Top Choice Estonian in Lahemaa National Park

Altja Kõrts

Set in a thatched, wooden building with a large terrace, this uber-rustic place serves delicious plates of traditional fare (baked pork with sauerkraut etc) to candlelit wooden tables. It's extremely atmospheric and…
Top Choice Cafe in Pärnu


Piccadilly offers a down-tempo haven for wine-lovers and vegetarians and an extensive range of hot beverages. Savoury options include delicious salads, sandwiches and omelettes, but really it’s all about the sweetie…
Top Choice Modern Estonian in Tallinn


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 Russian in Tallinn


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…
Top Choice Modern Estonian in Tallinn


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 Russian in Tallinn


The best restaurant in ever-increasingly hip Kalamaja, Moon is informal but excellent, combining Russian and broader European influences to delicious effect. Save room for dessert.
Top Choice Vegan in Tallinn


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 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 International in Tallinn


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 Cafe in Kuressaare


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…