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Tallinn

Amsterdam Pub
This city centre pub is one of Tallinn's most favourite for its 100-year old wooden interior, preserving a traditional atmosphere. Although facing increasing competition, it retains a loyal custom...
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...
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...
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...
Bocca
Great for lunch and even better for dinner, Bocca is 'desperately' chic and offers a wide range of dishes from sushi to risotto...
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
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 Elsebet
Near to some principal shopping areas in the Old Town, this cafe is attached to popular Cafe Peppersack, whose trade it shares.
Cafe Josephine
An absolute must for those with a sweet tooth...
Calif Oriental Lounge
Stepping inside Calif Oriental Lounge in Tallinn is like opening a door into the Thousand and One Nights and sticking around for cocktails and shisha.
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...
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...
City Bike Tours
Although the cobbled streets of Tallinn aren't ideal for cycling the surrounding countryside practically begs to be explored on two wheels.
City Hotel Tallinn by Uniquestay
Situated only five minutes from the Old Town the hotel is a great choice for young travellers drawn by the simple reasonably priced quality on offer.
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...
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...
Economy Hotel
It might be situated in an otherwise overlooked area nevertheless the Economy is located just a ten minute walk from the Old Town making it one of the most attractive budget options in town...
Elevant
The Old Town's eateries generally benefit from the constant tourist traffic providing trade. However this is a fantastic alternative to a more commercial restaurant providing innovative cuisine and a luxurious atmosphere...
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
Fellini
Located on the edge of medieval Town Hall Square this restaurant reflects the atmosphere of the entire area; although retaining medieval architecture the entertainment industry is thriving and revels in glitz and glam...
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.
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 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...
Golf – Niitvälja Club
Sitting pretty amongst Tallinn's jaw-dropping countryside is its finest golf course Tallinna Golfiklubi. Escape from the crowds in a suitably garish argyle jumper and hit the greens in style.
Hedone
With its central location in Old Town it's hardly surprising this massage parlour is brimming with dressing gown-clad guests.
Hell Hunt
This original pub benefits from being located in Toompea where its own historical value is consistent with the area's. With more reasonable prices than the commercial bars in the Old Town it aims to attract locals and tourists...
Hunting
Although hunting laws have tightened up in Estonia with the right legal documents you can still enjoy the sport. Most hunting locales a drive away though so be sure to set aside a day for the activity.
Jeti Ice Arena
Ice skating can look graceful if you're any good but those who aren't likely to crash and burn rather spectacularly; hone your skills in Tallinn and make sure you don't go down without a sequin-clad fight.
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
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.
Karl Friedrich
Located fabulously on the historical Old Town Square this restaurant encompasses both the cultural importance of the area with its medieval decor as well as its contemporary glamour...
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.
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
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...
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...
Le Bonaparte

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