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Tallinn

Köleri 2
Bringing a taste of France to the impressively-forested neighbourhood of Kadriorg, Köleri 2 serves tasty Gallic treats, from French onion soup to macarons.
Wine Library
An intimate wine bar positioned on Tallinn’s Town Hall Square, the Wine Library has over 250 international wines on offer in its “Wine Book”.
Veinipooning
This romantic wine bar slips under the tourist radar unless you are looking for it. Its fairly missable location provides it with a slightly more secret reputation inevitably making it more popular...
Kuku klubi
Located in Toompea just outside the more commercial Old Town this spot attracts an arty crowd who enjoy the quietly exclusive atmosphere without too much enforced pretention...
Old Town Maestro
Located on the most popular drinking street of the Old Town this hotel is merely a stumble away from some fiercely vibrant hotspots. With stylish decor and sauna facilities located on the top floor unaffordable views of Tallinn are provided here...
Olympic Casino
Attached to the enormous Radisson Blue Hotel Olümpia this casino promotes a more commercial scene. Being part of a large chain throughout Estonia it is a popular choice with tourists who are impressed by the more glamorous approach to the
Venus
Venus' fairly small interior provides an intimate atmosphere. Located only minutes from the vibrant Old Town this is a good option for those looking for a more personable experience than some of the larger clubs provide. Popular chart music brings
Beer House
This hearty German-style beer house attracts an unsophisticated crowd who enjoy to eat drink and be drunk without inhibitions. A vibrant atmosphere is provided as well as home-made beer and fine food...
Narva Kohvik
Formally an industrial area this part of Tallinn is mostly undiscovered by tourists. For a true taste of the culture this dodgy-looking cafe retains a post-war elegance and is crowded with Russians. Having escaped the tourist radar the cafe does no
Barons Hotel
An ideal choice for those who wish to see the culture and historical value of Tallinn on their doorstep; boasting a central location within this city, there is little need to wander far from this hotel...
Vanaema Juures
Pure Estonian charm seeps from this restaurant seemingly unaffected by the vast choice of restaurants bars and party spots surrounding it. A smart dining experience with delicious and affordable cuisine...
Villa Hortensia
This four bedroom villa is located on the principal shopping streets in the city giving it a superb location for those in search of some fabulous restaurants chic bars and glamorous nightlife...
Boga Pott
Located just outside the Old Town this is a great spot to break up a day of shopping or sightseeing. On the way up medieval Toompea Hill drop in and have a browse around the charming craft shop next door to the cafe itself...
Outside The Old Town
Dare to venture outside the walls of the Old Town and adventurous shoppers will reap the rewards.
Gloria Veinikelder
Located just downstairs from the acclaimed Gloria Restaurant this is a more romantic option with a cosy atmosphere. Being less acknowledged the atmosphere becomes intimate and wine tasting by the fire makes a perfect evening...
Musi
A fantastic addition to the eatery scene in the Old Town. Functioning as a combination of wine bar cafe and restaurant it is slowly becoming a local treasure unaffected by hoards of tourists due to its slightly secret location...
RED Group
Located all over the city RED Group's self-catering flats are an ideal option for those travelling in larger groups or alternatively for those looking for a quieter stay...
Kiek in de Kok
Suitably located in the historical area of Toompea this is a renowned addition to Tallinn's cultural scene. Toompea's Walt Disney appearance is deceptive however and this monument possesses some interesting weapons of war...
Occupation Museum
Learn something of what the Estonian's lived through under Soviet rule; depicting such recent events the Occupation Museum is certainly one of the more important venues to visit in cultural Toompea...
Tallinnk City Hotel
Located perfectly between the city centre and the Old Town this newish addition to Tallinn's tourist scene has been welcomed with much enthusiasm. The services within the hotel itself leave little need to stray far...
Reval Cafe Mocha
Although principally a tourist restaurant a hint of authenticity still prevails here. Beautiful views of the medieval Old Town can be seen from the delightful balcony adding to its genuine Estonian charm...
Casino London
Located near to the Old Town the Casino London is quite popular with tourists however retains an authentic Estonian feel due to its intimate atmosphere. The hotel guests also add to the Casino's trade adding to the venue's buzzing atmopshere...
Panoraam Nightclub
Attached to the Metropol hotel this party spot is popular with guests as well as a slightly older less-sophisticated clientele. However unexclusive the feel of the club it is certainly worth a visit for the spectacular panoramic views of Tallinn...
Energia Kohvik
Straight out of a movie set; Russian ladies with fur coats and roll-up cigarettes are a permanent feature while the suits from this part of the city enjoy an indugent sweet menu. A true taste of former Estonia located within the Soviet shopping cent
Olde Hansa
Located centrally within popular Old Town this restaurant functions as so much more than merely a tourist venue. The medieval history of the area is brought to life appealing to many local people...
Dr Mauruse Pub
Escaping the radar of many tourists this city centre pub is popular with the locals. However only minutes walk from the Old Town it is certainly worth a visit...
Kehrwieder Chocolaterie
The cafe although located extremely near the Town Hall Square retains a fairly secret existence. Due to its underground location it is not yet overrun by tourists however is popular with a young crowd who enjoy the intimate atmosphere created by the
Valge Villa
Comfortably homely living Estonian style the Valge Villa is a sweet villa with a rural feel. With just ten rooms it's a popular choice for large groups of friends who live to take it over as their home away from home.
Katariina Kaik
Tallinn is built upon the toil of local artisans and craftsmen and there is an abundance of these shops in the city. Watch local goods being made in Katariina Kaik.
Scotland Yard
Formally an industrial wasteland this area is now occupied by trendy clubs and chic restaurants. Scotland Yard's cleverly designed decor promotes a stylish take on a traditional pub...
Olevi Residents
Although extremely near to the busy shopping streets of Lai and Pikk this bijou hotel is located in a rather less commercial location. Offering charismatic decor and facilities this is certainly a unique experience...
Town Hall Square
Take a trip to the Town Hall Square to find an overwhelming choice of art stalls and designer boutiques. Grab a coffee at one of the many cafe's that surround the square and people-watch to your heart's content.
Da Vinci’s Pasta and Pizza
Benefiting from its location on the edge of the Old Town the da Vinci's offers decent food at decent prices. Appearing with a no-frills attitude the locals are enjoying this restaurant...
X Club
This venue is certainly a more reputable option than some of its competitors. Targeting a business clientele X-Barr caters for a larger capacity and a more diverse selection of entertainments...
Taanilinna Hotel
Located on the border of the Old Town and the Toompea area the location of this hotel couldn't get much better. Consistent with the hotel's atmosphere and decor there is a perfect balance of modernity and traditional Estonian life...
Kreutzwald Hotel
Although located a little further away from the party scene of the city centre it is well worth the extra walk. However it does fall only ten minutes walk from the Old Town so there is ample choice of entertainment on your doorstep...
L’Ermitage
Toompea Hill retains much historical importance in Tallinn and is one of the few historical features still remaining. The hotel offers fantastic views of this quaint part of town whilst still being close to the hubbub of the tourist fun in the city.
Cafe Amigo
This centrally located club has reinvented itself by inviting rock and blues acts to entertain the clientele. Fabulous guest artists give this music club an exclusive reputation and is also popular with the guests of the Viru Hotel located above th
Kadriorg Palace
The equivalent of London's Kensington; this area is only a short drive from the centre of Tallinn however well worth it. The museum offers the only quality European art in the country, but the formal gardens and palace surroundings that provide the
Revalia
The position of this restaurant could not be better; found in the centre of the Town Hall Square the restaurant benefits from constant tourist traffic providing a constantly vibrant atmosphere...

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