Narrow cobbled alleyways, medieval church spires, and incredibly well-preserved Hanseatic architecture make Tallinn’s Old Town a breathtaking sight, well-deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status. With some of the Estonian capital’s finest restaurants and cafes, it is also full of treasures for gourmands. In this guide we explore the Old Town’s top 10 restaurants, with cuisine ranging from medieval to vegan.
Vegan Restoran V
Von Krahli Aed
Also located on Rataskaevu Street (decidedly the place to be for great food), Von Krahli Aed offers a varied range of food for very affordable prices. Here too, vegetarians will find plenty they to eat, though most of the menu consists of Estonian meat-based dishes like venison stew. This restaurant is actually owned by the Von Krahl Theater next door, so is the perfect place to have dinner before or after a play. It nevertheless stands as a fine establishment of its own, and there are no intrusive advertisements for the theater’s productions and events.
One of the Old Town’s classic cafe- restaurants, Kompressor specializes in sweet and savory pancakes so huge you’ll have trouble finishing just one, despite their offering of almost thirty different variations. A simple and unassuming look with sparse decoration, Kompressor can be easy to overlook, especially since it is almost next door to many excellent dining spots, but its tasty food and great prices make it legendary among locals—so much so that it can be difficult to find a table.
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