When you say: „Seafood“, then I say: „Nautilus“.
Love from the first sight, actually from first seconds after I stepped in and saw the oysters menu on the wall of raw bar.
There are not too many places to enjoy fresh seafood in Tallinn, so this place is a nice find. Good menu, really enjoyed the selection of oyesters, also „make your own“ Tar Tar and grilled seabrem.
I feel confident in recommending this place after my first visit – will go back soon!
Address: Pikk 36, Tallinn
Another one of my suggestions is restaurant FARM that offers really interesting menu, where the chef has used mostly local products. Restaurant name associates with farmhouse, but the whole atmosphere reminds more of a hunting castle.
Most importantly – dishes were all absolutely delicious, loved everything what I had. I had hot oxtail brawn with whipped horseradish cream. Served in a cup as cappuccino, but tasted really rich and smooth.
For the main course had organic beef heart cooked on grill with local vegetables – very nice combination and tasty meat. But the best (as it probably supposed to be!) – a dessert. My choice was rye malt cream with blackcurrant jelly. Sooooooo good, yet so small. Next time I’ll order two. It’s really nice to see so many local products in such interesting menu, definetly a modern (estonian) cuisine.
I found the place perfect for Saturday night. It’s not casual restaurant, the whole atmosphere creates very special feeling. Suitable for couples, but also for small groups of friends like our group was (big round tables were available!).
I am sure I will be there again soon! NB! Just 7 minutes walk from hotel.
Address: Müürivahe 27/Viru 11, Tallinn
My favourite restaurant in the Old Town is Rataskaevu 16. It’s very cosy restaurant with great service. Staff is professional and so, so friendly. The foods are simple but very well done. I think almost everyone can find something to their liking. The prices are reasonable taking into consideration that it’s an Old Town restaurant. My favourite there is the oven baked goat cheese dish and the blue cheese cake. It’s quite popular so I suggest that you book a table. Especially if you want to go for a dinner. It’s definitely worth a visit since it’s also very close to the hotel.
Address: Rataskaevu 16, Tallinn
Another restaurant that I visit rather often is Ancho that serves Mexican food. I mostly grab lunch from there since they have great offers for that. They also serve the best margaritas in town so it’s a perfect start for a night out if that’s something you would like to do.
Address: Niine 11, Tallinn
Lastly, one of my all time favourite places to eat out is an Indian restaurant Lendav Taldrik in Telliskivi Creative City. I think it’s a great place no matter what time of the day it is. It’s easy to share dishes there (they’re quite big and very cheap for the amount you get) so that’s where I usually meet my friends. They also have many vegan options. I have to admit that I almost always eat the same thing there- channa masala. It comes with rice and salad and is oh, so delicious! Their jasmine tea is also out of this world. I’ve tried making it at home several times but I never get it to taste the same way. No idea how they do it there but it’s great!
Address: Telliskivi 60A, Tallinn
Two restaurants created by two men. They offer delicious food made of local ingredients and the service is amazing. These restaurants have cosy atmosphere and very nordic interior that I like.
Address: Mere puiestee 6E, Tallinn
I recently discovered Uulits Tänavagurmee in Soo street. Very unusual atmosphere where you can even sit on a swing, enjoying your meal. Very tasty hamburgers, wraps, salads and especially their own draft beer and a handmade appetizers that are just unreal!
Address: Soo 1B/6, Tallinn
If you’d like to taste Estonian food then I suggest restaurant Vanaema juures which means „Grandma’s place“ . Where else would you get good Estonian food, right?
Address: Rataskaevu 10, Tallinn
I of course also want to mention Restaurant MIX in our hotel. I love how they experiment with food and mix different cuisines, hence also the name of the restaurant. I’ve enjoyed all my meals there so far. They also offer three course lunch menu from 12.00 to 17.00 for only 15 euros. I think that alone is one of the reasons to check them out!
Address: Vana-Posti 11, Tallinn, at My City Hotel
I actually have few cafe recommendations in addition to all the restaurants. For a trip back in time and for an authentic Soviet experience I’d recommend Cafe Narva. Time seems to have stopped there.
Address: Narva mnt 10, Tallinn
A cafe that I visit often for their lovely courtyard and amazing cakes is Josephine in the Old Town.
Address: Vene 16, Tallinn
Chedi is a contemporary Asian restaurant. Contrasts, combination of tastes and mixture of different raw materials are what the contemporary Asian cuisine represents – As a real Asian food admirer, I can say in confidence this is the place to choose!
Address: Sulevimägi 1, Tallinn