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“First rate, and great value”
Review of Rataskaevu16

Rataskaevu16
Ranked #1 of 1,008 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$17
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Having read terrific reviews of this restaurant we tried to book a table for the only night we were in Tallinn, a Friday. No chance. However, turn up early, she said, and you might get a table on the terrace, which can't be booked. So we did, and didn't regret it one jot.

The waiter was very friendly and informative, talking us through the provenance of the food (almost all very locally sourced) and recommending a local beer.

The food was terrific. Between the 6 of us we ate about half the dishes on the menu and they all met with approval. The slow roast shoulder of elk was the most unusual (to British eyes) dish on the menu, and it was delicious. Tasty meat with a wine and berry sauce went together very well indeed. Fish dishes were equally well received.

All in all, this was a very good meal indeed. For a group used to prices in London & SE England it was also exceptional value for money.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Just ate dinner at this FANTASTIC restaurant. The ambience, service, food all wonderful. We hadn't come across sea buckthorn (dessert menu) before. Our waitperson organised a taste of some berries and the ice cream flavoured with same, as she said they are an acquired taste. THANKS PAULA for your wonderful service, knowledge and hospitality.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Finally. Finally we have a truly great restaurant in Tallinn, one that isn't just a darn rip-off, one that has great atmosphere, one that is affordable but at the same time has high standards. In the heart of Old Town it is an absolutely fantastic place for lunch, dinner, coffee or just late night drinks - whatever you're here for you're guaranteed to feel welcome.
The only problem is that this place has received so much praise - deservedly so - that it's hard to get a seat here. Still, if you book ahead, you should be able to get a table.
I can't imagine anyone regretting going here. It is really THAT amazing.

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1  Thank Applefee
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

I just visited the restaurant out after all the reviews on Trip Advisor. It was great! The pumpkin seed bread they give you is amazing. I had the braised elk roast and it was awesome! My server, Liis was outstanding! Highly recommended!!

2  Thank BDS62
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

It's not often I'd start a review with the bread but it was great (as were the other courses). I chose the cheese platter for starter - the blue cheese being the best of a very good bunch - and the Elk for main (very strong 'gamey' flavour). The highlight was definitely desert - the bread and butter pudding with apple hidden inside and a delicious toffee sauce I could have ate several times over.
We reserved a window table which lets you look out into the city as well as good views across the restaurant - I'd fully recommend booking ahead (at least 2 days) as we saw numerous families and couples turned away due to the restaurant being full.

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Thank Andrew S
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