Best Estonian restaurants ranked by Silverspoon

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Best Estonian restaurants ranked by Silverspoon

Awarding the country's most outstanding restaurants at the Oscars of Estonian gastronomy.

Best chefs

The Silverspoon Grand Awards Gala menu was created by Mihkel Rand, the Best Chef of Silverspoon 2016.

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For foodies continually on the hunt for new tastes and experiences, Estonia is a treasure trove of restaurants with locally-sourced, gourmet fare. But with so many tempting choices, deciding where to make your dinner reservations can be quite a feat.

Go-to culinary guides

Restaurant goers can get an overview of Estonia's best restaurants in annual publications like the White Guide Nordic and Flavours of Estonia's Restaurant Guide. Another respected authority is Silverspoon, the first gastronomy contest in Estonia, devoted to recognising and cultivating the local culinary scene. All dining establishments serving an à la carte menu are eligible to enter the competition. In November 2017, awards were announced in eight main categories at the Silverspoon Grand Awards Gala.

Silverspoon's winning restaurants

The Oscars of Estonian cuisine 

The Silverspoons are considered the highest gastronomy awards in Estonia. 

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Best Fine DiningRestoran Ö, a new take on Nordic cuisine, Mere puiestee 6e, Tallinn

Best International CuisineHaku, authentic Japanese restaurant, Narva manatee 55a, Tallinn

Best Family RestaurantGOSPA, organic coastal food, Tori tänav 2, Kuressaare

Best Estonian CuisineJuur, ecologically-minded with raw, local ingredients, Valukoja tänav 10, Tallinn

Best Casual DiningRibe, fresh, seasonal dishes in a spacious interior, Vene 7, Tallinn

Best CafeGianni Cafe, Italian delights in the heart of Tallinn, Jõe 4a, Tallinn 

Best GastropubKolm Sibulat, eclectic, international fusion, Telliskivi 2, Tallinn 

Best Street FoodBurger Kitchen Street Gourmet, handmade burgers and wraps, Randvere tee 6, Viimsi

Additional awards:

Best Chef – Suichi Shiraishi, of Haku Japanese restaurant, has worked as the head chef at Japanese embassies and restaurants around the world, including the Michelin-star restaurant Bulgari.

Best Service - Haku, Japanese restaurant 

Best Vegetarian OfferingVegan Restoran V, not only deliciously, vegetarian, but also dairy and egg free, Rataskaevu 12, Tallinn 

For a full list of winners and category nominees, visit

Last updated : 09.05.2018

In category: Food & Drink & Nightlife

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