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Restaurant Polpo

$$ - $$$European, , Healthy
Ruutli 9, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 730 5566
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“polpo” (15 reviews)
“white fish” (3 reviews)
“pavlova” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Central European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Ruutli 9, Tartu 51007, Estonia
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! Belongs to the fine dining category despite the fact that we where not dressed up for fine dining. New experience in the form of smoked tartar as a starter and lambchops with a risotto tasted with beetroot and raspberry. Simply delicious. Higly recommended.

Thank Magnus S
Marketing T, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, Magnus. Thank you for your review. It's nice to hear that you were satisfied and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant located in Hotel London (in the heart of Tartu). The food was very good and the waiters were friendly. We ate Ribeye steak with pepper sauce and it was perfectly done. For desert we had the banana glace which was also terrific. The...More

Thank RuiBarcelona
Marketing T, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear, guest. Thank you for review on Tripadvisor.com! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Lots of room and privacy. Food was great and staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our three course meal. Definitely will visit again!

Thank Maret V
Marketing T, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Dear, Maret. Thank you for review on Tripadvisor.com! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Their pistachio dessert and Lemonade were horrible tasted completely bland, steak was just ok but much more expensive than it should be.More

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Marketing T, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that we could not meet your expectations on some levels and I would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully during your future travels to Tartu you´ll still consider visit...More

Reviewed January 17, 2018

Great place, great atmosphere. Food was tasty. Everything was served in a very nice and beautiful way. Service was friendly and professional.

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Thank laurisamblik
Marketing T, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Dear, Lauri. Thank you for your review. It's nice to hear that you were satisfied and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Food is good, although was not very impressed with the desserts, too many flavours in one dish. Main courses were great , and their bread is amazing. Menu could be bigger and have more choice though. The service was absolutely fantastic, definitely the best service...More

Thank TeneSaarva
Paasik, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Dear, guest. Thank you for your review. It's nice to hear that you were satisfied and we hope to see you again! Your comment about dessert has been noted. Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed October 2, 2017

Beautifully made dishes, great fresh taste. The service was exceptional, I can absolutely recommend this restaurant. The only negative was the acoustic of the place because the vaulted ceiling made the room very noisy with a full restaurant. Also, the lighting was too bright for...More

Thank Inka L
Paasik, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Dear, Inka. Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant. Your comment has been noted. Hopefully we will see again soon! Best regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We had the 'September Menu' - three courses without choices. The food was creative and delicious; and the wine pairings taken by us with the first two courses were excellent. As seems to be the case so often in Estonia this was high quality, interesting...More

Thank RichardRaeburn
Paasik, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for review on Tripadvisor.com! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our chef de cuisine recommendation in September! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed September 5, 2017

Pricey for every day but this was a wedding anniversary treat that didn't disappoint. World class cuisine (who's have thought moss could be so tasty?) and friendly, professional service. Everything was delicious and deceptively filling. Even the bread was sensational. Highly recommended.

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Thank vilkmerge
Paasik, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Dear, guest. Thank you for review on Tripadvisor.com! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

Reviewed August 2, 2017

It is not easy to find a good restaurant in Tartu. Besides MeatMarket beef we finally found Polpo. It has interesting menu and all we had, was good. Especially good were white fish and Pavlova, but also pistachio panna-cotta. It is quite Estonian food but...More

Thank Rexonaut
Paasik, Manager at Restaurant Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Dear, guest. Thank you for review on Tripadvisor.com! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our Pavlova, fish and our panna-cotta! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Restaurant Polpo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruutli 9, Tartu 51007, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu
  • Phone Number: +372 730 5566
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Description
Restaurant Polpo in Tartu is located in heart of the Old Town on the ground floor of hotel London. Polpo has been chosen to be one of the best restaurants in Estonia on every year of it's operation. Restaurant draws inspiration from Estonian cuisine and southern European temperament. Polpo values traditions and completes it by adding the charms of simplicity modern tone to it. If you value quality, clear flavors and innovative approaches then Polpo Restaurant in Tartu offers you a good opportunity to experience that.
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