The Best Concept Restaurants in Lviv

The Best Concept Restaurants in Lviv

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Lviv is famous not only for its astonishing architecture, romantic mood and unforgettable charm. The most interesting gastronomic places in Ukraine are located here. Check out the best concept restaurants in Lviv!

House of Legends

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A restaurant in your imagination only. It is the house of a chimney sweeper and his family, where Lviv legends live. The chimney sweeper and his family members collect books about Lviv in their library, protect Lviv lions, watch the water level of the Poltva river and tally if someone has not stolen some old Austrian cobblestone. It is the place where Lviv time is officially protected: the clock hand must not run slow and the clock must keep perfect time. There is a necessity to clean some chimneys from time to time, so the chimney sweeper takes his car, parked on the rooftop, and passes easily Lviv traffic jams. At night, when the family falls asleep, Lviv smog protects Lviv legends from St. George Hill.
Address: 38 Staroevreiska str., Lviv

Masoch Cafe

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The restaurant is dedicated to the famous Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who was born in Lviv, and features all different kinds of BDSM stuff, you have to go and check it out on your own. Be prepared, if you can't pay the bill, you might get spanked. For real.
Address: 7 Serbska str., Lviv

Trout, Bread and Wine

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This story began long time ago. A sad event happened in 1826 when the old Lviv City Hall collapsed. The only permanent residents of the City Hall were the trumpet player and his family. The ruins buried two soldiers, five workers and the trumpet player. Since then the trumpet player’s family left the City Hall and moved next to the house of the Lviv clockmaker in the Jewish area. The municipal workers did not earn a lot, that’s why they had to do what they did the best they could in their free time. The clockmaker was a wine expert and also baked the best bread in the city. And the trumpet player baked the most delicious Carpathian river trout (pstruh is the Ukrainian Hutsul name for river trout).
Address: 49 Brativ Rohatyntsiv str., Lviv

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At the Golden Rose

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Galician and Jewish restaurant is located in Lviv historic Jewish quarter near the ruins of the ‘Golden Rose’ synagogue. Visitors are met with all the Jewish customs and hospitality here. The menu does not contain prices and the cost of the dishes depends on customer’s skills to bargain.
Address: 37 Staroevreiska str., Lviv

The First Lviv Restaurant of Meat and Justice

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An executioner was, in fact, the first municipal employee in Lviv. He was a public and peculiar personality. If the executioner died, the next person to be executed was spared. He had several duties aside executions and tortures: garbage removal, and protection of city prostitutes. When a constitutional state arrived, the executioner had to look for another job and opened his own meat restaurant because who better knows more about meat than a meat expert does?
Address: 20 Valova str., Lviv

The Most Expensive Galician Restaurant

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The locals often call this restaurant ‘Freemasonry’. Like with the Freemasonry, to join the club you have to be invited by its member, but here it just means that there are no signs and the entrance looks like a normal residential apartment door. As you enter, a small hall doesn't look very promising, but then as you open the second door you get into the luxurious restaurant. However, don’t go there without the LOCAL customer loyality card of the !FEST Holding. The restaurant is called ‘the most expensive’ for a reason. With the loyalty card you get a 90% discount on the menu prices, which practically means that nobody goes there without the card, the prices are just too crazy otherwise.
Address: 14 Rynok Sqr., Lviv (apt. 8, 2nd floor)

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Kryjivka is the most visited restaurant in Europe with around million visitors per year. It is the last hiding place (that is why it is called ‘Kryjivka’) of Ukrainian Insurgent Army left from the times of the World War II. Its motto is ‘The Fight Continues’. After finding the place (there are no signs anywhere) and saying the password you get inside of a bunker filled with grenades, rifles and other military antiques. It's a great idea to have someone Ukrainian-speaking with you so that they can explain to you all the fun stuff about the menu. You will probably have to wait in the line before you get to the entrance. And don’t forget to learn to say ‘Slava Ukrajini! Herojam slava!’, which means ‘Glory to Ukraine! Glory to its heroes!’. If you don't know the password, you won't be allowed to enter. No Exceptions!
Address: ‘Somewhere at Rynok Square’, Lviv

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Seems a lot to you? Believe it or not, this list is not complete. This is just an introduction to the best concept restaurants in Lviv!

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