Must see restaurants in Lviv

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    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 …

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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’…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    Kryva Lypa Culinary Studio

    Stylishly unpretentious, with bare brick and dark wood interior (nothing to distract you from the excellent food) this little place serves juicy steaks…

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    Tsukor Black

    Come to Kryva Lypa for the best breakfasts in town. This two-storey place serves an array of wonderful toast- and waffle-based concoctions with eggs,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Brudershaft

    Austro-Hungary is the theme at this friendly tavern, with Emperor Franz Joseph glowering on diners, a cache of WWI weapons against the bar, and flutters…

  • Amadeus

    There's no gimmick at one of Lviv's finest dining spots where the refined interior, peaceful music and perfectly placed patio complement food that puts…

  • Lvivski Plyatsky

    Sweet and savoury versions of the strudel, three types of sauce and a simple selection of drinks (this being Lviv, we'd plump for the coffee) – that's the…

  • Kumpel

    Centred on two huge copper brewing vats cooking up Krumpel's own beer, this superb round-the-clock microbrewery restaurant has a low-lit art-deco theme…

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    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…

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    Celentano

    ‘Oh no!’, cry those who’ve picked their way through Ukraine’s culinary wilderness via too many Celentanos to reach Lviv’s tasty delights, but the main…

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    Krym

    Following the occupation of Crimea, many Tatars moved their cafes to other parts of Ukraine – this bright, simple cafe serves up typically flavour-packed…

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    Sim Porosyat

    Is it a museum of Ukrainian traditional village life or is it a restaurant plating up imaginatively cooked Ukrainian food? Well, the truth is, it's both…

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    Sidlo

    Dine amid ancient columns and brick arches at this casual restaurant, whose name means 'The Saddle' (there's one out front to point you in the right…