In this year’s rankings, the restaurants are once again put in a single list. In the years in between it was important to know the best of a town or category. By now, the importance of good food has grown so immensely that the limits of geography and categories have been broken down. 
Can Chinese cuisine compete with Estonian? Can a bistro compete with a fancy restaurant? Yes, it can! And in fact they do, every day. The people who eat vote with their feet – the feet gladly take the mouth to one place but refuse to approach others. 

The ranking proved to be more delicious than ever before. And it evoked much more emotions than before. Therefore it must be a good ranking. 

More information about the compiling process can be found by clicking the label INFO in the navigation bar below.

Bon appétit eating your way through this list! 


1. Alexander
2. Tchaikovsky
3. OKO
4. Chedi
5. Põhjaka
6. Leib
7. Moon
8. Neh
9. Bordoo
10. Ribe
11. Bocca
12. La Bottega
13. Dominic
14. Ö
15. MEKK
16. Horisont
17. La Dolce Vita
18. Supelsaksad
19. Tammuri
20. Cru
21. F-hoone
22. Truffe
23. Lucca
24. MerMer
25. Aed
26. Sfäär
27. Meat Market
28. Platz
29. Nero
30. Gloria
31. Komeet
32. Rucola
33. Neikid
34. Spirit
35. Alter Ego
36. Mahedik
37. Fish&Wine
38. Werner
39. Noir
40. Villa Thai
41. Laulasmaa Spa restaurant Wicca
42. Lümanda
43. Tondi resto
45. Muhu Kalakohvik
46. City Marina
47. Dorpat
48. Senso
49. Crepp
50. Kaerajaan

UNDEFINED LABEL 'first_notice'


The chart is prepared in two different parts. The judgement criteria are different for both parts.

First, 50 best restaurants are chosen from among approximately 1300 and the selection is based on the votes of the key workers of the restaurants.Each voter compiles a personal list of 7 restaurants that he or she thinks are the best in Estonia. The voters must have visited these places and the list cannot include the voters’ employers or restaurants related to their personal property. 

The restaurants that have been included in someone’s top 7 are invited to cast their votes as well. Each restaurant can appoint up to three of their most important employees as their voters: one member from the management team, one member from the kitchen staff and one member from the service staff. 

Taking part in the voting is strictly voluntary, not obligatory. The top 50 of Estonian restaurants is made up of restaurants that win the greatest number of votes. 

This is followed by a second round where food media representatives give their judgement. There are 30 of them: 12 from Estonia and 18 from abroad. Each restaurant is judged by 6–8 different judges, half of them from Estonia and half from abroad. 

The judges visit the restaurants anonymously. The judging is conducted by the method developed by the Swedish restaurant guide "White Guide" over a number of years. A total of 40 points can be given for food (17–21 satisfactory cuisine, 22–27 good level cuisine, 32–35 distinguishing cuisine, local top class, 36–40 brilliant cuisine, international top class). 

A total of 20 points can be given for drinks (8–10 satisfactory, 11–13 good, 14–17 distinguishing choice of drinks, local top class, 18–20 international top class). 

A total of 25 points can be given for service (8–12 satisfactory, 13–17 good, 18–22 local top class, 23–25 international top class). 

A total of 15 points can be given for milieu (5–7 neutral, 8–10 equal to the rest of the experience, 11–13 gives additional value to the experience, 14–15 is worth coming for by itself). 

The chart is formed based on the points given for food. If these points are equal, the sum of all scores will be considered. If these sums are also equal, the position in the chart is shared.


Flavours of Estonia is a programme that was launched in 2008 to support the development of culinary skills and introduce Estonia as a land of good food. 


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