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“Warming soup, cosy place to have a break”
Review of III Draakon

III Draakon
Ranked #52 of 1,067 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Located under the 12th Century Raekoda (Town Hall) building in the main square of Old Town Tallinn, Kolmas Dragon (or the Third Dragon) is a small medieval-themed tavern. This charming eatery with its beautiful-period interior is hosted daily by a group of petulant housekeepers whose job it is to entertain all-comers with their brusque and rude service manner. However this is all purely theatrical - a style that is closer to the behaviour that one would have received in the medieval ages. Specialities that are served include beef ribs, elk soup, savoury pastries, pickles from a barrel, teas, wines and the famous house beer. All those who enter should therefore be ready for not only tasty foods and beverages but also to some exceptionally entertaining service.
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This small, candlelit cafe with serving staff dressed in medieval costumes selling soup, pies and hot wine is a pleasant place to step away from the cold of wintry Tallinn. A large bowl of piping hot elk soup cost us 2 euros and got the circulation going again. The atmosphere is rather unique without being too cheesy, and we were keen to return the following day.

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2  Thank snowybennett
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The atmosphere's brilliant, lit by candles, you can hardly see anything even in the middle of the day, women dressed in olde worlde clothing etc.

It only has a few menu items, snacks rather than meals: elk soup and various pies. Each of these costs 1euro, while all drinks, beer, wine coffee, etc are 2euro. Everything tastes great, served up in lovely pot bowls. A great affordable medieval experience. All the other mock-antique places in Tallinn (and there are a few) charge an arm and a leg.

2  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This restaurant is simply lovely! You feel as if you are in a time warp. Great for catching something to eat while touring the town or taking the tourist stroll. Everyone is in character and the furnishings are rustic and casual. The pies were delicious and it was a nice place to stop and people watch is its right in the town square. It was a memorable experience on our one day visit to Tallin and I highly suggest you stop here to eat.

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1  Thank blyle
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Tristan & Isolde is a very unique restaurant in Tallinn. It's located in the basement of Tallinn's medieval city hall. The only light you will get is from the candles. The menu is very simple - there is 1 item of food and 1 item of drink. So if you want to know what you are ordering you got to ask. Or let them surprise you.

Although Tristan & Isolde is located in the most expensive part of town, the price for food and drink is very very reasonable.

This is a unique little place one has to visit when in Tallinn!

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Thank Kuldar K
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a small eatery with just one soup and one basic main dish per day with some selection of freshly baked pies. The atmosphere of the place is fantastic - medieval in every sense except for the cash register - in the cellar of the Gothic Town Hall, with nothing but candle light, with food in handmade ceramic dishes and with personnel wearing clothes from the era.

The food is good and is cheap - soup was 2 € and pies 1€ per piece.

Now, the service. The ladies are rude, to put it bluntly. A bit bossy would have been OK as a part of the atmosphere - although I wonder if the service was like that at that time - but they were rude. You will not be given a spoon, for instance, so you will have to be eating your soup by sipping from your bowl. It's not their problem how you will get the meat from the soup left at the bottom of the bowl. And if you ask for the spoon four times, they will respond 'no' four times and start ignoring you while trying to look behind you and serve the next customer. And if you comment on the negative experience to them, they will tell you to grab a spoon with you next time you come.

Anyway, I was very irritated and advise people to avoid this place unless you enjoy rude, nasty service.

Thank TravelEst
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