If your experience of dining in Tallinn is lacking flavour, why not add a little Salt? (Had to be done.) Found in the Kadriorg district, this bistro-style restaurant is perennially popular, especially with locals, which is perfect if you want to step outside the tourist hub of restaurants in the Old Town. But it does mean you’ll want to make a reservation if you want a fighting chance of snagging a table and trying Salt’s seasonal, creative food.
The menu here changes weekly, devoted as they are to the principle of sourcing ingredients locally. But their inspirations range much further than that. You’re as likely to see mussels with Indonesian-style Dabu-Dabu sauce or spicy Korean noodle soup with asparagus, green mussels and chanterelles as Estonian grassland beef tartare. And there’s a wine list that’s worth the visit on its own. With a focus on small producers and family-run vineyards, you’ll find an impressive collection of old and new world offerings, with a great smattering of organic bottles as well.
The space itself is intimate, with warm wooden furniture and the occasional gleam of brass goblets brightening the tables. But, on warm nights, try for a table outside on the terrace for a truly memorable evening.