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€5 - €19
CUISINES
European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Decorated in bright colours, Cru is spread over three basement floors of a small hotel in the centre of the city. The menu is a rollcall of seasonal pr...
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Best dinner I had on many years! The place is wery nice and intimate, small restauarant in the midle of the old town of Tallin. The staff professional but relax feeling. Will go again next time when visiting Tallin!A

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

All I can say is Amazing !! We didn't have a reservation on Christmas Eve but they still accommodated us. Food and service was excellent

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Why? After all the service and ambience were lovely, the food was imaginative and beautifully presented, and the wine was good. The problem was that the price for the relatively short tasting menu was far too high. We felt the meat and fish portion sizes...to be very small - especially the halibut - given the price. So sadly we would not recommend at this price.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed the tasting menu, which provided good value and an array of delicious courses. The portions were always of a good size and everything was well-plated. Perhaps an overuse of clover leaves in the presentation, but that is up to interpretation. The service was...friendly and efficient, with adequate pauses between the dishes. We started with some tasty cocktails before moving onto wine by the bottle. The atmosphere was light and airy.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal at CRU restaurant. Unfortunately the tasting meny was not available when we were there, and the server got us the wrong appetizer. Therefore only 4 stars from us. But all of the dishes we got were delicious. Especially the pumpkin...soup can be recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

After several years we turned back, as good memories. Diverse menu andd wine selection. Strawberry Margarita was also good. Service was good and fast. All we had was tasty. Other important aspect for me was enough space between tables.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Wonderful menu, a proper wine list, nice athmophere and friendly staff BUT: - I had to ask twice to be able to change the main course of the tasting menu to a portion from a'la carte even though I volunteered pay extra. Finally I managed...to do this but I did not get even a symbolic discount i.e. I paid for the full price for the menu AND the extra main course. If I would have known this I would have of course asked them brimg me both main courses to add another portion to tasting menu. - Gin Tonics were watery with too much ice in a too big of a class and the staff did not know which gins they finally had in stock. - Third red wine from the list wa finally available (waiter had to go to the bar every time). A big plus was that when I suggested them to sell us an Amarone for the price of the missing Ripasso, they kindly agreed. - An infernal noice of a blender in bar disrupted our conversation a few times. - The food however was good and made of proper ingredients so the kitchen knows their science. - Overall we were left witna feeling that someone had made a good job to form a ambitious concept of a menu, winelist and surroundings but then left the young, friendly but helplessly unexperiences staff to serve the tables.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023 via mobile

Small restaurant serving modern dishes using local produce. We had the tasting menu, 5 courses for a reasonable 65 euros. Cocktails available also, the mango cocktail was good

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

I can highly recommend this restaurant. The food was incredibly good with top quality ingredients all beautifully cooked and presented. We were especially well looked after by our server Laura who took time to make sure everything was to our liking. A wonderful experience.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

What an absolute gem of a find! The menu was very interesting, inviting and different, the presentation, taste and texture were wow! Laura our server was definitely Michelin star quality. The ambiance was very calming, comfortable and relaxed, not stuffy, fussy or pretentious at all....Overall a MUST… fabulous value for, what I would consider, a Michelin star experience! Would even go back to Tallinn just to visit this restaurant. Complements to chef and staff.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

What an amazing atmosphere and enjoyable courses. There were 5 of us (1 of us is a vegetarian) and we were all impressed. The desserts were especially worth mentioning (personally I recommend pepper strawberries). Our waitress was very lovely and explained in detail about the...foods we ordered. Will definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

We had a tasting menu and it was absolutely delicious. Starters were absolutely great. Service was good as always. We are regularly visiting Cru and this won’t be the last time.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

We took the tasting menu. It was excellent! Food was very good and service was excellent too! Absolutely worth visiting. We will meet again 🙂

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

We were two couples willing to have lunch in Cru. We went in an empty restaurant, took menus and sat down. We had decided what to eat, but nobody was interested in us. Four waiters were talking with each others and didn’t come even though...we were waving hands trying to get their attention. Did not succeed. So we had to leave that place.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

Friendy service and excellent food, really worth a Michelin star. We were 6 ladys having dinner here and all of us were thrilled about the experience.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Dear Kittycucumber, Thank you for thinking about us. Yes, it is possible to go and have breakfast, even when you are not a guest at the hotel. Please note, that it will not be that busy for us during February, so not all... More
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Cru is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5