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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.