Ukrainian in Ivano-Frankivsk

Franko plates up some of the best gourmet Ukrainian food in the Carpathians and has the door stickers to prove it. The finely tuned varenyky (dumplings), ukha (fish soup), deruny (potato pancakes) and kotlety (meatballs) are a world away from their canteen cousins, but there's lots of more sophisticated fare on the extensive menu if you've had your fill of Slavic edibles.

The various dining spaces are done out with panache, the cellar Lower Hall (Нижній зал) being our favourite.