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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 627 6400
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had all the things you can ask for - really good food, nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank Runebune
Tallinn, Estonia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

restaurant is situated on the medieval town square in the house where is the oldest drug store in Europe with specific (garlic) menu and nice views to the tow square.

Thank Liina1302
Modling, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Garlic Restaurant, a place you should not miss when u are in Tallinn. At the main place, near the old mayor hall there is the Garlic Restaurant. Everything is done here by garlic, even the ice cream! A wonderful sweet potato soup, a great steak served on a really hot stone, and the icecream, which i had to miss... More 

Thank Z3305UNmichaelm
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very cozy place with a super delicious food and lovely medieval setting. Not a cheap place but in no way overpriced - worth every cent.

Thank Moscow_Irina
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had lunch in this "garlic-style" restaurant. The food was great. Salad with grilled goat sheese, beetroot, pomegranate, walnuts and honey - lemon sauce was really delicious. Chicken fillet stuffed with goat cheese and herbs and served with butternut squash & raisin risotto, vegetables and a creamy sauce was pretty good. We took also for starter Garlic snacks with bread... More 

Thank Ari K. A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A business meal for 20. Great service and food. I can recommend the house special steak & the New Zealand Sauvignon

Thank Dean C
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a unique restaurant that specializes in all things garlic. It's pricey but a truly memorable experience. If you are a garlic friendly person there's no choice - this place is for you.

Thank X9857BVpaulb
Helsinki Finland
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Been coming here for ages, at least 15 years. Always fantastic and innovative food, superb service. Beautifull rooms with candlelight and Cristals hanging in the ceiling. Sooo beautifull! Not cheap though, but worth the time and money.

Thank theblond
Tallinn, Estonia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were there on Sunday evening. It was very comfortable and romantic place to have dinner. If you love garlic, then this restaurant is totally for yout. In addition, the view was fantastic and service were excellent!!!

Thank Karin V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A novel experience, everything from garlic beer to garlic ice cream which are more pleasant than they sound! The food we ordered was good quality and well cooked; however some of the dishes on the menu seemed a bit "over complicated" but it was no effort to change ingredients. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable, the atmosphere was great. Quite... More 

Thank Jenny-G008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 6400
In 1999, Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, was open in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Drugstore. Balthasar immediately won numerous fans due its unique menu and interior. Wooden interior, characteristic of a medieval building and excellent renovation contribute to the aristocratic atmosphere of the building. An excellent view of the Town Hall Square opens from t he windows of the restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?