This time, to barrow sports terms, a photo finish was needed to determine the winner. Four restaurants received equal score for their food. Only the total sum of points gave Estonia the new best restaurant. (To see how the points were calculated, click here). 


 The conceptions of the dining places became more diverse. Former boundaries were overcome and old understandings were broken. Fine dining gathered new strength and the opposition with casual dining in Estonia is more exciting than ever before. 

 Instead of two or three restaurants rapidly developing our food culture, there are now at least a dozen. It is interesting to eat in Estonia!

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Ranking

  Food Drinks Service Milieu Total
1. NOA’s chef’s place 36 16 22 14 88
2. Alexander 36 16 23 12 87
3. Horisont 36 17 21 12 86
4. Tchaikovsky 36 16 20 12 84
5. Põhjaka 35 14 21 14 84
6. Ö 34 15 21 12 82
7. OKO 33 14 18 13 78
8. Moon 33 15 19 10 77
9. Ribe 32 18 21 12 83
10. Leib Resto & Aed 32 18 20 11 81
11. Cru 32 15 19 11 77
12. MEKK 32 13 18 10 73
13. Salt 31 15 21 10 77
14. Kolm Sibulat 31 14 19 12 76
15. Tammuri 30 15 22 14 81
16. Chedi 30 14 17 12 73
17. Villa Mary     30 12 18 12 72
18. Fellin  30 13 16 12 71
19. Gianni    29 15 21 11 76
20. NOA 29 14 16 13 72
21. Diip 29 12 18 10 69
22. Aed 28 15 17 12 72
23. Neh 28 15 16 12 71
24. Bocca Pescheria 28 14 16 12 70
25. Bocca 28 14 15 12 69
26. Ööbiku Gastronoomiatalu 27 13 21 14 75
27. Antonius 27 15 18 12 72
28. Dominic 27 18 17 9 71
29. Polpo 27 14 19 10 70
30. Sfäär 27 16 15 11 69
31. Wicca 27 12 15 9 63
32. Cafe Lyon 27 11 14 9 61
33. La Bottega 26 14 16 10 66
34. Mr Jakob 26 12 16 11 65
35. Kaheksa Jalga        25 13 17 13 68
36. Hapsal Dietrich 25 12 18 12 67
37. Platz 25 14 16 10 65
38. Nero 25 14 16 7 62
39. Kuninga  25 14 13 9 61
40. Ruhe  24 14 16 13 67
41. Meat Market 24 13 17 10 64
42. Sesoon 24 11 12 9 56
43. Lucca 23 14 15 9 61
44. Lusikas  23 12 13 8 56
45. Truffe 23 11 13 8 55
46. Supelsaksad 22 12 15 13 62
47. GMP Pühajärve 22 12 16 10 60
48. MerMer 22 9 13 13 57
49. Neikid 22 11 13 10 56
50. La Dolce Vita 22 11 12 9 54
Nevskij 0
Till ja Kummel 0

Restaurants Nevskij ja Till ja Kummel were not evaluated due to significant changes that took place between two evaluation periods.

UNDEFINED LABEL 'first_notice'


TOP 50 OF ESTONIAN RESTAURANTS

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. 

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