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Karl Friedrich

) #691 of 780 Restaurants in Tallinn $$ - $$$ European, , Pizza
Raekoja plats 5, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 627 2413
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good13%
  • Average25%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible32%
Jun 3, 2017
“Nice place for a beer or wine on a sunny day”
Feb 18, 2017
“Great spot but made for tourists”
Restaurant Hours
European, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
Raekoja plats 5, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Went there to have a beer and to enjoy the sunny weather. Service worked out well. It is situated in the old town were a lot of tourists passing by. The price for beer and wine is quit high.

Thank Uffe38
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was on a good location. It was a really big disapointment. We ordered tuna pizza and chicken pasta and both was really dissapointing. Pizza was same that you can buy from local markets freezer and pasta was small and...More

Thank alokas225
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This was the only restaurant situated in the old town square that I have tried. I was there during summer time and the city was pretty busy, and full of tourists. The impression that i got from this restaurant is that its prices are ''special''...More

Thank Luiz H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great food and not too expensive. They have umbrellas outside so you can enjoy the outdoors. There is a big squire with old buildings you can watch while eating,

Thank LinetCoetzer
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Visited on a very quiet Sun evening in Nov. No-one else in basement area, nordic old style with low tables and chairs. Large menu, lots of stews, ordered a mozzerala salad and seafood spaghetti, friend ordered grilled shrimp and steak. Service was friendly and efficient....More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The lunch food was OK but pricey for what we got. The outdoor setting is nice and the service was particularly good because we told them we were in a bit of a hurry. They do a good job attracting people in.

Thank Ramona001
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped in for an evening dessert with Vana Tallinn coffee. The so called chocolate mousse was, in fact, a poor chocolate pudding slathered in whipped cream...even the coffee was drowned in whipped cream.. This place needs a chef...not a Russian cook !

Thank lojlomax
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Good things first: Great location in the heart of Old Town on a Raekoja Plats(Main Square) and kitchen is open late, for example we were there Friday 11.30pm. But then the bad things: Service was painfully slow, despite there weren't too many customers outside. When...More

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

A cosy and traditional restaurant. The tables inside, ground floor, are quiet. The girls are professional and helpful. Do not miss the pasta with seafood!

Thank StellaPilar
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

So according to my receipt this is the correct restaurant. Perhaps they have more than one location. We ate outside in the plaza under lighted canopies. It was a cold rainy day when we were there but the outside seating was nice and we didn't...More

Thank LTourish
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
European, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 5, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 2413
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Karl Friedrich Restaurant is a stately restaurant with luxurious interior design located in the Town Hall Square in Tallinn. A magnificent view of the Town Hall Square and the Old Town unfolds from the windows of the restaurant. There are four halls in the elegant à la carte restaurant locating on the second floor and providing European cuisine and an excellent choice of wines. The specificity of Veiko Ruukel, the Head chef of Karl Friedrich Restaurant, is dishes with interesting seasoning and strong impressions. According to him “no good food can be cooked with too much haste.”
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