Ostannya Barikada

Top choice Ukrainian

in Kyiv
Image by Pavlo Fedykovych
Image by Pavlo Fedykovych

Hidden in a 'secret bunker' under maidan Nezalezhnosti, this is both a nationalist shrine and one of Kyiv's best restaurants. Everything – from the cheeses and horilka (vodka) to the craft beer and steaks – is 100% homegrown. Ukraine's three modern revolutions are eulogised everywhere. Getting in is a quest, but as poet Taras Shevchenko said, 'Fight and you'll win.'

Start by pushing 'ОБ' on the Globus mall (west wing) elevator. Once you're in you get a free tour of the place.