Kuressaare Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kuressaare

January 9, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Kuressaare (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈkuresˑ'sɑːre]), also known as Arensburg, is a town and a municipality on Saaremaa island in Estonia. It is the capital of Saare County and the westernmost town in Estonia. The population was 13,635 in 2017.
Things to do in Kuressaare

1. Georg Ots Spa Hotel Restaurant

Tori 2, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93810, Estonia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch HK$47 - HK$204 +372 455 0000
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Georg Ots Spa Hotel Restaurant

The restaurant follows the spa cuisine trend, offering gourmet experiences using balanced and organically grown food. Our menu uses all fresh ingredients, mostly from the island of Saaremaa itself. We feel that food is something you should enjoy, and that preparing it is something you should also get something out of. Our summer Terrace, with its fantastic views over the sea, offers an extensive range of cocktails and snacks. We also have a special menu for children, and you can relax and unwind in our lounge and juice bar.

Reviewed By noxo123

Our party of four had a dinner here. We started with excellent Prosecco Superiore La Gioiosa from Valdobbiadene, Italy. For starters I ordered cold-smoked cod, cottage cheese and quail egg with pickled cucumber and cauliflower wakame and flying fish roe salad, green onion, radish, sugar snap peas, chives, roasted onion and fresh herbs. My wife’s starter was Saaremaa beef carpaccio with herb mayonnaise, slow-cooked egg yolk, pickled red onion, stump mushrooms, mildly spicy tomato-onion sauce, bread crumbs and parmesan shavings.
For mains I had slow roasted veal chop and roasted vegetables with roasted Rautsi farm potatoes, seasonal vegetables, pickled cherry tomato, red wine sauce and fresh herbs accompanied with a glass of Montecampo Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from Italy. My wife ordered fried Saaremaa baby trout fillet with pea cream, roasted seasonal vegetables, kohlrabi, asparagus, sugar snap peas, redcurrant dairy butter whey sauce with mustard seeds and dill oil. Her fish was accompanied with a glass Chablis Vieilles Vignes AOP from France.
My dessert was coffee-chocolate-nuts with coffee mousse, cocoa caramel, walnut ice cream, roasted nut oil and salted caramel while my wife had raspberry posset including raspberry panna cotta, raspberry gel, blueberry and white chocolate crumbs and lingonberries.
Everything we ate here was delicious. Throughout the dinner the service was friendly and relaxed. The interior of the restaurant is modern, elegant and bright forming a nice contrast to the other two restaurants (Retro Kohvik and Mosaiik Cafe) where we had dinner in Kuressaare. Their decor is more old-fashioned.
We all agreed that this restaurant was our best dinner restaurant in Kuressaare. Georg Ots Spa Hotel Restaurant is warmly recommended!

2. Kodulinna Lokaal

Tallinna 11, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93819, Estonia Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Bar, European, Pub Lunch, Dinner +372 453 1178
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Kodulinna Lokaal

Kodulinna Lokaal in the centre of Kuressaare invites you for a meal or drink, a dance, game of pool or you can just spend time with your friends. The menu is varied and prices affordable. We also have daily offers. The lounge has 100 seats. If you want a more private setting, we have a hall for 20 people and a small room with a round table for up to seven.

Reviewed By 925steiv - Tallinn, Estonia

The place is big and empty at least during our visit. Definitely not a place for a romantic atmosphere or sth cosy or homey feeling. The food was very average. Nothing speacial, more like a fast food place I would say.

3. Ku-Kuu Restaurant

Lossipark 1 | Pargi Kultuurikeskus, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast HK$47 - HK$141 +372 453 9749
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Ku-Kuu Restaurant

Kuressaare Kuursaal the cottagers place to meet, enjoy good food and wine and jazz-blues style of music. In addition, those willing accomodation Amenities Kuursaal the second floor! Throughout the summer there are various Concerts and vabaohukinoseansid.

Reviewed By Jellona - Espoo, Finland

The Terrace offers a great view to the castle and the interiors are a spacious masterpiece, too. Staff was attentive and our kid got something to do while waiting for the food. My portion (wild boar patties) was tasty. Highly recommended.

4. La Perla

Lossi 3, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93819, Estonia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +372 453 6910
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 371 reviews

La Perla

Ristorante La Perla is a place where you come to enjoy different tastes. You can savour the best Italian dishes and wines and have a good time in a great company. You come to La Perla to stay for a little longer ...

Reviewed By street - Leicester

A must for anyone visiting Kuressaare! The staff are really friendly and the food is excellent and full of flavour. Their daily specials are a massive plus at lunchtimes for anyone traveling on a budget. My personal favourites are their Pizzas, Linguine with Shrimp, Osso Bucco and Crème brûlée. Thanks again to the owner Bill for giving me a large double 12 year old Glenmorangie Scotch whisky for my 50th birthday! It definitely puts hairs on your chest :) Hey Bill...? Next time I come can I have Osso Bucco with Creamy mash potatoes? Fingers crossed ;) Kuressaare has a lot of restaurants offering a wide range of menus but for me La Perla is a cut above the rest.

5. Saaremaa Veski

Paerna 19, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93814, Estonia Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout European, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$212 +372 506 0481
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Saaremaa Veski

Recommended as one of the TOP 100 restaurants in Estonia! The oldest working restaurant in Kuressaare in the unique windmill. We offer the best selection of Saaremaa food and drinks. From the menu you will find new local and fresh tastes as well as legendary Saaremaa dishes. The home-made beer, wine and schnapps will be served! Terrace and balconies are open at summers. Children´s playing area in the yard and also inside. Folk programs on reservation. Saaremaa Windmill (Saaremaa Veski) is home of local tastes – enjoyed by islanders and guests.

Reviewed By Susanne K - Koblenz, Germany

The location in an old windmill is charming, with different rooms and levels to sit. The menu is small but caters to all tastes with mostly local produce being used. The friendly service makes dinig there a pleasant pastimes.

6. Chameleon Cafe - Lounge

Kauba 2, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93819, Estonia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Bar, European, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +372 668 2212
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Chameleon Cafe - Lounge

A cozy couch bar in the centre of Kuressaare can host 50 people in the winter and an extra 50 in the summer on the Terrace in front of the cafe. You can enjoy the nourishing meals, with a smooth chillout music caressing your ears and if you want to taste different cocktails, Chameleon is the right place for spending your night. Lounges usually don't have anything for children, but we have a play room for the little ones. So it's a great place in every way for families, friends or for holding business meetings and other events.

Reviewed By HMInspector - Riga, Latvia

I came with my family for a dinner.
We ate at the Terrace, the service it was a little bit slow but worth because the food is really taste.
Ice cream are very big, ideal for kids, and look very taste as well.
Interior is cozy and pink lights make very nice shadows in the Terrace.
Better to order a table before hand, its always crowded.
Very interesting place, for sure I will come.
Very recommendable.

7. Arensburg Restaurant

Lossi 15, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93816, Estonia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating European, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +372 452 4728
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Arensburg Restaurant

Reviewed By Maire N

Simplicity, luxury, leave! Best cuisine and the most comfortable bed ever! In the neighborhood, the parks and water centers, the small old town of cafes and the bishop's castle, the museum and Concerts there are an endless selection!

8. Vinoteek Prelude

Lossi 4, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93819, Estonia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +372 453 3407
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Vinoteek Prelude

Vinotheque Prelude invites everyone to enjoy the combination of an exciting selection of wines and genuine Saaremaa food. The cosy, relaxed atmosphere of the wine bar and the quiet music are the perfect background to special moments spent together. See you soon!

Reviewed By amainini - Helsinki, Finland

We went to this restaurant with colleagues, as recommended by one of them. We started with some champagne, shared a cheese and meat platter, had main courses and desserts, all with drinks. All of our dishes were taken with appropriate drinks. I am vegetarian and there were no menu options for me, but the kitchen was testing a new bean patty that I got to taste. It was okay, not top of the line, but edible. My friends who had meat dishes were absolutely blown away by their food however! What really impressed me were the wines and the service. All of the dishes came with wine recommendations and they were actually excellent, while reasonably priced. We were serviced by a young man, who was the sole waiter in the house, but he did an excellent job! Even though he didn't know all of the products they sold, he was attentive and served every course with a perfect rhythm.
Although the restaurant serves gourmet quality food and atmosphere, it was extremely reasonably priced! I would recommend this place for groups and couples, but not for people with asthma, the restaurant is quite stuffy. The restaurant does accommodate to vegetarians, but I'm not sure vegans would enjoy it here, at least not until they further evolve their menu.
This place is also perfect for a night cap!

9. Restaurant Rose

Tallinna 15, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93811, Estonia Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +372 666 7000
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Restaurant Rose

The 90-seat Restaurant Rose under an arched ceiling offers a cozy as well as an elegant atmosphere. Thanks to partitioned rooms, we can offer our guests snugness and intimacy. A somewhat earthy and medieval style together with the dignified rose-theme create a unique combination, which is definitely worth become acquainted with. The chef has put together a menu, which offers excellent meals from the international kitchen, but tries to use as much local produce in cooking as possible.

Reviewed By 1Viktor1 - Estonia

Visited this restaurant many times for business lunch. Service is very good, tasty food too, fantastic open air restaurant atmosphere. Located in the center of the town. My recommendation: Try fresh smoked trout (direct from the oven) with hot vegetables !

10. Vanalinna kohvik

Kauba 8, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93819, Estonia Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +372 455 3214
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Vanalinna kohvik

There is a cosy little coffeehouse in the Old Town of Kuressaare where you can smell the fresh bread and rolls from early in the morning. All the bread and pastry sold here is made here on the very same day. Check out the cake stand for some mouthwatering masterpieces. We also serve salads.

Reviewed By marihen - Tallinn, Estonia

A lovely place selling a good variety of traditional Estonian buns, pies and cookies. The pastries taste deliciosly of butter and other real stuff. The coffee was also good, but a special thumbs up for the custom-made hot chocolate with peppermint sprinklers - by admission of a 10-year old fan that was even better than the same drink in Starbucks ;)

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