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…
Estonian in Kassari

Vetsi Tall

On the main road between the villages of Orjaku and Kassari, this dark atmospheric tavern (dating from 1843) offers massive serves of good simple food. Tiny barrel-shaped wooden cabins are set amid the surrounding a…
Modern European in Muhu

Alexander

If you’re not interested in a culinary adventure, go elsewhere. Although a set three-course dinner is offered, the main focus here is on multi-course degustation menus. Expect New Nordic cuisine of the highest calib…
Cafe in Haapsalu

Müüriääre Kohvik

With more umlauts in its name than seems reasonable (the name means ‘beside the walls’), this gorgeous cafe is clearly the town’s favourite, if the crowds are anything to go by. And what’s not to love in the warm in…
European in Kärdla

Linnumäe Puhkekeskus

The outdoor deck at this restaurant-bar holds plenty of appeal for an afternoon beer, or you can opt to enjoy a meal inside. The menu holds few surprises but it’s well priced and well executed, with big portions the…
Seafood in Muhu

Muhu Kalakohvik

Set slightly back from the main road at Liiva, this humble 'fish cafe' serves up first-rate seafood in what is basically a family dining room. If we’ve been a bit vague about opening hours, it’s only because it’s a …
Seafood in Southwest Coast

Sääre Paargu

Paargu means 'summer house' and this slick little pavilion near the tip of the Sõrve Peninsula only kicks off in the warmer months. Grilled fish fills most of the slots of the menu, freshly caught by local fisherfol…
Modern European in Kuressaare

Ku Kuu

Occupying the elegant spa hall from which it takes its name (Ku Kuu is short for Kuressaare Kuursaal), this is Saaremaa's loveliest dining room. The wood panelling and panes of coloured glass provide an atmospheric …
Estonian in Western Saaremaa

Söögimaja

This rustic farmhouse eatery provides a unique snapshot into island life via its cuisine. The menu features the kind of food eaten by the island’s forefathers – fish soup, boiled pork with turnips and carrots, and c…