Restaurants

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…
Top Choice International in Tallinn

NOA

It's worth the trek out to the far side of Pirita to this elegant eatery which opened in 2014 and was rated the best in Estonia that very year. It's housed in a stylish low-slung pavilion which gazes back over Talli…
Top Choice Estonian in Tallinn

Leib

An inconspicuous gate opens onto a large lawn guarded by busts of Sean Connery and Robert Burns. Welcome to the former home of Tallinn’s Scottish club (really!), where ‘simple, soulful food’ is served along with hom…
Top Choice New Nordic in Tallinn

Ö

Award-winning Ö (pronounced 'er') has carved a unique space in Tallinn’s culinary world, delivering inventive degustation menus showcasing seasonal Estonian produce. There's a distinct 'New Nordic' influence at play…
Top Choice Estonian in Tallinn

Rataskaevu 16

If you've ever had a hankering for braised roast elk, this is the place to come. Although it's hardly a traditional eatery, plenty of Estonian faves fill the menu – fried Baltic herrings, grilled pork fillet and Est…
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 great. The food is excellent; expect the lik…
Top Choice International in Pärnu

Lime Lounge

Bright and zesty Lime Lounge feels more like a cocktail bar than a restaurant, although the food really is excellent. The well-travelled menu bounds from Russia (borscht) to France (duck breast), Italy (delicious pa…
Top Choice Russian in Tallinn

Tchaikovsky

Located in a glassed-in pavilion at the heart of the Hotel Telegraaf, Tchaikovsky offers a dazzling tableau of blinged-up chandeliers, gilt frames and greenery. Service is formal and faultless, as is the classic Fra…