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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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A small rustic and quality-oriented restaurant-coffee called HEA MAA will host you in the centre of Parnu old town, Nikolai street 3 (please enter from Uus street). An open yard, fresh meal and cold drinks are served by chef Virkko Vendla and crew. Eat and enjoy!
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything in this restaurant was delightful; the dishes, service and athmosphere. Higly recommend to try this if you visit Pärnu.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is good, not too many choices. Many local products also. The service was really nice, attentive but not pushy.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad restaurant with terrible manager. We where shock by the manager behavior. When we want to give feedback from the overcooked food he just walk away.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fast service and excellent food. The waitress was probably one of the nicest person in the business. All our wishes were fullfilled. Classic atmosphere inside.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an evening diner at Hea Maa restaurant. Very young but friendly service. Duck was overcooked, lamb was OK, but could use some more taste. It looked nice, but overpriced.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Me and my friends has an amazing experience last night at the restaurant. The food was delicious and the waitresses were really nice and helpful. They gave nice recommendations for the food as well as the wine. We felt welcome and appreciated as the waitresses...were so informed about everything that’s on the menu. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone who is searching for a nice place to spend their evening at.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

Really good service, the girls really now what they talk about. The wine recommendation was excellent. We have been to so many different places in Pärnu, but I have never gotten that friendly service. We felt welcomed. Definitely will come back. Love that they take...every allergen into consideration and can make special requests if needed. Also the best bread ever, they should sell it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Fast, friendly & relaxed service. Great food as always. Perfectly made duck fillet. House bread was very tasty also (and no extra fee).

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

We had a table booked, but the manager made a mistake and we had to wait 40 minutes to get seated. After that another 40 minutes for the food to arrive. Waitresses are young girls that have not been provided sufficient training, so the service...could be better. The food is good, but nothing exeptional, you have same quality food in many Pärnu restaurants, but with good service. To top things up, they have finished bread that comes with food (free of charge in Estonian restaurants), but after repetetitive asking they offered that they can bring some bagels for a fee. Ok! When received the bill, saw that they charged 9EUR! for small and dried bagels. Outrageous!!! So definitely would not recommend this restaurant, poor service and you never know what or how much they will charge you extra. Instead go to really good quality and service restaurants like Gastronoom, Ferro, MonAmi, Pastoraat, Raimond, Villa Wesset or many others.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

I would have given the restaurant 5 stars, if all that would not have happen: 1. We had booked table for 6- unfortunately they misunderstood and wrote it to some other day. After waiting for 45 minutes we got "lucky" and were seated. 2. They...run out of bread. And instead of offering some other bread type (we waited for entrees for 40 minutes) we were asked to pay for it.. One of our friends agreed to order. But the small strange looking bread tasted like it was spread with chemicals or soap. So they were inedible. They charged for these breads 9 euros!!! 3€ from each couple though others didn´t even order them! 3. After paying the bills I overheard the manager talking with waitresses that our table had women "best before passed" while he was comforting the waitress. I couldn´t believe my ears. We are in our 30s :D Also blaming us to be food allergics. 4. No apologies or effort to make our evening a little bit nicer. Just saying we are really sorry what happend etc, class of wine or dessert or any other act. NOTHING from the careless manager. I am really sorry that young waitress had to have such an experience as it wasn´t her fault. And mainly the food was excellent. Good job in the kitchen. But management needs to make changes in his attitude.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and service! We love it all! I would recommend it ! You need to try dessert too! Reservation is recommended!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Nice place, romantic atmosphere. We chose duck from the menu - wasn't very good, hard to cut. Maybe the wrong choice. Not a cheap place. Offers also kids menu.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

1,5 hour of waiting for the dinner. Honestly I have never experienced anything like this before. We’ve booked a table in advance and ended up hungry. Kids were so hungry and tired of waiting and were brought 2 pastas instead of 3. The waitress didn’t...even try to make an excuse and was trying to behave like its ok! Nobody was sorry or trying making it up for us. Very bad experience. Don’t come here if you want to have a nice evening at the restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

omg the food was amazing. The serivce the best in Pärnu, they reccomended me great wine with the food i orderd

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

You just have to go there. Fantastic food, staff and setting. Our kid enjoyed child menu a lot. Try Pike, its just superb.

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5