A February 2002 trip
to Tallinn by raycarstairs
Quote: If you don't fall in love with Tallinn, then quite frankly, there's something wrong with you. Tallinn has it all - a medieval castle, cathedrals, quaint streets and an almost old world ambience which will leave you gagginng for more - read on.
It's not really a traffic friendly city, particularly downtown as there are major long term roadworks throughout the centre (not in the Old Town) - appparently more tram lines being installed. However, if you do need to escape the city for a while, bus and rail links are excellent and Taxis are very cheap.
To be honest, the food and service were difficult to fault with some interesting Eastern European and Russian combinations. Try smoked beaver with herbs or cheese soup with Gobrushka (trout). Despite being almost exclusively a nation of carnivores, Peppersteaks has many viable veggie options - try the oyster mushrooms with pine nuts.
For quality food in a relaxing bar atmosphere with great 'bronze' beer, this is one place well worth a visit.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 10, 2002
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2002
Elevant successfully fuses Indian staples and gives them an Estonian twist - Wild Boar Korma (which I can reccomend) and Reindeer Bhoona. Although wine is the only alcohol which tends to be pricey in Estonia, Elevant offers a modest range of tastey wines - the house red is reasonably priced and easily robust enough to accompany the spicey offerings.
All in all, a rare opportunity to taste such an eclectic mix of cuisines.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2002
It's well worth a look inside as the interior is very ornate, adorned with many icons and frescos. To be honest it's impossible to do it justice - even my photo doesn't come close.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Toompea, Upper Old Town