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A modern shopping centre in the heart of the city plays host to this large, split-level brasserie with bold décor, a popular cocktail bar and a buzzy v...
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Joyce is one of the most creative restaurants in Estonia. There is no doubt about it. It combines the two essential components in the world of enjoyment. First of these is choice. Choice between good and better. Choice between exquisite and exceptional. Choice between two unforgettable things. Due to namely the choices that Joyce offers in their menu, the word ‘choice’ forms part of the restaurant’s name. But choices alone will not do. We also need the skill to feel joy about the choices we have made. To experience and enjoy. To try and discover. Joy from masterful taste sensations is the second definite value of restaurant Joyce. Therefore, ‘joy’ is another part of the restaurant’s name. These
PRICE RANGE
€5 - €34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
International, European, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gave myself a treat and visited this place with my boyfriend. Prices are not the cheapest, but its truly worth it - it felt like a food journey.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Superb restaurant, perfect for dinners. Tasty food and professional staff. Highly recommended. Cozy atmosphere and gokd public.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent service! Tasty meals. Of You visit Tartu, it is a “must have” restaurant. I liked that above the meal selection there is a wine list and You can pick a best for You and what will be great for meal to.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Martins K, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our excellent service and tasty meals. It's wonderful to be considered a "must-have" in Tartu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great experience. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 22 March 2024

Nice lunch and ok to make business lunch. Antrekot is good and veef tartar also. Nice interior and just a nice place overallMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear raunov937, Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and found our restaurant suitable for business meetings. It's great to hear that you liked the Entrecote and beef tartar. We appreciate your compliments on our interior as well. We look...More

Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

Wonderful!! The food is delicious, full of surprising details. Waitress Hedvig s very professional, warmhearted, friendly and sincere. Octopus is so gooooood!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Passport17231342024, Thank you for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. It's fantastic to know that you found our food delicious, with surprising details that delighted your taste buds. We're especially grateful for your kind words...More

Reviewed 15 March 2024

Great and qualitatice service and food they have. Tasty deserts and good wine. Cozy place indeed. Recommended for special day.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear 752di_naz, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the great and qualitative service, as well as the delicious food, tasty desserts, and good wine. We're delighted that you found our place cozy and would recommend it for special...More

Reviewed 9 March 2024

Do not order vegan menu in this restaurant!!! They cannot do it. Plus do not order "lumumba" in the bar. They do not understand its ingredients. Take GT instead. Very young and unexperiend personal.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Dreamer00991835014, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you encountered. We regret that our vegan menu and "lumumba" drink did not meet your expectations, and we acknowledge the lapses in understanding the ingredients and preparation. This...More

Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Very lovely visit, personnel were super kind, professional and forthcoming. Food was good, interior beautiful. A bit pricey AS expected.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Evelina L, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a very lovely visit and that our personnel were able to make your experience exceptional with their kindness, professionalism, and attentiveness. It's wonderful to know that...More

Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and very good service! Fesh ingredients, good taste , new and modrent menu. Joice for kids as well, also very tasty.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear Connector826583, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our excellent food and service. We're delighted to be considered the best restaurant in Tartu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great experience. Best regards, Oliver...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024

The best steak I ever tried 🥩 Service was excellent. Kids friendly place. We did not have to wait long for the food. It was not very busy during a Saturday night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear 579zanej, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the best steak you've ever tried and that you found our service excellent. We're glad to know that you found our restaurant kids-friendly and that you didn't have to wait...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing food, very beautiful interior, very friendly staff, amazing breakfast, many foods to choose from, definitely best place in Tartu😀

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Coctails 10/10, Food - starter 10/10 , main 8/10( not fan of beef) , desert 8/10. Girl 10/10. The rest we feel nice to sit in.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear vladislavsw, Thank you for sharing your first-time experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and starters, and we're glad to know that you felt comfortable in our restaurant. We're sorry to hear that the main course didn't fully meet...More

Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Perfect! Menu is small but still very good choices. We ordered Antricon and it was very very delicios. Very good and profesional serviceMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Dear 231laumal, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience at our hotel and restaurant. It's delightful to know that you enjoyed the perfect Antrecot and that you found our menu offerings to be very good. We...More

Reviewed 20 January 2024

Restaurant Joice is a very cosy place in the city center of Tartu. Food and service were very good. Lamb with ratatouille looked good on a plate and was seasoned well.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear L2197SWlaurak, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food and experienced great service. We look forward to welcoming you back for another perfect visit! Best regards, Oliver Kalf

Reviewed 19 January 2024

This was an absolutely excellent experience. Atmosphere, music, food, drinks, customer service, location - everything was excellent!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Oliver Kalf, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear gretek2024! Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you found our food to be very delicious and that our waiters contributed to making your experience enjoyable. Your kind words about everything being perfect mean a lot to...More

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Yes, Joyce offers takeaway services.

Yes, Joyce is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Joyce is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5