Next to Olde Hanse, Pepersack is the second big medeival restaurant in Tallinn. Therefore, it is unevitable to compare both restaurants to get and idea of Pepersack's good and less good points. Both offer medievfal food and a medieval flair, though Pepersack does not have the dark atmosphere of a medeival tavern as Olde Hansa has. Medieval-style music is played and a small play involving a swordfight is presented here every evening at 8 pm. Although the artists speak Estonian, you can more or less get idea what the thing is about. Unfortunately, that also means that the restaurant is pretty full around thias time and you might get a table without swordfighting view or turned away at all. A reservation is therefore recommended, especially during summertime.
Favorite Dish: Food is good, consisting of hearty meat dishes, though not as well presented as at Olde Hansa. On the other side, you get more value for the money compared to the bigger neighbour. Anyway, I would recommend to try both restaurants and decide for yourself which one you like more. Although both are not the cheapest restaurants in Tallinn and both are more frequented by tourists than by locals, it is a great experience and one of the best options to dine out in central Tallinn.
Peppersack Restaurant, this restaurant must be very popular because when we got there around 7pm it was nearly full. The décor is in medieval style which I thought was great. The food was good especially the steak with vegetables. The service was quick and the staffs were friendly. We sat upstairs so we didn’t see the show. I enjoyed my food and desert at Peppersack.
Favorite Dish: steak with vegetables melts in your mouth
My parents had visited this place allmost every time in Tallinn (Finns go to Tallinn as much as if it would be in Finland), and they loved it. We were so tired after driving 10 hours or something,that we desided to go straight here. Only little desapointment was, that we didn´t get to eat outside, because we wanted to eat from"downstairs (=grill) menu". But food was VERY good, and service really kind. We needed to wait for little longer, so they brought us two big beer for free! We were really surprised! (When we ate last night at Kaunas,we waited our food 45min,and no-one even said,that sorry you had to wait). Their own dark beer was VERY good also-we even asked if it was sold somewhere, but not. Price was higher than many places, but for us coming from Finland, it was still cheap! If I remember right,two pepperstakes with carlic-potatos and carlic bread with cheese was much under 30e. In Finland this kind of restaurants take about 20-26e for peppersteak. (It´s voted for the most loved reataurant food in Finland, so many Finns do allways take peeper steak at restaurant. I don´t allways, but now I did. They have kind of two restaurants in the same, in the"cellar"is more steaks, like a grill menu.
Place looks very nice!
Favorite Dish: Our steaks were very good, and food was really enough (even if we hadn´t eat nothing that day but a little bun at morning). My mother loves their kind of "beef-pot" with vegetables.
The Peppersack gets ZERO for ambiance- we were there just last night. We had a reservation for 7:30, and they still crammed us upstairs on a bench with the hundreds who did not have a reservation... we were miserable!!!
Olde Hansa, on the other hand, was delightful! We did not have a reservation when we went, and they still treated us to a lovely dinner at a private table- hats off to great customer service!!! I'd really recommend this restaurant!
Favorite Dish: At Olde Hansa, it's the filet mignon... My son had the roast rabbit that was also very nice.
The experience at the Peppersack was so bad that I can't even remember liking anything!
As the restaurant building looks pretty invitating and interesting from the outside, we have decided to go for a dessert and a drink. So, the cinnamon beer is not that good as in other places in the town, chocolate cake was a little dry and house wine was not one of the best we've tried. It's a pity, because the place has really a potential, but I guess I wouldn't go there again.
Here are some good advices.
Breakfast: Skip the boring hotel breakfast and go up to this restaurant and order either Estonian breakfast or Russian breakfast.
The Estonian breakfast comes with a shot of the Estonian vodka Viru Valge.
Lunch: The hot house soup is fantastic. Dont remember to order some bread with garlic butter also.
A little surprised at some of the previous comments.
Found it very good. Food was good, much higher standard than you would get in many other
areas of cities in europe that have a high tourist footfall ( Paris take note).
Staff were very helpful and friendly, nothing too much trouble.
Did see the sword fight , which is touristy but none the less good fun especially when Death
makes his entrance!
All around us seemed to be enjoying their meals and the experience equally well so can only
say if you are in town and hungry its a pretty good option
Your feel you are in the medieval times when you enter this restaurant. The portions are really big here and be sure to try their Borscht soup it´s delicious!! Every night after 8 o´clock there is a sword fight and some belly dancing.
In my last visit we decided to check this restaurant which seems less popular then Olde Hansa even if in the same location. Well, it is very similar but less crowded, so the services are a bit faster.
After some of the cr@p we had eaten it was nice to have a baked potato...
It's a cavernous place in medieval style - very romantic. They have belly dancers doing their thing and at 8pm they put on a sword fight... great for the kids.... except we booked so they could see it and they pugged us away in an off room and the entertainment had started and finished without us. Two very disappointed children and 2 cross parents later....
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