Restaurants in Tallinn
Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Tallinn restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Tallinn restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.
Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Tallinn to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Tallinn restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Tallinn.
Creative seafood is served in the slate-and-ivory dining room, where delicate chandeliers soften the building's industrial brick walls. Try the monkfish in mandarin-and- vermouth sauce, then head next door to Spirit, an equally fashionable cocktail lounge that shares the same address.
From its 14th-century vaulted ceilings and tapestries to its locally inspired cuisine (beignets of Baltic herring, cod with white-bean foam) and sophisticated wine list, Stenhus could hardly be more romantic—or more worth the splurge.
A pioneer of Tallinn's young dining scene, chef Michael Bhoola has withstood the ebb and flow of trends since opening in 2000.
Even natives appreciate the food at this candlelit, medieval themed restaurant. Waiters in period costume serve hearty braised meats like oxtail and wild boar at long wooden communal tables. Reservations essential.
This sleek brasserie serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, with a lounge and rooftop terrace.
Wedged between a wine store and a quirky antiques shop, this tiny new café has quickly become a favorite for its roast chicken panini, shrimp salads, and freshly made soups.