Restaurants

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 Russian 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

Khachapuri

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…
Cafe in Krasnaya Polyana

Nebesa

Located at 2320m above sea level, Nebesa is the perfect place to kick back after skiing and snowboarding. Designed to resemble a well-equipped ski lodge, floor-length windows mean it's ideal for watching the action …
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

Café Kristall

This place specialises in Karachay cuisine, including sokhta (a mammoth, sausage-like creation stuffed with minced liver and rice) and dzhyorme (smaller Karachay sausage). Specify weight (in grams) to avoid a hefty …
Caucasian in Pyatigorsk

Shalashi

This peaceful Caucasian restaurant, hidden in the forest 50m from the Lermontov duel site, has outdoor seating in round twig huts. The house speciality is Azeri sadzh (a sizzling meat dish served in a cast-iron pan …
Caucasian in Sochi

Stary Bazar

Set in a lush, verdant territory overlooking the harbour, Stary Bazar is another established Sochi restaurant that continues to pack them in. And for good reason – the menu here ranges from rich and satisfying Georg…
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

U Zuli

Popular U Zuli draws in Karachay regulars to feast on zharkoye (meat, potatoes and spices served in a sizzling cast-iron pan), buttery khichiny and other regional specialities in a rustic wood-panelled dining room (…
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…