From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


A Nice Place
BarBrunchChambre separéeBanqueting roomsTables outsideVegetarian dishesAmerican Express
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn
  • Phone: +3726276400
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  • Seats: 70

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There’s garlic here, lots of it, yet it never overshadows the subtle flavors that Balthasar’s menu brings forth. In addition to the onion’s cocky cousin, history is also ever present. The medieval building, squarely in the heart of the Old Town, with a view of the storied city hall, has been respectfully restored; its details, originating from various centuries, make yesteryear come alive. Adding to the sense of history, the Town Hall Apothecary operates in the same building, Europe’s oldest continuously operating pharmacy, with records dating back to 1422. Balthasar is also an example of persistence and stability. Since its inception in 1999, the kitchen has been led by the same Chef de Cuisine, Sergei Trunov. The special location and historical atmosphere have kept the restaurant’s menu on the traditional side. However, Chef Trunov always has some tricks up his sleeve, so make sure to try his langoustine soup. And by all means, try his Peipsi River pike perch fillet, his sizzling stone pan beefsteak, and his garlic ice cream, too...

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