A culinary road trip for quality-conscious travelers

Source: Marleen Valdmaa, Visit Estonia

A culinary road trip for quality-conscious travelers

Estonian restaurant culture is thriving and has plenty of easily accessible options, from fine dining to unique treats from organic farms. Already a weekend getaway is quite an experience, but Estonia's atmospheric villages make you want to stay a little longer. In fact, Estonia is the first Baltic country to be featured in the world-renowned MICHELIN Guide. Your mouth will start watering when planning this trip!

Seaside ambiance and quality wine

If your culinary route starts from Tallinn, home restaurant MerMer a little distance away in Kuusalu, is a perfect starting point. Located in a small fishing village, the restaurant owner Jaan and his wife, chef Merritt serve local treats accompanied by excellent French and Italian wines. Hummer the dog entertains the guests waiting for food. Remember to make a reservation in advance!


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Fine dining in style

The region of Lake Peipus is rooted deep in history. One of the unique destinations of the area is Alatskivi Castle, which offers both Estonian and Scottish flavors. The gorgeous, white castle is also worth seeing.

Organic and seasonal, please!

A relaxed atmosphere with bold flavors can be found in Viljandi at Café Restaurant Fellin. Ingredients for its seasonal menu are produced locally and mostly organically. The menu includes heavenly courses for vegetarians as well as Estonian craft beers and ciders.

Summer food

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For cider and wine lovers

A true gem is located close to Pärnu in Tori. At Tori Jõesuu Cider and Wine Farm, in addition to tasting wonderful produce, you get to learn about growing apples and grapes, as well as enjoy delicious meals, such as grilled fish and pies roasted over an open fire.

An exclusive island experience

Manor Restaurant Alexander in Muhu has been chosen five times as the best restaurant in Estonia. It boasts a fine dining experience inspired by the surrounding archipelago. Reserve a private table or dine at a communal chef's table. Remember to make a reservation in advance!

Roots village

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On the top of a 25-meter cliff

Next to a lighthouse in Paldiski, on a high cliff, is Pakri Parun, an atmospheric ending to this culinary road trip. The simple menu leans towards the Mediterranean. The location is unforgettable, and it catches both sunrise and sunset—stop at least for a cup of coffee or sparkling wine.

Last updated : 05.05.2022

In category: Tallinn, South Estonia, West Estonia, Islands, North Estonia, Food & Drink & Nightlife