October 26, 2010

Olde Hansa, Tallinn…the toilets are an eye opener

This is a tourist trap. I think it’s over-rated. It’s extremely dark and whilst the candle light is atmospheric its disorienting and  hides what is on the plate. The food is so-so. To me, it’s a notch below pub fare. Everything is served in old crockery type dishes and bowls and old-style glassware.  The waitresses and waiters are dressed in very traditional looking garb (right down to the leather shoes). The whole place looks like a set for a historical reenactment.

The toilet is an eye-opener. It’s also quite dark and done in as medieval a style as possible for indoor plumbing. Visit the toilet before you leave…and bring a camera.

Yes, this medieval restaurant is touristy. But that doesn’t mean it’s not good, though once is good enough for me. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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