Western Ukraine 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 (digestifs) and followed by Hungarian fish soup. Proceed to Polish…
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…
Steak in Lviv

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 and other carnivorous food, served with unusual sides like sago…
Breakfast in Lviv

Tsukor Black

Come to Kryva Lypa food cluster for the best breakfasts in town. This two-storey place serves an array of wonderful toast- and waffle-based concoctions with eggs, avocado and other veggies. There is also a cool litt…
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 Lutsk

Korona Vitovta

The idea behind Lutsk's grandest restaurant came from a recipe book – unearthed during an archaeological dig – that belonged to the cook of King Vitovta of Lithuania. The current chef remains as faithful as possible…