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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  • Surprisingly tasty all-garlic menu in great setting

    A very nice restaurant in an interesting old building on the Town Hall Square in Tallinn. You are greeted by a doorman, who insists on taking your coat, so now you know. But that is okay. A fine...

  • Quite good but missed something

    The atmosphere is nice with some small interesting details. The table cloth was not changed from previous guests - crumbs and spots on it. The waiter seemed too busy to “waste” time on us. Plates and...

  • Estonia's first garlic restaurant

    In 1999, Balthasar was opened on the Town Hall Square in the building of the Pharmacy (Old Town). Balthasar has a peculiar menu of appetizers, main dishes and desserts with various levels of garlic...


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