Restaurant reviews

Since I'm living in a lovely Republic of Georgia in South Caucasus, you will find a lot of Tbilisi restaurants reviewed here. Alternatively you should check out my food blogger posts on preparing food at home.

Lord Restaurant Review in Tbilisi

The Lord restaurant comes as the biggest discovery in my Tbilisi restaurant review series this year, located on the Left embankment of Mtkvari, this place is actually pretty close to our apartment, although after living in this neighborhood for more than three years, we never tried those restaurants located on neither sides of Embankment (with an exception being Zakhar Zakharich restaurant). It was an evening, and we decided to try our luck at one of the Left embankment places...

Gas Burger Tbilisi Review

Gas Burger on Marjanishvili street Tbilisi is among my latest discoveries from Tbilisi eatery's. In short  - a very good place, where rich burgers and milk shakes are served. A little but ecletic - I would call this a Turkish interpretation of American burger house - huge posters from 50-ties, juke box and combos. Oh, I get what this place reminds me - another Elvis restaurant. Huh, seems I don't have review about Elvis bistro on my blog. Anyhow, the story is about Gas Burger. Gas...

Cafe Vanessa in Tianeti

I love roadside cafeterias, in most cases they are better or in same level as fancy restaurants. I wouldn't call Cafe Vanessa in Tianeti a roadside cafeteria, as I believe we can call it the only one in this small Georgian town. Located next to the Kuzh park in Tianetie, at Vanesa cafe you can have tasty and cheap baked goods (stuffed pies, khachapuri), have a really huge cup of Turkish coffee and plenty of Georgian lemonades. They serve ludi (beer) and of course khinkali also. Simple...

Ankara Turkish Restaurant in Tbilisi

I love Turkish cuisine, and those Turkish restaurants located in Tbilisi are very good. In fact it is thanks to the Turkish Restaurants in Georgia I learnt what halal actually is (as most of the Turkish or Persian places serve Halal exclusively) Anyway - the story is not about halal but Ankara restaurant in Tbilisi, located on David Aghmanashebeli avenue. In short tasty lunch for a normal price, accompanied with classical Turkish sweets (bakhlava). Chicken, vegetables and rice Dietary...

Le Montrachet Tbilisi Restaurant Review

Le Montrachet Tbilisi restaurant says it is a Neo-Bistro by a New York Chef. Progressive farm driven cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.. Located in the historic Jewish quarter in Tbilisi Old Town (Betlemi street 23) this place offers combo menus and exclusive Georgian Wine. Eclectic, but fun. Definitely not the cheapest place in town. Awesome Combos on the other hand! We visited this place in mid October (2016) in company of six, to get a table here I had to call and reserve...

Rural Tourism in Lithuania - Karpyne

Right, I actually wanted to write a short review about restaurant Karpyne located in the middle of country, but finding a translation of this place (Kaimo Turizmo Sodyba Karpyne) and browsing trough my cameras viewfinder I did find this is actually a very cool rural tourism site in Lithuania, as it offers not only restaurant, but also, lodging, fishing, there is even a separate brewery at this huge complex. Karpyne complex is located near village Gabsiai (next to the Kaunas - Klaipeda...

Restaurant 'Porto' Near Plunge, Lithuania

Restaurant 'Porto' near town of Plunge in Lithuania is place were we stopped for about an hour to book a nearby hotel, using restaurants Wi-Fi and of course tried local cuisine.  It turned out that "Porto" is not only a restaurant but hotel as well. Thus, the hotel / restaurant is located next to the highway - it didn't seemed an option for this night, we decided to use online booking to check some other hotels and we ended booking hotel in Telsiai. Hotel / Restaurant Porto...

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

If you are looking for an authentic Italian cuisine, here is the simple advice - visit Italy, but if in case in place of Italy you have found yourself in Yerevan, Armenia - here is a good Italian Restaurant Oliva, which is worth to visit and enjoy really good Italian cuisine in pretty authentic atmosphere - live music in evenings or tasty tiramisu cake are just a few to name. I first discovered Oliva restaurant back in 2014, when found they are serving breakfast brunch - more from my first...

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

Artashi Mot restaurant was a recommendation from our friend and taxi driver Tom, shortly we returned from the trip to the temple of Garni and Geghard monastery back to Yerevan, we asked Tom for a good local restaurant he would suggest us, and he shortly took us to Moskovyan street and the tasty Armenian cuisine experience started.  Make sure you check out other Yerevan restaurant recommendations as well Entrance at Artashi Mot on Moscovyan street Interior at Artashi Mot...

'Delicious Ravioli' on Tumanyan street in Yerevan

Delicious Ravioli on Tumanyan street in Yerevan, Armenia serves a traditional Georgian cuisine. Actually this is a typical khikali place and I still wonder why this place is called a Ravioli place instead of Khinkali, as in Russian language sign - this place is still called Tasty Khinkali. Strange. Anyway, as usually when abroad I search for a Georgian cuisine. Last time I visited Georgian Tavern in Tallinn, Estonia, today was Yerevan's turn. Another evening, another Yerevan restaurant....

Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan)

I first heard about Tashir Pizza back in Tbilisi (Georgia), the girls from local community informed that there is a famous Armenian pizza coming to the town - I had no clue what does famous Armenian Pizza stands for, so I visited my first Tashir pizzeria at Tbilisi East Point mall - read my review here: Tashir Pizza at EastPoint Mall (Tbilisi) Now, couple of months latter we were on a short few day trip to Armenia, and Tashir name popped up again, we were sitting at our cozy Park hotel...

Meson del Asador Restaurant review in Jerez de la Frontera

I now have a new personal favorite restaurant (with the other one been located in Izmir, Turkey - I will cover it in future, when will plan a trip to Turkey) - Meson del Asador in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.  We went here just shorty after checked in Hotel Exe Guadalete, located few blocks from this restaurant. At start it looked just like just another restaurant, let's say nothing special. We were brought our menus, we started to look through, nothing interesting popped out. So...

Venta El Loro

Venta El Loro is a small tavern located next to the Barbate - Vejer highway, we got here randomly, just passing by. Turned out to be a nice, little tavern, where with the help of sign language (No English here), we managed to order some really delicious Iberian ham and cheese sandwiches.  Located in the Natural Park of La Brena and marshes of Barbate, just 3.5 km from the beaches of Barbate and 5 minutes from Zahara de los Atunes. Venta El Loro From this beautiful place...

Cafe-Bar El Hacho, Gaucin

Cafe-Bar El Hacho in Gaucin proudly bears hundredth cafe name featured on blog. See all the rest 100 restaurant reviews. We made a quick stop here, just shortly we left Ronda (Ronda Bridge) and took a small tapas and coffee con - lece's here.  Inside sun terrace with outdoor pool Outdoor pool Light meal and freshly squeezed orange juice Our bill here - around EUR 10.00 Cafe-Bar El Hacho in Gaucin, Spain

Siempre Igual Tapas Bar in Ronda

We visited Ronda, town in Spain' with one particular goal - to visit and photograph the bridge of Ronda. It was very hot day at start of June. We parked our car in a good distance from our destination and started to explore Ronda. One of our first stops were at Siempre Igual tapas bar. It was already midday, a siesta has been started already so we opted for some tapas.  Siempre Igual Tapas Bar in Ronda Mussel tapas For about 6 EUR, you can get such dish with mussels....

Kavine Kolibris in Nida

Kavine or cafe Kolibris is located in Lithuanian seaside town of Nida. We paid here a short visit to have a meal. I was not hungry at all this time, so all I tried was just a cup of coffee and milkshake. Girls thus tried some local Lithuanian specialties.  Kavine Kolibris in Nida, Lithuania Soup Some fish soup. I didn't tried, but was told that pretty good one. Ice cream The Bottom Line Kavine Kolibris is a very decent place. Try, you won't regret it.

Chili Pizza in Palanga

Chili Pizza is a popular Lithuanian pizzeria chain. Today we paid a visit to one located in Lithuanian beach town of Palanga.  Chili Pizza in Palanga, Lithuania Located in multi storey building on lively walking street in Palanga, very close to the Sea Bridge, this place serves traditional Lithuanian cuisine, which is pretty European, thus there are few Lithuanian specialties you should try once in Lithuania. For example big stuffed dumpling called cepelinai or  ...

Restaurant "Ukrainochka" in Batumi

Restaurant Ukrainochka is located at Batumi Railway Station terminal building, some 3 km from Batumi city centre. Food served here is true masterpieces of Ukrainian cuisine, not to mention blonde and beautiful Ukrainian girls serving your meal here.  We enjoyed our Ukrainian meal here, while waited for train departing back to Tbilisi. Spacious space at Ukrainochka in Batumi Menu at Ukrainochka restaurant Both traditional Ukrainian cuisine and Georgian is served here Traditional...

Cafe La Brioche in Batumi

Cafe La Brioche is located at Batumi Pizza square on top floor at clock tower - delicious Italian coffee, masterpiece desserts and gourmet food is served here. If being in Batumi you feel an aroma of Italian coffee in the air, bravely follow it because you will be surely led into the heart of the city, on the Piazza Square, in the famous French Cafe “La Brioche”. Entrance doors at Piazza clock tower  Inside interior at Cafe La Brioche Free English newspapers are available here...

Cafe - Bar Qaravan in Batumi

If there is a reason to visit Qaravan restaurant in Batumi, Kiev's Cutlet, Olivie salads are just a few of my reasons. First discovered by accident back at the start of 2011, this place has been on my radar ever since.Located next to the Batumi Circus building on Nikoloz Baratashvili street 23. Kiev's Cutlet at Qaravan in Batumi Gosh, the best Kiev's Cutlets here Olivie salads The Bottom Line The interior here at Qaravan bar-cafe is a bit old and neglected, the...

Kalina Ukrainian Restaurant in Tbilisi

I usually prefer to avoid writing about negative experience when reviewing restaurants, or if there is something negative I always try to make impact on the good things. Unfortunately my last visit to Ukrainian restaurant Kalina in Tbilisi (on 18 Shalva Dadiani street) was a complete disaster. But let's try to find the good things here at first - interior, yes it's pretty decent made in retro style, seems this interior style is trendy for Tbilisi this season. I was...

Tashir Pizza at EastPoint Mall (Tbilisi)

From local Armenian ex-pat community in Tbilisi we heard that famous Armenian 'Tashir Pizza' has entered market of Georgia. Back at this stage I never had even heard about Tashir Pizza before.  It was on routine shopping day at East Point shopping mall in suburbs of Tbilisi, when we noticed a Tashir Pizza, since we had heard good words about it we decided to give it a try. And let me share my joy, how surprised I was  - this place is just wonderful - delicious pizzas for...

Karas fast food on Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

We paid a visit to Karas fast food restaurant on Mashtots avenue in Yerevan, just shortly we checked in at nearby Park hotel on Koghbaci street. We got to this place by simply asking on street to a passer by where are some cool places around to get some cool food experience. The lady told - Karas, it's just around corner. So we ended up in Karas. Menu at Karas restaurant in Yerevan This was the most interesting menu I have seen, featuring neat marketing element. Menu was illustrated...

Continent News Cafe, Tbilisi

Located on the lively David Agmashenebeli Avenue (close to Marjanishvili metro station) in Tbilisi - Continent News cafe seems is a new dinning venue in this area.  I had a chance to visit this place in the middle of March (2016). I was back at our apartment, when my beloved phoned me and invited me to this place,  - I just asked, which lens should I bring (the small one or larger) - I got instant reply - bring on the kit lens. That's how photographer girlfriends should reply,...