Gujari Restaurant Museum in Mtskheta

Gujari restaurant - museum is another absolutely brilliant restaurant I have lately discovered. Located in the historical and picturesque town of Mtskheta, some 20 km from nation's capital Tbilisi.

Discovered again - by accident - after just wandering around town of Mtksheta, After visiting Svetitskhoveli cathedral I decided it would be great to walk around Mtskheta and find some non-touristic places. And wuola - instead of tourist attractions - another great restaurant.

Giraffe at Gujari restaurant in Mtskheta

Giraffe at Gujari restaurant in Mtskheta

This restaurant features a very good landscaped territory, equipped with a lot of interesting garden elements - I had a chance to take some ideas for our upcoming home remodeling tasks here

Menu at Gujari restaurant

Menu at Gujari restaurant

The menu consists mostly of local Georgian cuisine, prices at first seems well above average, but portions they are serving here are at least double if compared to Tbilisi restaurants.

Large table at garden

Large table at garden

Double portion of cucumber/tomatoes salads and freshly baked shotis puri

Grilled fish

Grilled fish

An excellent meal - expensive (20 GEL) but worth of it.

Veal barbeque

Veal barbeque

juicy and delicious.

Grilled vegetables

Grilled vegetables

Now, it was a total failure - much overdone and looks ugly. Tasted so/so... I wouldn't order for 10 GEL another time grilled vegetables here.

Dining hall at Gujari restaurant museum in Mtskheta

Dining hall at Gujari restaurant museum in Mtskheta

Gujari restaurant - museum is a large complex, featuring many dinning halls, lovely garden. Speaking of the museum elements - you will find some archeological artifacts from Georgia (dating back to 6th century) hanging on the walls inside. I wouldn't call this place actually a museum. But restaurant featuring rich museum elements - yes, why not.

Bronze axes

Bronze axes

Georgian cognacs and wine featured at Gujari restaurant museum

Georgian cognacs and wine featured at Gujari restaurant museum

Speaking of cognacs - Sarajishivlli brand is mostly featured here.(Well, it's the most known Georgian cognac)

Clay pots (ketsi)

Clay pots (ketsi)

Visitors of this restaurant - museum can take some master classes in preparing Georgian bread (shotis puri), prepare khinkali, observe chacha distillation process and other. 

Large complex territory at Gujari Restaurant in Mtskheta

Large complex territory at Gujari Restaurant in Mtskheta

At top of it you can see Jvari monastery.

The Bottom Line

Gujari restaurant was like a nice surprise during our recent wanderings around Mtskheta town. Our total bill here 80 GEL (which is pretty much above the average). All food (except grilled vegetables) were great. We spent here about 3 hours, both enjoying our meal and wandering around restaurant - museum territory. Highly recommend. See Gujari restaurant on Facebook