From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

Ormisson

Fine Level 65
Food rating:27/40Service rating:12/20
ParkingTables outsideWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesRooms available
  • Address: Johan Laidoneri Plats 8, Viljandi
  • Phone: +3724353303
  • Seats: 50

Ormisson: Replacing the Fellin

We were saddened to learn that the Fellin, a restaurant that marked Viljandi on the Estonian foodie map and commanded a rightful place among the top of Estonian restaurants for years, has closed down. It seemed that going to Viljandi just for food would beout for the foreseeable future. But then came the Ormisson. The restaurant is located atthe brand new Park Hotel Viljandi, which at one fell swoop solves another problem. It used to make sense to make Viljandi a daytrip and drive back in the evening, because noaccommodation in Viljandi measured upto the Fellin experience. This one, finally, does. Viljandi is a small town. The first Head Chef of the Fellin - Elias Melin, a Swede - isnowthe Head Chef at the Ormisson. The food is world cuisine based on local seasonal ingredients ranging from local lake catch to Central Asian-style mutton. The summer gazpacho showcased local tomatoes to their best advantage. And the mutton, to which the letcho and yogurt-mint sauce lend the Central Asian feel, is becoming an unofficial Viljandi trademark. Locally grown lamb: always. On the menu: always. Juicy and perfectly cooked: every single time. Viljandi with its lake, old wooden houses and the villas bordering the lake is a quaint, pretty small town well worth exploring...

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