From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Riia 2,, Tartu
- Phone: +37253 217 500
- Web: https://vspahotel.ee/restoran/tartu-restoran/
- Seats: 120
Big is beautiful
Giant restaurants don’t usually churn out the best fare, Joyce, however is the exception to that rule. Housed in Tartu’s first spa hotel, a large and popular resort, this beauty offers some of the city’s finest gastronomy. Sadly, Joyce’s size––140 seats spread over two floors––gets in the way, were it not for its gargantuan proportions, this would probably be considered southern Estonia’s best restaurant. Chef Mihkel Manglus is young, talented, and ambitious. His food shines brighter than the beverage selection, the service, and even the atmosphere. It contains traces of traditional, local flavors, though always boldly combined with exotic aromas that conjure far-away locales. Take for instance his cured duck starter with cucumber, pumpkin cream, sage and balsamico, a dish that marries Estonia with Italy. Manglus is one of Estonia’s most creative and progressive chefs, with a style that is completely his own...
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