The Baltics

For the 2017 White Guide Nordic release whe have also travelled east. Last year’s edition gave a sneak peek into the gastronomy of the Baltics, covering Estonia.

This time around we’ve included all of the Baltic countries, resulting in 60 entries in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Very Fine Level 68

    3 Pavaru

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    Torna iela 4, Riga

    The lovely yellow row of houses in the old town, known locally as Jacob’s Barracks, is tightly packed with restaurants and bars. 3 pavaru tempts guest...

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  • Fine Level 62

    36.Linija

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    36 Line, 1202 Jurmala

    In winter the restaurant can seat 45, but in summer there’s no limit and its obvious why: 36. Linija is located at one end of the seemingly endless Ju...

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  • Global Masters Level 86

    Alexander

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    Pädaste Manor, 94716 Muhu Island

    Back in the Soviet era special permission was required to visit Muhu, Estonia’s third largest island. Anyone can visit it today – and that’s a very go...

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  • Masters Level 78

    Art Priori

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    Olevimägi 7, 10123 Tallinn

    When did you last have ants for dinner? At fashionable Art Priori they’ve crept into the apple sorbet that refreshes guests’ palates halfway through t...

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  • Very Fine Level 75

    Biblioteka No.1

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    Terbatas iela 2, Riga

    In troop a line of waiters, one for each guest round the table, and each one bearing a 30-centimetre-tall cone of polished ice, a small birch branch w...

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  • Very Fine Level 72

    Bordoo

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    Pikk 71/Tolli 2, Tallinn

    Bordoo, named after – you guessed it, Bordeaux, is hidden away inside the Three Sisters boutique hotel and serves a locally inspired four or six-cours...

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  • Fine Level 61

    Buceris

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    Verkiu 29, Vilnius

    If the Meatpacking District in Copenhagen and the Telliskivi District in Tallinn makes your heart race, you should see a vigorously thriving neighbour...

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  • Very Fine Level 71

    COD Robata Grill Bar

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    Terbatas iela 45, Riga

    The first thing that strikes you as you enter Cod is that the décor – different types of fine wood, like an upmarket cigar humidor – is a perfect back...

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  • Fine Level 69

    Dikli Palace Hotel

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    Dikli Parish, Koceni Municipality, 4223 Dikli

    Dikli Palace Hotel is housed in a manor not far from the Latvian-Estonian border – but it’s pretty far from anywhere else, so you’ll need a car to get...

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  • Very Fine Level 75

    Dublis

    Trakų 14, Vilnius

    Our reception is warm and cordial, in fact we almost feel longed-for as we step into the dining room to the right at Dublis, where the evening’s tasti...

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  • Very Fine Level 70

    Entresol

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    Elizabetes iela 22, Riga

    When one of Latvia’s most award-winning cooks, Raimonds Zommers, opened his own place in the spring of 2016, expectations naturally ran high. Zommers...

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  • Fine Level 69

    Equus

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    Jekaba Iela 24, Riga

    Equus is the name of the ur-horse, the progenitor of all now living breeds of horse. But it’s also the name of one of the brighter new stars on Riga’s...

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  • Fine Level 68

    Ferma

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    Valkas iela 7, Riga

    The restaurant business is growing rapidly in Riga. One of the biggest challenges in this development is finding well-trained staff. Owners of the rec...

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  • Fine Level 66

    Gaspar's

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    Pylimo g. 23-3, Vilnius

    The minute we step into this small restaurant on the outskirts of the old town we understand why the few places in the dining room are always taken (b...

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  • Masters Level 78

    Gastronomika

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    T. Ševčenkos 16i, Vilnius

    As the taxi strays ever deeper into a rough neighbourhood we become increasingly convinced that we’ve ended up in a gangster movie rather than being o...

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  • Very Fine Level 73

    Hõlm

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    Ülikooli 14, Tartu

    Tartu is Estonia’s second city, and as such has its share of good restaurants. Truly great ones have been lacking, however – until now. With the compl...

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  • Very Fine Level 80

    Horisont Restaurant & Bar

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    Tornimäe 3, 10145 Tallinn

    The view is impressive, of course. Thirty floors up in the Swissôtel you can most definitely see the horizon, far across the Baltic. The restaurant ha...

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  • Very Fine Level 70

    Kohvik Fellin

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    Kauba 11, 71011 Viljandi

    Viljandi, a small town in the middle of Estonia, is known as Estonia’s Cultural Capital. Until recently, it was not the type of place you would expect...

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  • Fine Level 69

    Kolonade

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    Brīvības iela 26, Riga

    Location has always been one of the most important criteria for a restaurant’s success. Kolonade is no exception in this respect. Its location is as c...

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  • Fine Level 64

    Konrad

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    Vabaduse väljak 3, Tallinn

    Konrad takes its name from one of Estonia’s most famous painters, Konrad Mägi, a superb colourist and landscape painter who was active about a century...

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  • Fine Level 70

    Korsten, Armastus ja Hea Toit

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    Pohja pst 27a, Tallinn

    Located in the rapidly developing waterfront area of Tallinn, Korsten has been fully booked since its opening earlier this year. Named after the tall...

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  • Fine Level 69

    Koya

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    Andrejostas iela 4, Riga

    Even though the Daugava River is an essential element of Riga’s character, there are precious few riverside restaurants in the city. One of them is Ko...

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  • Fine Level 63

    Lauro Lapas

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    Pamėnkalnio g. 24, Vilnius

    At its core, classic Italian cuisine is very simple. You take a fine ingredient and cook it so that its intrinsic flavours are highlighted through sim...

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  • Very Fine Level 73

    Leib Resto & Aed

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    Uus 31, 10111 Tallinn

    It’s difficult to find restaurants that offer a good, genuine local food experience, but Leib Resto & Aed offers just that. The restaurant takes its n...

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  • Fine Level 65

    Locale

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    Grecinieku iela 8, Riga

    Locale immediately catches our eye as we stroll through Riga’s old town. Its attractive interior beckons to us through the large windows, and we give...

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  • Very Fine Level 76

    Monai

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    Liepų str. 4, Klaipeda

    Klaipeda is Lithuania’s third city, a port town that many visitors pass through quickly on their Baltic tour. Much the same could be said of Monai, wh...

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  • Fine Level 62

    Monte Pacis

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    T. Masiulio str. 31, Kaunas

    On the outskirts of Kaunas, prettily set by a lake, lies this grand 17th-century monastery. It’s still a working institution, and on the side it also...

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  • Fine Level 67

    Muusu

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    Skārņu iela 6, Riga

    Muusu is located in one of the lower buildings on buzzing Livu Square. The terrace is very popular in the summer, while at other times of the year gue...

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  • Global Masters Level 87

    NOA Chef’s Hall

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    Ranna tee 3, Tallinn

    Tallinn’s currently most lauded and most interesting gastronomy is to be found in an elegant building designed to harmonise with nature and emphasise...

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  • Very Fine Level 73

    NOA Restoran

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    Ranna tee 3, Tallinn

    If one restaurant wasn’t enough, NOA owners decided to challenge themselves with two restaurants under one roof. On the right, the regular a la carte...

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  • Fine Level 60

    Per Sé

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    Smilšu iela 2, Riga

    Per sé is ideally located for a break as you stroll between the sights in Riga’s beautiful and culture-weighted old town. Breakfast, lunch and dinner...

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  • Very Fine Level 72

    Põhjaka Mõis

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    Põhjaka mõis, Mäeküla, 72604 Paide vald

    This supremely charming place is situated in the middle of nowhere, in the countryside between Tallinn and Tartus. Nearly ten years have passed since...

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  • Very Fine Level 68

    Rannahotelli Restoran

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    Ranna pst 5, Pärnu

    Rannahotell’s prime location right by Pärnu beach means that you may literally have to fight for a table at the restaurant. At least in the summer; of...

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  • Fine Level 63

    Restaurant Laivas

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    Vienības prospekts 36, Jurmala

    Jurmala’s endless beach attracts visitors from near and far every summer. Laivas is located right beside the popular Liivi waterpark, just behind the...

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  • Very Fine Level 67

    Restoran Bocca

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    Olevimägi 9, 10123 Tallinn

    To say that Estonians have a love for Italian cuisine would be an understatement. You will encounter more Italian restaurants than ones offering Eston...

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  • Fine Level 63

    Restoran Chedi

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    Sulevimägi 1, 10123 Tallinn

    A number of Asian restaurants have opened in Tallinn recently, but Chedi sets itself apart with a repertoire of well-executed dishes featuring pungent...

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  • Very Fine Level 74

    Restoran Cru

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    Viru 8, 10140 Tallinn

    There are many tourist traps to fall into in the heart of the old town. Cru is not one of them, despite its location right on Viru, the main pedestria...

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  • Fine Level 65

    Restoran Fabrik

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    Vabriku 6, Tallinn

    With a sharp modern interior and airy exterior, Fabrik is a popular bistro any time of year. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Kalamaja, the rest...

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  • Very Fine Level 67

    Restoran Kaks Kokka

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    Mere puiestee 6E, 10111 Tallinn

    Kaks Kokka (two chefs) is the “bakficka” – the smaller sibling – of restaurant Ö, something which is not common in Estonia. The food, however, is not...

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  • Fine Level 66

    Restoran Kolm Sibulat

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    Telliskivi 2, 10611 Tallinn

    An unassuming green house sits on the corner of a busy intersection on the outskirts of the bohemian neighbourhood of Kalamaja and this is where you’l...

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  • Very Fine Level 67

    Restoran MEKK

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    Suur-Karja 17/19, 10140 Tallinn

    Traditional Estonian food has always been associated with hearty fare, like pork and potatoes, but the cuisine of manor houses also played a role in t...

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  • Very Fine Level 69

    Restoran Moon

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    Võrgu 3, 10415 Tallinn

    Moon (meaning poppy in Estonian) has been operating for several years now, off the not-so-beaten track anymore, of the fish port area. The owners, tir...

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  • Very Fine Level 74

    Restoran Ribe

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    Vene 7, 10123 Tallinn

    Greeted by service staff who look like they’re having fun is the first indication you’re in for something a little different. The dining room at Ribe...

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  • Very Fine Level 76

    Restoran Tchaikovsky

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    Hotel Telegraaf, Vene, 10123 Tallinn

    Stepping into the restaurant at the Telegraaf Hotel in the old town is like entering a different era. An era in which napkins were always artfully fol...

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  • Masters Level 82

    Restoran Ö

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    Mere pst 6E, 10111 Tallinn

    The amuse bouche is as good-looking as the dramatically lit and stylishly decorated dining room. On a black stone lies a crisp of salmon skin flanked...

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  • Very Fine Level 71

    Restorans 3

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    Kaleju iela 3, Riga

    Restorans 3 has three seating options: outdoors just off a busy tourist street in the old town, indoors on the main floor called the Earth, and upstai...

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  • Fine Level 64

    Riviera

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    Dzirnavu iela 31 (entrance from Antonijas iela), Riga

    A few oysters, perhaps? Riviera’s extensive menu, which is the same for lunch and dinner, lists several types of the mollusc. Tsarskaya, not bad! If y...

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  • Very Fine Level 71

    Salt Restoran

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    Vase 14, 10125 Tallinn

    On any day of the week, this cosy bistro is full of diners, which is not saying much since Salt’s dining room is very small. That doesn’t stop the eve...

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  • Masters Level 81

    Sweet Root

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    Užupio g. 22-1, Vilnius

    A fabulously beautiful soup lands on the table. In a mottled sea of cucumber and buttermilk floats a rectangular island of shredded cucumber flavoured...

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  • Fine Level 73

    Tammuri Talu

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    Mäha, 67409 Mäha

    Off the beaten track in southern Estonia you will find the country’s first farm restaurant. At the time of its opening, owner Erki Saar’s concept to b...

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  • Very Fine Level 77

    Telegrafas

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    Universiteto g. 14, Vilnius

    The restaurant in the opulent Kempinski Hotel on Cathedral Square is, as could be expected, the very embodiment of the concept of fine dining in all i...

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  • Fine Level 68

    TOA Taste of Asia

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    Rotermanni 2, Tallinn

    Until recently, Tallinn did not have much in the way of Asian restaurants, but then TOA came along and changed everything. The repurposed old warehous...

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  • Very Fine Level 71

    Tuljak Restoran

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    Pirita tee 26e, 10127 Tallinn

    When Tuljak opened, it was considered a bold undertaking by OKO/NOA owners Tõnis Siigur, Martti Siimann, and Marko Zukker. Not only does it have one o...

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  • Fine Level 70

    Umami Resto

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    Kadaka tee 141, 12615 Tallinn

    In a 1930s Estonian villa, located in one of Tallinn’s outer suburbs, sits one of the city’s most unique restaurants. Umami is an experiment of sorts,...

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  • Very Fine Level 71

    Uoksas

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    Maironio 28, Kaunas

    Textures of cucumber. It’s a terse description, but behind it lurks one of this year’s most entertaining desserts. Cucumber has a prominent place in a...

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  • Fine Level 60

    Valmiermuiža`s Beer Kitchen

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    Aristida Briāna iela 9a, Riga

    Latvians are proud of their beer. Hidden away in Riga’s Valdemara Passage, far from the diplomatic quarter, this “embassy” sells practically every bra...

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  • Fine Level 60

    Valtera

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    Miesnieku iela 8, Riga

    On the edge of the old town, almost down by the river, is this little restaurant whose mission is to reawaken – or revitalise – traditional Latvian co...

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  • Fine Level 63

    Vina Studija

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    Stabu iela 30, Riga

    Vina Studija, meaning wine studio, is serious about wine. The list of wines sold by the glass is longer than the bistro menu it complements. And shoul...

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  • Global Masters Level 88

    Vincents

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    Elizabetes iela 19, Riga

    Spirits around the table are high, and when the amiable waiter announces with an apologetic smile that a hailstorm has swept through the kitchen, our...

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  • Fine Level 67

    Ööbiku Gastronoomiatalu

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    Kuimetsa, Kaiu Parish, Rapla vald

    Ööbiku is a fairly unusual type of restaurant in Estonia, and that’s a shame. Much of the best produce in the country comes from local farms – but the...

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