Hg2 : The Hedonist

Olde Hansa

Not so much Estonian as Hanseatic, Olde Hansa harks back to the days when Teutonic merchants ruled the cities of the Baltic with a passion for trade that made Tallinn a great medieval capital. Built in an imposing merchant’s house next to Town Hall Square, this enormous restaurant is a fixture of the Tallinn scene and should not be missed.
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rnMuch more than just a tourist venue (although it does cater to thousands of visitors every week), Olde Hansa is built upon the vivid imagination of the owners – two medievalists who believe in bringing Estonia’s history to life. Sit at one of the rough-hewn tables in the huge, candlelit galleries downstairs or go up for the full medieval experience (which the costumed waiters take as seriously as method actors).
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rnThe food is convincingly hearty, seasoned with sweet garnishes and served with honey beer, the house speciality. Try boar ‘marinated in rare spices and cooked over a fire in honour of Waldemar II, the brave king of Denmark’. For the very hungry, there is a range of extravagant multi-course banquets. Choose upstairs to enjoy live medieval music, performed on a raised platform on genuine period instruments.

Address
Vanaturg 1.,
Old Town
Telephone
+372 627 9020
Website
oldehansa.com
Price
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