From the White Guide Nordic 2018:


Very Fine Level 73
Food rating:30/40Service rating:15/20
Chambre separéeBanqueting roomsParkingWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesRooms available

Make Tartu Greater

We have heard Tartu locals say that a restaurant as formal as the Hõlmis a bit much for such a small town. Yet everything comes downto the mindset. Small and insignificant will never become bigger and more exciting unless it thinks boldly and acts accordingly. By the way, the doubts are fading by now. The modern Hotel Lydia and its formal restaurant have become a good reason to visit Tartu. Tartu has become greater by a new level in service culture. The views from the Hõlmto the park and main square are gorgeous. The white wooden screens offer privacy while allowing a view to the kitchen. The Hõlmis a fine dining restaurant where the dishes hark back to the 1920s, into the recipe notebooks of the great-grandmothers of the owners. The smoked mackerel, gooseberry and currant cucumber looks cutting-edge. Nothing here is historic. Except the taste. But the latter combines the old and familiar (the pure taste of the mackerel) with newand interesting (the gooseberries are salted and the currant cucumbers pickled in a vacuum bag until they taste half of currant, half of cucumber). One hundred years have changed cooking thoroughly. And the Hõlm, the restaurant that made Tartu greater, tells this history...

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