New restaurants are popping up all the in Tallinn and it’s hard to know where to go, especially if you’re new in town. Here’s a few suggestions to help you find your way to a great meal, no matter what the occasion.Estonians are notoriously cautious spenders when it comes to weekday lunches, so most cafés and pubs offer a päevapraad (daily special) - typically a meat-and-potatoes ensemble for about €4-10. Some of our favourites include Rataskaevu 16 (booking recommended), Kaks Kokka, and Pegasus.
If you’re looking for a quiet place for a business lunch, might we suggest Chedi, Controvento, or Konrad.
Couples will enjoy a romantic night out at Salt (bookings recommended), Ribe, and Frenchy.
It’s sometimes hard to find kid-friendly places while travelling, but in Tallinn, many restaurants offer kid menus and play areas. We quite like Umami and Attimo for their equally child and adult-friendly atmospheres.
It wasn’t so long ago that vegetarians or vegans would have been stuck eating plain boiled potatoes, but Tallinn has many fabulous veggie-friendly dining options. You can’t go wrong at V or Von Krahl Aed.
If you’re travelling in a group, bookings are certainly recommended if you plan to eat together. Rae Meierei and Dao Hua are a great place to start.
And speaking starting, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - start your day at Nop or Klaus for a hearty breakfast, or RØST for some of the best coffee and pastries in town.