We have substantially improved the principles of compiling the chart. The chart is now prepared in two parts. 


First, the restaurant workers themselves choose the 50 best restaurants. After that, domestic and foreign judges will visit those selected restaurants anonymously. Those judges represent the food media, not caterers. Every judge rates the dishes, drinks, service and milieu of the restaurant on a 100 point scale. For more detailed information, click here

The chart is formed based on the points given for food. If the points are equal, a consolidated rating is taken into account. 

Different judgement methods give a surprisingly similar result. Tasty food, good service, matching drinks and pleasant milieu are always recognised. Surely the methods must be contemporary but despite the methods, judgement will always remain subjective. The present chart is the sum of the judgements of thirty leading food media representatives from Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Russia. 

Have a tasty year!

Ranking

  Food Drinks Service Milieu Total
1. Alexander 37 18 23 14 92
2. Tchaikovsky 36 18 23 13 90
3. Põhjaka 35 13 18 15 81
4. Horisont 34 17 21 11 83
5. Chedi 34 15 18 14 81
6. OKO 34 14 18 14 80
7. Ribe 33 16 21 11 81
8. Neh 33 16 19 12 80
    Salt 33 15 20 12 80
10. Moon 33 14 18 10 75
11. Leib 32 18 22 12 84
12. MEKK 32 13 17 10 72
13. Wicca 32 12 15 9 68
14. Gianni    31 15 21 11 78
15. Kolm Sibulat 31 14 16 14 75
16. Tammuri 30 16 22 14 82
17. Bocca 29 14 18 12 73
18. La Bottega 29 14 17 12 72
19. Cru 29 12 16 11 68
20. Ö 28 14 19 12 73
21. Dominic 28 16 17 9 70
22. Gloria 28 12 16 13 69
23. Meat Market 28 12 15 10 65
24. Sesoon 28 13 12 9 62
25. Ammende 27 14 17 12 70
26. Antonius 27 13 16 13 69
27. Spirit 26 12 17 11 66
28. Lucca 26 14 15 8 63
29. La Dolce Vita 26 11 12 10 59
30. Sfäär 25 15 18 13 71
31. Polpo 25 12 17 10 64
32. Aed 25 12 13 12 62
33. Nero 25 10 12 6 53
34. Rucola 24 12 15 10 61
    Truffe 24 12 14 11 61
36. Kaheksa Jalga 24 10 11 13 58
    Mahedik 24 10 11 13 58
38. Platz 23 13 17 11 64
39. Supelsaksad 23 11 16 13 63
    Vihula 23 13 14 13 63
41. Till&Kummel 23 12 14 11 60
42. Werner 22 11 12 11 56
43. Neikid 22 11 12 9 54
44. GMP Pühajärve 21 11 16 9 57
45. GOSpa 21 11 14 8 54
    Senso 21 11 14 8 54
47. MerMer 20 9 12 13 54
Bordoo 0
Egoist 0
F-hoone 0

Restaurants Bordoo, Egoist, F-hoone 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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