Fine dining

The best places for desserts and confectionery in Lviv inspire you to throw out all the rules—eat with moderation, save the best for last—and give in to sugary bliss, no matter what the time of day.
If your sweet tooth is what some would call 'legendary', Destinations offers to check out best dessert cafés in Lviv for cake, pastries and everything sugary and sweet.

Whether you’re a fitness junkie, a crazy workhorse or are just up early to beat the traffic and take your kids to school, a good cup of coffee can make the world of difference in the morning. Luckily, Kyiv has a few spots around town waking up earlier than we do in order to serve us our morning pick-me-ups just the way we like them. And they’re all open before 9am.

With the arrival of fall the number of options for dining in Kyiv seems to double. The well-established and already popular among locals as well as numerous tourists restaurants come up with new seasonal menus and newly opened venues try to awe a well spoiled Kyiv crowd with new dishes and cocktails. We offer you the list of new capital’s restaurants to visit this fall.

On August 31st, new delicacy-market Le Silpo was opened in Odesa. The opening ceremony was impressively posh featuring Bottega champagne bottles dazzled in Swarovski rhinestone, adorned with gold foil oysters, prime blue-finned tuna and exotic fruits.

Outside the country, Belgium is best known for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer. As for the traditional Belgian dishes, it is sometimes said that Belgian food is served in the quantity of German cuisine but with the quality of French food. Antwerpen, traditional Belgian restaurant in Kyiv, invites to discover all the secrets of this less known European cuisine.

«Mne By Myasa» («I’d like some meat» in Ukrainian) steakhouse is located on the territory of the "Platinum Plaza» shopping and office center in Kharkiv. The menu features European cuisine. The restaurant specializes in meat steaks of different levels of roasting. In 2017 this restaurant is also nominated for the best meat restaurant in SALT National Restaurant Award.

Nestled in a secluded courtyard of the medieval complex of the former Bernardine Monastery, which is now known as St. Andrew’s Church, The First Lviv Grill Restaurant Of Meat And Justice is one of the most popular meat restaurants in Lviv. In 2017 this restaurant is also nominated for the best meat restaurant in SALT National Restaurant Award.

Located in a busy Arcadia area in Odesa, Brothers Grill Restaurant features authentic interior with a nice terrace and friendly service. This steakhouse is about two things: crazy good beef and crazy good wine. In 2017 this restaurant is also nominated for the best meat restaurant in SALT National Restaurant Award.

Gra z Vognem (Game with Fire) is a restaurant of new Ukrainian cuisine from high-quality local products. The restaurant confirms: modern Ukrainian cuisine has deep traditions and is incredibly delicious; it is an ideal combination of the best local products, endless imagination and gastronomic experiments.

TUCC guests visited Kureni restaurant to taste and appreciate the traditional Ukrainian cuisine in modern interpretation supplemented by delicious beverages.

On 9 September 2017, Vsi Svoyi Gastronomiya market presents Fish market in Ukrainian capital. Kyiv dwellers and guests are welcome to large food-courts, occupying two floors of the building on 12, Desyatynna street in the very center of the city. Here visitors will be offered diverse fish and seafood for any taste as well as delicious sauces and drinks.

Soupkultura (“Soup culture”) is a unique Ukrainian project, which has no analogs in the whole world.  The idea of such uncommon street food format came to Kirill Puzenko, a young psychologist from Mariupol city. Kirill has invented creative and distinctive way of serving cream soups in edible glasses made of dough with spices. Soupkultura delicious soups are now available in Kyiv and Dnipro.

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With the arrival of fall the number of options for dining and wining in Lviv seems to double. The well-established and already popular among locals as well as numerous tourists restaurants come up with new seasonal menus and newly opened venues trying to awe a well spoiled Lviv crowd with new dishes and cocktails. We offer you the list of up-and-coming Lviv dining and wining spots to try out this fall.

Aeneas pop-up café is a project of Eneïda exhibition curators and Dmytro Borysov’s gastrofamily recently opened in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. The basis of its concept has two stages of senses.

Food and Wine Festival in Kyiv is not just a festival, it’s a whole movement, a community of passionate people committed to have some quality time with a glass of fine wine and exceptionally good food. From September 30th to October 1st, 2017 VDNH complex in Kyiv will be hosting annual Food and Wine Festival.

Due to its diversified dishes and sophisticated taste, Turkish cuisine is considered to be among three most impressive cuisines of the world. It combines old traditions of Turkic culinary with Byzantine, Indian and Mediterranean gastronomical wonders. Turkish menu is especially notable for appetizing meat meals and extremely tasty sweets. Those who already admire Turkish food or just want to try something new are welcome to Turkish cuisine restaurants in Kyiv.

New street food joint has recently opened at Besarabsy Market. P. Pelmeni offers wide variety of «pelmeni» with various fillings and sauces, all freshly made, boiled and served.

If you can’t go to Odesa and savor its delicious and very authentic cuisine even only for a day, now it all can be arranged without leaving Kyiv. Newly opened «Prichal 47» (Pier 47) restaurant brings the legendary Black Sea dishes to the capital of Ukraine. Opened by true Odesa gourmands, this fish restaurant in Kyiv promises to awe even the most spoiled foodies with the best traditional south Ukrainian delicacies.

Any trip to Lviv would be incomplete without attending this iconic Restaurant-Kneipp. "Kryivka" (it means «the bunker» in Ukrainian) is the most visited restaurant in Europe (at least according to the information provided on the official web page) with over 1 000 000 visitors per year.  This place is dedicated and themed around Ukrainian Rebel Army (UPA) who fought for the Ukrainian independence (with both Nazi Germany and Red Army) during WW2.

Looking for something sweet, but calorie-wise and healthy? Kyiv offers a lot of good places to keep fit, but sweet. Here are venues where you will find aesthetic enjoyment and excellent taste without any harm to your body.

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