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Altja Korts

Altja kula, Vihula, Estonia
+372 5341 8513
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  • Very good60%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“be aware” (2 reviews)
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European, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
Altja kula, Vihula, Estonia
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Had a brief stop here as part of our cycle around the area. Coffee not great, tea very nice. Lovely, quaint, traditional building - being re-roofed when we were there. Food looked tasty but we didn't have the time.

1  Thank incite_wanderlust
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely place to stop for lunch and the local fair is well catered for and delicious. Great place to stop.

Thank Alex K
Reviewed September 2, 2017

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - POSSIBLE This is a standard size ‘village' kõrts (see Viitna in the locality for the large version) with an unusual growing grass roof. I first visited Altja in May 2003. Long before Estonia joined the EU and structural funds rolled in. In...More

Thank Derettens
Reviewed August 23, 2017

There aren't a lot of places to eat in this part of the Lahemaa national park, so coming across the Korts is a welcome treat. The restaurant's appearance is quite appealing; thatched roof, outside patio if the weather is warm. The dishes are traditional Estonian,...More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed August 4, 2017

We were nine who had lunch there. One of us ordered fish. The fish was cooked and smelled strange. Two of us ate this fish a little till we understood that something is wrong. We reported to waiter. He said that fish was brought from...More

Thank IlzeB
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Great thatch roofed pub. The food was excellent. My husband had the pork tenderloin with potatoes and I had the cod with potatoes and cheese. Everything was delicious - I wish I had gotten the pork. We had kama for dessert - assorted grains in...More

Thank Gabriel Y
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, food was fine, coffee was poor. Service was also ok, but nothing too special....

Thank ailimaarja
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch here. We had pickled herring, potatoes ans sour cream. while we we're waiting for our lunch they brought us a plate of lovely homemade bread. Had a really nice dessert called Kama; it came with cream and wild berries. The...More

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I've made a trip throughout Lahemaa NP and I wanted to make a stop at Altja Kõrts to have a drink and a snack because I read on the information sheet provided by the NP that it was always open . Well , they were...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed November 19, 2016

The Altja village is quite small, so you cannot miss this tavern located just at the village entrance. We arrived on a week day on a cold October day and were served some great Estonia fare. Recommended, and easily combined with a visit to the...More

Thank cherry_streets
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Altja kula, Vihula, Estonia
  • Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Laane-Viru County  >  Vihula
  • Phone Number: +372 5341 8513
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Altja Tavern is located in Lahemaa National Park in Northern Estonia. It is about 90 km from Tallinn to Altja fishing village. The tavern with its old thatched roof and unspoiled décor is a good place to have for a decent meal for any passerby intending to get to know the area. Several renovated manors and important camping trails are situated nearby. Upon reaching Altja, one can comfortably park the car or tourist bus in our spacious parking lot. Before having the meal, it is recommended to walk along the old village road to the fishing net shed on the headland. There, one can enjoy an amazing view to the sea. On the way back, after swinging on the village swing, it is the right time to stop in the tavern. We offer simple but delicious Estonian dishes. If the weather permits, it is possible to sit on the terrace, have a picnic in our spacious courtyard, or arrange outdoor events. During the summer, we advise larger groups to make a booking in advance. If desired, we can also invite folk musicians to give a performance. Everyone is welcome.
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