Fine dining

Nowadays information about food qualities, as well as numerous research papers is available in nearly every language. Each day scientists find new properties of the well-known products and bakers, in their turn, find healthy alternatives for many components. Kyiv culinary scene also has much to offer: from delicious sugar-free cakes and chia puddings to mooncakes and classic brownies made of 100% cocoa.

Recently, the fresh trend of combining shopping and coffee places has been becoming more and more popular in Kyiv. Osobnyak shopping space in beautiful Vozdvizhenka district supports the latest tendencies by opening new Spovidal`nya café. 

The spring of 2018 has been quite bountiful with new café and restaurant openings: locals wait in queues to get into Bilyi Nalyv on Khreshchatyk, visit various Pan-Asian spots like 17.804 Indonesian Social Kitchen and patiently wait for the newcomers of the market. This summer is a great chance to chat with expats in a new English-speaking café on Zoloti Vorota, taste oysters with wine and much more.

It’s only fair to take advantage of an easy access to the Dnipro River — various restaurants and cafes open summer terraces where guests can feel a fresh breeze and even enjoy fresh fish caught that very day. Luckily, Dnipro isn’t the only water Kyiv can offer, that’s why various lakes and rivers, often hidden from the public eye, present a chance to chill out and enjoy delicious meals among nature.

When the summer heat easily reaches 35 degrees Celsius, it’s tempting to switch the usual morning coffee and evening tea for something more refreshing. Luckily, there are plenty of easy-made beverages that do not require bartender skills and a load of experience. Check out the top-5 alcohol-free drinks for summer 2018.

The rise of vegetarian cuisine hasn't omitted Ukraine: each month renowned restaurants add meat-free positions on the menu appear as well as new spots that offer vegan food open even more frequently. One of the Kyiv pioneers, Orang+Utan bar, has gained massive popularity for its unusual menu and interior, noted by the German creative agency Gestalten.

Hyatt Regency hotel located near Sofiiska Square welcomes guests to enjoy the bright flavors of India, brought by Chef Anil Khurana from Delhi. The special menu will be introduced in June and will include an array of traditional dishes.

Pan-Asian cuisine representation in Ukraine is growing strong: a Vietnamese NĂM by Hector Bravo, Indonesian Social Kitchen on the Olympiiska metro station, and Balu cafe with Indian cuisine are just a few recent examples of the ongoing trend. The new may spot called Mai Satai concentrates on two dishes — Indonesian satai and Japanese ramen. Surely, there’s much more to discover.

Recently, the new format of gastronomic weeks has been introduced to Kyiv gourmands. Aperitivo Weeks, launched by Resto Week project, invite everyone to order a set of delicious snacks with two Martini & Tonic cocktails in 30 high-quality Kyiv restaurants for a fixed price – UAH 300. All foodies are welcome to take part in Aperitivo Weeks from June 4 to June 17, 2018.

Whether you seek unusual culinary delights, bizarre atmosphere or unique interior, Lviv has an array of fine dining spots for every occasion. Locals and tourists enjoy theatrical cafes of the city like Meat and Justice or Masoch and drop by for a cup of delicious Lviv coffee in a House of Legends. We gathered the classic spots and hot newcomers in our top 10.

Summer is promptly approaching and various pop-up ice cream stalls flood the whole city. Apart from the street and to-go options, there are tested cafés that serve the best natural ice cream with unusual flavors from classic pistachio to the popular lately salted caramel. Often such spots aren’t too obvious and catchy, so it’s high time to fix the situation.

Almost every second fine dining spot in Kyiv offers a summer terrace, often placed on the busy walking street or a large road. Luckily, it’s not the only option to enjoy the meal outside — some restaurants and cafes decided to abandon large street terraces in favor of cozy inner yards that are a real treasure to those who seek.

A new Indian cafe with authentic cuisine and delicious cocktails has recently opened its doors in the very heart of historical Kyiv. The dining spot, officially opened on May 12, is owned by 25-year old Yashvi Tripathi, who is already well-known for his Himalayas restaurant. Let`s check out what wonders of mysterious India we can experience in Balu cafe.

In the end of May 2018, new Carnivora grill bar will be opened in historical Podil district in Kyiv. Carnivora brand is already well-known for its two gastro shops & bars in the capital, offering visitors the choicest meat from Ukrainian farmers and delicious self-cooked dishes. The freshly-opened Carnivora spot will delight guests with all these attractive options along with the most recent innovation – fully featured grill bar. A coal-fired barbecue grill with frying meat will be installed right in the hall!

When it comes to the culinary scene of Lviv, the heart of Western Ukraine is mostly known for its prime coffee brewing and delicious sweet strudels. However, there’s much more to explore in the broad traditions of Galician cuisine. We picked 10 best restaurants in Lviv for new gastronomical discoveries and unforgettable atmosphere.

The new addition of downtown Kyiv culinary map, Trishky Bilshe (“A Little More”) café offers exactly what it says in the title — fresh food, friendly atmosphere and a bit more to exceed the guests’ expectations.

It's largely known that hubs are usually associated with IT. However, the recently opened Insider Craft Hub can change this often connection. Following the success of many Ukrainian craft beers, the local brewer Andrii Matsola has opened the doors to fellow colleagues and enthusiasts to develop the promptly growing sphere of Ukrainian business.

Those seeking for a pint of beer and a quiet corner have a wide variety of choices in Kyiv: apart from the well-known ones, new restaurants and bars appear each month. Surely, none of them could ever compare with pubs – the ultimate place carrying the vibe that asks to stay for a while. See which pubs in Kyiv would welcome you in times of need.

Truly, there’s no better time to include seafood in diet than warm seasons. Multiple Kyiv restaurants offer fresh and delicious fish from the Black Sea, as well as other regions and for those satiated with all kinds of fish there’s a secret weapon — oysters. Let’s see where you can get the best dozen in the capital.

Freelancers and those who work from home often face the too familiar ordeal: an apartment is simply too distracting to work at. The feeling is so universal that Kyiv alone has more than 10 coworking spaces, created specifically so that nothing distracts from the day’s goals. However, cafes and restaurants known for their peace and quietness serve the same purpose just fine.

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