Top Choice Georgian in Kislovodsk

Restoran Zamok

This modern castle, 7km west of Kislovodsk in the Alikonovka Gorge, trades on a legend about a boy who leapt from the edge of a nearby cliff out of love for a local girl. The girl was supposed to leap too, but thoug…
Top Choice Kabardian in Nalchik

Restaurant Sosruko

This architecturally unusual restaurant, at the terminus of the chairlift in Dolinsk Park, comprises the head of local hero Sosruko with an outstretched arm and hand holding a flame. It’s the place to try Kabardian …
Top Choice Caucasian in Sochi


This tiny, friendly cafe is reassuringly popular with the locals, who flock here for takeaway and lunch at one of its four tables. Khachapuri is the cafe's name and tasty, filling khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread) …
Top Choice Russian in Krasnaya Polyana

Cafe 2200

Sup a warming soup as you watch the snow fall on the ski slopes outside. Located at 2200m above sea level (hence the name), this classy two-floor restaurant has an open fire, great views and serves a surprisingly wi…
Market in Pyatigorsk

Upper Market

Here you can gorge on shashlyk and filling Balkarsky khichiny (Balkar-style stuffed flatbread) for under R100.
Market in Sochi

Central Market

Come to this colourful market for fresh fruit and vegetables. Try fresh pomegranate juice in season and churchkhela, tasty sticks of nuts coated with fruit leather that stay fresh for weeks.
Russian in Rostov-on-Don

Svinya I Svistok

The downstairs ‘Pig and Whistle’ aims vaguely for Scottish pub ambience though curious newspaper-covered lamps and a fantastical ceiling add a surreal touch. The menu features Russian standards, grilled meats, trou…
Cafe in Rostov-on-Don

Zolotoy Kolos

Popular with families, this cafe stretches across two halls. Its outdoor tables are ideal for enjoying pizza, soups, ice cream, desserts and cold beer in the warmer months. It’s next to Gorky Park.
Market in Krasnodar

Sennoy Bazaar

Market in Krasnodar

Kooperativny Market