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“My feelings.”
Review of Joyce

Joyce
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Ranked #2 of 158 Restaurants in Tartu
Price range: US$5 - US$28
Description: Joyce is one of the most creative restaurants in Estonia. There is no doubt about it. It combines the two essential components in the world of enjoyment. First of these is choice. Choice between good and better. Choice between exquisite and exceptional. Choice between two unforgettable things. Due to namely the choices that Joyce offers in their menu, the word ‘choice’ forms part of the restaurant’s name. But choices alone will not do. We also need the skill to feel joy about the choices we have made. To experience and enjoy. To try and discover. Joy from masterful taste sensations is the second definite value of restaurant Joyce. Therefore, ‘joy’ is another part of the restaurant’s name. These are the two components that inspired the top restaurant in Tartu called Joyce. Head Chef Mihkel Manglus is a young talent of the world of flavours, who has gained experience at different Michelin star restaurants in Europe. Mihkel's brand is to create intense and pure flavours. The secret of his quality is in simple and traditional produce that may surprise even the most demanding restaurant enthusiast with their originality under the hand of a master. Joyce is the very place, where you can spend whole evenings in good company, but also simply step in for a quick drink on a date. Quality time spent in good company and impressive selection of flavours in an exciting interior is the source of pure joy.
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Description: Joyce is one of the most creative restaurants in Estonia. There is no doubt about it. It combines the two essential components in the world of enjoyment. First of these is choice. Choice between good and better. Choice between exquisite and exceptional. Choice between two unforgettable things. Due to namely the choices that Joyce offers in their menu, the word ‘choice’ forms part of the restaurant’s name. But choices alone will not do. We also need the skill to feel joy about the choices we have made. To experience and enjoy. To try and discover. Joy from masterful taste sensations is the second definite value of restaurant Joyce. Therefore, ‘joy’ is another part of the restaurant’s name. These are the two components that inspired the top restaurant in Tartu called Joyce. Head Chef Mihkel Manglus is a young talent of the world of flavours, who has gained experience at different Michelin star restaurants in Europe. Mihkel's brand is to create intense and pure flavours. The secret of his quality is in simple and traditional produce that may surprise even the most demanding restaurant enthusiast with their originality under the hand of a master. Joyce is the very place, where you can spend whole evenings in good company, but also simply step in for a quick drink on a date. Quality time spent in good company and impressive selection of flavours in an exciting interior is the source of pure joy.
Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

When I arrived in Tartu I knew I wanted to go to this restaurant. According to reviews this place is very good.
When I arrived at the restaurant, it had a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. The waiters were very nice and understanding. At the beginning we ordered cocktails, they were very nice both in appearance and taste. Foods I tasted: starters( crispy croquettes, duck burgers, 40C trout). Croquettes where really nice and the souce on the side was really good, fresh taste. For main dishes i took: portobello and grilled octopus. The portobello was really nice, taste was fresh, it was an easy meal. The octopus was perfectly cooked in terms of consistency, but the inky risotto was not good, the rice was either cooked or uncooked.
The whole evening was well spent, without any problems. Thanks for the service!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank sandrisk2016
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DianaKabi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Hello! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, it means a lot! We are very glad that our restaurant caught your eye and you decided to give us a visit! We are even more glad that you had such a lovely dinner and enjoyed our atmosphere, service and foods! We hope that the next time you are in Tartu again you will give us another visit!

Best regards,
JOYCE restaurant

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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

After reading many positive reviews about their food I decided to try for myself. After taking the first bite into what looked like a delicious piece of steak , I realized none of the reviews would of been for this. I should of just poured a large pack of salt on a farmer's gumboot. It would of tasted the same. Way over cooked and very salty. Apart from the food, the service was very prompt and friendly. I do recommend this restaurant but avoid the steak and salad

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Tommie_Mc
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DianaKabi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Hello!

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, it means a lot! We are very glad to hear that you found our service prompt and friendly, we will keep up the good work! Meanwhile, we are truly sorry to hear that the steak and salad turned our to be such a dissapointment. This dish is one of the biggest sellers and we can assure you that usually it is perfectly cooked and seasoned. We hope that despite that incident you will give us another visit and get to experience the joy of flavors that we offer!

Best regards,
JOYCE restaurant

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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Just great. Friendly efficient staff, nicely decorated cozy environment and most importantly perfect super tasty dishes with reasonable price. A big thumbs up and definitely will visit again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank HeikkiR_13
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DianaKabi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear Heikki,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, it means a lot! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a nice time at our restaurant! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and also our foods and service, we will do our best to continue in such way!

We are already looking forward to your next visit!

Warm regards,
JOYCE restaurant

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Reviewed 31 July 2019

As a loyal customer to Joyce, I can honestly say that every visit is full of pure satisfaction and joy. The service is beyond expectations - waiters are aspiring and super friendly! The food is top quality and very delicious and every dish is served like a masterpiece. The signature cocktails are just devine. Highly recommended restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AndreSelter
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DianaKabi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

Hello, Andre!

Thank you so much for such warm and nice review, it means so much to us! We are truly happy to hear that JOYCE has offered you numerous great experiences! We would also like to thank you for such kind compliments to both service and kitchen staff, we will tell them what an amazing job they have been doing!

We hope that there are many more visits coming in the future and that each one will be as good as they have been so far!

Warm regards,
JOYCE restaurant

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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

I had the best evening on the terrace of Joyce restaurant. Had octopus for main course and panna cotta for dessert, perfect for the warm summer evening with cold bottle of pino grigio. Very very friendly service! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 411marjut
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DianaKabi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

Hello!

Thank you very much for such warm and thorough review here on TripAdvisor, it means a lot to us! We are very happy to hear that you decided to have the octopus and panna cotta from our menu and we are even more happy that you truly enjoyed both of them! A glass of Pinot Grigio sounds like a perfect addition to your dinner and the whole terrace experience!

We hope that there are many more of such visits coming in the future!

Warm regards,
JOYCE restaurant

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