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“definitely worth it, more memorable than a regular restaurant”
Review of Olde Hansa

Olde Hansa
Ranked #35 of 925 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $81
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Scandinavian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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!
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“definitely worth it, more memorable than a regular restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It might be described as a tourist restaurant but it's unique in its recreation of medieval atmosphere and food. The food is made from authentic medieval recipes.so if you want something different from modern-day food, but very delicious. Where else will you get dried elk in a little linen pouch? The bread with hazelnuts is great and the beer is very interesting too. Definitely a place to experience with ancient music and great costumed servers who speak many languages. This place has atmosphere!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Nakskov, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable tourist trap”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The location, the mock medieval set-up and the funny menu suggest that you have ended up in yet another tourist traps. But we were actually amused by the descriptions of old-fashioned dishes and did enjoy the food. It was very well prepared.

Visited June 2012
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Lancs
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“Tourist restaurant, not bad, just average”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Has a definate tourist angle this restaurant and if you want to experience a somewhat recreation of medieval times then I guess it delivers that at least.

Decor included drapes on walls, candle lighting, wooden benches etc. Entertainment from musicians playing tambourine, flute and recorders was actually very good. Service from friendly period dressed waiters who acted the part like thespians.

There was nothing wrong with food and it would have been enjoyable if not for the very much overpriced menu with certain items above 50 euros!!! our bill for three including; drinks, one starter, two mains and two sweets = 100 Euros.

  • Visited October 2012
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Israel
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“Loved the athmosphere and the food”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We enjoyed the mediveal atmosphere of the place, the candles, the waiters in a costumes, talking an appropriate English and the food was simple, but tasty. We had a great evevning. Just go and enjoy!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Obviously aimed at tourists but a little better than I expected”
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

A medieval experience. no electric lights, candles everywhere. Live medieval music from a trio of lovely ladies. Staff friendly as everywhere here in Tallinn. Wifey not keen on the accompaniments to the meat. Barley was far too dry for her, was OK for me as I got lots of gravy with my plentiful Himalayan Lamb. More atmosphere than haute cuisine to be honest but to be fair we got what the menu said after all.

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