MICHELIN Stars have come to Estonia!2022 06 24
The MICHELIN Guide – the most internationally renowned and prestigious restaurant recognition system – has arrived in Estonia, the first of the Baltic states. After visits from anonymous inspectors, 31 restaurants in Estonia have earned a place on the MICHELIN Guide. Among those, two received a coveted MICHELIN star.
MICHELIN Star distinguished restaurants
The following restaurants each received one MICHELIN Star. These restaurants have been recognized for top-quality ingredients and dishes with distinct flavours that are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
- NOA Chef's Hall, Tallinn - Set within the same striking modern building as restaurant NOA is the stylish NOA Chef's Hall. Here, guests are invited to start their evening with an aperitif served in a romantic lounge with a splendid view of Tallinn Bay and the Gulf of Finland. The on-view kitchen is the heart of the restaurant and the open fire is used to great effect. Luxury ingredients are to the fore and are sourced from around the world, depending on what's best, be it scallops from Norway or lobster from Canada, but locally foraged and preserved produce also plays its part. The creative 7-course menu, designed by chefs Roman Sidorov and Tõnis Siigur, keeps clients engaged from start to finish, with complex, highly original dishes full of complimentary flavours and texture layers.
- 180° by Matthias Diether, Tallinn - Sitting within a modern harbour development outside the city centre is this stylish restaurant named after the 180° view from its U-shaped open kitchen. After drinks and snacks in the restaurant's futuristic bar, guests can choose whether to have the 4-course tasting menu 'Flavours of 180 Degrees' or the 6-course tasting menu 'Matthias' Inspiration'. Ambitious, showy dishes are experienced German chef Matthias Diether's hallmark, and his modern creations show an array of both flavour and texture contrasts, as well as paying great attention to detail.
The Bib Gourmand category recognizes good quality, good value cooking. "Bibs" are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under €40.
- NOA, Tallinn - In this restaurant, which offers a magnificent view of the city and the sea, exceptionally fresh fish takes centre stage. The cosy room is furnished with natural materials and the full-length windows flood it with light. Seasonal modern menus provide plenty of choice.
- Härg, Tallinn – This busy, buzzy, all-day brasserie comes with stone walls, exposed ducting and striking copper chandeliers. Well-priced modern dishes come with a focus on the chargrill, with steaks taking centre stage; the 'Dirty Steak', a ribeye, is cooked directly on the charcoal. The courtyard is a popular spot.
- Fellin, Viljandi – Expect a warm welcome at this café-cum-bistro set within a red brick building on the edge of the Old Town. It has something of a bohemian air, courtesy of a tiled bar, a mix of artwork and a laid-back vibe. Carefully prepared, traditional European dishes burst with freshness and flavour.
- Lore Bistroo, Tallinn – This modern bistro sits in a cavernous warehouse overlooking the harbour at Port Noblessner. Steel girders, hoists and concrete pillars provide the backdrop and an open kitchen adds to the buzz. Assured dishes are designed for sharing and are inspired by the owners' travels
- Mantel ja Korsten, Tallinn - This clapboard house, whose name means 'mantle and chimney', has a real picture-postcard look. A green-tiled fireplace and mantel take centre stage in a room furnished with bright, bold designs. Mediterranean-inspired dishes are accompanied by well-chosen wines with an organic and biodynamic bias.
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