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“Medieval all the way..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olde Hansa

Olde Hansa
Vana Turg 1, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
+3726279020
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Ranked #54 of 599 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $31
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The medieval restaurant Olde Hansa is the home of a rich merchant, whose guests enjoy delicious, authentic Hansa-era meals and drinks, true period music and always friendly service. All of the dishes on the menu, including many wild game delicacies, are cooked using 15th century recipes and methods. Medieval musicians delight the guests every night of the week except Mondays. Tallinn Card holders receive a sweet treat with every meal purchased - a bag of freshly roasted almonds, on the house!
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Medieval all the way..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

When coming to places like this one, I feel too much of a tourist because it is in every tourist guide. I like to be more local on my trips. But this was a pleasant surprise and I would recommend everyone to go once to feel the medieval atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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  • Danish first
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The food is really good and very lovely atmosphere)))))) you need to be here, one time for sure)))))))))

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Voss
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It's a time tunnel to the 1500's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I and my wife with the collegues from my office chose this restaurant last Christmas to celebrate the year. I still cannot forget the experience I had that evening. As we entered in, the interior and the music mixed together with the wonderful smells of food took me to another world. Everyone were very friendly and smiling. The food we ordered was first class! I enjoy every second of it and recommend everyone to try.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, but also expensive. The staff is very friendly and food is very delicious and very interesting

Visited September 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food served with top flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Form the start I have to say that the restaurant is very expensive. Not in the Estonian measurement but in general.

But never the less it is one of the coolest restaurants I ever been to.

The saying, that the recipes they are using are restored from the old cookbooks from the middle ages. And they doing their best to hold this illusion. The ambient of the restaurant is kept as I would imagine a restaurant of that era. The waiter and the waitresses are wearing a middle age clothing. And everything is placed as you would expect it.

The food is tasty and very interesting flairs and ingredients you wouldn't really expect now a days.

The service is superb. You always get a person to take care of you speaking you mother tongue. And you'll get a menu in you native language (at least I can say it for Russian, German and Swedish.). The menus are very creative and nice decorated.

As a conclusion I can say: the restaurant does it best to get you feel good and to dive in into an atmosphere of the middle ages. But you have expect the food to very expencive and have a flavors you are not really used to.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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