International in Baku

Dining at this revolving restaurant is the only way to gain access to Baku’s iconic Soviet-era TV Tower. Views are sensational and the upscale menu includes sturgeon in pomegranate and tenderloin in cognac-gorgonzola sauce. Reservations are usually required. Beware: non-diners are charged AZN30 per person minimum fee for a drink, tea or coffee.

Take bus 63 from the Flame Towers to the Zoological Institute stop, then walk seven minutes steeply down to the entrance portal – good views from the approach and terrace.