The Carpathians restaurants

Top Choice International in Chernivtsi

Reflection

Tea, porridge, real English breakfasts – if you're from Blighty you'll love this tranquil retreat with its boutique interior, impeccably polite, English-speaking waiters and a quite un-Ukrainian atmosphere of calm a…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Yaremche

Hutsulshchyna

Quite understandably the backdrop to many souvenir photos, this large, ornate log cabin built in the 1950s serves pretty decent food. The menu includes river fish, forest mushrooms, polenta, pancakes and all sorts o…
Top Choice Ukrainian in Ivano-Frankivsk

Familia

A recent addition to Ivano-Frankivsk's growing dining and drinking scene, this fresh, casual bistro is incredibly progressive for Ukraine. Enjoy meat, pasta, salads and eastern Slavic favourites such as borshch and …
Top Choice International in Uzhhorod

Kukhnya

'The Kitchen' serves high-quality European food in a jazzy, contemporary dining room from where you can watch chefs prepping your meal. A few traditional Carpathian dishes make it onto the menu (eel, boar) but inter…
Top Choice Health Food in Ivano-Frankivsk

Manufactura

Floating cloth lamps, simple timber furniture and a jolly soundtrack greet you at this cosy, family-friendly place. The menu is a simple affair of rare delights in regional Ukraine – how about carrot and ginger soup…
Top Choice European in Uzhhorod

Cafe-Muzey Pid Zamkom

Wistfully celebrating Ungvar's all-too-short decades in the lap of Czechoslovak affluence, this great pub and nostalgia museum rolled into one is packed with chipped enamel signs, radios, typewriters and other assor…
International in Kosiv

Garden

A much-needed addition to Kosiv's calamitous dining scene, the funky, almost hipster Garden feels completely out of place on Kosiv's scruffy streets. The urbane, faux-cosmo design, all lime greens, grey fabrics and …
Ukrainian in Ivano-Frankivsk

Franko

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 (meatb…
Ukrainian in Yaremche

Kolyba Krasna Sadyba

Krasna Sadyba's kolyba (wooden hut) is one of the best eating spots in Yaremche, serving sumptuous spit-roasted pork, beef shashlyk (shish kebab), chicken wings or salmon on a terrace overlooking the river or in the…
Cafe in Kolomyya

Kafe Elina

This cafe behind the Museum of Hutsul Folk Art is a typical Hutsul kolyba (mountain inn) arrangement with tables and knick-knacks in a wooden hut serving large portions of Ukrainian favourites. In summer the set-up …