It's a blast! Bit over the top, but if you want to have some fun with your food, go for it!
The Olde Hansa was the highlight of our visit to Tallinn. I enjoyed the various kinds of fish, and even finished my large mug of herb beer (as well as my wife's cinnamon beer). We also enjoyed the little shop next door which sold pepper schnapps. Tallinn is the friendliest place in the Baltic. I only regret that we missed the Medievil Days by a week.
BRILLIANT! what a superb reteraunt. Having read some of the negative revues all i can assume is that theres an axe to grind with some people. go there an experience it 5 stars *****
Atmosphere not as good as Olde Hansa but the sword fight!!?? Food is excellent. Service varies with the season but has always been friendly. Beverages are huge! Prices are good (it IS Old Town!) Try the Pikeman's Feast. It can easily feed 3 people.
I have been coming to O-H since 2000 and have eaten there many times as visitors want the "experience". The food has been getting steadily worse over the years. Generally "way too salty" and lifeless as if it has been kept warm under a lamp too long. The coffee is the worst in Tallinn and the excuse is that they didn't have coffee in the Olde days! (that is actually what they told me!) However, atmosphere now is off the charts! Go there for the live music not to eat (but isn't that what a restaurant is for??) Hmmmmm.
If you like the food I ate at Olde Hansa. you have to be really drunk or never been eaten out elsewhere before. Unfortunately I don`t drink much and have been eaten in some other restaurants , and this place will not be the first I attend if I ever come back to Tallin. Nice concept though.
Ate here once. Would not return as the service is extermely poor. Had to wait 45mins to get served. Had also to wait a long time before i could get the bill. Food was average. Reasonable priced.
The Olde Hansa is absolutely brilliant ... I was there with colleagues (attending a conference in Tallinn) and it was a brilliant evening. The setting is unique, the food magnificent with medieval music in the background. Many thanks ... its great and left a lasting impression.
If you expect it being a crap-cheap Eastern European tourist attraction, then it's not. If you'd like to enjoy a bear stew cooked and spiced by the best of all medievial customs - you're in a right place. Otherwise - MacDonalds is your right place... :)
Made a visit to Peppersack in easter 2010 and had a great meal. Had fried cheeseballs as a starter and wok with baconwrapped salmon as the maindish. Excelent! Great atmosphere and an open kitchen where you can watch your meal being made.