Shirvanshah Museum Restaurant
Baku’s most experiential restaurant doubles as a museum, so while sampling the delights of Azerbaijani cuisine, expect to be taken on a journey through the city’s recent history. This enormous eatery is a veritable labyrinth of rooms and corridors whose core is a converted Medieval hammam, and it features a collection of antiques and curiosities expansive enough to rival an actual history museum. Each dining room has a unique theme, and one entire wing is devoted to the Soviet period – complete with a room kitted out like Lenin’s cabinet. Prices are remarkably reasonable, and booking is essential for evenings.