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US$5 - US$29
CUISINES
International, European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything is very delicious! ⭐️ And good service! Nice atmosphere and interior. Thanks for all 😊👍

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. The food was amazing, and the Aurora cocktail was bussin.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty food! We recommend Joyce, if you want to have a good meal in a good atmosphere. We were her with our kids, they ordered from the kids menu, Chicken bits, also very tasty.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best service i've seen for a while. Service was friendly and food was amazing.Specially we would like to thank Nele and her crew, who worked on 7th nov. Thank you for amazing service and making our vacation more memorable.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words - we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Nele is truly a talent and and we will definitely pass her along your compliments! Thank you for choosing us and we hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a group of 7 of us. All of us have studied in Tartu and have been to most of the restaurants here. The starters here were ok. The main courses were cold, arrived at different times and just were not great. The portin...sizes weren't just small, they were really small. The carbonara was maybe 2 tablespoons, the only vegetarian meal which was meant to have tofu as the protein had maybe tofu a few crumbles. One of us gave feedback right away that the pork was chewy and the food was cold, and the waiter said that she told the ched and they could give some discount but not total refund because he atr the food and did not sent it back. Ambience was nice and staff nice, but that's all. Would not come here for the food again unfortunately.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meals at our restaurant. Our main courses are made fresh to order, so we apologize that they didn't meet your expectations. We are sorry to hear that the portion sizes weren't what you were expecting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We left hungry after 3 courses each. Having eaten at many restaurants around Europe over the past few weeks of travel, we think Joyce has good food, great service and very small portions. We have no issue paying good money for good food. But 18...euro for 3 small scallops and 30 euro for 90 odd grams of Octopus is not a reasonable deal. Despite the delightful service, we can only recommend to light eatersMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brett, Thank you for your honest review. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal and found the portions to be small. Our goal is to provide good food and great service and to do so without compromising the quality. This...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service! The ribs and were to die for! The waitress was very nice and clearly new what she was doing! 💙More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so glad that you had an amazing dinner at our restaurant and enjoyed your foods and service (the ribs are definitely outstanding, we totally agree)! We will pass along the compliments to our staff...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was very good. Interior is beautiful and waiters are friendly. The food was delicious, but price of dishes was high. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to my friends. Honestly, that was one of the best restaurants I visited.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for writing this review for us, it means a lot! We are very happy to hear that you had such a lovely visit and enjoyed your foods, service and ofcourse the whole atmosphere! It is always so rewarding to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere, the combinations of flavors are mind blowing. Very nice and polite service. Interesting choice of nonalcoholic beverages and cocktailsMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Germans, Thank you so much for your compliments! It is a great pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the foods and cocktails and we will definitely pass along your kind words to our staff! We hope to you will give us another visit...More

Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Service is very professional and pleasent. Athmosphere is cosy and festive on the same time Three course dinner was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kristjan, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and sharing your experience! We are so happy to hear that you had such a memorable visit and enjoyed your three-course dinner! We are looking forward to seeing you again and we hope that the next visit...More

Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

Really tasty food, great atmosphere and very professional staff. Cocktail are also very nice. Great experience in Tartu, I recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for writing us this lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed your foods, cocktails and the whole evening in general! We truly hope that you will give us a visit the next time...More

Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

What an amazing place! In Tartu and downtown. Great vibe. Great staff and great food. Bar is awesome. All the food was very, very good. Fun. They speak perfect English.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Diana Käbi, General Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Doug, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! It is so lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and what a wonderful job our staff did! We hope to see you many more times in...More

Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Great quality food and knowledgeable staff. The steak and white fish mains were both delicious, and the wines recommended v goodMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2022

Dear Jade, Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time at our restaurant and enjoyed your foods and service! We will keep doing our best to offer such experience to every guest and we hope to...More

Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

I had a chocolate tartelette with raspberry sorbet after the main course (which was tasty too) but the dessert was truly 5 stars for me. Excellent service. Cozy atmosphere. I recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2022

Hello! Thank you for this lovely review! It is amazing to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and especially your chosen dessert! We hope that you will give us another visit soon and we are sure that your next visit will be at...More

Reviewed 19 September 2022

This restaurant exceeded my expectations! The atmosphere were super cosy and the staff was very professional and friendly! The food was also very delicious and beautifully plated. I can highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Diana Käbi, Manager at Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2022

Hello! It is a great honour to get such kind reviews, it truly mean a lot! We are very happy to hear that your evening was filled with amazing food and service and that you enjoyed every bit of it - up to the plating...More

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