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Tallinn

Balthasar
The Old Town is the principal spot for excellent restaurants of which there are many. Situated on the Old Town Square tourists and locals alike are attracted to this smart restaurant...
Bocca
Great for lunch and even better for dinner, Bocca is 'desperately' chic and offers a wide range of dishes from sushi to risotto...
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...
BonBon
Although the area was formerly an industrial wasteland Estonian's now come to the port area for good nightclubs and modish restaurants. BonBon became the favourite nightspot around and due to its recent trendy refurbishment it is bound to maintain
Cafe Boulevard
This 24-hour cafe attracts a diverse clientele depending on when you visit. The early hours of the morning see intoxicated locals following a boozy night at nearby club Bobby and Clyde. However it is just as likely to see a contrasting business set
Cafe VS
This city centre bar is popular with a trendy crowd of young Estonian's however escapes the radar of tourists. Serving stomach-lining Indian food and cocktails this is a great start to a large night out...
Casa Del Habano
A fabulous way to end an evening having dined in one of the nearby restaurants. Cigar lovers particularly come to enjoy the mellow atmopshere in the gently sophisticated bar thus a fairly glamorous crowd are attracted...
Chedi
Chedi offers Asian fine dining and a top notch wine list in its sleek and sophisticated restaurant found in Tallinn’s Old Town.
Club Prive
With an increasingly trendy reputation this party spot has recently joined the more fashionable fixtures of Tallinn's party scene. Glamorous decor and good music are consistent with that of a chic London club...
Controvento
The range of restaurants in the Old Town in superb and are successful due to the enormity of the tourist trade in this part of town. Although centrally located there is a sense of secrecy to the restaurant with a hidden doorway - a truly special h
Controvento Cafe
One of Tallinn's best kept secrets the limelight is almost entirely devoted to the Controvento Restaurant upstairs. Stop by for a light lunch and a cool spritzer to break up a day of shopping...
Depeche Mode (DM bar)
This is a strangely unique bar solely dedicated to Depeche Mode; the reaction is either pure awe or confusion and slight fear. Its location makes it an interesting experience if only to drop in...
Finnisage
Finnisage is a boutique-like salon favoured by fashionable locals; located just outside the city centre the trendy atmosphere and discrete private rooms makes it well worth the slog.
FK Keskus Go-Karting
Tearing around a track in a go-kart can be a good way of living out all your racing car fantasies without actually breaking any laws on the road. We suggest you do it here at FK Keskus.
Gianni
Gianni, found in Tallinn’s Sadama neighbourhood, serves fine Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, in its restaurant and cafe.
Gloria
Located in the buzzing Old Town of the city this is one of many fabulous restaurants. However this is one of this oldest restaurants with simple yet excellent cuisine in a rather grand atmosphere...
Gloria Guesthouse
Located just inside the Old City walls the Gloria Guesthouse is a recent addition to Tallinn's fabulous tourist scene. With the infamous restaurant downstairs from the guest rooms there is barely a need to leave the hotel...
Gloria Tabacalera
Although located in the popular area of the Old Town this location is relatively unknown by many due to the acclaimed restaurant above taking much custom. As a proud expert the owner welcomes other cigar lovers to sit with a coffee or a port...
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...
Kalma Sauna
For the real Baltic sauna experience head to Kalma Sauna; open since 1928 the famed public sauna is every bit as fabulous as you'd expect.
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
Kohala Manor
It may not compare to Australia but Estonia's outback is nothing to sniff at; in fact it's damn beautiful and we highly recommend jumping astride a steed and galloping across the countryside in style.
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...
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...
Kuul Saal Bowling Club
Tallinn's young 'uns love ten-pin bowling with most lanes located in shopping centres around the city. Three strikes and you're in. Check out KU:L SA:L.
Le Bonaparte
Le Bonaparte
It is as though you are walking through a fictional land in Disney this area of Tallinn is simply captivating. There is a reasonable selection of restaurants scattered with cuisine to please all sensibilities...
Merchant’s House Hotel
A welcome addition to Tallinn's boutique hotels the Merchant's House Hotel is situated just steps from the Old Town Square - fantastic location with a wealth of culture fine dining and late night partying just steps away.
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...
Must Lammas
Located in the popular Old Town this Estonian-run restaurant maintains its individuality despite being located within a dense cluster of restaurants. Serving hearty Caucasian cuisine and offering a gently charming atmosphere - this is not to be miss
Nevskij
Located just behind Town Hall Square this restaurant is perfectly placed for a vast amount of tourist traffic. With charming views of cobbled Old Town Street this classical Russian restaurant is splendid...
Noku
Similar to a London private-members' club Noku's prestige is greatly higher due to its selective entry. However once in a media set will dominate in this intimate space. With late opening hours fabulous food and sophisticated music this is a truly
Ö
This port area is extremely popular with Estonians for the fabulous nightclubs and the chic restaurants. Only a few minutes walk from the Old Town there are plenty of party hotspots to head to following a delicious meal...
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...
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...
Outside The Old Town
Dare to venture outside the walls of the Old Town and adventurous shoppers will reap the rewards.
Paat
Although this restaurant is located a little further out than the principal areas for most tourists the originality of the design is well worth the extra effort. During the summer the terrace on the water is especially charming...
Radisson Blu Hotel
Centrally located within the city centre the Radisson Blu Hotel one of the larger commercial hotels in Tallinn offers the well-designed rooms with good facilities - making it ones of the best options in town for business travellers...
Ribe
One of the new breed of Tallinn's restaurants this Old Town newcomer offers style and atmosphere in spades. A quick favourite with well heeled locals and stylish visitors we highly recommend it for dinner.
Schlossle
A Tallinn landmark the Schlossle was the only five-star hotel in town for many years. Competition from newer slicker hotels might be challenging its crown but a great location and good service ensure that it remains a safe bet.

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