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Tallinn

Sesoon
An understated, yet almost effortlessly stylish restaurant in the hip neighbourhood of Kalamaja in Tallinn, Sesoon serves gorgeous yet casual seasonal cuisine.
Rucola
A chic restaurant in Tallinn, Rucola is Italian in both substance and soul, serving delicious wood-fired pizzas and homemade gelato.
Von Krahli Aed
A modern Estonian restaurant with chic rustic interiors, Von Krahli Aed serves up playful, authentic dishes with creative flair.
Cru
Helmed by famed chef, Dmitri Haljukov, Cru serves superlative cuisine in historic, stylish surrounds in Tallinn’s Old Town.
La Bottega
A trattoria that mixes elegance and rusticity to great effect, La Bottega features a menu of Italian classics and floor-to-ceiling shelves of wine.
Restoran Dominic
An elegant restaurant in Tallinn’s Old Town, Restoran Dominic has historical creds, an elegant dining room, and a menu of European classics.
Kolm Sibulat
An international restaurant in Tallinn, Kolm Sibulat serves up delicious plates in its exposed-brick, wood-panelled space.
Leib Resto & Aed
A modern Estonian restaurant in Tallinn’s Old Town, Leib Resto & Aed serves simple, creative fare made with local ingredients and serious skill.
Restaurant MEKK
Found within the Savoy Boutique Hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town, Restaurant MEKK serves elegant modern Estonian cuisine, made using plenty of local ingredients.
Gianni
Gianni, found in Tallinn’s Sadama neighbourhood, serves fine Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, in its restaurant and cafe.
Moon
A modern Estonian restaurant in Tallinn’s Kalamaja neighbourhood, Moon offers delicious cuisine in chic, playful surrounds.
Chedi
Chedi offers Asian fine dining and a top notch wine list in its sleek and sophisticated restaurant found in Tallinn’s Old Town.
Horisont Restaurant
Horisont Restaurant serves modern, European cuisine in its colourful, velvet-upholstered space at the top of the Swissôtel Tallinn.
Salt
Salt is a restaurant in the Kadriorg district of Tallinn, which offers diners creative, seasonal food and a well-curated, comprehensive wine list.
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.
Restaurant Tchaikovsky
Found within Tallinn’s Hotel Telegraaf, Restaurant Tchaikovsky is an award-winning restaurant offering Russian-French cuisine in elegant surrounds.
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”.
Pirita TOP Spa
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Le Bonaparte
Outside The Old Town
Dare to venture outside the walls of the Old Town and adventurous shoppers will reap the rewards.
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...
Pierre Chocolaterie
The best chocolate on offer in Tallinn...
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...
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...
Sigari Maja (Davidoff)
Located ideally on the edge of Town Hall Square this bar is an extraordinary change from the more commerical scene elsewhere. Intended for intimate groups and civilised chat the open fires and low lighting provide the perfect ambience...
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...

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