Photo Credit: Wine restaurant R14

Tasty Tallinn

Estonian chefs are always on the hunt for new ideas, ingredients and inspiration. From medieval to street food, from national to international restaurants, to Food Sightseeing Tours as an incentive activity, and to fine dining options recommended by the Michelin Guide to the White Guide, you can really find everything here.

We have prepared a selection of restaurants to give you a taste of Tallinn’s food scene.


A ‘Lee’ is the ancient communal fireplace around which families would sit together to prepare a meal. This unique restaurant in the heart of the Old Town with a charming courtyard definitely has a historic feel. The menu is adventurous and modern, showcasing local produce with a Japanese twist. Lee’s concept is inspired by the joy of connecting around tables, enjoying food together and sharing stories.

Lee has a high focus on sustainability: the restaurant supports the Estonian food system, buying from local and small-scale farms and producers whenever possible. Their core mission with the food they offer is to showcase Estonian ingredients. Furthermore, Lee has a strict protocol for their biowaste and takes part in Estonia’s ambition to turn biowaste into fertiliser. The kitchen is also doing its best to work with different organizations around Tallinn to help those who are less fortunate. Groups are also welcome to enjoy the incredibly rich and flavoursome local food on the outside terrace.

Photo Credit: Lee Tallinn


Tuljak is situated at a height, with gorgeous views of the Gulf of Finland. This enchanting restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows is a showpiece of modernist architecture and is recognised by the National Heritage Board as a ‘well-restored monument’. Thus, the restaurant is well-known for its extraordinary architecture, as well as for its remarkable culinary values. The dishes have a Baltic heart, enriched with some Mediterranean touches. Be sure you will taste here plenty of originality and some intriguing flavours. Tuljak’s spacious rooms can accommodate up to 150 guests. In addition, Tuljak has two large terraces and a grill area. A unique venue indeed, and the food is simply great!

Photo Credit: Tuljak

Põhjala Tap Room

Brewing beer has been a valued tradition among Estonians for centuries and therefore one exciting place to visit for all beer lovers is Põhjala Tap Room and Brewery, located in the trendy Noblessner area. Their beers are inspired by the heritage, local nature and cuisine. The place serves no less than 24 Põhjala and guest beers on tap, paired with delicious Texas BBQ. And while you’re there take a moment or two, and walk over to the Iglupark relaxation and sauna complex, another remarkable place to visit.

Photo Credit: Põhjala Tap Room

Wine restaurant R14

Wine restaurant R14 offers high-quality wine and great authentic food in a wonderful setting. All food is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. This restaurant operates from a former 19th-century stone-built powerplant building in the Rotermann quarter, which used to produce electricity for the whole area. So this is yet another great example of successfully reusing old industrial buildings to create some rustic-meets-modern magic. You can come here with groups for quality wine tastings and wine tasting courses, but also for lunch or dinner.

Photo Credit: Wine restaurant R14


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