The best pizza in Helsinki – Piece n’ Love on Uudenmaankatu. My favorite is the vegetarian with avocado salsa, cherry tomatoes, white sauce, pineseeds and chilimayo! You can also enjoy of Piece n’ Love’s pizzas in Hernesaaren ranta.
Last friday I went on a tripple dinner date to Kaks Kokka, which is situated in Rotermanni. The restaurant opened its doors maybe a year ago, but it was my first time there.
The interior is very scandi clean and minimalistic, yet contemporary and cosy. The restaurant is a more relaxed version of Ö, which is a more fine dining place with the same owner (and actually next door).
The service was nice, the food was good, big portions and not that expensive. Appertizers (which were huge) cost from 5-11€ and main courses cost from 9-16€. The wine selection was quite narrow, but very drinkable.
Prawn (marinated in mango) salad. This would be nice for lunch, quite big as an appertizer.
Elk tartar with tomato chutney and smoked egg yolk. Such a visually pleasing dish!
Home made cottage cheese salad. I don’t know why but I started craving herring with this dish?! Weird.
Mussels in a delicious tomato and herb broth.
Atlantic cod, potatoes, fennel and beurre blanc.
Lamb with artichoke mash, oven roasted beets and port wine sauce.
All in all, I liked Kaks Kokka and I will definitely visit again. It is a nice place to go on a date, take your parents out to dinner or to grab lunch.
Kaks Kokka, Mere puiestee 6E
Today we went with a big group of girlies for brunch to one of my favorite brunch places in Tallinn, NOP (köleri 1). They have a nice extensive brunch list with pancakes, scrambled eggs, bagel, yoghurt and smoothies. We ordered fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, health shots and enjoyed fresh and tasty food. I ate a salmon bagel (been craving it for soooo long)! Such a cosy place and good value for money! Their lunch is amazing aswell, you really should try this place out, you can take the 1 and 3 tram towards Kadriorg and jump off at Uus-Sadam (2 stops from Viru Keskus). And oh, did I mention that everything’s organic aswell?!
Yesterday me, Mette and Martina went for a nice dinner to Frenchy in Telliskivi. Frenchy is a french restaurant, quite small but yet trendy and fresh. I really like the restaurants in Telliskivi, as they are situated in old industrial facilitues, which makes it charming and interesting. So, back to Frenchy, the food was tasty and a good value for money ratio and the staff friendly. We shared a starter, a cheeseplate, charcuterie and some camembert cheese (8€ and 6€). Yum! As main I ate filet mignon (16€)with herbbutter and homecut french fries, the beef was delicious! Martina ate duck with cabbage and pumpkin and Mette ate a sallad with different meats. I really recommend this place, book a table during weekends.
Another good place for dinner and drinks, with a student budget, is Hetk. Hetk is situated in Rotermanni kvartal in central Tallinn and is a laid back place with cheap and tasty food! On weekends there is also usually some dj:s playing and the entrence fee is from 5-10€ if I remember correctly 🙂
One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Tallinn is Salt. The restaurant is situated in Kesklinn so regular tourists doesn’t tend to find it, but it is such a charmy place. It’s a small restaurant with about 30 seats, an open kitchen and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s like dining in a hipsters living room! The price is reasonable and the menu consists of Asian, Mediterranean, middle eastern and fusion dishes with fresh ingredients. The menu actually changes according to season.
A must try when in Tallinn!