Riga and Tallinn

Travel Guide for the Baltic Capitals

Walk in the Forest, Vincents

A walk in the forest starter at Vincents in Riga.

Riga, Latvia

Eat & Drink

Fine Dining

Vincents. Fun and playful food that stands out on an international level. Not quite as decently priced as most other restaurants in Riga, but a step above. A must visit in Riga. Mains €28-36. 19 Elizabetes street, Rīga. http://www.restorans.lv/en/

Biblioteca no 1. Exceptional food that and good value – perhaps one of the best value international class restaurants in the world. Also serves brunch and has the service to match. Mains €12-38, 9 course tasting menu €70. Terbatas street 2, Riga. http://www.restoransbiblioteka.lv/en

Restaurant Bergs. Solid, international class food with a base in french cuisine and technique, but overall a more muted and not as exciting experience as the other restaurants. Mains €24-30, 4 course tasting menu €65. 83/85 Elizabetes Street, Riga. http://www.hotelbergs.lv/en/restaurant-bergs/restaurant 

Domini Canes. Small plates of food concept. Mains €12.50-18.90. Skārņu street 18/20 Riga. http://dominicanes.lv/en

MuusuMains €14-26. Skarnu iela 6, Riga. http://www.muusu.lv/muusu/en/about-us

Dessert at Biblioteca no 1

Dessert at Biblioteca no 1.

Tallinn, Estonia

The historic old town of Tallinn is a UNESCO world heritage site, but most of the restaurants are unfortunately really bad tourist spots. Leib Resto is a rare exception.

Eat & Drink

Outside of Tallinn, on the island of Muhu the Alexander restaurant is always ranked near the top of Estonian restaurants.

Fine Dining

Restoran Ö. Located close to the old town. Tasting menus €59-76. Mere puiestee 6E, Tallinn. http://restoran-o.ee/en

NOA Chef’s Hall. Ranna tee 3, Tallinn. http://www.noaresto.ee/

Alexander Chef’s Table. Personal “restaurant” in the residence of Estonias most acclaimed chef. Tasting menu €90. Kohtu 10A-7 , Tallinn. http://alexanderchefstable.ee/

Tchaikovsky. Classic, Russian-French cuise in the Telefraaf hotel. Mains €19-26, 6 course tasting menu €75. Vene 9 10123 Tallinn. https://www.telegraafhotel.com/restaurant-tchaikovsky/

Casual Dining

Leib Resto ja Aed. Casual in style, but situated close to the old town and a must visit while in Riga. Mains €13-22. Uus 31, Tallinn. http://www.leibresto.ee/

Kaks Kokka. The sister restaurant to Ö. Mains €14-26. Skarnu iela 6, Riga. http://kakskokka.ee/en/menu/

Gourmet Coffee Restoran Juur. New nordic style restaurant within walking distance of the airport, as in you can litterally walk here after checking in your bags if you have an hour to spare. Mains €17-21. Valukoja 10, Tallinn. https://www.facebook.com/restoranjuur/

NOA. Ranna tee 3, Tallinn. http://www.noaresto.ee/