News & Views 1 minute 07 April 2022

Estonia Joins The MICHELIN Guide Collection!

On May 25th 2022, the first MICHELIN Guide selection to Estonia will be unveiled, covering not only the capital, Tallinn, but the rest of the country too. Watch this space to be the first to discover this new selection...

2022 Estonia Launch Event

Michelin is pleased to announce that the first MICHELIN Guide Estonia is to be unveiled on May 25th, 2022.

The Michelin Inspectors have been following Estonia’s culinary scene for the last few years and are delighted to reveal that this latest selection brings the total number of destinations covered by the MICHELIN Guide to 37.

Set within the Gulf of Finland, in the heart of the Baltic region, Estonia connects the cultural dots between Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. Estonia's UNESCO World Heritage capital Tallinn – which boasts one of Northern Europe's best-preserved medieval cities; its forests and marshes – which cover three quarters of the country; and its 2,222 islands, 3,800 km of coastline and numerous lakes, together offer an enormous amount of charm and history, and have helped shape a very interesting culinary scene. The taste for diversity, artisan products and local ingredients also exert a distinct influence on the Estonian kitchen and its ambitious young chefs.


As with all of the Guides in the MICHELIN collection, the selection for Estonia is compiled by the professional, independent MICHELIN Inspectors, who evaluate restaurants based on worldwide criteria in order to make the best recommendations for gastronomes across the globe.

The MICHELIN Guide Estonia 2022 selection will be available from 25th May on The MICHELIN Guide website, as well as on the free iOS and Android apps.

Estonia joins Belgrade and Dubai as the most recent culinary destinations to be covered by the MICHELIN Guide.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides said:

“Since its first publication over 120 years ago, the MICHELIN Guide’s mission has remained unchanged: to share with gourmets and travellers the best places to dine. Estonia’s gastronomic scene – which is still somewhat unknown to most – is blessed with strong culinary traditions inspired by many different influences, but a new breed of forward-thinking chefs are now also applying a more modern approach to honouring their country’s culinary heritage. Estonia has been on our watch list for a long time, and our inspectors have been busy researching the best restaurants and scrutinizing its gastronomic scene. We are now eager to share our first MICHELIN Guide restaurant selection to Estonia with food-lovers everywhere.”

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