Restaurants

Top Choice International in Tallinn

NOA

It's worth the trek out to the far side of Pirita to reach this top-notch waterside restaurant, which consistently backs up its elevated reputation. Housed in a stylish low-slung pavilion with superb views over Tall…
Top Choice Estonian in Tallinn

Leib

Leib (Estonian black bread) is a thing of great beauty and quiet national pride, and you'll find a peerless rendition here: dense, moist, almost fruity in its Christmas-cake complexity. Thick-sliced and served with …
Top Choice Russian in Tallinn

Moon

Quietly but consistently the best restaurant in ever-increasingly hip Kalamaja, Moon ('poppy') is a Tallinn gem, combining Russian and broader European influences to delicious effect. The staff are delightfully frie…
Top Choice New Nordic in Tallinn

Ö

Award-winning Ö (pronounced 'er' and named for Estonia's biggest island, Saaremaa) has carved a unique space in Tallinn’s culinary world, delivering inventive degustation menus showcasing seasonal Estonian produce. …
Top Choice Russian in Tallinn

Tchaikovsky

Located in a glassed-in pavilion within the Hotel Telegraaf, Tchaikovsky offers a dazzling tableau of blinged-up chandeliers, gilt frames and greenery. Service is formal and faultless (as is the carefully contempori…
Top Choice Modern European in Tallinn

Von Krahli Aed

You'll find plenty of greenery on your plate at this rustic, plant-filled restaurant (aed means 'garden'), beneath the rough beams of a medieval merchant's house. Veggies star here (although all dishes can be ordere…
Top Choice Vegan in Tallinn

Vegan Restoran V

Visiting vegans are spoiled for choice in this wonderful restaurant. In summer everyone wants one of the four tables on the street, but the atmospheric interior is just as appealing. The food is excellent – expect t…
Top Choice Modern European in Kärdla

Kuur

The name means 'shed', but with two glass walls and one fashioned from artfully stacked firewood, this summer-only, harbourside pop-up is much slicker than that. The food's extraordinary: only three starters and mai…
Top Choice Cafe in Kuressaare

Retro

The menu at this hip little cafe-bar is deceptively simple (pasta, burgers, steak, grilled fish), but Retro takes things to the next level, making its own pasta and burger buns, and using the best fresh local produc…
Top Choice Modern Estonian in Otepää

Mr Jakob

Otepää's best restaurant is hidden away at the golf club, 4km west of Pühajärv. The menu is as contemporary and playful as the decor, taking Estonian classics such as pork ribs and marinated herring fillets and prod…