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Garlic restaurant Balthasar

Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Pharmacy; it was named after the famous chronicler Balthasar Russow who used to live in this building. The Town Hall Pharmacy is also the home of the oldest operational pharmacy in Europe, which has been open since 1422. An excellent view of the Town Hall Square is afforded by the windows of the restaurant.
Due to its peculiar menu and interior, Balthasar has become a popular restaurant among locals. Starting from appetizers and ending with desserts, you can pick between various levels of intensity of garlic flavour.
Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, is located in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Pharmacy; it was named after the famous chronicler Balthasar Russow who used to live in this buildin
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  • Very unusual!

    A garlic restaurant - everything has a garlic zest to it. A garlic snacks, a garlic beer, even a garlic ice-cream! Worth a try, certainly, if you don't mind garlic. Quiet, cozy place, the staff is...

  • New Year's Eve overlooking the Christmas Market

    I ate here New Year's Eve and was very happy. The setting itself was gorgeous. We were directly in front of the Christmas Market with its glittering lights and beautiful decorations. We were served...

  • Great spot right by the square

    It is really busy in Tallinn on the days leading up to New Years Eve, but we were able to walk into the restaurant without a reservation at 8pm two days before NYE. The food was great, service...


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