is not just an embarrassing hairstyle of the 80s – it is also a city in Russia, your gateway to Asia on the Trans Siberian journey. While it isn’t very well known, it is a fascinating place worth visiting. When you do stop to explore, you will get hungry in no time, and when you do, here is a list of the seven best restaurants in Perm.
Restaurant, Russian, Contemporary, $$$
is by far the most elegant restaurant in Perm. Located on the first floor of the Hilton Garden Inn
, it serves a balanced mix of Russian and international cuisines. It is an excellent location for an important date or a celebratory dinner. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves delicious breakfasts and lunches too.
Restaurant, Bar, Russian, Contemporary, $$$
Located on the corner of Komsomolskaya and Lenina Streets, Sister’s Bar
is a restaurant in the very heart of Perm. Its modern interiors match its experimental cuisine. Their large terrace is open in the summers, giving a wonderful view of the city centre. Sister’s Bar is not only a restaurant and a bar, but it also hosts events and lectures.
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
is a rustic restaurant serving a mix of different cuisines. Burgers are their absolute speciality, but they serve excellent waffles and soups too. This spot is perfect for a hearty breakfast or lunch.
Restaurant, Peruvian, $$$
is a very unexpected point on the gastronomic map of Perm. It is a Peruvian restaurant specialising in steaks and seafood. It lies on the picturesque banks of the Kama River and is an excellent place for a scenic lunch or dinner.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Georgian, $$$
is a European restaurant with a Balkan twist, and the interior resembles a cosy little street in France or Italy. It is a great place for a quick lunch or a big celebration. The restaurant specialises in meat dishes, so it’s probably not the best place to go with a vegetarian.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Another unexpected place in Perm’s culinary scene is PachaMama
, a cute little café serving a variety of vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan dishes. It is also the centre of the vegetarian and vegan community in Perm, organising workshops, concerts and lectures. It is a cosy, slightly quirky place definitely worth visiting when you get a little tired of traditional Russian cuisine, which tends to be on the heavy side.
Restaurant, Russian, $$$
Khutorok is a chain
of affordable restaurants serving traditional Ukrainian and Russian cuisines. The interior is very cosy, and the food is delicious. There is always a Khutorok somewhere on your way; therefore, it is a perfect place to have a meal on just about any day of your trip.