Geheimtipp für Foodies Tallinn
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Is This City the New Insider Tip for Foodies?

The gourmets of this world are currently drawn to a destination that many had not had on their radar as an insider tip for foodies so far: Tallinn.

April 13, 2023

Estonia scores with many natural beauties. But city travelers usually fall in love with the destination quickly too. After all, its capital Tallinn is worth seeing. Narrow alleys, charming cobblestones and medieval city walls are popular photo motifs. Nature lovers and sightseeing enthusiasts are being followed by gourmets to this fascinating city on the Baltic Sea now. It's considered a secret tip for foodies, among other things, because of its unusual restaurant concepts.

Olde Hansa: Eating just like in the Middle Ages

Geheimtipp Für Foodies Talinn

Hearty food at Olde Hansa © Visit Estonia

Rustic interior and wandering troubadours are just one element that make the food in this restaurant unforgettable. In addition, there's also the menu from the 15th century. Specifically, this means that sausages made from elk, bear and wild boar end up on the plates, as does grilled salmon. And although you may not necessarily know the Middle Ages as a glamorous culinary epoch, it tastes great. The authentic medieval feast also delights modern-day visitors.

Olde Hansa
Vana turg 1, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 627 9020

Café Maiasmokk: Sweet art

Geheimtipp für Foodies

Here, sweets are handicraft © Visit Estonia

The oldest coffee house in the city (and the whole country!) has been dedicated to sweet creations since 1864. Not only the locals appreciate the cakes, pies and marzipan of the confectionery. They also delivered to the tsar's court in St. Petersburg in the 19th century. The café is located in a listed building. If you can take your eyes off the small works of art on the plates, you should admire the artistic stained glass ceiling.

Café Maiasmokk
Pikk 16, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 646 4066

Restaurant PULL: Industrial Style (almost) with a star

Restaurant Pull

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The Restaurant PULL is completely dedicated to modernity. It belongs to the two famous grill masters Enn Tobreluts and Andres Tuule. Both are well-known personalities in Estonia. In PULL one of two projects of the grill masters, meat is at the centre on the menu. The quality steaks are accompanied by a careful selection of fine wines. And cooking is usually done directly over the flame. Signature Dish: the Dirty Steak because that is grilled directly on the coals. There was recently a recommendation in the Guide Michelin for all the artistry.

Restaurant PULL
Rotermanni 2 Hobujaama ja Ahtri tn nurgal, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 5382 5000

Tuljak: Estonian elegance


Elegance in the Tuljak © Visit Estonia

The Tuljak proves what a great ambience can be created when contemporary elegance meets 20th century architecture. A lot of modernism as well as clear lines and shapes characterize the interior design. A little more flourish is on the menu as it scores with Baltic cuisine. However, it has been given an asian upgrade. This is worth a mention in the Michelin Guide. And the view is at least as beautiful. It falls from the large terrace or through the ceiling-high glass front onto the Gulf of Finland.

Pirita tee 26e, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 5302 2020

Lore: Something New in the old district

Moderne Küche im Lore

Young and hip: Lore © Visit Estonia

The former fishing district of Kalamaja was a sealed-off border area during the Soviet era. Later, it became an important industrial site. Today Kalamaja, located between the coast and the old town, is a mecca for creative people. It's characterized by numerous old wooden houses. There's also a three-story shopping center. Many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants can be found in the historic district. One that is considered an insider tip for foodies is Lore. The modern bistro is housed in a former warehouse . It delights with harbor views and comfort food with a twist.

Lore Bistroo
Peetri 12, 10415 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 511 8613

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