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“Nice food served with top flair”
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: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, 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!
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice food served with top flair”
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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great meal, amazing beer”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We can't stop talking about the dark honey beer. Probably one of the best beers I've ever had! The boar sausage plate was amazing too. Loved this place!

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“One of the most enjoyable places to eat”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Olde Hansa experience is fantastic. Great selection of unique dishes from Elk to Wild Boar. I started with Mixed smoked fish salad and then the Morrocan Lamb absoloutely delicious.

The wench/ server bought out our weapons to eat with - a server with a fantastic up beat personality -- named Triin.

Highly reccomended

  • Visited August 2013
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Shanghai, China
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Lord, it was yummy”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was one of the most unique dinning experiences of my life. The candle lit dinning room is populated by all-wood furniture in Medieval stye. Cool atmosphere. The servers wore 'wench/peasant' garb, keeping w/the Medieval theme. The difference between Old Hansa and other like-themed restaurants was undeniably the FOOD. The menu was chalked full w/unique selections: all sorts of wild game (elk, venison, bear, rabbit, etc) as well as some traditional Estonian fare (e.g. smoked herring, etc.). I ordered herring & smoked elk appetizers, roast rabbit w/turnips, barely, and onion jam for the main course, washed down w/quite amazing honey beer. I was thoroughly satisfied with every aspect of our dinning experience. If you find yourself in Tallin, visit OH!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Сочи, Россия
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“Totally have to visit”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

One of the best places i have ever visit. Atmosphere and service, food and beer - everything is awesome! 100% Everyone should visit this restraunt in Tallinn, espicially when musicants play. Prices are not too high. And this is a place that are more exiting when it is full of people.

  • Visited December 2012
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