The Best Restaurants in Vilnius' Old Town

© Elizabeth Georgian
© Elizabeth Georgian
Photo of Elizabeth Georgian
2 March 2017

No matter where you are in Vilnius, you can always find good food. Most visitors will spend much of their time in The Old Town of Vilnius, so Culture Trip has sought out the best restaurants to fuel adventures in this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Medininkai Restaurant

Restaurant, Northern European, Lithuanian, $$$
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Dessert from Medininkai
Dessert from Medininkai | ©Elizabeth Georgian
Medininkai Restaurant is one of the top places serving traditional Lithuanian cuisine. From massive meat plates to amazing cheese platters that include maple syrup for dipping. Medininkai is a good option for travelers with big appetites or those traveling with a large party. The ample outdoor and indoor seating provides a nice atmosphere for lingering over savory meals and tasty desserts.

Ertlio Namas

Restaurant, Northern European, Lithuanian, $$$
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Ertlio Namas, Vilnius
Ertlio Namas, Vilnius | Courtesy of Ertlio Namas

Located right near the historic central campus of Vilnius University, Ertlio Namas uses ancient Lithuanian recipes to create beautiful dishes. They offer a meat-focused tasting menu of a four course or six course dinner. Ertlio Namas is a great restaurant option for visitors seeking a romantic meal.

St. Germain

Restaurant, French, $$$
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For those seeking an option other than traditional Lithuanian food, St. Germain is a popular French restaurant with lots of outdoor seating. Among other options, included on their menu are eggplant and parma ham rolls, burrata mozzarella salad, grilled dorado, and rabbit confit. What will make you return time and time again is their impressive wine menu which has both choices for those on a budget and those seeking to treat themselves.


Cafe, European, $$$
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Sugamour, Vilnius
Sugamour, Vilnius | © Elizabeth Georgian
Sugamour is both a mouthwatering dessert house and a delicious option for brunch. Located on the tree-lined Vokieciu Street, Sugamour enchants you with its welcoming outdoor seating area and they open early for breakfast. Brunch options include cheese curd pancakes, English breakfasts, and several types of eggs Benedict.

The Sonnets

Restaurant, European
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Shakespeare Boutique Hotel Vilnius, Vilnius
Shakespeare Boutique Hotel Vilnius, Vilnius

Located in a stunning boutique hotel, the Sonnets is a restaurant which might remind visitors of a luxurious smoking lounge. The food and wine are equally rich, with the menu comprising of tender steaks and rich chocolate pies. A meal here is perfect for visitors seeking a relaxing, delicious meal in a lounge-like environment; it is also perfect for those on business.


Restaurant, Lithuanian, $$$
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Lokys, Vilnius
Lokys, Vilnius | ©Elizabeth Georgian
Lokys is a top restaurant option for travelers seeking to try traditional Lithuanian food and famous Lithuanian mead. The menu features hearty soups and wild game. To keep the Lithuanian atmosphere going, Lokys is actually located in a 15th-century merchant building.

Pilies Kepyklėlė

Cafe, European, Dessert, $$$
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Pilies Kepyklėlė, Vilnius
Pilies Kepyklėlė, Vilnius | ©EuroVizion/Flickr
Pilies Kepyklėlė is a tasty option for a casual breakfast, lunch, or coffee break during a day full of sightseeing. Their menu features light options such as pumpkin soup, salads, and traditional honey cakes. Visitors interested in tasting traditional herbal teas might enjoy ordering sea buckthorn jam tea or another of their options.

Bistro 18

Restaurant, Wine Bar, Bistro, European, $$$
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Bistro 18, Vilnius
Bistro 18, Vilnius | ©Elizabeth Georgian

A crowd-pleaser with an extensive wine and food menu, Bistro 18 serve delicious seasonal delights including soups, wonderful goat cheese salads, steak, and tasty desserts. Bistro 18 also has an excellent selection of wine. Great for both a romantic meal, an evening with friends, or for a business meeting.


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Quinoa and Kale Salad Topped with Sliced Chicken Breast
Quinoa and Kale Salad Topped with Sliced Chicken Breast | © Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock

One of the most highly rated restaurants in Vilnius, Dublis is popular for its creative menu both at lunch and dinner. At lunch, they serve an affordable set menu; their delicious dinner menu changes month to month. Diners wishing to linger over their meal can opt for a wine pairing to accompany their dinner.


Restaurant, Belgian, $$$
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Rene, Vilnius
Rene, Vilnius | ©Elizabeth Georgian

With a cozy interior and a relaxing outdoor seating, Rene is a casual option for lunch or dinner. They serve Belgian cuisine and their top menu items are mussels, French fries, and ribs. Visitors should be prepared to get their hands dirty to fully enjoy this hearty meal.

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