A trip to Tallinn is the closest you may ever come to time travel. Thanks to the cobblestone streets and red-topped roofs, the medieval vibe is a given, but your time travel experience doesn't have to stop in the Middle Ages. These historic Tallinn eateries can transport you back to any point in the last two hundred years.
Dine like a medieval merchant
Olde Hansa is Tallinn's most famous medieval restaurant. Great care has been taken to transport you back to the Middle Ages as soon as you step inside — a rustic interior, strolling musicians, and long tables with wooden benches. The food is prepared according to 15th-century recipes. You won't find potatoes on the menu as they didn't arrive in Europe until much later, but you can have your fill of bear stew, barley, and mead.
Peppersack, Tallinn's second largest medieval restaurant, is right across from Olde Hansa. A sack hangs over the door, typical signage used centuries ago. The food here tends to be more contemporary, but they do brew their own beer according to an old traditional recipe.