all pancakes are still under 6 euros.
Address: Rataskaevu 3. Website and menu: http://kompressorpub.ee/en/
If you are looking for a classic pub, this is something for you. Pub Dubliner has it all – great atmosphere, good prices and tasty food. Delicious fish and chips are served with refreshing beer or other beverages. Located in the Old town near Freedom Square, this place is popular among both, travellers and locals.
Address: Suur-Karja 18
Don’t want to go out for dinner?
In Citybox we also have a shared kitchen, so you can store and prepare your meals all by yourself. There is a microwave, fridge and a kettle, and also a vending machine from where you can buy snacks and drinks. So if you are not in the mood of going out or you just want to save your time and money – feel free to use it!
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