The grand old Art Gallery has a valuable though poorly lit collection ranging from Mongolian thangkas (Buddhist religious paintings)...
Stratosphera Night Club
Irkutsk’s most central late-night hot-spot, with bowling alley, two-storey disco and three-storey drink prices.
The city centre’s cheapest eat is this unrepentantly Soviet canteen where befrilled dinner ladies dispatch plates of filling pancakes,...
Lonely Planet review
Take your taste buds to the Mongolian steppe for some yurt-size portions of mutton, lamb and steak as well as filling soups and buuzy (dumplings), sluiced down with a bottle from the decent foreign wine list. Smiley service, a picture menu, low prices and an exotically curtained summer terrace make this the most agreeable place to eat in town.