We know local.

„Events, Food, Music, Culture, Nightlife“

Seaside dining


30. May 2014

Seaside dining

The Viimsi peninsula lets you escape the city without travelling too far.

Viimsi is an easy day trip from Tallinn, where you can visit the Estonian War Museum, the Museum of Coastal Folk, and the Viimsi Open Air Museum. It’s also the worth the short bus trip to Viimsi to try one the fantastic restaurants and enjoy a meal seaside.

■ Rannarestoran

Paat Rohuneeme tee 53, Viimsi.

Paat means boat in Estonian, and considering the restaurant is built under the hull of an overturned boat, the name fits. The menu has a good selection of fish, meat and vegetarian options. Local ingredients are used when possible too. If the weather is nice, you can dine on the their wonderful seaside terrace that overlooks Tallinn and the Old Town on the opposite side.■

Café Lavendel

Sõpruse tee 9, Haabneeme, Viimsi.

Café Lavendel offers a truly international menu, with everything from sushi, to pasta, to burgers. Be sure to try their house made desserts too. While not located right on the coast, Café Lavendel does have a beautiful summer terrace where you can enjoy your meal al fresco. Live music on Saturday nights.

■ NOA

Ranna tee 3, Tallinn.

Brought to you by the same owners as OKO restaurant in Kaberneeme, NOA opened this spring and has turned into a favourite among locals. Rain or shine, NOA is a lovely place to enjoy a meal by the sea. The interior is clean and simple with a bit of Scandinavian flare. The menu boasts appetisers, fish, and meat dishes in three price categories. The Surf & Turf was a light and fresh choice for lunch, and their steaks cooked on a Josper grill can be ordered with a selection of sides, the roasted potatoes and béarnaise sauce being my favourites.

■ Roots

Rohuneeme tee 57 b, Pringi Parish, Viimsi.

Roots has the nice casual vibe of a seaside gastropub. The outdoor terrace is a relaxing place to sit with friends. The menu boasts locally inspired dishes with a hint of international flare. The beef carpaccio with rosemary, horseradish foam, and cowberry sauce was an interesting twist on a classic dish. Portions here are very generous, so keep this in mind if you want to leave room for dessert.

■ Villa Mary

Restoran Rohuneeme tee 103, Viimsi.

Villa Mary is located near the end of the Viimsi peninsula and offers fine dining and a gorgeous seaside view. The modern menu uses local and Scandinavian ingredients, creating colourful and fresh dishes. It’s a wonderful place to come for a romantic evening out.

How to get there

Viimsi is easily accessible by car, bike, or public transport. Bus 1A leaves the terminal under Viru Keskus every 15-20 minutes and arrives at the Viimsi Keskus stop. Bus 114 leaves hourly from the Hobujaama stop on Narva mnt and connects you to the tip of the peninsula at Rohuneeme. The buses within Viimsi (V1-V7) will take you to the villages. Visit www.peatus.ee for easy route planning.

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV, KRISTINA LUPP

Café Culture

Café Culture

Where to warm up on a cold day.   There’s nothing better than a good bowl of soup or a […]

23. February 2017

Simple Pleasures

Leib Resto & Aed is what happens when a chef and sommelier get together and open a restaurant. It’s about […]

21. February 2017

Reinventing the Classics

Reinventing the Classics

Mon Repos breathes new life into a historical villa.   Villa Mon Repos is not an ordinary house. Built originally […]

16. February 2017

Wolt – the app for all things food

Wolt – the app for all things food

For anyone who’s lived in Tallinn, you know what a nightmare food delivery can be. While it’s fun to go […]

14. February 2017

Restaurant News

Restaurant News

From 14 February to 24 February the Old Town Food Festival will take place for the second year. Chefs from […]

07. February 2017

Confidently Mediterranean

Confidently Mediterranean

The Rotermann Quarter is a quickly developing area where you will find the restaurant Alter Ego in its main square. […]

26. January 2017

Local Flavours – Estonia and the White Guide

Local Flavours – Estonia and the White Guide

Flavours of Estonia celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Included for the second year in a row in the White Guide, […]

19. January 2017

Going Green

Going Green

V Vegan Restoran shows that not all vegetables need to be boring.   One of the most difficult restaurants to […]

17. January 2017