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Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 627 6400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the atmosphere was wonderful, meal was great++++++ If you like garlic you have to visit here. I did like service a lot

Thank Jannica V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Service is very friendly and efficient. The menu offered an embarrassment of choice and the wine list was superb. Even in the less expensive range I found a few first class wines!

Thank thiesroorda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We should have known better - it's in the square so a tourist trap. It's expensive and the food isn't that great. The service was friendly but to be honest, I have had better food in a chain. My husband had the chef's special, which...More

Thank DDRLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like garlic so pick uo this one. Not really impressed with the food here. My qife is vegeterian and we are used that not always find for her nothing else than salad but at this kind of restaurant normally we have got reallt super...More

Thank Tupla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place while ambling around Tallinn. Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Was seated at a table near the window where I could watch the activities in the town square below. The pork shank was tender and nicely flavoured.

Thank AbuDhabiCanuk
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had all the things you can ask for - really good food, nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank Runebune
Reviewed 14 March 2017

restaurant is situated on the medieval town square in the house where is the oldest drug store in Europe with specific (garlic) menu and nice views to the tow square.

Thank Liina1302
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Garlic Restaurant, a place you should not miss when u are in Tallinn. At the main place, near the old mayor hall there is the Garlic Restaurant. Everything is done here by garlic, even the ice cream! A wonderful sweet potato soup, a great...More

Thank Z3305UNmichaelm
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A very cozy place with a super delicious food and lovely medieval setting. Not a cheap place but in no way overpriced - worth every cent.

Thank Moscow_Irina
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had lunch in this "garlic-style" restaurant. The food was great. Salad with grilled goat sheese, beetroot, pomegranate, walnuts and honey - lemon sauce was really delicious. Chicken fillet stuffed with goat cheese and herbs and served with butternut squash & raisin risotto, vegetables and...More

Thank Ari K. A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raekoja plats 11, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 627 6400
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In 1999, Estonia's first garlic restaurant, Balthasar, was open in the very heart of the Old Town of Tallinn, Town Hall Square, in the building of Town Hall Drugstore. Balthasar immediately won numerous fans due its unique menu and interior. Wooden interior, characteristic of a medieval building and excellent renovation contribute to the aristocratic atmosphere of the building. An excellent view of the Town Hall Square opens from t he windows of the restaurant.