From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Lossipark 1, Kuressaare
- Phone: +3724539749
- Seats: 80
The king of resort halls
In the second half of the 19th century, when curative sea-mud was discovered in Estonia, the country’s shores became a big resort destination for czarist Russia. So called “resort halls” (kuursaal) were built to accommodate them, replete with baths, theaters, and of course restaurants. These complexes are true gems of older Estonian architecture, and though there are many, Kuressaare Resort Hall, is indisputably the king of them all, what’s more, its seasonal restaurant, KuKuu, is a crown jewel in its own right. Saare County’s cuisine is dictated by what the fishermen bring ashore, fishing and eating fish are the region’s cultural cornerstones. KuKuu’s is where you’re going to want to taste it, their selection of local catches is unbeatable, their menu reads like a classic of Saare specialties, simple, honest, yet exquisite dishes, just as they’ve been prepared since the dawn of kuursaals. Bouillabaisse à la Saaremaa with a selection of local fish, the daily catch, supplied by local fishermen, from Baltic sprat to whitefish and eel. You’ll enjoy these in a dining room that seems suspended in a time warp, delightfully old-world, with a very special ambiance. But if you’re staying the night in Kuressaare, opt for the Ekesparre Boutique Hotel. “There is no place on Earth better than Saare County in the summer time,” as the famous song goes. The resort hall and Ekesparre verily prove it...
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