Must-see restaurants in Tallinn

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    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…

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    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…

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    Manna La Roosa

    This restaurant-bar is truly a multisensory adventure. Housed in a French-style villa built in 1872 and once used as a pharmacy, its interior is a wacky…

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    Tai Boh

    This superb pan-Asian eatery adjoining Manna La Roosa feels like a baroque fever dream. Picking a focal point among the opulent kitsch is hard: the…

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    Restaurant 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…

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    Quietly but consistently the best restaurant in Kalamaja, Moon (pronounced 'moan'; it means 'poppy') is a gem, combining Russian and broader-European…

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    Mantel ja Korsten

    Tucked away in the leafy, weatherboard-lined streets that merge into the greenery of Kadriorg Park, 'Cloak and Chimney' welcomes guests to a smartly…

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    Located in a glass-roofed pavilion within the upscale Hotel Telegraaf, Tchaikovsky offers dazzling fine-dining mise en scène: armchairs surrounding linen…

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    Siga la Vaca Estonia

    In an unlikely looking commercial building just north of Telliskivi, 'Follow the Cow' is a super-welcoming Argentinian-style parilla (grill) that will…

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    Kolm Sibulat

    A judicious hand in the kitchen respectfully reinterprets the cuisines of China, India and Southeast Asia, scattering European staples such as schnitzel…

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    Chocolats de Pierre

    Nestled inside the picturesque Masters’ Courtyard and offering respite from Old Town hubbub, this snug, lavishly decorated cafe is renowned for its…

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    The trailblazing watering hole of the uberhip Telliskivi complex, the industrial-chic 'Building F' offers a quality menu of pasta, burgers, soups, salads…

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    Occupying an old Baltic timber house well off the tourist trail, near Kadriorg Park, NOP (Neighbourhood Organic Place) is the kind of wholesome deli-cafe…

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    Chic Sfäär delivers an inventive menu highlighting great Estonian produce in dishes that gesture east (veggie curry) and west (Arctic char with potato and…

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    Vegan Restoran V

    Visiting vegans are spoiled for choice in this wonderful restaurant in a timber-ceilinged, stone-walled setting. In summer the four streetside tables…

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    Unlike many places around Tallinn's Town Hall Sq, this cosy chocolaterie-cafe has an invitingly relaxed ambience. Stretch out on a couch, read by…

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    With a softly lit, old-fashioned dining room inside a 14th-century house, good French-inspired cooking and a winning wine list, 'Wine Restaurant' Dominic…

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    An excellent example of the flourishing vegetarian and vegan dining scene in Tallinn, Plant is the finished article, from the clean style and hanging…

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    Must Puudel

    With eclectic retro furniture matched by an equally wide-roaming soundtrack, courtyard seating, excellent coffee, long opening hours and select nights of…

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    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…