When it comes to the flavours of the countries closest to us, they are not considered as exotic as those from farther away. Perhaps it is for this reason that there are not many Finnish, Swedish or Latvian restaurants in Tallinn. There is, however, one exception with our largest neighbour – Russia.
, like restaurant Leib, serves up traditional Russian dishes in a modern way. Their borscht with pies, potato dumplings, buckwheat blinis, pike fish cake, and many other dishes have become local legends. Regular customers protest as soon as one of these dishes is temporarily removed from the menu.
on the Town Hall Square highlights the theatrical side of Russian cuisine. At the door of the restaurant, visitors are greeted by a taxidermy bear and the wait staff wear traditional garments. Vodka is poured into glasses with a magnificently high arc, and all the classic dishes of Russian cuisine are represented, from a diverse selection of dumplings to skilfully cooked sturgeon.