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Olde Hansa

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European, Eastern European, Central European, Scandinavian
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Vana turg 1, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
+372 627 9020
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11:00 - 00:00
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best known restaurant in Old Town Square, the whole atmosphere, deco, waiters' uniforms etc. make you feel that you are back in medieval time. Love the little shop connected to the restaurant. The whole place was quite dark so it was a little hard to read the menu or even see what we were eating. But the... More 

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Thank Gloriaecoli
Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcome to the middle agees! Not only the restaurant's interior is true to this theme but the waiters and waitress are also decked out accordingly and wear medieval constume. The food is medieval-style too and finger-licking good!!! And although the recipes are said to date back severeal centuries, the food is very tasty and not bland at all. Actually, it... More 

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Thank Sabine C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tallinn has many good restaurant choises. I have still liked Olde Hansa for its food and atmosphere. The meals are balanced combinations and tasty. The service can feel sometimes strange, but I think it is part of medieval hansa experience. All in all the place is an institution in setting the tone for old Tallinn.

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Thank JyrkiHenrik
Copenhagen
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure this place is touristy and price leaves are closer to Helsinki than to Tallinn average but the medieval styling is executed to the perfection and both the food and the beer are pretty good. Nice spot for the experience once in a while and that is also what they seem to target at.

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Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
OldeHansaRestoran, Dear Flying Suitcase at Olde Hansa, responded to this review

Dear FlyingSuitCase I would like to send you a sincere 'thank you' from all of us for your review of Olde Hansa. We very much appreciate your comments regarding our food, drinks and customer service. To be compared with a global giant as Disney is somewhat flattering but there is one major difference between a medieval experience with Olde Hansa... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's obviously meant for tourists. However, it's one of those very few exceptions: the food and the beer are unique and delicious and it's completely worth a stop, and many locals enjoy it. Try a jug of dark honey beer to start feel Nordic joy. The wild meat dishes -bear, wild boar, elk- taste like proper wild meat, and the... More 

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Thank Woland W
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When entering Olde Hansa, I was pleasantly surprised by the live entertainment. The food was good. However, I suggest avoiding the bathroom at all costs. I could not believe how dirty it was and it is worth stating that I have traveled quite a bit in developing countries. I was shocked. Positively medieval.

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Thank HonestAbeGonTellYou
OldeHansaRestoran, Communications Director at Olde Hansa, responded to this review

Dear Honest Abe Thank you so much for your post. It is very much appreciated. We sincerely apologise for your negative experience with our toilet facility. As you will have seen our toilets and hand washing facilities have been styled so that your medieval experience follows you no matter the size of the room that you are in! Indeed our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious and service very friendly. Loved the place and will come again soon! One of my favourite restaurants because of its originality and the medieval theme is lovely

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in quite late although the restaurant was still quite busy which is a good sign. The guy who served us was quite helpful. I personally think it was quite dear for what we had but still good in general.

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Thank udz
India
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strolling down old Tallinn, you can't miss this. It's huge, white and just out the entrance is a lovely young woman making sweet almonds and fudge. You can taste before buying and I fell in love with the vanilla fudge. It's a definite must try for a sweet tooth! Also inside, I tried the schnapps. They had 3 flavors at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions of food, everything is autentic to the middel age! The staff is wearing old clothes and the house look so Cool!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$78
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Scandinavian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vana turg 1, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 9020
Description
The medieval restaurant Olde Hansa is the home of a rich merchant, whose guests enjoy delicious, authentic Hansa-era meals and drinks, true period music and always friendly service. All of the dishes on the menu, including many wild game delicacies, are cooked using 15th century recipes and methods. Medieval musicians delight the guests every night of the week except Mondays. Tallinn Card holders receive a sweet treat with every meal purchased - a bag of freshly roasted almonds, on the house!

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