Staple foods

Blood sausage, loads of meat as well as warm traditional rye bread are favourites in Tallinn and across much of Estonia — hearty food to match the cold climate. Russian borsch, a thick soup, is also popular.

Eating out

Tallinn is loaded with cafes, restaurants and eateries, or you can grab warm chestnuts roasted in the streets for a snack.

A good option for a swanky lunch is Ribe, a decadent restaurant in the heart of the old town. For a dinner in the modern city centre with local celebs, try Vertigo, which turns into a cocktail bar and club later in the evening.


It is safe to drink the water in Tallinn