Great Caucasus restaurants

Top Choice European in Stepantsminda

Rooms Hotel Restaurant

Hands down the best restaurant in town, the vast lounge bar of Rooms Hotel prepares gourmet Georgian, European and fusion dishes – the likes of local trout with walnut pesto, free-range chicken with Dijon sauce and …
Top Choice Georgian in Mestia

Lushnu Qor

Definitely one of Mestia's more interesting restaurants, this German-owned spot stands out from the crowd with its friendly service and good food. Its kubdari (spicy Svanetian meat pie) are excellent, and it even of…
Top Choice Georgian in Mestia

Cafe Laila

A hugely popular gathering place on the central square where it can be hard to get a table on summer evenings when local musicians often perform. The food is a respectable mix of Svan specialities and Georgia-wide f…
Top Choice Georgian in Ushguli

Cafe Bar Enguri

The best option in town, this modern chalet-style cafe by the river has the most interesting menu in town, including pork medallions in onion sauce, various delicious kebabs and grilled trout. English-speaking staff…
Georgian in Stepantsminda

Cozy Corner

Based around a large enclosed garden by the river, Cozy Corner is just that, with an exceptionally cosy wooden-chalet interior that hums with hungry diners throughout the day. Don't be put off by the karaoke sign, a…
Georgian in Mestia

REA Cafe Bar

This pint-sized cafe is perfect for a relaxing meal. Its handwritten menu offers Georgian treats such as shkmeruli (chicken in a creamy garlic sauce) and chishdvari (a Svan pastry made from cornflour) and service is…
Georgian in Ushguli

Kafe Koshki

This neat wooden cafe overlooking the town from its large terrace serves good basic fare such as mtsvadi, khachapuri and salads. Check out its spectacular traditional Svan man's chair, hand-carved with the Nijaradze…
Georgian in Mestia

Cafe Ushba

Favoured for its good kebabs, this friendly guesthouse has all the main Georgian favourites including delicious khinkali and plenty of vegetarian choice. There's also Georgian beer on tap, as well as bottled craft b…
Georgian in Stepantsminda

Cafe Nia

A good, central option for a cheap meal, this place offers a fairly standard menu of Georgian food but one that includes breakfast. There's a good bakery attached too, with a large selection of bread, khachapuri (ch…
Cafe in Mestia

Café Lanchvali

A lovely place to sit on the spic-and-span, timber-built, upstairs deck and enjoy a coffee, a cool drink or an inexpensive meal while looking straight out at the watchtower to the front.