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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  • A Garlic Restaurant!

    Not for everyone, but if you're as interested in trying new foods as we are, you'll want to give this a try. Pleasant setting just off a busier old town street. We ate in the outside garden-like...

  • Well worth a visit :)

    This is one of our favourite places to eat when we visit Tallinn old town. If you love garlic, we highly recommend this restaurant because the food is absolutely delicious, the service is friendly...

  • Slow, expensive, uneven

    This place left us with mixed feelings. Starters were excellent (trout roe and beef carpaccio) and arrived quite soon after ordering. Main courses on the other hand took nearly 45 minutes to arrive...


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