First Estonian restaurant to receive two Michelin stars announced

Michelin has announced the second edition of the Michelin Guide Estonia, which features 34 of the best restaurants in the country. This year marks an important milestone, as 180° BY MATTHIAS DIETHER becomes the first restaurant in Estonia to be awarded two Michelin Stars.

The Michelin inspectors of 180° by Matthias Diether were particularly impressed by the intricacy of the cooking, but also by how the various elements all work supremely well together. Sitting within a modern harbor development outside the city center is this stylish restaurant named after the 180° view from its U-shaped open kitchen. After drinks and snacks in the restaurant’s futuristic bar, guests can choose whether to have the 4-course tasting menu ‘Flavours of 180 Degrees’ or the 6-course tasting menu ‘Matthias’ Inspiration’. All come with a choice of one of three drink pairings: two wine-based and one non-alcoholic.

In addition, NOA CHEF’S HALL in Tallinn, which is run by chef-owner Tõnis Siiguri, has retained its One Michelin Star status. The inspectors described the cooking as “accomplished and confident, resulting in dishes that are expertly balanced and very satisfying.”


Six restaurants received the Bib Gourmand recognition which highlights restaurants offering high quality food at reasonable prices.

TULJAK in Tallinn joins café-bistro FELLINN n in Viljandi and four other eateries in Tallinn, HÄRG, LORE BISTROO, MANTEL JA KORSTEN, and NOA, which all retained the Bib Gourmand awards they first received last year.


Restaurant SOO (located at Maidla Nature Resort), which is a new addition to this year’s guide was awarded a Michelin Green Star, recognizing its  outstanding commitment to sustainability. Fotografiska Tallinn’s rooftop restaurant, which was awarded a Green Star last year, also retains the accolade in this year’s guide.


In addition to Soo, four new Estonian restaurants also appear in this year’s guide: RADO in Haapsalu, ART PRIORI in Tallinn, ALEXANDER in Muhu and BARBAREA, a bakery and bistro located at a former rubber boot factory in Tallinn.

The 2023 Michelin Young Chef Award was given to Daanius Aas from the Soo restaurant.

The MICHELIN Guide Estonia 2023 recommends a total of 34 restaurants. The other restaurants included in the 2023 MICHELIN Guide are:

Our special congratulations go to all our ECB member restaurants awarded this year: Fotografiska Tallinn, Horisont at Swissotel Tallinn, Wicca at LaSpa hotel in Laulasmaa and Joyce at V Spa hotel in Tartu.

Source: Visit Estonia

Photo by: Aron Urb

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