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Vanaema Juures

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Eastern European, Central European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rataskaevu 10, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 626 9080
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Denville, New Jersey
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357 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic, home cooking style, Estonian food at moderate prices. The location is in the old town, on a side street, away from the main square. The restaurant itself is downstairs at the cellar level, it’s charming though austere. There were six of us for lunch and we had an assortment of entrees, meat, chicken, fish etc. Every one of the... More 

Thank nancy s
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small underground, cosy, friendly place. easily missed as it is set back slightly from the street. Lovely, lovely bread with herby butter. DELICIOUS!!! Then we shared some smoked chicken, smoked beef and smoked pork slices served with the most lovely home made mayonnaise. After that Granny's Sunday stew - perhaps slightly over mustardy and my plate of Elk stew were... More 

Thank J A
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice service, also in finnish. Food is not gourmet food , but it feels quite authentic simple estonian food, and its good. The restaurant is small but very cosy and warm.

Thank txhxvx
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We where there after a long walk through the old town and had to wait a few minutes till a table was free, because it is very small. They serve good, dark beer and traditional estonian dishes. I had a really amazing elk stew, my friend had some extraordinary meat. It is not the cheapest restaurant, but it's totally worth... More 

Thank Jan W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It was a very cozy restaurant. We visited the place twice during our trip on the last weekend of February (24--26). On the first time we had a lovely dinner over warm candle light and we very much enjoyed our waitress with a french braid who could speak German and help us with recommendations for food and answered all our... More 

Thank Anna J
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly grateful we found this place on a Saturday night. Looked around town for a good restaurant with space, the best rated were all booked out. This one we only noticed by chance as it's really not obvious and the food was excellent. Decor was interesting, really cosy atmosphere. Small venue so service is very good and personal. Food was... More 

Thank Ollie H
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had dinner there last Saturday night and the food was delicious, however the staff totally destroyed the good experience by being extremely rude and unfriendly. It was two Russian ladies who served the food that night. Needless to say there was no tip for them.

Thank Ylip2
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The atmosphere was quant, homely, relaxing and friendly. The food was local fare, cooked and presented perfectly, language barrier sorted by providing a sample before selecting some items on the menu and ladies must have been the owners as their attention to our enjoyment was paramount to them.

Thank alixfortescue
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

With a group of 30 people and a reservation at 8, we were kicked out at 10 sharp - literally being asked to leave by the waiters. "You must know we close at 10" The food was actually okay, however there was no break between the courses, the desert and coffee came within 1 minute after the main course was... More 

Thank Marek J
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

What a lovely, homely restaurant. It doesn't sit many but that's what makes it so special. The room was done out just like an old person's house and it really added to the charm. Our waitress was called Anneli and she made us very welcome. I opted for the roast chicken followed by the delicious chocolate cake for desert. Definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rataskaevu 10, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn
  • Phone Number: +372 626 9080
This eating-place known for its good Estonian cuisine is without doubt among one of the best restaurants in the city. We offer traditional Estonian national dishes in cosy atmosphere. Bon appétit!

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