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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  • Wouldn't want to have missed this place!

    As both of us love garlic as spice in our meals, we were attracted by the reviews pointing out that this restaurant 's chef knows how to use this fine onion. My wife was especially curious about the...

  • Totally deserves its top rating

    We are here in a stormy night in Tallinn and we're put in a large but historic dining room on our own. The lack of background noise wasn't a problem as there was nice subdued music. The service was...

  • Excellent!

    We had a spontaneous dinner at Balthasar and it was delicious. The restaurant is specialized on garlic and it is noticed, they even have garlic ice cream. I had the beef carpaccio and it was exactly...


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