Classic Russian cuisine and international fare can be found throughout the region, while the more popular towns of Smolensk, Veliky Novgorod, Voronezh and Tula offer some top-notch fine dining options. Oryol is a refreshing town for vegetarians with a number of restaurants offerig vegetarian dishes.

Hotel restaurants can be a good option, and pubs generally have decent beer snacks and comfort food on the menu.