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12 Restaurants to Visit this Winter in Estonia



A visit to Estonia this winter will give you some great stories, but one of the most important parts, is the food. After all, why would you visit a foreign country if you weren’t going to at least sample the food and see how it differs from your own local cuisine? We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of 12 restaurants that you absolutely need to visit while you’re in the country, some of which are highly unique.

Vabalaud.ee is the unique Estonian web environment providing the restaurant booking services. Our homepage is available in four languages (Estonian, Russian, English, Finnish) and our list of restaurants currently include more than 100 eating places located around Estonia.


Asian Chef (Tartu)

Estonia is home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the geographical location, and Asian Chef is located right in the center of Tertu. The chefs are natives of India and Nepal, both well versed in the preparation of Asian food. Not only will they be able to provide you with some of the best food in the area, but they will also allow you to dine in an incredible, charming, vibrant atmosphere the likes of which you’ve never seen.

The foods at Asian Chef are carefully chosen and prepared from the freshest ingredients according to their near endless menu. The foods you have to choose from Asian Chef are practically limitless, with the selection containing Indian, Chinese, and even Thai dishes. Additionally, vegetarian dishes are available for those who are interested!

Finally, make sure you check out the extensive wine list while you’re visiting! It’s selected carefully, ensuring that you get only the best, and that your pairing experience is favorable.






Cher Ami (Keila-Joa)

Cher Ami is proud to set itself apart from the typical corporate restaurant style, and can instead be found inside Keila-Joa Manor, which was built in 1833. A walk around the outside will reveal a building constructed in the neo-gothic style, with the manor serving as a museum as well as a restaurant.

Don’t worry, that’s not all. If you look outside you can see the countryside of Estonia, characterized by a roaring waterfall and rushing river rapids. No matter where else you go within the country, you can think back on this experience and remember the grand view of Estonia from within the castle.



GMP Clubhotel Pühajärve (Otepää)

Clubhotel doesn’t just provide great accommodations, they also provide to quality food at their dining establishment.

This beautiful restaurant was designed by Mai Runa in 1960, and remained the hot party venue in South Estonia for many years. Recently it’s been re-opened and is now a completely renovated building, much to the joy of night lifers. It’s a fresh face in Estonia, and it represents itself as one of the most amazing and sophisticated restaurants in Estonia, and quite frankly, it can live up to that advertisement.

GMP Clubhotel is sitting on the shore of Lake Puhajary in Otepää Estonia and serves as a very unique accommodation establishment. You can have a private holiday, all on your own, in luxury apartments, and if you like them enough, you can even buy them.



Padise Manor (Padise Rural Municipality)

Padise Manor operates as an a’la carte restaurant that offers cuisine in the Estonian style along with other dishes that are designed to meet a variety of different tastes. The diverse menu is accompanied by a children’s menu, along with separate menus designed for groups of ten or more.

When it comes to accommodation, Padise Manor is second to none, featuring the main restaurant rooms that bring a beautiful view of the park, the pond, or the monastery. If the area is experiencing nice weather, you could sit outdoors or on the terrace, with an amazing view of the monastery ruin. Outside there are 10 tables with seating for up to 40 guests, all in a highly relaxing environment. It’s a dining experience that you won’t soon forget, and a great way to forget your everyday life for a while.



Hot Pot (Tartu)

In downtown Tartu there are some amazing tasted just waiting for you. Hot Pot is a traditional Chinese restaurant and a dish that dates back more than two thousand years. It’s a slightly boiling stew, combined with raw meat, seafood, and vegetables. All food is cooked on the table, right in front of you.



Eight Legs Restaurant (Kose Rural Municipality)

There is little doubt that most people find Eight Legs to be a beautiful eating establishment, and with good reason. The restaurant is so named for the tentacle shaped chandelier that sits front and center in the restaurant, serving as a light source and an outstanding conversation starter.
In this establishment, fifty guests can be supported in either the main room or on the terrace that gives you a full view of the surrounding area. If you’re in Estonia for the scenery, this is the route you want to take.

If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience however, you could choose one of the themed rooms! Eight Legs proudly offers up the cigar room which features a functional bar and the ‘old world’ feeling that you’ve been looking for. If the old world isn’t exactly what you need right now however, you could try either the wine cellar, which features wooden racks from wood dating back to the 13th century, or the Absinthe house which has a more upbeat but sophisticated atmosphere.
The private dining options provided by Eight Legs are perfect for dining, but they are also ideal for birthday parties, bachelor parties, wedding receptions, business meetings, and much more. Eight Legs is a great destination if you want a dinner to remember.



Restaurant "Kolhethi" (Pärnu)

In the center of Parnu you’ll find Kolhethi which features a which provides a menu full of Georgian delicacies, all perfect for summer day sampling. Delicious soups and light salads are just the start of the story, and it and it eventually moves on to the flame grilled, skewered meat delicacies. Dessert can consist of traditional pastries and Georgian honey cake, all served in an authentic Caucasian atmosphere. Don’t forget, Kolhethi also features an extensive wine list! It’s never been easier to pair your food with the perfect wine!



Raimond (Pärnu)

Raimond prides itself on using locally grown products, which supports the economy and puts fresh products right on your plate. Aside from the extensive and sophisticated menu, Raimond is quite proud to offer a terrace that opens up to one of the most beautiful county side sceneries. The eatery will cater to all of your food based needs at all times of the day, from baked goods for breakfast, to lunch dishes that will absolutely astound you.

The eatery is accompanied by the hotel bar in the lobby along with the fireplace room that is perfect for business meetings. As always, you can walk off your dinner, or breakfast by heading out to the beach. If you’re ever in the area, visit to Raimond needs to be one of the first things on your list.



Noot (Pärnu)

Welcome to the new Resort Hotel, which serves a contemporary Estonian cuisine. The menu, prepared by Chef de cuisine Rudolf Visnapuu, is comprised of local seasonal products and seafood.



Antonius (Tartu)

Antonius is unique in that it is a vaulted cellar restaurant complete with beautiful ceiling paintings, a unique glass atrium, and a light filled atmosphere that you won’t soon forget. Additionally, it’s a 42-seat restaurant, perfect for smaller gatherings, cocktail parties, or even weddings. If you want to take it back a notch however, the space is great for romantic or intimate dinners. Remember, smaller gatherings can take place in the private hall, supporting about eight people, while the Antonius Suite supports up to 14. During the summer, the terrace is open, providing even more dining options.
One of the best parts about Antonius is the diversity of the menu as it caters to individuals with allergies as well as vegetarians. It’s a perfect gastronomical solution, and a perfect dining experience, complete with a fine selection of Old World wines. You’ll absolutely love this dining experience!



Villa Ammende (Pärnu)

Ammende is often considered to be one of the best restaurants in Parnu, and with good reason. It brings a great combination of domestic, fresh flavors along with French-Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant employs seasonal ingredients, and a selection of raw materials provided to them by local farmers. It doesn’t just taste good, it supports the local economy and gives you a chance to really sample all that Estonia has to offer.


Restaurant "Põhjaka Manor" (Paide Rural Municipality)

This eatery in Central Estonia isn’t just a place for you to fill your belly, it’s a place for you to do it at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is incredible, located within an old manor house that was saved by three chefs, turning it into a brilliantly executed and well decorated restaurant. The house itself dates back to 1820 and when first discovered, it was in poor condition with the doors and windows boarded up, and a good portion of the flooring stolen. Through years of hard work and determination, the restaurant began to take shape, finally becoming the beauty that it is today. Finally opened in 2010, the chefs have proven that not only can a house be rebuilt and turned into a fine restaurant, but delicious food can be crafted using local Estonian material.

If you’re going to visit, consider that the restaurant is seasonal, meaning the menu will be in a constant state of flux. In other words, if you visit now, you’ll eat something entirely different if you come back at a different time of year. In winter, more filling meals will be prepared, and the summer sees much lighter food, as a result of the available produce changing as the season progresses. In the cellar you would find preserves which contribute to jams, juices, and much more.
These are some of the most popular restaurants in the area, with each one on our list hand picked for its excellence. Each restaurant is highly detailed, features fresh food, and stands apart from your typical chain restaurant. When you visit Estonia you’ll want to check each and every one of them out, if you can, or perhaps visit the few you have time for. The point is, that you’re going to have access to fresh Estonian produce and a culinary experience like no other.


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11 winter/Christmas ideas for Restaurant to Visit in Tallinn


Are you planning to visit Tallinn this winter? Sightseeing, socializing, and grabbing pictures for social media is great, but if you’re going to spend an extended period of time there, then eating is essential. Check out these 13 one-shot restaurants and start planning your trip. 
Vabalaud.ee is the unique Estonian web environment providing the restaurant booking services
Vabalaud.ee homepage is available in four languages (Estonian, Russian, English, Finnish) and our list of restaurants currently include more than 100 eating places located around Estonia.

Kuldmokk

Kuldmokk is a restaurant proud to present an incredible and extensive menu complete with appetizers, a wide selection of main dishes, and an ingredient list that is bound to meet the needs of any appetite. No matter what you order, it’s going to be delicious, and you’re going to remember it long after you go home whether you’re a tourist or a local. Tourists who do drop by always cite the menu variety, which is known for being able to meet virtually every different taste or need.
The restaurant was established by two friends who recognized and truly understood the lack of culinary excellence in the area and filled the gap with a menu that met every single need, including vegan options to ensure all customers were satisfied. Kuldmokk’s menu can be found online, and it’s one stop you’re going to want to make next time you’re in the area.

Enoteca Lucca - Restaurant & Wine shop

Enoteca Lucca challenges convention by treating its guests to a complete open kitchen, allowing them to observe the cooking process and employing the best employees who guarantee an outstanding and friendly interaction with guests from all over the world. The menu, presented by Chef Ahmet Tiryaki is constantly changing and features influences from Middle Eastern cuisines for a beautiful, well rounded gastronomical experience.
The menu is accompanied by an amazing dining area which features an art gallery complete with works of Estonian modern art pieces, all for sale. Imagine going out to eat and taking a modern art masterpiece home with you!
The wine selection at Enoteca Lucca is second to none with every single vintage imported from small producers in Spain, Austria, Portugal, and France. Only a small handful of wineries meet our rigorous standards, guaranteeing your satisfaction each and every time you come to our location and choose a wine pairing. Stop by and enjoy a diverse menu, outstanding wine pairings, and an amazing atmosphere.

Argentiina

For the last twenty years the Argentine restaurant has been pushing the boundaries and enticing the senses of meat lovers as a true barbecue paradise. The Argentine kitchen is famous for throwing the most amazing barbecue events the area has ever known, with the oven manned by Konstant Kisseliov, the head chef. Not only does he know how to cook, he knows how to deliver a juicy piece of mouthwatering meat that will tease the senses and satisfy any appetite. Meat preparation is an art, and this head chef has it down to a science.
The cooking process here is completely transparent, with all steaks made on a hot grill right in front of the customer. Whether you’re a meat or fish lover, there’s something here for you, all seasoned in the Argentinian method. Your meal will be accompanied by a careful wine selection with vintages chosen from all over the world.
Booking events at Argentiina is easy, and the establishment features an upstairs dining room capable of easting up to 55 people. Meetings, birthdays, and other events can unfold against the backdrop of a private dining room, and complimented with the best food the area has to offer.


Bordoo

Bordoo isn’t your average restaurant; the first thing you’ll notice if you stop in on Friday or Saturday evening is the live piano which is a great companion the outstanding meals that the venue has to offer. On top of the incredible music, Bordoo offers a range of cuisines and dishes inspired by the exploration of various regions and their gastronomical traditions. Not only do the experienced chefs know what they’re doing as far as food preparation is concerned, they know the value of high quality, raw ingredients.
Along with already offering the best dishes found in the region, Bordoo is always looking for new inspiration to bring to the menu, ensuring a constantly changing selection for both tourists and locals.
The Bordoo consists of different spaces in addition to the main dining room. The first is the Angel room which features an 18th century hand-painted ceiling accompanied by a courtyard view. It’s perfect for celebrations, but if you’re looking to host something slightly larger, the library is capable of hosting up to 45 people. Finally, there is the piano suite which is great for romantic encounters.

For a memorable experience in Estonian dining, you really cannot do much better than the Bordoo.

Oliver


Oliver is a beautiful restaurant that sits right in the heart of Tallinn and near Town Hall Square. Inside you’ll find a steak restaurant that offers culinary delights from across the globe, all presented in a highly flexible menu. As a customer, you have the opportunity to define your meal and choose the menu items that you want. While steaks, sauces, and side dishes are a dominant part of the menu, you’ll also find vegetarian options, pasta, soups, salads, and a selection of appetizers.
If you’re traveling with your kids, Oliver offers something especially unique: they’re the only al la carte restaurant in Old Town that features a kid’s corner, complete with color books, TV, puzzles, and toys. Your vacation isn’t complete until you eat at Oliver!


Olde Hansa

Olde Hansa sets itself apart from most other restaurants in the area, being the home of a rich merchant, featuring delicious food, good drink, and amazing music. The atmosphere is designed to replicate Hanseatic times, and overall, it’s a very memorable experience. In the evenings, the venue features medieval music, played by skilled musicians who wander around the house. It’s a completely different experience and one that you’re going to thoroughly enjoy. If you’re just visiting the area, you absolutely want to make this one of your stops.

MEAT Resto & Butchery

With 70 seats, and located right on the first floor of the Tiskre Business Centre, this restaurant offers some of the best meat in the city along with incredible meals that will satiate the appetite of any traveler. The restaurant itself really brings it’s a game with a summer terrace, and a great environment in which to enjoy your dinner. The meat selection comes from countries like Brazil, Australia, and even Uruguay, making of the perfect fusion of both imports and domestics. With the best cuts and the best meals, there’s no reason to pass this one up.

Peppersack

Peppersack is a historical house right in the center of Old Town and features several floors dedicated to different types of events or needs. There is plenty of space for romance, large groups, and much more. Most important, however, is the morning coffee, which is something that anyone can identify with.
The Kolme Konna grill sits in the basement of Peppersack and features an open kitchen where dishes are prepared right in front of the guests. Enjoy this, enjoy the house beer, and enjoy your time in Estonia.

Lucca

Lucca restaurant can be found in Tiskre, right by Lucca Summer Mansion and Park. The location has a long history of serving guests, going on ten years now, and the interior comes off as a family restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. The dishes on hand are genuinely Italian, featuring fresh seafood, hand-made pastas, pizza, and much more. In true Italian style, the wine pairings are second to none here, with some of the best local selections being offered to guests. To make it even better, Lucca is the recipient of the Silver Spook gastronomy award, having won the category of best family restaurant twice. Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, this is a great place for you to stop.

Dominic

The restaurant Dominic sits proudly inside one of the three oldest residential houses in Old Town, with its first records dating back to the 14th century. While much of the house has been restored, many of the historical details have been preserved, giving you not only a great meal, but a complete experience as you observe life as it was in the 14th century. Some of the preserved details include a 250-year-old fresco and the 500-year-old double doors with their own carvings.
The house is not only home to some of the best cuisine Estonia has to offer, but also an extensive wine list that makes pairing a breeze. For those looking to host events, there is a private room that can hold up to 12 people, whether it’s a birthday party, a corporate meeting, or even a small wedding reception.

Linnuküla

A family owned establishment, the Linnukula Restaurant is an outstanding environment for social gatherings or a night out. It sits in a quaint home, with delicious food and is easily accessible for visitors. The house is not entirely complete, but that doesn’t stop it from feeling like a welcoming home, and one that you can feel perfectly secure. Come alone, or bring your family, giving your children a chance to play in the garden. It’s a restaurant that has the feeling of home, set against the countryside of Estonia; you couldn’t ask for a better experience for both atmosphere, and food. For more information, check out the menu online and plan your next outing whether you’re a local or planning a vacation in Estonia.
The best restaurants in Estonia aren’t the mainstream chain stores; what you’re looking for are the out of the way, unique, one shot establishments that offer the best local food, the best atmosphere, and overall, the best service.

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10 Nice Estonian Restaurants to Visit in Autumn

An Autumn visit to Estonia can be amazing, and there are many things you’ll want to see. Today we’re going to look at 10 nice restaurants in the Estonia. They offer not only great food, but great atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience for many.

Cher Ami (Keila-Joa Manor) 
Restaurant inspired by the history of the castle Keila-Joa.
Ditching the tried and true corporate restaurant style, Cher Ami sets itself apart by nesting itself within Keila-Joa Manor, a complex built in 1833. The exterior and interior both follow a neo-gothic style, the signature of Hans von Stackenshneider. The manor serves as both a museum for the interested tourist and a restaurant for the wayward traveler looking to experience the best Estonia has to offer. Outside, you will find that it is set against a beautiful rocky river, rapids tearing through the valley, accompanied by a 6 m waterfall. The countryside of Estonia is visible, and an outstanding companion to your meal should you choose a window seat.
A look at the menu will reveal local culinary staples like the fried fillet with peas, cream, and cabbage sauce, along with baked salmon and caviar accompanied by a mouth-watering potato cake. Dessert can be a beautiful chocolate fondant with sea buckthorn and vanilla ice cream; an outstanding end to a fantastic meal.
As if all of this weren’t enough to draw in both tourists and locals alike, the restaurant is stocked with a sophisticated wine selection that pairs well with the restaurant’s menu items. Cher Ami is without a doubt what Estonia is all about.

Kadriorg (Tallinn)
Welcome to taste life at Restaurant Kadriorg!
Located in Tallinn, Kadriorg brings amazing meals crafted with sophisticated Italian recipes, though the menu clearly features dishes influenced by both French and Spanish cuisine, lending to a perfect culinary fusion, and flavors that you are never going to forget. It’s the perfect way to start or even end your vacation in the area.
This location is perfect whether you’re in the mood for a light meal, a reception, gourmet dinner, or even a business lunch. No matter what brings you to Kadriorg, you’ll enjoy the incredible menu backed by a burning fireplace all year round. During the summer, enjoy the scenery on the 30-person terrace that overlooks the countryside. Don’t forget to browse the wine selection for an excellent pairing with your meal.

Eight Legs (Kau Manor) 
Eight Legs occupies the most prominent room of Kau Manor´s main building.
The Eight Legs restaurant is a beautiful establishment, directly in the heart of Koue manor, an intrinsic part of Triigi village. The restaurant is so named for its most prominent feature: the tentacle shaped chandelier that sits proudly in the center of the restaurant. Not only is it a testament to excellent craftsmanship, it does a great job setting the mood when you first walk into the establishment.
The establishment is capable of hosting fifty guests who can dine in the main room, or on the spacious terrace that offers up an amazing view of the surrounding area. Not only will you be able to taste cuisine crafted in a new world, you can take advantage of one of the themed rooms:
  • Cigar Room – For a quiet conversation, table service, and a functional bar, visit the cigar room to get that ‘old world’ feel. The bar offers some of the finest Cognacs, Whiskeys, and Tequilas, all at your disposal for the remainder of your stay.
  • Wine Cellar – For more intimate gatherings, the Wine Cellar is a perfect venue. It’s a vaulted space featuring wine racks made from old wood found in the Manor which dates back to the 13th century. Right next to the Wine Cellar is a space for intimate gatherings and private functions. It’s a perfect spot for your mall dinner party.
  • Absinthe House – The Absinthe House is an area in the restaurant that embraces and mixes in a wealth of art, literature, and music, bringing more than a hint of sophistication. You can book this area for events including garden parties, wedding ceremonies, and much more.
The private rooms are perfect for dining, but they’re also a great option for birthday parties, graduation parties, business meetings, and so much more. Eight Legs is an outstanding dining experience and the epitome of what you can expect in Estonia.


Raimond (Pärnu)
Restaurant Raimond is a world of its own, centring on flavours, scents, textures and enjoyment!
Locally grown products are the hallmark of Restaurant Raimond, a beautiful Estonian eatery that sits on a sandy beach in Pärnu, with a terrace that opens to reveal one of the most beautiful sceneries that the country has to offer. Raimond is an eatery that caters to every gastronomical need for any time of the day. Inside, you are invited to partake of fresh baked goods for breakfast, lunch dishes to tempt the senses, and dinners for the conclusion of your long day.
Apart from the incredible and delicious cuisine, you have access to the lobby bar of the hotel, as well as the fireplace room which is an outstanding venue for meetings. If you need to walk dinner off afterward, feel free to head out to the beach and enjoy the scenery as you head down the coast. It’s an excellent stop with environments designed to meet nearly every single need. If you ever happen to be in the area, you would be remiss not to visit Raimond.

The Able Butcher (Tallinn)
Served with Passion
The Able Butcher journey starts in the center of Tallinn, on 2nd floor of the newly opened Hilton Tallinn Park hotel.  At The Able Butcher a bunch of passionate, experienced chefs are united for one goal: to grill the best meat in Estonia and create high quality and honest dishes for you.

The steakhouse serves a wide selection of best local and international meet cuts prepared to your liking right in front of you in the open kitchen. Enjoy the culinary theatre with a glass of bubbles or red wine from our Red Room. If you are not in for one of our Magnum bottles or wine, an ice cold Margarita, herbal cola, homemade lemonade or refreshing ice tea from our fancy bar will be prepared for you matching the meat experience. Simply make your choice – you cannot fail. After your pounded carpaccio and local filet mignon, dig into our Dessert Library. So many things to choose from but today you need chocolate! A wooden board with a black steel pan arrives and the Butcher Assistant will set your “The Able Butcher” brownie on fire. WOW that’s a dessert heaven.


Experience a unique combination of informal dining, rich traditional atmosphere, commitment to top-quality ingredients and prime meat cuts at The Able Butcher. 'Passionate - Authentic - Knowledgeable' are the key values of the destination restaurant. Take your friends, family or business partners and simply enjoy the culinary journey. The restaurant also has a 14-seat Private Dining Room for your special occasions. 


Chedi (Tallinn)
Modern Asian cuisine
Chedi is a brilliant restaurant location (Tallinn Old Town) that prides itself on being a crossroads between the old and new worlds. It’s a modern take on the ancient Asian foods, combining tastes derived from raw ingredients that bring the Asian inspired dishes to life.

The recipes used by Chedi have been lovingly adapted from tastes and techniques gathered from trips around the world, and collaboration with top chefs, including Alan Yau, head chef for several well-known Michelin starred restaurants. The result is a dining experience like no other, and stories of culinary delight that you can take home with you. If you’re in the area, then the extensive menu combined with the Asian inspired décor in the restaurant should entice you to pay a visit and partake of the amazing dishes including Jasmine Roast Chicken and Pi Pa Duck.



Kalevi Jahtklubi Resto (Tallinn) 
Sailing with you!
This yacht club saw a complete makeover in 2004, bringing the once popular club back to life with a bar atmosphere you wouldn’t believe. While the restaurant had been great by itself, back when it first started, it should surprise no one that it needed a bit of a modern twist. Not only was the look of the restaurant completely upgraded, the menu too was overhauled to meet the more discerning tastes of the modern day.
The atmosphere within the club is unique, featuring an indoor area with a roaring fire for the cooler evenings, and a terrace for the warm spring days or nights. Once you step inside the yacht club, you will quickly come to the realization that this experience was created specifically for you. Drop by for lunch or dinner, enjoying our extensive list of both red and white wines. You’re in good hands there, and it’s an experience you will not soon forget.

The Seafood Bar Tallinn 
We invite you to discover and enjoy the real delicious experience of the Mediterranean!
Finding a quality seafood restaurant while traveling is a challenge that not many people want to undertake, but you still have those foodies who will never give up their search, and The Seafood Bar is the pot of gold at the end of every single quest. Any seafood enthusiast passing through Tallinn has the responsibility to stop by The Seafood bar to enjoy a wide range of meals presented in an elegant manner and a beautiful environment. The Seafood Bar prides itself on providing its guests with the best, and only the best culinary creations.
The raw ingredients used by Dmitry are essential to the success of the restaurant, comprising plates of top quality, all offering the simple tastes of the Mediterranean, Estonia, and Asian style dishes.
Inside the restaurants you will find two different floors, each one occupied by various chefs, all equipped with different skill sets to meet a variety of tastes. The Seafood Bar is also home to several cocktail masters who are able to craft drinks that pair perfectly with the cuisines found here, making it a perfect Autumn destination.
Finally, feel free to rent out The Seafood Bar for events, conferences, and a range of other occasions. When you stop by, prepare to have a Mediterranean experience like no other! If you’re planning to travel through the area, feel free to visit the website and make a reservation.

Kuldmokk (Tallinn)
Best food ever!
Kuldmokk promotes gastronomical excellence for all of its patrons with an extensive menu of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to satiate any appetite. No matter what dish you order, it’s bound to be delicious and something that you will remember for the rest of your life. One thing that tourists always note when they visit this location is the variety of the menu which caters to nearly every different taste and need.
Kuldmokk is a restaurant established by two friends who recognized the need for culinary excellence in the area. Built with both passion for culinary excellence and dedication to the customers that they serve. On top of providing excellent service, they also promote a complete wine menu along with a vegan menu, ensuring that they are able to satisfy the tastes and needs of anyone that steps through their doors. It’s a top tier restaurant from which you can always expect the best.

Meta Description: If you’re planning to visit Estonia in the Autumn, then don’t forget to stop by these one or more of these amazing restaurants, all of which offer amazing atmosphere and food selections. 

Five vabalaud.ee Restaurants in Tartu That You Need to Try

If you are looking for a place to dine in Tartu, Estonia, then you will find no lack of high quality restaurant establishments. As the intellectual capital of the country, Tartu enjoys a food culture inspired by local and international foods, catering to a wide variety of adventurous diners from both Estonia and around the world.
Whether you’re just visiting this historical city, or even if you’re a local and you’re looking for a new menu to try, then these are five restaurants that you absolutely don’t want to miss out on.

Asian Chef Restaurant - Võru 2, Tartu, Tartu county, 51010


Asian Chef is run by executive chef Balwant Singh, and specializes in food choices from East and Southern Asia. If spicy flavors are what you enjoy, then you’ll definitely want to try out the special Chinese Dumplings prepared at this authentic restaurant. Pork, Beef, and Chicken Momos are an excellent introduction to dumplings, following traditional preparation methods and ingredients.
Tandoori Sizzlers are another specialty of Asian Chef, allowing you to taste the uniquely spiced dishes of India, served on a sizzling hot plate for your enjoyment. Thai dishes round out the extensive menu, allowing you to get a true taste of one of the world’s culinary hotspots, right here in Estonia.
The restaurant is open daily from 11AM until late, and you can reserve seating for a private dinner or business functions. Catering services are also offered, allowing you to make the right impression at your next event.

Hot Pot - Küütri 6, Tartu, Tartu county, 51005
The delights of Indian and Nepalese cuisine are offered here in this authentic restaurant with beautiful décor, inspired from the culture of these two amazing countries.
Don’t miss out on the Crispy Vegetable Samosas, filled with select vegetables and served with a tangy sweet chili sauce. You could try the delicious Manchurian Chicken as your main dish, a meal inspired by centuries old cooking traditions in Northeast Asia. An extensive wine and drinks menu will mean that you can pair your food with the perfect drink, and the restaurant is open from 11AM until late, allowing you to spend a long night sampling some of the best Asian cooking that can be found in Estonia.

Café Muinasjutt - Riia 1, Tartu, Tartu county, 51004

Located on the third floor of Tartu Kaubamaja, Café Muinasjutt offers a casual dining atmosphere where you can enjoy world class food, for prices that will surprise you. The average plate ranges from 8€ - 10€, and you can sample both high quality dishes, as well as a fine wine and spirit selection. Choices like the Isle Jura ten-year-old malt, or the Baron Otard V.S.O.P. brandy would make for excellent selections when you’re relaxing after a day of work, or even if you’re getting your night started with friends, before you head to a restaurant for a full meal.
The restaurant includes a summer terrace so you can enjoy outdoor dining and conversation, and with a total capacity for 38 patrons, Muinasjutt could be the perfect location for your next special business meeting or team get together.
Muinasjutt accepts reservations and is open daily, from 9AM – 9PM on weekdays and Saturdays, and 9PM – 7PM on Sundays.

Romaan Bufffe & Restaurant - Riia 1, Tartu, Tartu county, 51004
Also located on the third floor of Tartu Kaubamaja, Romaan offers a unique menu designed by executive chef Mikk Voika. A large establishment with 120 seats, this restaurant is incredibly popular and can get busy, so make sure that you reserve a table if you want to ensure that there is seating available for your group.
Designed to be a family friendly restaurant, Romaan offers extensive menu choices, and some of the dishes are sure to surprise you. Take the Cream Cheese Bruchetta as an example. The highlight of this entrée is cured salmon, and it’s a great way to start off your experience and this world class restaurant.
When you’re ready to move onto the main dishes, try sampling the Stuffed Chicken Breast, or even the Almond Chicken with Mango-Chili Sauce. If you love pasta but want to try something new, then don’t miss out on the Creamy Pasta with Pork Fillet, finished with strong and savory Blue Cheese.
Even the kids will find something to love at Romaan, with a special menu offering popular dishes like Creamy Pasta with Meatballs, Fried Chicken and French Fries, or traditional Frankfurters with French Fries.
Romaan is affordable so it makes for some great casual family dining or special nights with colleagues or a group of friends. Open daily from 9AM – 9PM, and 9AM – 7PM on Sundays. Don’t miss out on this affordable restaurant where quality and menu choices are never compromised.

Atlantis Restaurant - Narva mnt 2, Tartu, Tarumaa, 51009
With a maximum capacity of 200 patrons and a generous outdoor seating area, Atlantis overlooks the Emajõgi river, making for an excellent restaurant to enjoy casual outdoor dining with friends, colleagues, and family. Executive chef Henari Nou has designed an exciting menu that will cater to a wide variety of people with different tastes.
Appetizers like Mild Beef Carpaccio, and Mussels served in garlic, should not be missed on your next visit. The soups are also excellent for starting your meal, and the Borsh soup is highly recommended, inspired by a much loved European dish. Mains include a vegetarian menu, and even if you’re not a vegetarian you should still try the Portobello Mushroom, a delicious dish that is cooked with pesto, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and roasted potatoes.
You can enjoy delectable deserts and there’s even a children’s menu. Open Monday to Friday, with a 1AM closing on weekends, this is an excellent spot to enjoy Estonia and the creative food that the country has to offer.


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The Top 10 Summer Terrace Restaurants in Estonia

Summer dining in Estonia can be a fantastic experience, especially with warmer weather, crisp fresh air, and great food from some of the country’s best restaurants. If you’re looking for places that are quiet and well suited for couple’s dining, families, or groups, then this list of ten of the best in Estonia will be the perfect starting point.
Foods range in flavor and place of inspiration, but you can be sure of a supreme dining experience at any of these locations.

Pargi allee 5, Keila - Joa, Keila parish, Harjumaa, 76701
Gorgeous sea views, the perfect indoor and outdoor atmospheres, and foods from both Russia and France, will all have you falling in love with Cher Ami. Sampling meals inspired from countries on two opposite sides of the continent will allow you to have a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Try the pumpkin cream and coriander starter, and move on to cooked salmon with salmon roe for dinner. Maybe you’d like to try a perfectly cooked quail fillet with mushrooms and red cabbage? Treat your taste buds at one of the best restaurants in Keila-Joa.

Klubi tee 1, Reiu village, Tahkuranna Rural Municipality, Pärnumaa, 86508
The restaurant Eagle is located at the beautiful Pärnu Bay Golf Links, just minutes from the city of Pärnu. European cuisine of the highest quality can be found here, and it’s the perfect place to watch the sun set after a day on the green. Indoor and outdoor dining areas allow you take in the excellent décor and vast beauty of Estonia, and the expertly prepared menu will leave you hoping for your next visit.

Kõue manor, Triigi village, Kose Rural Municipality, Harjumaa, 75019
Art, gorgeous décor, and excellent food all come together at Eight Legs. The menu features dishes that take inspiration from around the world, so this is a great spot to head to if you want to try something that you may never have had the chance to eat before. Indoor dining and terrace dining is available. And you’ll feel welcomed and absorbed by the beautiful décor and artwork that hangs on the walls. There’s a great wine selection, and plenty of history in the building (dating all the way back to the 13th Century). If you want a fine dining experience that is completely unique, then Eight Legs is the place to be.

Tennisevälja 1, Otepää, Valgamaa, 67405
This restaurant is rich in history, and has now been fully renovated and operating since 2009. The new design retains the prestige of old, but brings new food ideas and menus that have been inspired by classic and modern European cuisine. The modern décor is light and airy, and there is outdoor terrace dining available for those who want to be closer to nature. This is a restaurant where you can simply relax and enjoy your food in an environment for which there is no comparison.

Keskpäeva tee 1, Tiskre, Harku Rural Municipality, 76901
Lucca restaurant offers a summer terrace that is almost as large as its indoor seating area. With space for up to 70 guests on the terrace, you’ll be able to enjoy a meal and drinks while being as close to nature as possible. The menu is Mediterranean and Italian inspired, with an excellent antipasti menu, as well as a great selection of salads, soups, and fish. Delicious braised duck leg is an option if you want to indulge yourself, or you could try the braised lamb shank with tomato sauce and fried zucchinis. There’s also a wine menu with a wide variety of top bottles, or you could try a handcrafted Lucca cocktail. The choice is yours and there’s plenty of it at this fine Estonian restaurant.

Riia 1, Tartu, Tartumaa, 51004
In the Tartu city center, you’ll find this down to earth café with excellent open spaces, a cigar lounge, an excellent food menu made up of traditional Estonian cuisine, and an extensive drinks menu. This is an excellent location for relaxing with friends, or enjoying some after-work drinks with colleagues. The drinks menu offers a range of spirits, including whiskey, rum, cognac, and other varieties, or you could enjoy a glass of wine with merlot, sauvignon blanc, and other varieties. Coffee and non-alcoholic drinks are also on offer, making this a great location to visit at any time of the day.

Padise village, Padise Rural Municipality, Harjumaa, 76001


If you’re looking for a classic dining experience with classical dining furniture and décor, then the Padise Manor will need to be the location for your next dinner date. Timeless Estonian cuisine with modern touches, as well as some European and modern inspired options. The menu caters to diverse tastes and this would make for excellent group dining where you need plenty of variety on offer.

Ranna pst 1, Pärnu, Pärnumaa, 80010
International cuisine with inspiration from dishes around the world can be found at Raimond. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and the décor is modern, classy, and welcoming for regulars and new visitors. This restaurant creates meals where all elements of a dish work towards an impressive final experience. Flavor, texture, and aroma come before everything else, and you’ll be truly amazed at what the chefs can come up with. Fresh baked goods are available early in the morning, and the terrace opens right onto the beach, offering a romantic experience for two, or great family or group dining.

Mere pst 7, Pärnu, Pärnumaa, 80010
Both French and Mediterranean cuisines are offered at this beautiful restaurant in the Luxury Art Nouveau Hotel. Some prime dishes like aged beef tartare, foie gras, and truffle with black caviar are on offer. You could also enjoy a lobster poached in butter, served on a bed of couscous, or enjoy a sirloin steak cooked just how you like it. This is a restaurant where fine dining is all part of the experience, so if you’ve been looking for something that is a little more upmarket, then Villa Ammende would be the perfect location for a celebration or special meal.

Valgeranna village, Audru Rural Municipality, Pärnumaa, 88326

Situated right by the White Beach Golf club, fine dining is offered in this clubhouse style restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Whether you’re wrapping up a day on the course, or you’re simply looking for an exclusive place to eat in the area, the White Beach Golf restaurant offers classic and modern European cuisine that will leave you with an unforgettable impression.

Top 10 Summer Terrace Restaurants in Tallinn

Set on the picturesque shore of the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is the largest city and the cultural heart of Estonia. Whether you’re visiting the city for business or a vacation, or even if you’re a local, knowing the right places to dine and socialize will be essential.
Tallinn’s top restaurants are amongst the best in the world, and the following ten terrace restaurants blend the best of gourmet dishes with al fresco seating. Whether you try a few or visit them all, the following options will leave you with the best impressions of the Estonian restaurant scene.

Mõisa tn 4 / Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 3, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 13522
Al Mare grill offers an extensive menu featuring grilled and barbequed dishes from both American and European regions. Whether you want to satisfy a craving for grilled cheese and jalapeno, or even a chicken kebab finished in orange and chili marmalade, you’ll find plenty of options on the menu at Al Mare Grill. The burgers are also highly recommended, and you can even go for adventurous options like a BBQ pulled pork burger, or a blue cheese and bacon option.


Roseni 8, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10111
Located right in the center of Tallinn City, Alter Ego is a fantastic location for evening dining. A Spanish menu will bring a wide range of flavors, and there’s plenty of seafood on offer at Alter Ego. Being a Spanish restaurant, there are tapas specials to sample alone or when dining with a group. Make sure you add this restaurant to your list if you’re looking for upmarket dining with both indoor seating and a summer terrace.



Rotermanni 5 / Roseni 10, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10111
Easily featuring in the top ten spots in Tallinn, Carmen Café Rotermanni offers a casual atmosphere for dining, great conversations, coffee, or a drinks with friends or colleagues. The food is inspired by European cuisine, with an emphasis on French dishes. Barista brewed coffee, an extensive wine list, and an affordable menu make this a place that you’ll want to check out when you’re in the city. With terraced dining, you’ll love the location.




Weizenbergi 18, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10150
Looking for a taste of the Mediterranean in Tallinn? If you’re a fan of the cuisines of southern France, Spain, and Italy, or even if you’re curious and want to try something new, then Kadriorg is a restaurant that you’ll absolutely need to check out. With indoor and outdoor terrace seating, you can get a feel for the countries that have inspired the dishes that are on offer. Dishes blend different cultures and regions, so you’ll experience some rich diversity with the meals that are delivered to your table. A great place for adventurous eaters, or even visitors to Estonia who want to experience the taste of home with a local twist.


A.Weizenbergi 22, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10150
At Katharinenthal you’ll be able to sample a diverse range of European foods, with dishes expertly designed and prepared by executive chef Marwin Lindeberg. The location combines both a restaurant and an historic café, so it’s a great place to dine, or simply to enjoy a coffee and a light meal while relaxing on the terrace. There are plenty of classic dishes here, as well as modern interpretations and dishes inspired by current trends. Staff fluent in Finnish, Estonian, Russian, and English, will be on hand to serve you with care.


Uus tn 31, Tallinn, Harju County, 10111
Leib Resto ja Aed offers a menu prepared by Janno Lepik, with a commitment to simple foods that please the taste buds and ignite passion in the soul. With a strong leaning towards Estonian cuisine, this is the perfect spot for daily eating, and is also a good option for visitors who are looking for authentic Estonian food that has been prepared to the highest standards. Indoor and outdoor seating, a comfortable and atmospheric fireplace, and an outdoor playground for children make this the perfect casual dining spot for families.


Nõmme tee 20, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 13426
A beautiful restaurant set with rustic furniture that is comfortable without being pretentious, this is definitely one of the spots to eat in if you want a casual atmosphere with food that will exceed your expectations. Linnuküla Resto offers internationally inspired cuisine, with many of the dishes featuring local touches that makes the place both familiar and unique. The restaurant is perfect for families, and there's even a kid's playroom, and it's pet friendly, too. Great for international travelers, staff are fluent in Estonian, English, and Russian.

Roseni 7, Tallinn, Harju County 10111 (Near the Coca-Cola Plaza)
Platz serves predominantly European cuisine from a beautiful location that blends elements of classic brickwork with modern style. The summer terrace is perfect for relaxing with friends or family while you enjoy a meal, and there’s even a children’s menu in case you are bringing the little ones. Platz has been highly rated by consumers, with particular praise for the food, atmosphere, and service.

Fr.R. Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10147
This steak house features a modern décor that is intimate and upmarket, but still casual enough to make it welcoming for all diners. The open terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, a few drinks and conversation with friends, or is simply a beautiful spot to be while you relax before or after your meal. The terrace overlooks one of Tallinn’s beautiful parks. The Able Butcher is one of the best places to get a prime cut of steak in Tallinn, and all of the Angus beef has been raised in free-range herds. There’s even a private room with 12 seats if you need to host an event, so don’t miss out on this restaurant if you’d love to try a grilled steak in Estonia.

Kadaka tee 141, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 12615

Umami describes the rich savory taste that is common to many of the foods that people love. If you are seeking a rich dining experience where you’ll get a front row seat to exciting flavors, then you’re going to need to check out the Umami Resto. Run by Janno Lepik and Kristjan Peaske, these chefs have created a menu that is constantly evolving with seasonal ingredients and food trends. The restaurant even offers in a unique house brew of beer, so both foodies and craft beer connoisseurs will love the experience at Umami.