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A visit to Alexander starts with a ferry ride from the mainland to Muhu Island. Named after the last noble owner of the beautiful Pädaste Manor – withi...
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

The restaurant, which is inside the manor, and at the side of the veranda with the view to the outside. I managed to eat both for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've recently heard that this place got a recommendation in Michelin Guide 2023. So then...we've tried with my friends on one of their 9 course degustation menu. It's hard to find the words for it, but I can say that the techniques, ingredients and all of this was superb for me. The service was excellent. The menu list was very minimalistic simple written, and then the manager came to explain everything about the dishes. It was like learning about the Nordic cuisine. I really loved how each dish was expressing something, I remember one looked like a sun. And the tastes... I felt so many different combinations that were balanced and quite colorful, it made me wish to cook as well as the restaurant chef does. But of course for 9 courses you must be really prepared to try, eat and enjoy them all. Then later came also the chef and he asked our opinions about his dishes. But one of my favorite part during that time was also the piano music that was played. I would say this could be an excellent way for a romantic dinner. They also used ingredients from their garden, so it's more natural. Especially fresh strawberries that you can try at the receptionist. I especially enjoyed the breakfast with espresso and also freshly squeezed orange juice. This whole atmosphere was truly satisfying for me. There was also the opportunity to eat outside of the veranda, but I decided to eat indoors and listen more of the music.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023 via mobile

Alexander is the place to visit for all food lovers. We were there for two evenings in a row :) Degustation menu is full on interesting combinations and unusual tastes. Wine list is above expectations, but we followed sommelier recommendations and all suggestions were perfect....Needless to say that ambience of royal countryside palace but with modern touch adding some special feelings to the whole experience. Definitely recommend this place :)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

It’s been a while since we’ve written a Tripadvisor review. But the experience we just had at Alexander Restaurant at Padaste Manor on Muhu Island, Estonia was one we felt we had to share: an absolutely exquisite, glorious experience. The chef, Achim, is completely and...utterly gifted at his craft. We had both the 4-course Table D’Hote and the following day the 9-course Island Degustation and both were extraordinary. Every single course was a work of art, a taste sensation and simply put: incredible. Chef Achim finds and works with the best produce the island has to offer. He’s a wizard. The sommelier, Bilal, knows just exactly how to pair Chef Achim’s offerings with the perfect wines, or for that matter, exceptionally creative non-alcoholic selections. He’s brilliant. The servers - Seide, Rufat and Marie were attentive without being intrusive, and most importantly were delightful. We have travelled the globe extensively. The experience we had tonight was the best restaurant meal we have ever had. Ever.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

We dined here twice during a three day stay at the Manor. On the first evening we chose the Island menu and we were spoilt by the excellent service of restaurant manager, Bilal, and his very competent colleague, Karina. The food was innovative and well...presented. The wine pairing was interesting. The evening was magical. On the other evening we chose the 3 course set menu. (A la carte is not offered). The entree and main courses were excellent. The dessert was rather uninspiring. Bilal was supported by an unexperienced, yet friendly colleague on that evening. Breakfast is also served in the restaurant, if you are staying at the hotel. To provide a fine dining experience at this price the service needs to match up to the food. In some cases it was desperately lacking.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Unfortuantely too expensive. Food was good but not extraordinary. Too small portions. Could improve the service excellence.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2019

It was a total seduction of courses after courses. There were a lot of exciting pairings and tastes, and each dish incorporated distinctive and local elements typical in Estonia. The staff was exceptional! They were welcoming, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. The waiter in...charge of my table was polite and humorous. He ensured that my dining experience was a smooth one from start to end. One of the best waiters I have encountered.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

All the foams you would expect, a bit of upselling and an oddly pink-themed menu, but almost everything was excellent (rhubarb and green beans not, and not just because it looks like salmon and capers) and we were well looked after.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019

The dining room is situated in a glass pavilion overlooking manicured lawns. While we dined, a robotic lawnmower wandered about, providing a small view of the future. White tablecloth tables were widely spaced and attractively set. Our three course dinner (no choices) was artfully garnished...and of good quality. The menu was adjusted for a dietary restriction, which was appreciated. However, without repeatedly replenishing the bread basket, there was not enough to eat. We are neither big people nor big eaters. Also, it was grossly overpriced. For example, when we were seated, a waitress asked whether we wanted sparkling or still water. We responded “sparkling”. She poured our choice from one of the open carafes she was holding. We don’t know what it was, but the two glasses of water appeared as 14 euros on the bill. In all, dinner was almost 250 euros with little alcohol. Our experience (many) in Estonia is that similar dining experiences in similar upmarket venues can be had for 1/3 to 1/2 the price. Also, it was ponderously slow. Dinner took 2 1/2 hours.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Really enjoyed the dinner and breakfast. The breakfast omelettes were just perfect. So was the staff pleasant and welcoming. Attentive service, excellent wine pairings.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The quality of food here is outstanding. Unusual, inventive and delicious. The three course table d'hote comes with various bits and pieces between courses, and was more than enough for me, but there is a nine course tasting menu too. The menu is limited of...course, but the excellent chef coped well with a vegetarian, at no notice on the first night! Local produce, and a beautiful room and ambience too. Quite expensive, particularly the excellent wine I thought - but in my view worth it. I don't understand the couple of dubious reviews on here - sounds like a different place to where I went - for example, on my visit the food that was offered was (clearly) not French. Nor do I recognise other adverse comments made. I have eaten in many countries - and would say this compares well with virtually everywhere I have been - including France!!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Originally our plan was to eat once there and test the next evening another restaurant. We stayed in the Hotel 2 nights. Actually we changed our plans. You have the choice between a 3 and a 9 course menu. What we got was really totally...awesome. The first evening I partwise choose the wines myself, but once the waiter (very kind and funny by the way) made such a great recommendation that I let him the next evening a free joice. I would say, I know a lot about wine, but even learned more. Great restaurant, clear recommendation.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Beautiful setting, but ... a bit too flashy. A service that is of higher category but is too present. Dinner is a scam: a banal kitchen found everywhere, without any gastronomic creativity, 3 courses without choice, tiny portions. Meat and vegetables are overcooked and charred....It would be ridiculous and laughable if the price was not 70 euro the meal, 90 euro with water and a glass of wine. Do not be stupid, avoid eating there.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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PadasteManor, Hotelier and Restaurateur at Alexander Restaurant at Padaste Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Dear Mr. Riegel, To start off, I dispute your right to call our restaurant a scam, such claim is an unfounded accusation and defamation that lacks every ground. But please allow me to respond to your review in more detail. I do very much regret...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

For 70 euro, no choice, three dishes without originality. We expect an extraordinary preparation... Three small portions, unimaginative, tasteless, poorly cooked (meat and vegetables are charred). We wait for 2 hours They always come to ask if we like it, and they are right to...worry. Go to France: for 50 euro you can discover what is really gastronomy. Here it is booby catches.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had two lovely dinners at Alexander. The food is remarkable and the service is exquisite - enough so to mention Carlos and Pedro by name for their wonderful and delightful experience.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Arrgh! Came here on a repeat visit expecting a delightful dinner. Rooms still lovely, Padaste very peaceful and sunny, but tonight's meal... €70, no choice, poor selection ( meat for both starter and main course). Starter was veal tongue carpaccio: (1) it was cooked, (2)...it had no intrinsic flavour, not surprising since it was veal.... Next up was pork belly, still with some rind on, and pork belly needs to be crispy or slow cooked to melt the fat (preferably both!). It was neither. Then a sorbet that was pleasant but not a water ice sorbet to cleanse, before a pudding of 3 minute squirts of - white chocolate and cucumber ( more rind. My hair is curly without all this extra rind), and, God help us, accompanying balls of ' cookie dough' ! Petit fours neither made me less hungry nor impressed. For goodness sake, Padaste Manor owners,you've put heart and soul into the renovations of this site, don't let such a talentless kitchen spoil it. Really disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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