Estonia Guide Michelin debuts with two stars


The opening Michelin Guide Estonia 2022 has landed and includes two restaurants that have been awarded a Michelin star and two restaurants that have been awarded a green Michelin star for sustainability.

“Estonia’s gastronomic scene – still somewhat unknown to most – is blessed with strong culinary traditions inspired by many different influences, but a new generation of forward-thinking chefs are now also adopting a more modern approach to honor their country’s culinary heritage “, he said Gwendal PoullennecMichelin’s International Director, announcing the country’s first edition.

Two restaurants have each been awarded a Michelin star for their “quality cuisine worth a stop” according to Michelin rating criteria. Located in the state capital of Tallinn, NOA Chefs Halloffers sweeping views of the sea as well as the open kitchen theater and dishes personally served by chefs with an explanation of each course.

180° by Matthias Diether, also in Tallinn, is named after the 180° view from its U-shaped open kitchen. In addition to harbor views, guests can enjoy the chef Matthew Diether‘s Choice of tasting menus that demonstrate his ability to champion raw ingredients. The restaurant was already included in the price White Guide Nordic.

green stars

Green Michelin Stars were awarded to both Põhjaka manor in Mäekula and Photographic in Tallinn for their commitment to incorporating good environmental practices into their dining experience.

The small country of Estonia is located in the Gulf of Finland and borders Latvia, Russia and the Baltic Sea. It is one of the EU’s most exciting emerging food destinations. It’s currently in the midst of a food revolution – with a new generation of chefs spearheading a new Nordic way of cooking at affordable prices – with an abundance of local ingredients on its doorstep.

Discover our Tallinn city tasting guide.

Other opening Michelin guide Landings later that year include Toronto in Canada and Istanbul in Turkey. Discover the complete list of countries with Michelin guides.


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