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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  • Great place

    Location and surrounding is of course the best, especially in christmas time and market. Food was tasteful and nice served, portions huuuge! Actually appetizer/salad and main dish was too much for...

  • Garlicky but not too Garlicky with a Great View

    We were intrigued by the sub-title, garlic restaurant, and gave it a try. It was a quiet Sunday evening and we had a table by a window overlooking Town Square. Nice. My soup, Creamy Langoustine...

  • Well worth a visit

    Ate here twice during our stay and both meals were excellent. The house special was superb: very tender beef served on a sizzling plate. The room is full of old fashioned charm, the service...


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