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.


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  • WOHM3x WOHM3x

    Charming restaurant with good food

    Had lunch with my family and a friend we met up with in Tallinn while on a cruise. This restaurant, right off the main square in the old town, was very charming. The menu offered a good variety of...

  • Gloria B Gloria B

    Hidden Gem in Tallinn

    We luckily discovered this restaurant on a side street just off the crowded main square. It's called a garlic restaurant and we were skeptical. What an incredible meal in the most charming of...

  • Jo W Jo W

    Russian tour

    Beautiful setting, quiet away from the hustle bustle of the square. We sat out side in a secret garden! The house champagne is fabulous as is the service. We had the fish platter for only 16€, salmon...

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