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“Hearty Estonian Fare Amongst Great Company” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porgu

Porgu
Ruutli 4 | Mon - Thu: 12:00 Pm - 12:00 Am, Fri - Sat: 12:00 Pm - 2:00 Am Kitchen Closes at 10:00 Pm, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 0232
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Ranked #15 of 568 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $21
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Believe it or not, but it’s good to be in „Pórgu“. An unbelievably large selection of draught beers and their bottled cousins, unearthly delicious à la carte dishes and an almost holy atmosphere. All this makes „Pórgu“ seem like a paradise on earth, where you can feel free and let yourself be carried away by tasting pleasure. *pórgu in english - hell
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hearty Estonian Fare Amongst Great Company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Porgu, set-down in a cellar below the streets of Tallin, is a small restaurant serving typical Estonian dishes (think pork and potatoes) and a wide-ranging selection of local and international beers, many of which are draught. The English speaking waitress was a joy during our visit and was helpful in explaining the menu. The grub was very tasty and the ambience perfect. Also, the prices are very reasonable (under €20 per person for 2 courses and 2 big beers). One minor word of warning - I took a risk in ordering the 'Estonian Farm Ale' which was in fact a pint of cloudy muck carrying the smell and taste of a pigsty. Order at your peril! Fortunately for me, the waitress kindly gave me an alternative beer at no extra cost.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I had only one day in Tallin with some friends and we found this restaurant located in the Old Town. A sign on the street says "Porgu". You must walk through a wooden door and then down some stairs in a Medieval European style. The Restaurant is in the basement.
Long list of beers and a cuisine centred on Scandinavian/Central Europe. Very good quality and lovely service.
I paid 18,50€ for 2 pints, a main course and a dessert.

In short, it's good :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

good selection of beers (~10 from the tap, two pages of bottled beer) and very very good food! it needs at least 100 characters, but there is nothing more to add :) well, service was good as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place has a cool underground atmosphere, and good food for a great price. I enjoyed the hell out of their mashed potatoes, and my husband was well impressed with the chicken. Service was friendly too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“For beer lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stopped by for drinks and can say that it's great for people who love different kinds of beer. The decor is quite bare but goes well with the medieval feel of the place - the restaurant is underground in the old town. Friendly and efficient service!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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