You wish to experience the best food in Tallinn? Flavors of Estonia’s Restaurant Guide will help in choosing the best place to eat at ( The brand new guide for the restaurants is based on the Swedish White Guide Nordic’s testing criteria. It divides restaurants into four categories; masterclass restaurants, high class restaurants, very good restaurants and restaurants.

30 representatives of the food media, from whom 12 are from Estonia and 18 from abroad, visit restaurants during the year. Every place is judged several times with half of the judges being local and half of them from abroad. Judges visit the restaurants anonymously and decide by themselves what to order. Focus of the evaluation is on food (maximum – 40 points), drink list (maximum – 20 points), service (maximum – 25 points) and milieu (maximum – 15 points). Maximum points that a restaurant can receive is 100. Based on the assessment the restaurants are divided into categories:

Masterclass restaurants among which there are 5 Tallinn restaurants: Alexander, NOA Peakoka Pool, Ö, Tchaikovsky, OKO, Art Priori. These restaurants must receive minimum 75 points in total and at least 32 points of them for food.

High-class restaurants. In 2016 there are 16 high-class restaurants in Tallinn. Among these restaurants there are Horisont, Leib Resto&Aed, Tuljak, Cru, Kolm Sibulat. These Restaurants receive minimum 67 points in total and at least 28 points for food quality in the high-class restaurants‘ category.

Very good restaurants. There are 16 restaurants in this category. Among the best ones there are Gloria Wine Cellar, Ööbiku Gastronomiatalu, Meat Market Cocktail, Aed, Viru Lyon. The restaurants have received at least 60 points in total during the evaluation with minimum 28 points for food.

Finally, the category restaurants. This category includes restaurants that are above the average and distinguish clearly from the others but do not qualify quite yet as very good restaurants. Argentiina, Beerhouse, Hermitage, Manna la Roosa and Meistry Lyon are in this category.

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