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Castle in Telavi

Batonistsikhe Castle

Batonistsikhe was the residence of the Kakhetian kings in the 17th and 18th centuries. The complex includes a Persian-style palace where Erekle II was born and died, and art and history museums, but at research time…
Georgian in Telavi

Chadiri Restaurant

Chadiri does good Georgian dishes including specialities like veal khashlama (meat braised with herbs and onions) and foil-baked trout. It has great valley and mountain views, and a revered 900-year-old plane tree o…
Georgian in Telavi


Bravo does an excellent job on a wide range of Georgian favourites, all nicely presented, and there's a good terrace to enjoy them on. Plus delicious salads, home-made wine and pizza too, all served up by helpful st…
Market in Telavi


Telavi’s busy market bursts with fresh produce from the area’s villages.