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“Beware of nasty, rude, unfriendly service!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of III Draakon

III Draakon
Ranked #21 of 902 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$11
Cuisines: Soups, Eastern European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Hong Kong
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beware of nasty, rude, unfriendly service!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Its true that this place offers good elk soup which would be an attraction for many travelers. They also offer a variety of veg and non-veg pies all at very reasonable prices. However, go prepared for very nasty, rude service with dreadful attitude from the girls working there. I can see that some of the reviewers below have said that this is part of some kind of play-acting to go along with the medieval atmosphere inside but from what we saw, it didn't seem like anything other than bad manners and terrible customer service.
One of the girls behind the counter who was not doing anything snapped at me when I asked her what were the different pie fillings they offered! This, even though there was no board explaining what was on offer. When I asked again at the counter, the girl behind the till roughly pointed to the baskets next to her and barked, "Look at the pictures". These pictures were hand-drawn scribbles at best and its still hard to make out what is in these pies.
In any case, I ordered and took our food outside to eat it. Not 5 minutes later, as we were eating, I heard the girl behind the till harshly scolding another customer who thought it was a self-service place where he had to pick out the pies which he wanted. Her final judgment on the matter to him was, "If you don't understand how the system works, you shouldn't travel in the first place!"
It was so sad to see such unpleasantness in the otherwise friendly little city of Tallinn. So go at your own risk.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Chloe69
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San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Limited Options but Fun Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were surprised at how good the food was here! The location and atmosphere could have easily suggested a tourist trap, but everything from the soup to the pies were great. Prices were cheap and it was really fun to eat in a medieval room. There is not a large menu; just soup and maybe six types of pies (sweet and savory options), but definitely worth a stop for a quick, reasonably priced and filling bite to eat. Actually thinking about the soup makes me realize that this would probably be one of my first stops should I ever visit Old Town Tallinn again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tenthlisten
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for a wintery day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We travelled to Tallinn in frosty February and III Draakon was perfect for a quick warming meal! We sat by candlelight and ate delicious meat and apple pies, elk soup, and beer (with free pickles!) and couldn't have asked for more, really. It was so cheap and yet cosy and delicious - we went back twice.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SophieHolt
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect when it's minus 40 outside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I love this little gem in the ancient square of the old town. Perfect Elk soup and pies served in rustic earthenware crockery, all washed down with a hot, foamy, treacly dark beer. Lovely medieval furnishings and roaring fires. Cheap as chips too, you can't really go wrong. A welcome shelter from the soul freezing December winds!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank helijobags
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Coimbra, Portugal
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Awesome place! Great soup and pies. The morse drink is also very tasty. You can sit inside in darkened rooms where you can feel a real medieval atmosphere or outside with view to the Town Hall.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank saracfalmeida
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