On a warm and sunny summer day, we were once again heading to Tallinn Old Town’s Uus Street, which is the home of restaurant Leib Resto & Aed. This place has been our favorite restaurant in Tallinn since spring 2014, so the expectations are always high. A full list of our favorite restaurants in Tallinn can be found here. We booked in advance and on arrival we were seated at a table with a beautiful view of Leib’s garden. By the way, did you know that “leib” means bread in Estonian and “aed” stands for a garden?
The menu has changed quite drastically during the last year and a half, the removal of food and beer pairing being the most notable change. While some things might have changed, the level of service has remained high. Our waiter was friendly and his drink recommendations for the starter and main course as well as dessert were spot on. Leib’s cooking philosophy has remained unchanged and is still very much about favoring high quality local ingredients. We’ve always been happy with the food and from this visit we would like to recommend the meat dish (see below), which was cooked to perfection.
In case you are wondering if this is a sponsored post, the answer is NO, as that’s not how we do things. We are trying to avoid using too many superlatives, but we just happen to really like this place. We believe Leib Resto & Aed is the best restaurant in Tallinn. In addition to delicious food and professional staff, this place also has an extensive choice of wines and beers. The co-owner of Leib, Kristjan Peäske, is one of the best and most well-known sommeliers in the Baltics, so it’s kind of natural that the restaurant has an excellent selection of drinks.
Also, Leib Resto & Aed makes its own liqueurs (rhubarb, blackcurrant, and rowan), which are produced in Umami Resto. You can read more about Umami in our comprehensive review. Starters are 8-10 euros; main courses, 12-21 euros; and desserts, 4-9 euros. We sincerely believe this is a great value for the money! During the holiday seasons and weekends, we recommend making a dinner reservation in advance to avoid disappointment. More information and their current menu can be found on their website. Click here to book a table: