An integral part of any trip around a foreign country is a visit to local restaurants and tasting of national dishes and drinks. Georgia is a paradise for gourmets: delicious hot khachapuri, a variety of meat dishes, soups, different cheeses and a huge selection of local wines. Do you want to enjoy all this? Then go ahead! And not to get lost in a variety of different restaurants, we offer you a list of Tbilisi restaurants which scored the highest ratings among tourists. And for those who want to enjoy not only the local cuisine, we also have some interesting options.
Restaurants of Tbilisi: Funicular Restaurant Complex
One of the most stylish and well-known restaurants in Tbilisi “The Funicular Restaurant Complex” is located at the Tbilisi funicular on the top of the Mount Mtatsminda. Undoubtedly, it is a must-visit place for all the guest of the capital. You can get the restaurant by a cozy cable car (Chonkadze Str.) which is slowly rising up the hill, allowing you to enjoy spectacular views of Tbilisi. This restaurant has a significant history, dating back to 1905. It was visited by Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, Alain Delon, and other distinguished guests. The restaurant includes 5 separate rooms: Chela (traditional Georgian cuisine), Puri Guliani (bakery), a lounge bar and a banquet hall and an event hall for activities that are perfect for business meetings, parties or weddings. The restaurant offers superb views of Tbilisi! Here you can enjoy a real Georgian wine, as well as all known national Georgian dishes such as, for example: Ajarian khachapuri, Imereti khachapuri, lobiani, khinkali with meat or cheese, mushrooms baked with cheese suluguni, chikhirtma, and many others. In addition to the national cuisine, the restaurant offers a wide variety of international delicious dishes: veal consomme with khinkali, beet carpaccio with cheese, duck with princely cornel sauce, lamb with couscous and other. Prices are slightly higher than average.
|Funicular Restaurant Complex
Restaurants of Tbilisi: Ethno Tsiskvili
Restaurant-Museum «Ethno Tsiskvili» belonging to known Tsiskvili network is located at Belashvili Street. This unique restaurant will allow you not only taste delicious food, but also to get in a close touch with the Georgian culture. Everything here is decorated in an authentic style, there is even a real waterfall, a water mill and a natural rock. The restaurant has 3 halls: “Sanadimo”, “Ethnic” and “Asian room.” The first of these is an interesting fusion of strainy and novelty, the second is decorated with museum exhibits, and the third is filled with exotic oriental ambiance. Every night at 20:00 an exciting show program begins, during which guests can enjoy Georgian songs and dances. In warm weather, you can sit on the veranda and enjoy the pleasant noise of the outdoor waterfall.
Restaurants of Tbilisi: Cafe Gabriadze
Small restaurant “Gabriadze” is a perfect example of the multifaceted expression of one’s talent. The fact is that it was opened by Rezo Gabriadze – known Georgian writer, painter, sculptor and puppeteer who created all the details with his own hands, investing not only his time, but also the soul. Despite the fact that prices are higher than average, the restaurant is always full of people. The interior is so amazing that you can spend a lot of time on the study of the curious details. The restaurant is very suitable for a pleasant time with just a cup of coffee or a nice dinner with friends. The theater of Gabriadze where you can get familiar with his talented performances is located just next to the restaurant. And one more interesting tip: every hour at the clock tower appears the angel counting the hours. His “working time” is from 10 till 18. Don’t miss it!
| Cafe Gabriadze
Restaurants of Tbilisi: Purpur
Vintage restaurant “Purpur” is located away from the busy streets in one of the old and colorful districts of Tbilisi – Sololaki. Each floor of the restaurant are reminiscent of “grandma’s wardrobe”: colorful carpets, sofas with cushions, interesting furniture, old photos, bright tablecloths. Despite the abundance of colors and objects, the sense of taste is preserved and a cozy atmosphere reigns. The restaurant mainly offers European dishes with some elements of local cuisine. They say that it would be a perfect choice for breakfast or a cozy dinner with friends. Once you are in «PurPur» be sure to taste their specialty – soup “Purpur” with fresh vegetables and pine nuts. Being in the restaurant, it seems that time has stopped and you feel like in the 19th century. Even in the restroom, everything is thought out to the smallest detail. Powder Room resembles a real vintage boudoir: small chairs, sofas, mirrors and other interesting pieces of furniture. Visiting the “purple” one day, I want to come back here again and again. A table is better to book in advance, and should be borne in mind that the high prices. Ladie’s room resembles a real vintage boudoir: small chairs, sofas, mirrors and other interesting pieces of furniture. Visiting «Purpur» one day, one wants to come back here again and again. A table is better to be booked in advance, and just note that the prices are rather high.
Restaurants of Tbilisi: Organic Josper Bar
The restaurant “Organic Josper Bar” is located in the center of Tbilisi not far from the “Freedom Square” metro station. The design of the restaurant is on the one hand simple, but well thought out, all around you can feel the harmony and balance of understanding: wooden furniture, soft gentle light, tasty and healthy food. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, they try here to use only organic products. Meat and fish are cooked in josper – a special charcoal grill, which gives a unique taste of food. The restaurant staff is well prepared and the service is at the high level. If you like juicy steaks and European cuisine – this place is for you!
| Organic Josper Bar