Restaurants

Top Choice Eastern European in Lviv

Baczewski

Here's how you compress your Lviv cultural studies into one evening out. Start with Jewish forschmak (herring pate), eased down by Ukrainian nalyvky (digestives) and followed by Hungarian fish soup. Proceed to Polis…
Top Choice European in Lviv

Kupol

One of the pretourism ‘originals’, this place is designed to feel like stepping back in time – to 1938 in particular, ‘the year before civilisation ended’ (ie before the Soviets rolled in). The old-world interior wi…
Top Choice International in Lviv

Ratusha

For a bit of tranquil, understated elegance amid the tourist bustle of pl Rynok, head to this oh-so-central European cafe within the town hall. Order from the meat or fish menu, or just a coffee, and sit back to adm…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Lviv

Green

Lviv's best vegetarian eatery has a relaxing, spacious dining room where you can tuck into meat-free, vegan and raw food. In the upstairs chill-out area, kick off your shoes and lounge around on cushions as you enjo…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Lviv

Trapezna Idey

An unmarked door behind the paper-aeroplane monument leads into the bowels of a Bernardine monastery, where this lovely local-intelligentsia fave is hiding, together with a modern art gallery called the Museum of Id…
International in Lviv

Veronika

This classy barrel cellar restaurant plates up the same menu as Amadeus (with a few additions) in a cool, tranquil atmosphere illuminated by Tiffany-style lamps. In addition there’s a street-level konditorei (Centra…
European in Lviv

Masonic Restaurant

Ascend to the 2nd floor and open the door of apartment 8. You'll be accosted by an unshaven bachelor type, who eventually opens the door to reveal a fancy beamed restaurant full of Masonic symbols. Advertised as Gal…
Ukrainian in Lviv

Dim Lehend

Dedicated to the city of Lviv, there’s nothing dim about the ‘House of Legends’. The five floors contain a library stuffed with Lviv-themed volumes, a room showing live webcam footage of Lviv’s underground river, ro…
Ukrainian in Lviv

Mons Pius

Well-regimented serving staff dart across the polished brick floors and through the intimate courtyard of this former Armenian bank, a well-established favourite on Lviv's dining scene. Meat dishes anchor the reassu…
Cafe in Lviv

Masoch Cafe

One of Lviv's zanier eateries: a deep-pocketed bronze of Masoch himself, the local freak who lent his name to masochism, greets you at the door of this kinky 'eatery'. The menu of aphrodisiacs distracts little from …