Aed Restaurant

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Rataskaevu 8, Harju (at heart of old town), Tallinn, Estonia, 10123

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ingredients are labeled on menu. Seasonal courtyard outdoor seating. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Non-veg

32 Reviews

First Review by Poundie

nice food - Edit

Quite decent food, well presented, not too expensive (12€main) and above all very friendly staff

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Great food, but also expensive - Edit

Nice place with tasty and exquisit food. In my opinion a little bit too small courses (for this price).

Pros: tasty

Cons: expensive

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Very stylish - Edit

Stylish place, great food

Pros: Stylish, Great taste, friendly staff

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A surprising whole-food-plant-based alternative - Edit

We stopped by Von Krahli Aed restaurant last week on the recommendation of a staff person at the information office near the city center. It was only a short walk from the office. Once there, all of us ordered the summer salad with
Kalamatsi fried cheese, pickled beets, strawberries, and peedipesto punasesõstrakaste. I sampled the cheese a little (quite salty, actually) before setting it aside and downing the rest - very tasty. We chose to eat outside for lunch, and they led us to a triangle-shaped dining room out the back door of the restaurant - very quiet and peaceful. Give it a try - food and service were very good.

Pros: Reasonable prices, Good service, Nice setting

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A great disappointment - Edit

I went to Aed with high hopes, as I know they are owned by the same people as the amazing Vegan restoran V. The bread was great, and I got offered olive oil when I mentioned I was vegan. However, the food was a big disappointment, and I only ate it because I was so hungry. This is the dish I ordered:
MILLET CAKE, EGGPLANT ROASTED WITH HERBS AND SEEDS AND PARSNIP CREAM (V,G)
sweet pepper-egglplant-onion millet cake, warm salad with oyster mushrooms and beans

The dish looked nice, but it was not what I ordered. There were no beans with the mushrooms, and the eggplant was roasted alone without any herbs, spices or seeds. Also the millet cake was just millet, and the taste resembled something like cardboard. The eggplant was undercooked and like an old woolly sock, really chewy and not nice. Also the large mushrooms were undercooked. Altogether the dish left me hungry and disappointed. The staff took my complaint well, but I would have appreciated a discount as the dish was in no way worth the 12,8€ we paid.

Pros: Good location and atmosphere, Staff knows veganism

Cons: Dish was not what I ordered - ingredients missing , Not tasty

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Nice - Edit

We did enjoy vegan options here :)

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Mixed feelings - Edit

We went here since Restoran V was full. The vegan dinner wasn't anything special but service was very good and the atmosphere is very calm and nice.

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Excellent, lunch stop over. - Edit

We stopped for lunch had Rhubarb lemonade, micro peppers stuffed with mashed cauliflower, several organic Vegan dishes. Real ancient historic atmosphere.

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My favourite place in Tallinn - Edit

A wonderful restaurant! The same owners as Vegan Restaurant V (next to each other as well), but I even enjoy Aed more. All non-meat food is vegan, and it is just perfect every time! In summer it is so cosy to sit in the small garden in the back of the restaurant, but it is anyway supercosy and nice!
Pricing is also pretty good. You can also ask free tapped water, they do even that so nicely with some veggies or berries in it.
Can't help but to recommend :)

Pros: Excellent food, Very friendly staff

Cons: May have to book a table

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Superb! - Edit

I got a delicious three-course meal at a more than fair price. Everything was perfectly cooked, including the gorgeous orsotto with super tasty fried mushrooms. Friendly staff. I would give this place 5 cows if I could.

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Von Krahli Organic Restaurant - Edit

The restaurant is now called Von Krahli.

100% organic including the wine. Really strong vegan selection but the restaurant does also serve meat and fish. Food was wonderful and most of it localy sourced. A strong nordic flavour to the cusine. Wholesome. Service was outstanding. A really good night out. Difficult to find fault and stronly recommended.

(Vegan Restoran is almost next door. Equally good)

Pros: Organic

Cons: Need to book for early evening.

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Amazing food! - Edit

My boyfriend and I tried both Vegan Restaurant V and Aed Restaurant, both located in the same street.
This restaurant serves meat as well, but they still have an extensive list with veggi choices, and very special dishes! My boyfriend (who's a non-vegeterian) took a veggi dish as well and we both loved our dishes. We even went back to this place a couple of days later. Their desserts are also delicious!! I took their cheesecake twice, and my boyfriend's chocolate cake was fantastic as well.
Staff is friendly and speak English very well.
This restaurant is much bigger in size than Vegan Restaurant V so chances are more likely that you find a free table here if you didn't book a table beforehand.
They also have a terrace both in the front and in the backyard. I went during summertime when it got really hot during lunchtime (29°) but the backyard had shadow so that was perfect.
Both Vegan Restaurant V and Aed Restaurant were equally tasty I think, with the main difference that Aed Restaurant also offers non-veggi dishes. I liked the drinks at Vegan Restaurant V more, but liked the desserts at Aed Restaurant more.

Pros: terrace both in front and back!, staff speaks English very well, also meat available for non-vegeterians

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Original and heart-warming - Edit

I went to Aed today for lunch. The place is beautifully located, and the menu clearly distinguishes the vegetarian/vegan menu. The staff greeted me warmly and led me to my table to sit. A glass of water was for free, which is a great plus in Tallinn at least. I ordered the green salad with fried tofu and oven-tomato sauce, and while I waited I was served some multigrain bread with creamy, green, non-dairy paste. Delicious.

The place is very cozy and attracts different kinds of people. There were families with children, loving couples, old ladies, and me doing a school assignment. The music at the background was just perfect - not too distracting.

I cannot imagine that the salad was so huge and that it only cost 5 euros?! It was the most delicious, prepared with care and talent. The ingredients tasted fresh and vibrant.

If Aed should improve in any way then they should incorporate a raw menu! ;) That salad would have rocked as a raw version! However, I already booked a date for a dinner in the near-future - definitely the place to go in Tallinn!

Pros: Friendly staff and original milieu, Big portions and fresh ingredients, Very inexpensive

Cons: No raw menu, May be crowded, Opens as late as at 12

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Lovely restaurant - Edit

Aed's vegetarian list was vegan (as vegetarian lists should be!) and I tried their lentil cutlets with mushroom sauce and it was great. They also have two vegan desserts: rhubarb sorbet and chocolate cake. The sorbet was ok, a little molten but tasted good.

Pros: Inexpensive, Fresh food, Nice environment

Cons: Serves also meat

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Excellent food and wine! - Edit

What a find! Such a lovely space nestled into one of the Old Town buildings, with brick walls and narrow stairs, great atmosphere. Their vegetarian menu is seasonal and was completely vegan the day we went. We had cauliflower
soup, vegetable pies, chickpea cutlets, and barley groats stew with fresh vegetables. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, service was friendly, and the wine list was wonderful. Not to be missed. Our only regret was that we didn't have room for the chocolate cake!!
Updated from previous review on Monday September 02, 2013

Pros: great food, vegan choices in tallinn

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A Favorite in Tallinn! - Edit

Of all the restaurants I've been to in the Old Town Aed takes the cake! It has great service, nice ambience, a lot (for Tallinn standards) of vegan options on the menu, good wine list... Make sure you try the tofu pasta - it is amazing, especially with the Marlborough Savignon Blanc!

Pros: Great food & service, Nice ambiance and location, Vegan options at a good price

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Delicious - Edit

We went there three times and it was awesome. All vegetarian dishes are vegan.
they also serve two vegan desserts.

Pros: variety , desserts, atmosphere

Cons: only three tables outside

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Fantastic food and ambiance - Edit

The best place to go in Tallinn, hands down! Food is great, with lots of options for vegetarians, and menu is clearly marked. Staff speak fluent English and location is just a short walk to the center of the town hall square. Tip: try their Glogg in the winter, it is a tasty way to get warm...

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Tourists in Tallinn - Edit

Good vegetarian and vegan options, clearly showed on the menu. We had a complete menu: starter, main course and dessert. Everything were nice and tasty. The final bill was fair. The place was cool and charming.
The service was pleasant and friendly.

Pros: Tasty food, Place and service, Fair cost

Cons: Few vegan options

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Tasty, great dishes! - Edit

This restaurant had some really interesting vegetarian dishes.
The price was ok and the food was really delicious.
If you go there, try their vegetarian mushroom pate, it's AMAZING!
It's located in the old centre, and pretty much everyone knows where it is (even if they don't, the old centre of Tallinn is quite compact, so it will be easy to find).

Pros: Great, interesting vegetarian dishes, Not too expensive, Good location

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Reservation Needed! Book & Enjoy... - Edit

We found this restaurant listed on happycow and then read reviews on tripadvisor. Did you know that this is the NUMBER #1 Tallin restaurant on tripadvisor? Yep, at least it was when we checked it out in December 2011. The reviews do this place justice. The ambiance is lovely (wooden beams, cozy lighting) and the food is delicious. They have (very reasonably priced) vegetarian menu items. Even though there are only a few to choose from (maybe five veggie entrees which you can check out on their website) you will have a hard time choosing. I got the pumpkin soup and the chocolate cake...amazingly delicious. Don't forget to reserve a table, this place books up quickly and they were turning people away when we were happily eating. Enjoy!

Pros: excellent food, reasonably priced, English-speaking

Cons: Cold by front door, small place--book a table!

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delicious! - Edit

As Tallinn doesn't have many choices, we were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked this place. It's close to the main town square, but just far enough away from it to have prices dramatically drop (our plates were like 4 euro each). They have a few tables out front, but the courtyard in the back is very nice although we sat inside. The inside has a very nice rustic decor. The menu lists the vegetarian items separately and per conversation with the waitress, we learned that the "creams" are vegan. We ordered the rice fusilli pasta, a green salad and the beet patties. It was all so delicious. Really excellent quality and presentation. We both wanted to go back again, but sadly, we were only in Tallinn for the day.

Pros: delicious food, nice decor, helpful staff

Cons: non-vegan restaurant

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nice organic veg-friendly restaurant - Edit

vegetarian and vegan options. on the menu is indicated L= no lacrose, E= no eggs, G=gluten free. spelt pasta, soups, vegetbles and dessert, everything very well presented.

Pros: good food, helathy cuisine, nice presentation

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Aed, Tallinn - Edit

I left this place around 10 mins having eaten and since at time of writing there are apparently no all vego restaurants in Tallinn, this place wins hands down for me as the best place to go in this town.

The restaurant isn't all vego and doesn't pretend to be all vego. Dishes are marked as gluten free, egg free and / or lactose free where appropriate. There were 5 dishes in the vego section when I went just now. I engaged the waitress to try to ascertain which what was in the dishes and quick as a flash she said that all the dishes listed there in the vego section are vegan. Yeeha.

I had the 'creamy' broccoli soup (made with a plant derived creamer the waitress told me) to start followed by the spelt pasta. The soup was lovely and the pasta very interesting. Throw in a glass of apple juice and that bread was served with the soup, I felt that this was pretty good value at 10 euro.

The restaurant is open long hours, the decor pleasant enough, the staff helpful, the location is right in the old town.

Only downside for me is the obvious that this place isn't in all vego. That the only all vego restaurant in Tallinn since I was here last year, read into that as you will.

Its a big thumbs up for me for Aed, no idea what I would do without in this town at present. I'll be back there again this weekend

Pros: Vegan vego friendly, Helpful staff, Open long hours

Cons: Not 100% vego

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Beautiful Aed - Garden - Edit

I was just in Tallinn and went to this lovely restaurant twice during my stay. The service is excelent and they spoke fluently english. They had more that 10 vegan dishes including 2 yummi desserts :)
I had the pumpkin risotto one day and a tofu/onion/tomato sandwich the next day and the chocolate tart with warm cherries and tarragon ice cream both days :) as a chef myself, i found the food to be very tasty and the plates were nicely decorated with flowers. I did not find it expensive at all. 4 euros for all the vegetarian dishes and 3 euros for the desserts. There were only locals eating at Aed when I was there and it was full, so you better make a reservation. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

Pros: beautiful decorations, lots of vegan options, excellent service

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Good choice in Tallinn - Edit

I went there once during my visit to Tallinn some 2,5 years ago - back then, and apparently still today, it was nearly the only place to get good vegan food in this city or country even. I remember the prices being quite high and thus I wasn't surprised it wasn't crowded with people, it was mainly tourists, really. The staff was friendly, however, and spoke decent English.
I ordered a dahl with spinach and some other things I have forgotten - it was tasty but so spicy I couldn't finish it.
I did enjoy the atmosphere and would probably go there again to try out one of their other dishes.

Pros: choice of vegan dishes, English spoken, atmosphere

Cons: pricey, serves meat

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Elegant and Tasty! - Edit

We visited this restaurant twice during our short stay in Tallinn. It was very close to our hotel. They were having a carrot festival. They have a separate section on their menu for vegetarians. The food was good, but not cheap. It was a great place to go with our meat-eating friends because the restaurant is not solely a vegetarian restaurant.

Pros: friendly staff, elegant decor

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