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“Feel like an aristocrat!”

Finlandia Caviar Tallinn
Ranked #150 of 1,091 Restaurants in Tallinn
Price range: US$12 - US$234
Description: Fresh oysters, roe and caviar tasting. Champagne, wines, vodkas.
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Description: Fresh oysters, roe and caviar tasting. Champagne, wines, vodkas.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Oysters are best to eat in the winter or in the early spring – it’s an axiom. Finally, I have a strong reason to visit Finlandia Caviar Tallinn café at last.

Interior. This small restaurant- shop is located on Väike-Karja street. Whether guests accidentally will glance or will go on purpose, but they will remain here for sure. Mini-wardrobe, open shop shelves that blow really cold air, the sterile-white atmosphere – the first impression.

The chill meeting has melted quickly after friendly service of the waiter. No, he is not the waiter – it is an expert who you can listen for hours. About oysters, about caviar, about the same cafe in Helsinki, about preferences of guests – pity time flies.

Food. I remove the menu hanging on a wall and firstly choose three species of oysters, then – all-sorts from five types of caviar.

Fin de Claire – oysters have moderate taste, almost imperceptible. Oysters imperial – fleshier, dense, crackling and even sweet. Let’s raise the level – Gillardeau. They became the tastiest of them all: more dense body, more sweet, more tangible and fragrant. It is difficult to describe – I advise to try!

The set is accompanied by so-called French sauce: chopped shallot in red vinegar. Surprisingly, but combination of oysters with such sauce was very pleasant. With lemon – traditional. With jam from petals of roses – unexpected, but its perfumed aroma distracted me. Also bread and butter were offered by default. I had no time for bread and whether it’s necessary at all to such delicacies?

The next delicacy – caviar in the crispy cups with sour cream and quail egg. I think it’s an excellent idea to offer several types at once. It will help you upon caviar purchase and develop your taste as well.

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Vendace – sweet, a little expressed taste.
Whitefish – smoked, taste of sun-dried fish.
Lumpfish – more salty, friable with a thin cover, taste of dark grapes.
Salmon – taste salty and acetum, a dense cover.
Smoked salmon – bright taste and a smell of smoked products, dense jelly pulp, the favorite from all!

Sum. It’s hard to set an average bill, because everything depends on your appetite, mood and money. Who can and want, suggest trying oysters or caviar with wine, champagne or vodka. My choice besides a sea delicacy were the Rose lemonade, ide of purchasing later cup of smoked salmon caviar, merry mood and remarkable memories!

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Thank Kristina J
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Centrally located, it is a great place to stop by after you've enjoyed one of Tallinn's Old Town museums or right before going to the theatre. The caviar is excellent and it is marvelously served with thin toasts covered with truffle infused butter - haven't tried it like this before, now am a huge fan. Of course you get all the other regular trimmings.

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Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great place with the best caviar and oysters. Place where you meet a person whose passion is spreading the amazingness of caviar and oysters all over the world. Highly reccommended place! Youre gonna come back each day after trying:)

Thank Basia O
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The most delicious fresh oysters with the unique rose petals jam. Great service, nice atmosphere. Very nice place to pop in once in a while and have a lux moment.
PS! Conference room available.

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Thank YlleB66Di
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We was with the owner only since it was early afternoon and not busy time. Anyway, this was a great experience in hospitality and a restaurant who knows what they want to represent. Its quite simple: first class fresh oysters, a good high quality level of choices in caviar and roe..+ matching wines and champagne.

Thank Niels Peter P
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