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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 627 6400
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“garlic soup” (5 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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Reviews (466)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant to have a pleasant outdoor setting and very good food. We tried the seafood sampler and meat sampler. Both were very good. One of us ordered the cod, which was cooked perfectly as were the vegetables it was served with. The...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have a good experience at this restaurant. We had a made a reservation for the evening the morning before. When I went into make the reservation, the lady who greeted me was very nice. When we went back for dinner that night,...More

Thank Diningout12357
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place on a Saturday (10/6/17) at 9pm as a solo traveler. Found this quint restaurant by chance. From the menu, this restaurant specialised in garlic dishes. Unlike what trip advisor stated that it is suitable for vegetarian friendly as I believe Buddhist vegetarian...More

Thank noelloke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. Character, superb food, brilliant service. And a fabulous piano and violin duo to provide entertainment. A must visit.

Thank Junglie846
Reviewed 21 May 2017

the atmosphere was wonderful, meal was great++++++ If you like garlic you have to visit here. I did like service a lot

Thank Jannica V
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Service is very friendly and efficient. The menu offered an embarrassment of choice and the wine list was superb. Even in the less expensive range I found a few first class wines!

Thank thiesroorda
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We should have known better - it's in the square so a tourist trap. It's expensive and the food isn't that great. The service was friendly but to be honest, I have had better food in a chain. My husband had the chef's special, which...More

Thank DDRLondon
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We like garlic so pick uo this one. Not really impressed with the food here. My qife is vegeterian and we are used that not always find for her nothing else than salad but at this kind of restaurant normally we have got reallt super...More

Thank Tupla
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Found this place while ambling around Tallinn. Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Was seated at a table near the window where I could watch the activities in the town square below. The pork shank was tender and nicely flavoured.

Thank AbuDhabiCanuk
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had all the things you can ask for - really good food, nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank Runebune
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 6400
  • E-mail
In 1999, Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, was open in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Drugstore. Balthasar immediately won numerous fans due its unique menu and interior. Wooden interior, characteristic of a medieval building and excellent renovation contribute to the aristocratic atmosphere of the building. An excellent view of the Town Hall Square opens from t he windows of the restaurant.
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